Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Commission seeks feedback for installation of next project.
Ever found yourself walking or driving around Oak Park and thought a particular spot could use a big splash of artistic enhancement? The village wants your input. Oak Park's public art advisory commission, an 11-member group appointed by recommendations from the Oak Park Area Arts Council, is asking residents to submit locations for its next project, which could take the form of a mural, mosaic or sculpture. The commission recently oversaw the installation of Arched Rings, south Oak Parker Patrick McDonald's sculpture at the corner of Ontario Street and Harlem Avenue. Related: Hard Work, Artwork Pay Off for Oak Park Sculptor McDonald's sculpture is the latest in a series of public art projects, including painted benches along Harrison …
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Artist Michael Glascott's creation is the latest in a public art project.
Artist Michael Glascott's Stepping Out is the latest piece of public art to adorn the concrete walls supporting the train tracks running through Oak Park. It's the third piece that Glascott, of Downers Grove, has painted for the public art project, convened by the village of Oak Park and the Oak Park Area Arts Council to brighten up the area with bursts of vivid color He's also contributed two other murals to the project, one at Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue, the other at North Boulevard between Marion Street and Harlem Avenue. See a complete photo gallery featuring all of the Oak Park murals.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Depiction of Nelson Algren among the latest in series of public art project.
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Thursday, May 12, 2011
Hundreds of aging concrete squares, hundreds of blank slates. A public art project convened by the village of Oak Park and the Oak Park Area Arts Council has brought vivid murals to the otherwise dull, industrious concrete walls supporting the borders of the El, Metra and Union Pacific train tracks cutting through Oak Park. On Wednesday, work was completed on a new mural at the CTA Green Line Harlem stop, a detailed portrait of legendary Chicago author Nelson Algren. The mural, painted by artist Andrea Jablonski, also shows the city skyline and contains a scrawled passage from Algren's 1942 novel Never Come Morning. Jablonksi, 39, of Chicago's Garfield Park neighborhood, submitted the proposal for the mural — inspired by photographer Art …