Monday, September 15, 2008

September At-a-Glance Photo Features Downtown Public Art

Chicago has strong tradition of public art. Some pieces are created by high-profile artists and prominently located, like Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate (more commonly known as "the Bean"). Others challenge our perceptions of what art can be, like Kurt Perschke's Red Ball, which moves from place to place and encourages us to interact with it.

It can be easy to overlook smaller pieces like this downtown mural, which celebrates aspects of everyday life and provides a vibrant spot tucked away in an unexpected place.

To see it in on location, venture out to the corner of E. South Water St. and Michigan Ave. It's on the east side of the second building in from the south corner.

By the way, there were no winners in this month's photo contest. We hope you enjoyed the challenge! Be sure to check out next month's edition of STC Chicago At-a-Glance for another chance to compete. Thanks, again, to Kelly Oja for donating this month's mystery photo.

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