Oh while I have you today.... If you're on the Near North Side this weekend, and want to check out some of the amazing artwork the kids here at Cabrini Connections made, the pieces will be displayed until the end of this weekend at Pallette and Chisel on 1012 N. Dearborn (Don't think about buying any of it though - it all sold already!) Some news on the event here. And here.
I think you'll be amazed. Some of what I've seen is stunning.
And if you can't make it but want to see a few pieces online (and read a few artist bios), there is some of that at the Cabrini Connections website.
Also, a few of the kids (mentioned in an earlier post) spent years working on a documentary called Cabrini Green:Times of Change, detailing the gentrification of their Cabrini neighborhood. The film was premiered yesterday, and will be for sale beginning next week. Buy a copy to support these fine artists, and to learn a little more about the history of Cabrini Green. ($20 each, which includes mailing/$10 if you pick up copies at Cabrini Connections). Just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm heading over to the gallery right now to give everything one last look.
Catch ya later.