Friday, July 11th (4:30-5:30, 5:45-7:00 p.m.)
Mozart Park Fieldhouse
2036 N. Avers Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
all ages, free & open to the public
You're invited to come to our next "Chicago Heroes & Arts Journeys" workshop, when we celebrate the lives and legacies of these Blues legends -- Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy and Etta James:
Borderbend is among the organizations that is presenting programming during the upcoming Armitage Arts Festival, on September 6th. Festival programming happens at four venues along Armitage Ave., including Rosa's Lounge -- which is one of Chicago's great blues venues. So the focus of our next workshop is a nice way to pay homage to the Blues, one of America's original art forms, in anticipation of the festival that will be happening in this neighborhood in less than two months!
Note: There are so many great Blues artists who are associated with Chicago (besides the four listed abovbe), including Big Bill Broonzy, Paul Butterfield, Bo Diddley, Lightning Hopkins, Howlin' Wolf, Pinetop Perkins, Sugar Blue, Melvin Taylor, Junior Wells and many others. We will have more workshops that focus on other Chicago Blues artists in the future, for sure.
These arts workshops are free and open to the public, and all ages welcomed. Participants are invited to bring writing utensils and paper, although supplies will be provided if needed. Sometimes we play music and explore other art forms, so if you have a musical instrument that you'd like to bring, or if you have art supplies (e.g. colored pencils, pastels, etc.) you can bring those. The fieldhouse has an upright piano that we have used during workshops as well.
Location: Mozart Park is in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. It's on the north side of Armitage Ave. -- several blocks east of Pulaski Rd., just south of Dickens and Shakespeare Streets. Our workshop series happens in the room to the left of fieldhouse lobby; some workshop sessions may happen outside in the park, weather permitting.
Transportation & parking: Mozart Park can be reached by public transportation (such as the #73 Armitage Ave. bus, and not far from the Logan Square and Western Ave. stations on the CTA's blue line. Mozart Park has a parking lot on Armitage, east of Avers.
Registering for Chicago Heroes & Arts Journeys: You can register for this workshop series at the Chicago Park District website.
Additional info: You can contact us by clicking here (if you have questions about this workshop or to RSVP). Click here to find out more about the Chicago Heroes & Arts Journeys workshop series.