Sunday will be a fun day at the Glenwood Sunday Market!
Join me at the Glenwood Sunday Market this Sunday, September 29th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon for the final stop on my Satellite Service Office, fall 2013 tour. My staff and I’ve been traveling the 49th Ward this month meeting 49th Ward residents, taking service requests and hearing their views on the issues of the day. TheGlenwood Sunday Market, located on Glenwood between Morse and Lunt, is the final Satellite Service Office for the season. I can be found in the middle of the Market.
(If you can’t make it on Sunday, I will be in front of Dominick’s Finer Foods at Gateway Plaza, tomorrow, Saturday, September 28th, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
At the conclusion of my Satellite Service Office at 12 noon, I will celebrate the completion of the eighth and ninth murals in the Mile of Murals project. Joining me in cutting the ribbon will be Rogers Park artists and members of the staff and board of the Rogers Park Business Alliance and the Clark/Morse/Glenwood Special Service Area #24 (SSA#24).
You can find us at Lunt and Glenwood next to the Lunt exit of the Morse Red Line “L” station (7000 N. Glenwood). This year, two artists were invited to participate in the Mile of Murals project. Brazilian artist Bruno Carneiro Mosciaro aka Bruno Big and Chicago native,Jeff Zimmermann, painted the eighth and ninth Mile of Murals installations respectively.
Bruno Big’s mural (left), entitled “Bike-Family,” is on the wall of the newly created bike corral at the Morse Red Line “L” station at the Lunt exit. The sweeping lines and the vibrancy of the colors on Bruno Big’s mural show movement and the idea of freedom.
Jeff Zimmerman’s mural (right) is on the viaduct on the north side of Lunt at Glenwood. Entitled “Chicago: Wind, Sun, and Shine,” Jeff’s work explores the multidimensional cultural diversity of Chicago. Images include fresh produce, sunshine, people, animal and plant life, and images that represent play and creativity.
The Mile of Murals is a community-based public art initiative that began in 2007. The goal of the ten-year project goal is to paint a full mile of murals along the CTA Red Line embankment, from Estes Avenue to Pratt Boulevard, on Glenwood Avenue. The project will result in 19 large-scale murals: ten block-long walls, seven viaduct walls, and two overpasses. New artists and themes are selected annually through a rigorous selection process.
I’m looking forward to seeing you Sunday at the Glenwood Sunday Market, your green stop on the Red Line!