The third Edgewater bricolage will be completed this summer – this one at the Foster – Lake Shore Drive underpass. This mosaic will feature Chicago Native American history, culture, motifs, stories, and current day Indians.
The project will be unveiled tomorrow evening (5/21) in the president’s room at St. Andrews Church, 5649 N Sheridan. Sponsored by 48th Ward Alderman, Mary Ann Smith, a series of talks is being planned for 2009 and 2010 on Indian Culture and archeology in the Edgewater and Uptown areas.
Workshops are being held over the next two weeks for residents to create the materials t0 be used in the mural. On June 1, Lakewood Balmoral residents will be participating in a workshop, hosted by St. Ita’s North Side Catholic Academy. Then, in July, Tracy Van Duinen and Todd Osborne (with their army of Uptown youth), will begin applying the tiles to the Foster Avenue underpass.
To see WTTW’s video about the Edgewater bricolage, select this link.
If you are interested in learning more about the project, or if you would like to participate in a workshop, contact Anne Rossley of Rubloff.