I Am Logan Square is a 501 (c)3, non-profit organization that promotes and supports the arts and cultural development in Chicago's vibrant Logan Square neighborhood. Our gallery is located at 2644 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, 60647. Gallery hours are by appointment. Contact us at 773/278-4257 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. www.iamlogansquare.com
those pesky pennies from your wallet, coat pocket, bottom of your car floor
because they’ll come in handy tonight. The CTA is doing it again. Following
tradition this time of year and keeping Chicagoan’s safety in mind, the CTA is providing
their annual New Year’s Eve Penny Rides program.
the program is sponsored by its first corporate sponsor, MillerCoors. “We’re
thrilled to team with CTA to become a part of the Penny Rides tradition in
Chicago,” said MillerCoors Chief Executive Officer Tom Long. “Our company is
committed to working with communities to provide safe transportation
alternatives. Drunk driving is completely preventable and we encourage all to
plan ahead for a safe and memorable New Year’s Eve.”
safer and budget friendly route. Leave your cars parked, your bikes locked up,
and hop on the CTA. No need to bring out your bus pass with you only to risk
losing it on a night of drunken chaos. The penny rides will be honored from
10pm tonight until 4am tomorrow morning – New Year’s Day.
MillerCoors also commissioned an artist who created a
display of penny art. The creative piece comprising of 8,000 pennies is located
at the Clark/Lake CTA stop and will be up through New Year’s Eve. The artist
commissioned is a mystery as his /her name isn’t mentioned in any press
releases or MillerCoors’ website. If anyone knows who this mystery artist is
please let me know!
Do you enjoy
the local shops and restaurants in Logan Square? I AM Logan Square sure does!
Therefore, we want to share with you some of our favorite local goodies. Come
in this month to enjoy dropshift’s exhibit, Memento,
and make sure to stop by our info desk. There you can submit your contact
information to enter into our raffle for a chance to win a gift basket full of
great local goodies.
Items in the
basket with goodies from our favorite local shops and restaurants will be kept
a surprise until we announce a winner. The drawing will take place towards the
end of the month. Once a drawing date is finalized, the last day to enter the
raffle will be announced at least a day in advance. Good luck to all who enter!
night of Memento presented by dropshift dance was incredible. The ambience was
filled with positive energy and anticipation. Everyone was wondering how were
the dancers going to perform with such limited space? The constraint of the
space turned into a constructive challenge for the dancers as they seized the
opportunity to interact with the audience. Dancers Andrea Cerniglia, Weichiung
“Coco” Chen, Colleen Welch, and Chelsea Harkelroad were captivating as they
performed throughout the gallery. A few surprised audience members became part
of the show and did a wonderful job as impromptu performers!
performance began, fellow art enthusiasts enjoyed the beautiful artwork by visual
artist Ashley Sullivan. The piece that is most remarkable was her screen-print
of a CTA train on the tracks in the loop. The dominance of the color orange
makes it pop and exudes urban drive. Come check it out before it’s too late.
Ashley printed an edition of 45 and only has 10 left!
artist Nadia Oussenko’s short film vignettes are impressive. One film in
particular evokes the feeling of a location set abroad, yet the shoot took
place in our very own backyard of Chicago – at a beautiful pavilion down by the
lake near Fullerton.
collaboration between dance, film, and visual art attracted many arts
supporters and even journalistic coverage! Allison Friedman, a journalism
graduate student from Northwestern, came out to the opening reception to
experience Memento and learn more
about I AM. Her piece on our event will be posted on our website as soon as it
provided by our sponsor D’Noche was delicious as always and beer was provided
by our sponsor Beck’s Beer. If you missed out on the opening reception, come
out to the gallery on the designated dates for pop-up performances. The next
one takes place this Wednesday, Dec. 12th from 5pm to 7pm.
About dropshift dance
is an emerging
modern dance company led by artistic director Andrea Cerniglia, a member of the
Chicago dance scene since 2002. The group works through a rigorous process of
studio investigation to make work that energizes the space and creates an
environment for the performer and viewer. Using specific directives of quality,
imagery, and trajectory, dropshift creates movement environments that
allow the viewer an opportunity to connect with what is abstract by layering
the physical experience with one that is human and authentic.