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Artist To Discuss 'Gritty City' Exhibit at Ed Paschke Art Center

By Heather Cherone | February 9, 2016 5:45am | Updated on February 9, 2016 6:51am
 Tattooed Lady, Riverview Amusement Park, 1967
Tattooed Lady, Riverview Amusement Park, 1967
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Tom Palazzolo

JEFFERSON PARK — The artist behind a new exhibit at the Ed Paschke Art Center that features a "humorous and surreal" look at Chicagoans will discuss his work Feb. 21, organizers said.

Titled "Gritty City," the exhibit, which is scheduled to run through March 6, includes Tom Palazzolo's portrait photography and cinéma vérité documentaries spanning the Chicago artist's 50-year career.

Palazzolo will discuss his work and his lifelong dedication to his motto of "truth, not beauty" from 3-6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Ed Paschke Art Center, 5415 W. Higgins Ave.

Refreshments will be served. Reservations are required.

The exhibit includes more than a dozen of Palazzolo's color and black and white photographs and five of his digitized 16mm films feature "Chicagoans of every age, background and station in life alongside lost historic Chicago landmarks such as Riverview Amusement Park and Maxwell Street Market," according to exhibit organizers.

The Ed Paschke Art Center, 5415 W. Higgins Ave. in Jefferson Park, is dedicated to showcasing the colorful and up-close paintings of people's faces that made Paschke one of the most famous artists to call Chicago home.

For more information, call 312-533-4911, go to edpaschkeartcenter.org or email info@edpaschkeartcenter.org.

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