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As part of the Flux Exchange, Flux Projects and The Lucky Penny co-present a lecture by Chicago-based visual and performance artist Cheryl Pope.

The Lucky Penny’s Work Room is located in the historic Wagon Works building. Follow signage to building entrance and volunteers will direct you upstairs to Suite 270-A. MARTA accessible (East Point). Ample parking. Accessible to those of all mobilities.

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP on the Facebook event page.


Cheryl Pope is a visual artist focused in sculpture, installation, and performance. Her work questions and responds to issues of identity as it relates to the individual and the community, specifically in regards to race, gender, class, history, power and place. Her practice emerges from the act and politics of listening.

For the past five years, Pope has been developing a project called JUST YELL which focuses on the physicality and embodiment of language, the politics of listening, and connecting community. JUST YELL explores the nuances present in poetry, performance, sculpture, and public experience.

Pope lives and works in Chicago where she is a Professor in the Fashion Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Pope studied under the artist Nick Cave for 12 years, was a teaching artist at the Museum of Contemporary Art for 7 years, and has worked in/with multiple community-based organizations throughout Chicago since 2003. She continues her involvement with youth in the city seeking to offer situations that instigate new questions, new language, towards a safer and more just future.

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The Lucky Penny creates and presents contemporary performance events in Atlanta, Georgia. Co-founded in 2011 by choreographer Blake Beckham along with designer and production maven Malina Rodriguez, The Lucky Penny exists as a production outlet for the duo’s collaborative dance woks, a curatorial platform for presenting other contemporary artists, and an organizational umbrella for Dance Truck, the mobile movement project that delivers dance in the back of trailers, trucks and pickups. In 2015, The Lucky Penny launched the Work Room — a studio space in East Point that houses a residency program for choreographers. The Lucky Penny’s mission is to advance artistry and cultivate community through its daring performance projects.

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