Monday, March 29, 2010

50 ALDERMEN/ 50 ARTISTS OPENING RECEPTION

TWO Phantom Artists participated in the 50 Aldermen/ 50 Artists Group Exhibition.


 Felicia Gant Preston, Felicia depicted Alderman Brown of the 8th Ward.


Alpha Bruton, dipicted the 21st Ward, Alderman Howard Brookins Jr.


During the reception, we talked about our experience interviewing selected aldermen, and how it became a challenge.

Friday, March 19, 2010

POST BLACK

Faie's African Art Gallery host montly discussions, this past Wednesday's discussion was a conversation from Ytasha L. Wowack, a GENX-er. Visit her blogspot.

http://www.postblackthebook.blogspot.com/
CHICAGO, March 17, Wednesday, Faie's African Art Gallery, 4317 South Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, IL 6:30-8:30pm. Post Black Reading, discussion of "The Generation Gap" Chapter.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

50 ALDERMEN/ 50 ARTISTS

50 ALDERMEN/50 ARTISTS: A group exhibition of portraits that will enable people to learn more about the 50 aldermen who make up the Chicago City Council, and raise awareness of local government. On Friday, March 19, 2010 from 7-11pm, Old Style proudly presents 50 ALDERMEN/50 ARTISTS at the Johalla Projects Gallery, 1561 N. Milwaukee. 6PM - 7pm VIP


http://www.chicagoaldermen.blogspot.com/

Aldermen serve four-year terms, during which they vote on regulations and rules that affect all of us. And sometimes they participate in the notorious Chicago political machine: Since 1974, 30 aldermen have been convicted of federal crimes ranging from tax evasion to bribery. (A couple of others died before going to trial.) Whether ethical or corrupt, aldermen make our city what it is, and make Chicago's history. 50 ALDERMEN/50 ARTISTS hopes to acknowledge this fact, as well as celebrate the richness of our local political culture
In keeping with the spirit of 50 ALDERMEN/50 ARTISTS, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a nonprofit, non-partisan voter registration organization. Not only do we want to inform people about the aldermen who make a daily impact on our lives, we also want to give people the tools to act on that information. The voter registration group, TBD, will register voters at the March 19 opening.