Opening Night: Friday, October 8, 2010, 6-10pm
Open through October 24 by appointment
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for viewing
Chicago Art Department
1837 S. Halsted St., Chicago (Pilsen)
In the year 2010 A.D, THE GREAT LAKES BASIN DECLARES INDEPENDENCE and announces to the world, ‘WE ARE NOT A COMMODITY, WE ARE THE SUSTENANCE OF LIFE!’
-Excerpt from the Great Lakes Basin Declaration
What if the 35 million people living in the Great Lakes Basin decided to secede from North America due to a lack of sustainable priorities? Motivated by the impending freshwater crises, artists will examine the issues of living in Chicago by the largest freshwater system in the world. The basis of these investigations is a newly independent ‘Great Lakes Nation,’ of which artists explore human-nature relations from the Great Lakes’ point of view. Artists will bring to light information, issues and solutions concerning this amazing resource through various mediums including paintings, mixed-media, photography, screen printing, woodworking, apparel and ceramics.
The opening is part of Chicago Artists’ Month.