Welcome to portoluz+HotHouse
We are so glad you found us and are stopping by for a visit.
Our Chicago-based non-profit organization is developing the NEW HOTHOUSE - a new permanent center for arts and culture and in the interim is presenting compelling programs throughout the region.
In 2014, we will be consolidating our programs and operations under one name: HotHouse.
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News and Updates
Our site is always being updated with new program content. Please check back often to find new postings. Thank you.
Our Next Featured Event, a benefit for the HotHouse building fund!
For tickets please visit bookandbread.eventbrite.com
OLD AND NEW DREAMS our 2013-2014 featured series
Akin to our previous programs: From the lion's point of view, an African Jubillee and WPA 2.0., a brand new deal, Old and New Dreams is our 2013 program theme.
Old and New Dreams is intended to explore questions related to immigration, migrations, exiles and the transmutations of borders. The title of the series is taken from an eponymously named series of jazz records by legendary artists who formed the nucleus of the seminal Ornette Coleman bands from the 1960’s. Don Cherry (one of the artists) is considered one of the intellectual fathers of “world music” and a pioneering and influential artist who experimented across disciplines and cultures. Our desire to develop a major retrospective of his work and our desire to also explore issues of immigration and migration through cultural expression resulted in devising a frame where we could look at multiple narratives through a prism of different genres and programs.
A parenthecical program within Old and New Dreams and a major focus of our year, was our Son Jarocho International Exchange.
Patricio Hidalgo and son
Please look for our new 2014 programs coming soon !