A quick announcement to let you know that fueledbycoffee, one half of the stellar Core-toon team, will be presenting a piece at 50 Aldermen/50 Artists with a little bit of a different angle: political awareness.
How many Chicagoans know what their alderman looks like? How many Chicagoans can tell you who their alderman is, and what he or she has been doing lately? We're not pollsters, so we don't have any hard data to provide answers to these questions—but we are artists, and we're interested in using art as a vehicle in depicting and learning more about the aldermen who represent us at City Hall. To this end, we invite other Chicago artists to join us in producing 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.
For this show, fueledbycoffee is contributing a fantastic portrait of Rey Colón, alderman of the 35th ward in Chicago, encompassing Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Irving Park and Avondale.
If you're in Chicago and interested in learning a little bit more about its politics, head to the Johalla Projects Gallery around 7pm, this Friday for the opening.
50 ALDERMEN/50 ARTISTS: A Group Show
Friday, March 19 from 7-11 PM
Johalla Projects Gallery