Urban Art in Chicago
Many people know that a common nickname for the city of Chicago is “the windy city.” However, if you’ve never been to the Midwest, you may not know that Chicago has a rich and vibrant art scene — and much of it is happening right out on the streets! This trip was primarily geared to musicians who are interested in learning from and playing blues music with Chicago’s great teachers and performers. In addition, we took part in the slam poetry scene and Improv Theater. We also visited architectural wonders and the collection at the Chicago Art institute. Thanks to our main correspondent, teacher and dorm counselor Liva Jostad-Laswell, for most of the photos and updates.
Experiencing the City
We saw a lot of Chicago on Thursday. The first picture is a panorama of half of Marc Chagall's "Four Seasons" mosaic, seen on today's architecture and public art walking tour. We saw members of the Chicago Hare Krishna temple singing in the street (photo by Aubrey) and Leo read a Wordsworth poem aloud on the subway—encouraged by our wonderful poetry workshop leader.
Thursday May, 8
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