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The Wonder-Portraits of a Remembered City

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Lake Michigan Sea Monster © Tony Fitzpatrick
The Wonder-Portraits of a Remembered City

78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
June 9th, 2008 - June 29th, 2008
Opening: June 9th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
EMAIL:  
dcase@cityofchicago.org
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Thu 9-7; Fri-Sat 9-6; Sun 10-6

DESCRIPTION

Tony Fitzpatrick is not merely a Chicago artist but an institution—an accomplished poet, actor, boxer, and raconteur, among other roles. But foremost, he is a champion of Chicago and its rich history. This project is a love poem to the city and to his childhood memories, in which text and images are combined and collaged with real pieces of Chicago history to tell both a personal story and a history of the town he loves. This exhibition includes a substantial sampling from the series that was illustrated in three of his books. Organized by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.