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Gates, Rice team up again

August 21st, 2016

Chicago artist Theaster Gates and Chicago businesswoman Linda Johnson Rice are honorees at the upcoming Hyde Park Art Center gala.

The two were chosen for their commitment to cultivating the artistic community.

Gates, who also directs arts programming at University of Chicago, a few years ago took ownership of a dilapidated bank on Stony Island Avenue and turned it into an art center. Stony Island Arts Bank, as it’s now called, houses the library of Rice’s late father, John Johnson, who founded Ebony and Jet magazines. Rice now chairs Johnson Publishing and is chairman emeritus of Ebony Media Operations.

Tickets to the Nov. 12 gala range from $500 to $1,000 and include art, food, music, dancing and artist interventions– like performance art.

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