One of Chicago’s most vibrant neighborhoods will become an artists’ studio from October 7-31, when the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce and Chicago Department of Environment host art 44/46, a public contemporary art exhibition. October is Chicago Artist Month, and the program is part of a citywide celebration of the artist experimenting and creating within the urban landscape. Art will be exhibited from Diversey to Grace (along Broadway) and Clark and Halsted--Diversey to Belmont, and many businesses in this area will offer specials and discount offers in tandem with the exhibit.
Twenty Chicago artists have been invited to create artworks which will include innovative genres of performance, sound, digital technology, sculpture and more in the 44th and 46th Wards that comprise Lakeview East. The exhibition is a unique collaborative approach to view public art. Conceived and curated by Stuart Keeler, the exhibition will celebrate the artists who use the neighborhood as their laboratory. The goal of art 44/46 is to open up dialogue about the role of artists in the city, as well impact the neighborhood with on-location site specific art and the notion of cultural and social responsibility.
Walking tours and special performances will take place throughout art 44/46, as well as a “meet the artist” event. Participants are invited to join in activities as diverse as a treasure hunt, recycled paint laboratory, and dialogue about the sustainable aspects of water. A map of featured art, performance dates, and artist information is available at www.lakevieweast.com or by calling 773-348-8608.
Artists participating in art 44/46 include Denenge Akpem, Ben Bellas & Justin Cooper, Stephanie Brooks, Amanda Browder, Paola Cabal, Amy Chaloupka, Juan Chavez Inger Lena Gassmeyer, Aris Georgiades, Tiffany Holmes, Ginger Krebs & Gretchen Holmes, John Fenolgio & Tom LaPorte, Lora Lode, M27, People Powered, Ross Moreno, Kirsten Leenars, Todd Mack, NettleHorst School - Jacqueline Edelberg & Krista Dy, Max Reinhart, Stan Shellabarger & Dutes Miller, Gail Simpson Dana Sperry, Kristin Tollefson, Michele Tupko, Chris Walla, and Magdalen Wong.
The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is a broad community based organization designed to represent and help merchants and other business people in the community. It is a policy of the organization to promote goodwill and a pleasant business environment for merchants, consumers, and area residents. As a not-for-profit organization of merchants and various business people, The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce works to foster economic growth and development within its boundaries through the collaborative efforts of its staff, volunteer Board of Directors, and the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development. The organization utilizes available government resources and programs to assist merchants in furthering their businesses through a variety of programs and promotional ventures. For more information on the organization visit www.lakevieweast.com.
Official Website: http://www.lakevieweast.com
Added by ajaniszewski on September 28, 2006