Big ups to Nate Hitchcock
Proximity magazine contributor, AREA magazine founder and all around awesome guy, Daniel Tucker, is planning an interventionist public art project called Visions For Chicago Project.
“Hundreds of handmade election-style yard signs will be collected from politically-engaged Chicagoans throughout the city addressing their visions for Chicago. This Mayoral election season is unique in many ways and is a crucial time to highlight visions for the future of the city, which has been so stifled in recent years through voters frustration and helplessness. A color portrait of each signmaker will be taken and included in a book on Green Lantern Press released on May 16th, 2011 (the day an unknown individual will take office as Chicago’s next Mayor). ”
We just got this petition from the Go CHGO list which came from Arts Power Chicago.. pass it on..
Change is in the air. Chicagoans will soon elect a new mayor for the first time in 22 years. The next mayor will make decisions that will impact the arts for generations to come.
Chicago is home to a powerful arts industry. Yet, the arts infrastructure in Chicago is vulnerable. Recently, there have been lay-offs at the Department of Cultural Affairs, cuts to the CityArts grant program, and proposals to privatize the Blues and Jazz festivals among others.
As a sign of a renewed and active partnership between City Hall and Chicago’s arts industry, we call on the next mayor to recognize and extend the contributions of the arts to the economy and workforce, the education of our children, and the vitality of our neighborhoods. We ask the next mayor to advance policy proposals that strengthen the arts industry in Chicago.
TYPEFORCE is the annual showcase of emerging typographic artists. Firebelly Design and Public Media Institute (Proximity magazine’s parent .org) put together this exhibition to show just how fantastic Type can be. You can send us a proposal to be in the next show which opens at Co-Prosperity Sphere on February 18, 2011. Visit the TYPEFORCE wall to download a submission form. Images from last year’s show are here. (Poster by Sonenzimmer)