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Johalla Projects is excited to once again team up with our good friends over at Sixty Inches From Center (SIFC), the renowned, Chicago-based arts archive and collective.
This time, we’re working with SIFC to help restore a public mural by artists Nick Adam and Thor that was originally begun in October of 2009 at the Logan Square Blue Line stop. The mural, entitled “Home,” uniquely serves as a visual expansion of the home that extends to the neighborhood.It raises awareness and is a reminder that our public space is where we live as well. It is a welcome-mat inviting life, love, growth, investment, respect, and care. It’s these characteristics of home that lend themselves towards thriving and prosperous communities. After all, we think that public art should translate to anyone that experiences it, so the creative vision for this project is for the artists to compose a combination of literal and abstract representations that play on the sentiment of “home”.
However, on its last day of installment a large storm hit and destroyed the mural up to its installation point. Because of this tragic event, some of the initial sponsors had to withdraw funding due to the lack of promotions.
SO, with the fabulous help of Sixty Inches From Center and Alderman Rey Colon, we are IMMENSELY enthusiastic about raising the remaining funds needed to complete the mural at a soon-to-be-announced fundraiser!
So, please stay tuned and keep your eyes and ears open for an upcoming event…We’ll be back soon to give you more information and hope you can join us!
Photos from our event at Streetside, taken by Jeff Schear for Chicago Magazine. View the rest of the photos here.
Come out to Johalla’s party at Streetside tomorrow, Thursday February 17th from 9pm-1am!
Johalla Projects, Streetside Cafe, Alderman Rey Colon, Oldstyle, and HUM spirits presents this DJ night featuring:
ALDERMAN REY COLON
CAITLIN ARNOLD & ANDY BERKLEY
HUM- Chicago’s 70 proof hand-crafted spirit
$2 OLD STYLE drafts
$5 OLD STYLE and Maker’s Mark
3201 W. Armitage