Unbuilt Projects and Fantasy Architecture
This weekend, Edgewater Historical Society Museum is hosting Thom Greene’s collection of designs, sketches, and renderings. The exhibition will run from April 24 until June 6, 2009. The first half of the collection, created over the past 20 years, consists of unbuilt designs and concepts for various sites within the Edgewater and Chicago area that have not been realized. “Fantasy Architecture”, the second part of the exhibit, covers 31 years of intriguing creations ranging from high-rise works of imagination to highly stylized architectural oddities. The main thread that ties these two diverse bodies of work together is Thom Greene’s compelling rendering skills, practical sensibility, artistic style, and flare for color and form.
Thom Greene, principal at Greene & Proppe Design, has been instrumental in preserving and rehabbing Chicago historic property in Edgewater’s Lakewood Balmoral and Andersonville neighborhoods, as well as throughout Chicago.
I have worked with Thom and his firm in several capacities over the years, including the exterior renovation of our 1908 American Foursquare. It has been a pleasure to work with him — he has an incredible eye for design and color (I envy his talent!). I am looking forward to seeing the show.
The Edgewater Historical Society and Museum is located in the renovated 1925 fire station at 5358 N. Ashland Avenue in Chicago. They are open Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, and can be contacted at (773) 506-4849.