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Art On Clark Celebrates 10 Public Sculptures On Clark, Diversey

By Ted Cox | July 18, 2017 5:56am
 Boyon Marinov's
Boyon Marinov's "Equilibrium" is at 2619 N. Clark St. as part of the yearlong Art on Clark display of public art.
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Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce

LINCOLN PARK — Ten sculptures from local artists line Clark Street and Diversey Parkway as part of the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce's fifth annual Art on Clark display.

The chamber celebrates the formal opening of the yearlong public art exhibit from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Gaslight Bar & Grille, 2450 N. Clark.

"This is one of our favorite programs," said Kim Schilf, president of the chamber. "Public art is a priority in Lincoln Park. These sculptures join a community dedicated to cultural accessibility and appreciation."

The art has already been installed, and pedestrians have no doubt already noticed the more striking pieces, such as Micki LeMieux's "Idea of an Apple," just outside the Target at 2700 N. Clark.

 Finish Line by Terrence Karpowicz
Finish Line by Terrence Karpowicz
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Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce

The chamber calls Art on Clark "a program designed to showcase the talents of local artists, beautify the neighborhood and transform Clark Street's sidewalks into an open art gallery for all to enjoy."

In addition to "Idea of an Apple," the 10 pieces from northwest to southeast include:

• Dusty Folwarczny's "Position" at 639 W. Diversey.

• John Adduci's "BlaamO" at 447 W. Diversey.

• Ruth Aizuss Migdal's "La Diva III" at 2650 N. Clark.

• Boyon Marinov's "Equilibrium" at 2619 N. Clark.

• Nicole Beck's "Astroterra" at 2515 N. Clark.

• Shencheng Xu's "Gourdman" at 2468 N. Clark.

• Michael Young's "Looking Up" at 2424 N. Clark.

• Terrence Karpowicz's "Finish Line" at 2108 N. Clark.

• John Bannon's "Evlove" 2021 N. Clark.

Tuesday night's event at the Gaslight is free, but the chamber asks those interested in attending to make an online reservation.

Several merchants along that stretch of Clark and Diversey are offering specials Tuesday night for those strolling the streets to see the art.

More information on the pieces and the sculptors can be found on the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce website. The sculptures will be up in public for a year.