Talking Art: Murals of the Lakeview Low-Line is a three-part virtual event series exploring public art in Lakeview. Held in August, September, and October of 2020, each event in this series will touch on a different plaza of the Lakeview Low-Line and include focused conversations on how public art has transformed Lakeview.
The first event in the series will take attendees on a journey to Southport Corridor, where four art panels at Southport Plaza have hosted rotating exhibits since their installation in 2017. Artist Chad Kouri will give a presentation on his work Imitation Auras, and answer questions about his experience contributing to the Low-Line Art Walk. Join Friends of Lakeview, SSA 27 and AARP Chicago on August 6 at 1 PM via Zoom for this virtual event to learn more about the history of art at Southport!
Please register for this free event here. The events will be hosted using Zoom. Registered attendees will receive the event link via their confirmation email.
Event Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Event Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm CST
About Chad Kouri
Known for his vibrant, abstract compositions, Chad Kouri (b. 1985) is a working artist based in Chicago, IL examining themes commonly associated with visual literacy - specifically how we see, read, and remember the world around us. His works explore the holistic properties of color and abstraction, prompting introspection and inspiring a slower pace in our day to day lives as a form of self-care and personal grounding. His practice is influenced by minimalism, jazz, conceptual and systematic art, design, fashion, printmaking and the grey areas between them.
About the Lakeview Low-Line
The Lakeview Low-Line re-envisions the half-mile space beneath the CTA Brown Line ‘L’ tracks between Southport and Lincoln avenues as an exciting Chicago art destination and a fun and dynamic path connecting Lakeview. As the Presenting Artwalk Sponsor, AARP Chicago is supporting the development of new murals and rotating art exhibits, creating a larger-than-life outdoor gallery.