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On Public Art: YAMS ONE

On Public Art: YAMS ONE
Chicago has an abundant history of prolific graffiti writers and street artists. Outside of their own trusted community, many of these artists do not get the chance to speak about their experiences and their love for what they do. This series focuses on giving the microphone back to the artists who create public art in Chicago. Through these interviews our hope is to not only archive the efforts... 

On Public Art: “Like One”

On Public Art:
Chicago has an abundant history of prolific graffiti writers and street artists. Outside of their own trusted community, many of these artists do not get the chance to speak about their experiences and their love for what they do. This series focuses on giving the microphone back to the artists who create public art in Chicago. Through these interviews our hope is to not only archive the efforts... 

Hyde Park Public Art (3 of 5)

Hyde Park Public Art (3 of 5)
Chicago Public Art Group, Reaching Back, Moving Forward, Lest We Forget the Song of 47th Street, 2011. Mosaic, Hyde Park, Chicago, IL. (photo credit: Zachary Johnson) Hyde Park’s two newest public art pieces peer at each other from underneath the underpass at 47th and Lake Park Boulevard. Though their style and media differ, they both speak to the experience of living in Hyde Park and Kenwood. The... 

Hyde Park Public Art (2 of 5)

Hyde Park Public Art (2 of 5)
Olivia Gude, Where are you coming from...where are you going, 1992. Hyde Park, Chicago, IL. (Photo Credit: Zachary Johnson) “Where are you coming from?” “Where are you going?” In 1991, Olivia Gude, an avid muralist, stood outside the 56th Street Metra station with a tape recorder asking these questions to people who passed by. As one might think, she came up with a wide variety of answers.... 

On Chicago Street Art: Community

On Chicago Street Art: Community
Part I: Chicago street artist Blutt talks about his work and experiences living as a street artist in Chicago. Blutt: The name I use for my artwork is Blutt. I live in Chicago and grew up around the Midwest and just kind of based on the stuff I grew up with like the music and skateboarding and graffiti and comic books. I do mostly nowadays stuff that is studio work paintings and drawings but I also... 
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