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Urban Art in Chicago

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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.

 

Exciting City!

We are enjoying the exciting urban environment tremendously. It looks and feels nothing like our tranquil corner of New Hampshire!

We are definitely taking advantage of the arts scene in Chicago. The second photo is of the students in one of their three poetry workshops with Nehemiah Stark, who inspired them to express themselves and even to read their work aloud on a train and at a poetry/spoken word event!

beautiful urban Chicago and students in a poetry workshop

Posted by HMS on Monday May, 12 at 11:36AM

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