Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica designed the Parangolés as a painting to be worn while dancing to the rhythms of samba music. For this participatory program, artist Cheryl Pope leads visitors in creating their own Parangolés, while Chicago-based samba group Bossa Tres, featuring artists Dillzinha Costa and Marcos Oliveira, perform and lead a Carnival-style dance workshop.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium
*Museum admission is free for Illinois resident every Thursday, 5:00-8:00–including during this event.
About the Artists
Cheryl Pope is a visual artist who focuses on sculpture, installation, and performance. Her work questions and responds to issues of identity as it relates to the private and public selves. Currently, Pope is adjunct assistant interdisciplinary faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the departments of Fashion and Contemporary Practice, and boxing instructor at Franklin Street Boxing and Soho House Chicago. She continues her involvement with youth in the city seeking to provide opportunity for voices to be seen and heard.
Bossa Tres brings an authentic taste of Brazil to live musical performances in and around Chicago. They pride themselves on their Brazilian heritage and ability to play music that demonstrates the diversity and intensity of Brazil.