Evanston artist Margaret “Peggy” Tarr is one of the artists featured at the exhibit “Recession”, opening April 2 at the South Side Community Art Center, 3831 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. “Recession” chronicles the only remaining Works Progress Administration art institution in the U.S., the South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC).
SSCAC and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago have maintained a long history together as SAIC alumni founded the art center in the late 1930s. SSCAC served as one of the few venues where black artists could exhibit their work and engage in critical discourse. To honor its legacy, work will be shown by SAIC alumni and students. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at SSCAC on April 2.