"I have eyes in my fingers. I have to touch my art."
Chicago is known as a city of neighborhoods, separated by ethnicities. Old Irving Park on Chicago’s northwest side contradicts that description with residents from 70 countries. The community’s new mural—Positive Babel: The World Lives, Works and Plays in Old Irving—was created to communicate that message.
Soon, the Half Acre Brewery Tour Experience™ will include extra-fancy, shiny, screenprinted golden tickets.
Alejandro Guijarro photographs the chalkboards of some of the brightest minds in quantum physics for his continuing series Momentum. He went to research facilities like CERN and many of the top universities in the world to find them.
This is beautiful.
A close-up of artist Mary Ellen Croteau’s eye made from plastic bottle caps and lids of varying sizes. Plastic World, an exhibit by Croteau, opened this month as Northwestern’s Dittmar Gallery and runs until May 5.
Croteau transforms scraps made from organic polymers into contemporary art in an effort to clean up our environment and draw attention to litter that often goes un-recycled.
“Artists are an important part of how the world makes sense. And when the world doesn’t make sense, the world looks to artists to help remind us of what it means to be human.” - Theaster Gates, director of Arts and Public Life at University of Chicago, speaking at the opening of the Arts Incubator in Washington Park. [via The Chicago Sun-Times]
Also, the Arts Incubator is amazing. Jump on the 55 bus for five minutes to get there from campus.
Mitch O’Connell has a show up at Rotofugi right now, too!
Designed by Steven Lane (via 16th Chicago Bike Winter Art Show - Call for Submissions)
That is brilliant.