Chicago Heroes & Arts Journeys
Mozart Park Fieldhouse
2036 N. Avers Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
all ages, free & open to the public
"Chicago Heroes & Arts Journeys" is a workshop series that the Borderbend Arts Collective has been presenting at Mozart Park since January 2014.
Chicago Heroes & Arts Journeys participants find out about great Chicagoans and create writings (poetry and fiction) and music (with electro-acoustic instruments, soundscapes) that explore those great Chicagoans’ innovations and contributions. Each session will focus on one Chicago hero (someone who lived and/or worked in Chicago), followed by the creation of an artwork (poem, short story, piece of music, or multimedia artwork) that is inspired by that Chicago hero.
So far we have explored the lives and legacies of the following individuals and groups in this series: Jane Addams, Nelson Algren, Fred Anderson, Lily Hardin Armstrong, Louis Armstrong, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Gwendolyn Brooks, Margaret Burroughs, Chicago Imagists, Carlos Cortez, Jean Baptist Point du Sable, Katherine Dunham, Jens Jensen, László Moholy-Nagy, Lisel Mueller, Ed Roberson, Franklin Rosemont, Penelpe Rosemont, Carl Sandburg, Sun Ra, Mies van der Rohe and others.
During the summer term "Chicago Heroes & Arts Journeys happens on Fridays (4:30-7:00 p.m.). Here is the schedule for the summer term:
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.