Bette Cerf Hill at HPAC

A show featuring abstract work from Chicago artist Bette Cerf Hill is opening Sunday at the Hyde Park Art Center (HPAC), 5020 S. Cornell Ave.

“String Theory” is a collection of Cerf Hill’s work inspired by concepts of energy and entropy. Along with abstract paintings, the longtime member of HPAC will also exhibit an installation featuring the use of physical string to represent the invisible “strings” of the scientific “string theory.”

“Hill operates from a position based on the scientific notion that all particles are connected over space and time, and creates multi-dimensional artwork addressing the interconnectivity of all life,” according to a description of the exhibit released by HPAC.

Cerf Hill, wife of Herald publisher Bruce Sagan, will be part of a public reception for this and other upcoming HPAC shows on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Call the art center at 773-324-5520 or visit for more information.