Friday, November 19, 2010

A Place To Call HOME

Home is a shelter to call your own. A safe refuge. A place of welcome.

And, this weekend, in an effort to welcome Chicagoans and non-Chicagoans alike to the neighborhood and celebrate Logan Square as a place that one can call home, a mural design, entitled "HOME," will be installed at the Logan Square CTA bus terminal at Milwaukee Avenue and Kedzie.

Johalla Projects and Logan Square's Alderman Rey Colón have collaborated with Chicago artists Nick Adam and Thor "Thunder Circus" Goodlife on the 35th Ward Mural Initiative, a program designed in support of installing this welcoming mural.

The mural serves as a visual expression of the home to include the Logan Square neighborhood. It raises awareness and is a reminder that our public space is where we live as well.

There is no place like home, and there is no place like Logan Square!

Welcome Home.

For more information on this mural installation, please visit

Special thanks to: 

Old Style, Flat Iron, Nicks, M. Fishman & Co., Erica and Michael McCormick, Revolution Tattoo, and the Chicago Transit Authority

Thursday, November 11, 2010

LS Weekend: Art, New Eats and Help LSK Get Their Zoning Back!

Really loving the warm fall weather...hope everyone has a great weekend!

Stop in to Sulzen Fine Art Studio to watch artist Julie Sulzen at work a new series of oil still life paintings. 

"Rockwell," oil  36" x 36," by Julie Sulzen
Open Studios
Friday, Nov. 12th, 5 to 9 PM
2720 W. Saint Georges Court
Repeats every Friday throughout Nov.

Sulzen's "wet-off the easel" paintings will be on sale for only $40 each.  Be sure to get in there early and claim your Sulzen original at this incredible price. Network with artists & neighbors while enjoying the art.

Letizia's Fiore interior,
Welcome Letizia's Fiore!  
The Wicker Park lunch favorite just opened its doors last week at 2456 N. California. Have you made it out yet to try Letizia's pizzas and piadinas from their wood-burning oven?  Or their arancinis (deep fried risotto-stuffed balls)? Yum, our mouths are watering already!
Newcomer to Logan Square's dining scene, Owen & Engine has all the locals raving about its delicious British fare, impressively curated ale selection, and cozy environment. Coined The Best Bloody Bar in Town" by Daily Candy, Owen & Engine is our pick for dinner out this weekend.

Photo by Christina Noel
Our Favorite Green Kitchen Needs your Help! 
Fill out letters of support for Logan Square Kitchen, in time for its:

Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing Friday, Nov. 19th, 9 AM
City Hall, 2nd Floor

JUST IN: Anyone can speak out on behalf of LSK at the hearing! You are allowed to give a 2 minute testimony. If you can't make the hearing, please get your letters of support in before Friday, the 19th as they will help determine LSK's future.