Who Are Your Teachers? A Series of Personal Essays Inspired by Richard Hunt

​Installation view of the Koehnline Museum of Art’s ​​Sculpting a Chicago Artist: Richard Hunt and his Teachers Nelli Bar and Egon Weiner.

In tribute to the recent Art Design Chicago exhibition Sculpting a Chicago Artist: Richard Hunt and his Teachers Nelli Bar and Egon Weiner at Oakton Community College’s Koehnline Museum of Art, the third installment of the editorial partnership between Sixty Inches from Center and Art Design Chicago is authored by Tempestt Hazel, Sixty’s founding editor and director.

In her article, Hazel reflects on the teachers and mentors who inspired her along the way, speaking to them about their own greatest influences and motivators.

“In a way that is often quietly kept and unseen, this exhibition shifts our understanding of Hunt’s influence in a new direction that positions him as the influenced–something we aren’t often lucky enough to see in an exhibition space.

As an homage to this celebratory moment for Richard Hunt and his teachers, I asked a handful of my teachers to share their memories of the people who have been a transformative presence in their lives as they have been in mine.” – Tempestt Hazel

Both Richard Hunt and Chicago photographer Dawoud Bey, featured in the article, will be interviewed as participants in the upcoming Art Design Chicago centerpiece program Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon, taking place at EXPO CHICAGO on Saturday, September 29.

Dawoud Bey will also sign his new book, Seeing Deeply, at EXPO CHICAGO at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 30.

Read Hazel’s full article and the accompanying interviews on Sixty’s website.



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