North Central welcomes author, professor and artist Diane Grams to give a free lecture titled “A Tale of Two Cities: New Orleans and Chicago” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Her talk will be based on her research and her new book “Producing Local Color: Art Networks in Ethnic Chicago,” an investigation of art producers in Chicago’s Bronzeville, Pilsen and Rogers Park communities.
Grams is an assistant professor of sociology at Tulane University and has served as assistant director of the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago. She is also an artist whose work has been displayed in more than 40 exhibitions worldwide.
North Central's Cultural Events is hosting this lecture.