I’m writing to let you know of two great events coming up this week:
Rogers Park Business Alliance FUNdraiser at the New Mayne Stage
Get a sneak peak at the new Mayne Stage (formerly the Morse Theater) and help a great cause at the same time. The Rogers Park Business Alliance is hosting its Annual FUNdraiser at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse, TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 28th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
You will be wined and dined with food from Rogers Park restaurants and complimentary beer and wine. Samba music and dancing by Bossa Tres and an amazing silent auction are also on deck. Tickets are just $75. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.
Opening Reception for the “Chicago Aldermen Project: 50 Aldermen/50 Artists”
The Board of Directors of the Chicago Photography Center is hosting an Opening Reception for the “Chicago Alderman Project: 50 Aldermen/50 Artists,” Friday, April 30th, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., at theChicago Photography Center, 3301 N. Lincoln, in Chicago.
Created by Chicago artists Lauri Apple and Jeremy Scheuch, the Chicago Aldermen Project: 50 Aldermen/50 Artists aims to connect Chicagoans with their politicians through art. The project invited 50 artists from across Chicago to choose one alderman to feature at an exhibition using the media of their choice. Nearly every alderman participated, and the artwork ranged from photographs to oil paintings and mosaics to sculptures.
The artist who selected me, Andy Resek, happens to be a videographer. He put together a nice four-minute video, which captured the flavor of our diverse urban community and in which I offer some personal insights into life as an alderman. To view the video, CLICK HERE.
The project was first displayed in March at Wicker Park’s Johalla Projects Gallery, and the Chicago Readerrecently published all 50 portraits of the aldermen.
The Chicago Photography Center will play host to the exhibit through May. You can read more about the project on the Chicago Aldermen Project Blog and about the Chicago Photography Center atwww.chicagophoto.org.