JEFFERSON PARK — A free family story time event on Sunday will mark the birthday of internationally acclaimed artist Ed Paschke and celebrate the first anniversary of the art center dedicated to his work, organizers said.
The free event set to take place from 11 a.m. at the Ed Paschke Art Center, 5415 W. Higgins Ave., will feature storyteller Nili Yellin. Children will learn about the art center and its exhibitions through literature shared through enthusiastic, playful story telling, organizers said.
Paschke, the internationally acclaimed pop artist who would have turned 77 on Wednesday, organizers said.
The art center, funded by the Rabb Family Foundation, is designed to keep the Chicago artist's legacy alive for a new generation of Chicagoans, officials said.
Paschke, who often was called Chicago's most important visual artist, rose to prominence in the late 1960s as part of a group of artists known as the Imagists. The son of Polish immigrants, Paschke was born on the Northwest Side near Central Park and Diversey avenues and raised in the northwest suburbs.
For more information, go to edpaschkeartcenter.org.
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