Marlene Paez Dukes
Asked to define March’s theme, COURAGE, in one sentence or less, March speaker Lauren M. Pacheco said, “courageousness doesn’t act alone - it works in tandem with other critical characteristics such as risk-taking, ingenuity, anger and frustration, in addition to those people and places that encourage us to act with courage.”
On how courage plays into her own work, she added, “courage has exposed my insecurities in a way that has clearly motivated me to want to do better for my community and my career; it’s been a welcomed friend and critic.”
Just for fun, we asked Lauren for one fact that’s not in her official bio. Her answer? “I’m the proud parent of two pitbulls.”
Thanks to all who joined us at Schawk! for #CMCourage. Enjoy some highlights attendees shared from the event below, and see you soon for our global exploration of GAME!
A well deserved round of applause to Lauren Pacheco for sharing her arts administration practice during yesterday’s Creative Mornings Chicago. Pacheco is co-founder of the Chicago Urban Art Society and the Chicago Lowrider Festival, and over the last 12+ years has facilitated programming to give Chicago-based artists an opportunity to showcase their work, collaborating with entities like the Pop Up Art Loop and Mana Contemporary along the way. Pacheco paved her own way, invited experimentation into her practice and took risks to make things happen. Now that takes #courage @chicago_cm @pacheco_chicago_gary #art #chicago #creativemornings #inspiring #sgk
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