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Art Alliance Profile: Jen Stark

Published July, 2014
Vault // Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014

We announced yesterday on the site that Juxtapoz was lucky to be invited to participate in what will be a fantastic public art and exhibition in Chicago during Lollapolooza. Shepard Fairey has curated a "Art Alliance: The Provocateurs" in Chicago from July 31—August 4, 2014, featuring a fantastic roster of artists from all mediums and eras. Today, we look at one participating artist, Jen Stark.

As we mentioned yesterday as well, for the next two weeks, Juxtapoz will be posting past features from many of the artists in Art Alliance from our print edition. Some interviews are new, some old, but we hope for some people who want to learn more about these artists these features and interviews can help provide insight into the work and artists lives. This interview with Jen is from the March 2012 issue of Juxtapoz. 

One of the major highlights of the exhibition will be that a portion of the event proceeds will be donated to Chicago Arts Partnerships In Education (CAPE), an organization which inspires students to be passionate about their education by weaving visual and performing arts into their classroom lessons. They bring academic subjects to life through art, and partner teaching artists with Chicago Public School teachers to develop original, creative lesson plans.

We asked Jen about participating in "The Provocateurs," and she told us, "It's exciting for people to see my work who don't normally have the chance to see contemporary art. I enjoy having my work seen by everyone! I'm also happy that the proceeds will go to a good cause and a whole new audience of people will be able to see my work. Typically I exhibit my work in galleries, so its great to be in a completely different venue and have a totally different audience interacting with my work, and share it with each other."

We wanted to give our readers a chance to get their tickets now, so if you happen to be in Chicago, or headed to Lollapolooza and want to see the "Provocateurs" show, follow this link for ADVANCED TICKETS.