Globe Al Chemical Company is the most local chemical company on the planet. Located in Chicago, IL, Globe Al asks important questions like “why can’t we schedule thunderstorms yet?” and reminds us that websites are not books. S.A.C.K., an organization within Globe Al Chemical Company, benefits artists who are also parents. They recently received a temporary office space at Mana Contemporary in Pilsen and have events scheduled from January 27-March 19.
S.A.C.K acquired two artworks from local artists (and parents) Faheem Majeed (left) and Hillary Baldwin (right). Displayed slightly below adult eye level, their viewing is perfect for those of all ages.
In addition to the artworks on view, events are scheduled at the space throughout the next two months. All are kid friendly and visitors are encouraged to bring their youth to discussions and events being held. Light refreshments are often supplied but check their Facebook event to find if you must RSVP.
Here’s what will be going on:
Feb 7, 1:30-3pm: Dialogue With The Youth
Same as every month, only this time indoors.
Feb 17, 11am-1pm: What Could be Inside?: Reimagining Canned Food
An all-ages workshop. Bring a smock to wear or clothes to paint in. Hosted by Treetop School.
Feb 21, noon-4pm: The Building Open House
Play our $5 jukebox and help us raise money to support more artists with kids or children. Manna provided.
Feb 29, Noon-12:30pm: Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood episode 1616^
Mar 1, Noon-12:30pm: Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood episode 1617^
Mar 2, Noon-12:30pm: Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood episode 1618^
Mar 3, Noon-12:30pm: Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood episode 1619^
Mar 4, Noon-12:30pm: Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood episode 1620^
^ Stick around for music by King Friday XIII following each episode airing.
Mar 6, 1:30-3pm: Dialogue With The Youth
Just like the previous month but with a different host.
* Food will accompany most events.
The space will change over the course of time, loosely along the lines of weekly themes which are as follows:
Feb 7-13: It was Just Like a Song
Feb 14-20: Who Are The Youth and What Should We Do About Them?
Feb 21-27: Closed Set
Feb 28-Mar 5: Garbage Week (The Neighborhood)
Mar 6-12: Views From The Majestic Hotel
Mar 13-19: Closings (S.A.C.K. ED)
S.A.C.K.—Supporting Artists with Children and/or Kids—is a naught-for-profit founded in 2013 to serve artist parents. Principal support is provided through the purchase of works of art from artists and the supply of fruit to them and their families. Through the newly formed S.A.C.K. ED, publications and other educational aims will be developing in 2016.
S.A.C.K operates as the philanthropic arm of and receives operational support from the Globe Al Chemical Company.