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Make Your Saturday Special with the Sculptures of Chakaia Booker

Head to Millennium Park on Saturday to see the spectacular sculptures of Chakaia Booker. Millennium Park is displaying six recent works by the renowned sculptor, and the first African American artist to be showcased at the Boeing Galleries. Ranging in height from 96 to 192 inches and weighing up to a ton, the exhibited works are created using rubber tires and stainless steel.

Booker’s work is inspired by a fusion of cultural and aesthetic influences including texture, movement, softness, power and strength. Her work translates simple materials into complex images that stimulate the viewer to reconsider the expressive nature of art. Booker began her career making wearable sculpture in the 1980s, and those early explorations can be seen in the woven, textile-like qualities of her current work.

Experience for yourself why the New York Times stated “Old tires never die, but in Ms. Booker’s hands they become pure poetry.” This exhibition is free and open to the public, and is not to be missed!

At 415 Premier Apartments in Evanston, Illinois, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to see this exhibit!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, August 13, 2017 – 6:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Millennium Park
201 East Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601

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