IMAN’s art studio which hosts a number of free or low-cost ceramics classes and community engagements led by local artists.
Growing out of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision for a “Beloved Community,” the Beloved Community Ceramics Studio is an arts space for neighbors to create, build, and heal together. This studio is the first of its kind on Chicago’s South Side; an artisan workshop that convenes local artists and community members to craft unique ceramic works that can inspire both creativity and entrepreneurship. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Living Memorial, produced collaboratively inside the Studio, can be seen on permanent display in Chicago’s Marquette Park.
The Beloved Community Ceramics Studio offers a combination of free and affordable classes and workshops including ceramics and art therapy. Low-cost access to the Studio is available to community members, art students and local creatives alike.
IMAN’s Executive Director Rami Nashashibi discusses the organizations COVID 19 relief efforts and strengthening communities during times of great difficulty.
May 1, 2020–Today rounded out the fifth week that I have helped to lead the distribution of over 3,500 care packages to families and individuals from across our communities in Englewood, Chicago Lawn and beyond struggling with anxiety, isolation and fear in this COVID-19 moment. In the last weeks I have watched as families have […]
IMAN hosted its second CommUNITY Café of the year on March 30th at Chicago’s Harold Washington Cultural Center. Over 400 attendees enjoyed CommUNITY Café: Celebrating the Sacred Cypher, a night filled with healing, spiritual unity and diverse and unforgettable artistic expressions. CommUNITY Cafés are intentionally intersectional gatherings that bring artists, organizers and other community members […]