Exciting things coming up at the Renaissance Society in 2014. For more info, visit our website.
Contemporary art and the holidays don’t often mix, but Diego Leclery’s New Holiday Spirit: Sit on a Polar Bear’s Lap brings the two together this Saturday at The Suburban gallery, 125 N. Harvey Ave. in Oak Park.
There’s a steep, narrow stairway off the Blue Line at Irving Park that splits in two and spills out onto Pulaski Road. Commuters climb and descend this shadowed crawlspace, hurrying to their business as quickly as they can.
But these days, something stops them, catches them midstride, quietly and forcefully demands their attention.
"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.