Sculptura in Urbs in Horto

Sculptura in Urbs in Horto

Exhibiting sculptors:  Terry Karpowicz, Janet Austin, Nicole Beck,  Indira Freitas Johnson, John Bannon.

CSI Project Space
1912 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

Opening: Friday, May 12, 2023 6–9pm
Exhibit dates: May 13–June 9, 2023
Hours: Friday–Sunday 1-6pm, or by appointment

In conjunction with the Chicago Park District (CPD), Evanston Arts Council, North River Commission, and Marquette Park, IN,  Sculpture in the Parks (SITP) is a leased program of large scale sculptures in different parks throughout the Chicagoland area organized by Chicago Sculpture International (CSI.)   Works are site-contextualized to harmonize with the aesthetic of the particular park.  Most of the sculptures are placed in front of park field houses, many of which are architecturally significant and have landmark status. These are designated as “cultural centers,” which offer cultural and environmental programs for youth, adults, and seniors. The sculptures are changed out every other year in October.  The CPD has more than 600 parks and a total of over 8,800 acres of green space, making it the largest municipal park manager in the country.

CSI also collaborates with the Chicago Park District to organize the Chicago Tree Project (CTP), which transforms dead trees into public art that are infested with Emerald Ash Borer or other diseases.  The CTP uses art as vehicle for community engagement throughout Chicago parks and creates unique opportunities for citizens to celebrate the beauty of nature.
Each CTP artist aims to create an impact on the neighborhood and park visitors.

This exhibit Sculptura In Urbs In Horto celebrates this important collaboration between our parks and our organization.  Maquettes from exhibiting sculptors are also offered for sale here in our gallery.

Full List of Exhibiting sculptors:  Terry KarpowiczJanet AustinEmily Moorehead-WallaceAndrew ArvanetesNicole BeckPaul RussellBrian MonaghanRuth Aizuss MigdalTed Sitting Crow GarnerBerthold BooneIndira Freitas Johnson, Kara James & John Bannon.
In memorium:  Ron Gard and Dora Natella

Curated by Nicole Beck