The wildlife corridor on the lakefront reflects not only the magnificence and respect of the surrounding natural habitat but also can provide a place of reflection and cultural exchange with its residing community. This sentiment of harking back and retrieving what is vital to your future mirrors the mission of the Burnham Wildlife Corridor Curatorial Committee, Chicago Park District, and The Field Museum in their restoration of these natural habitats.
As a new resurgence of art and culture continues to emerge in Bronzeville, the creation of the ?Sankofa for the Earth? site will become a signature moment that symbolizes a new renascence of creativity and community arts engagement on the south side.
Today's Creative Conversation is with Arlene Turner Crawford, who is serving as Project Manager, overseeing planning timetables, logistics and budget; Park District & Field Museum liaison; painter, mosaic artist.
Raymond A. Thomas , Construction Manager overseeing building of sculptural components; community organizations and youth volunteer's liaison; IT specialist, painter, mosaic artist, installation supervision team.
Investigation: What does it mean to exhibit in temporary installation spaces outside of the museum? Unanticipated Impacts? Why are the ideas of functionality and beauty major precepts in your proposed work?