Come celebrate the grant recipients and the community with food, drink, and an exhibition by Fultonia, 2013 Grantees. Selected from a pool of over one-hundred candidates, these small, self-organized, and radical projects are vital to Propeller’s mission of promoting diversity and small-scale interventions in Chicago’s visual art world.
Free and open to the public.
Fultonia is a look into Chicago’s healthy past, present, and future through the eyes of nutritionist and health food advocate, Dr. Alvenia Fulton. 40 years after her 1960s iconic storefront, a collective of urban cyclists and makers, committed to the health, wealth, and environment of Black communities, happened upon a building with no other marker than a weathered sign saying “Fultonia” near the intersection of Damen and West 63rd. Fultonia, is revived here— bringing Dr. Fulton’s work to life and offering a space to plant the seeds that shape our future.
About Propeller Fund at Mana:
Propeller Fund provides ongoing support to its grantees through its PILOT PROGRAM residency and exhibition space at Mana Contemporary. The residency provides two free studio spaces to former grantees for a year for the incubation of new projects and the exhibition space shows ongoing projects by grantees. 2014-2015 PILOT PROGRAM residents are Radius and Multiuso, a newly formed initiative out of A Day Without Public Art in Pilsen.