Mural Unveiling at HWLC YOUmedia!

YOUmedia at Harold Washington Library Center is the proud home of a new mural designed and painted by YOUmedia alum, Urban Radical. The mural, entitled Saturn's Summer, depicts five characters representing teens from the “three sides of Chicago” within a bright and surreal setting complete with the planet Saturn, the Chicago skyline, the artist’s trademark…
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Cody James Norman: The Visible Hand

Cody James Norman utilizes digital fabrication tools alongside traditional analog processes to explore the relationship between humans and technology. His exhibit, The Visible Hand, is on display April 13 through June 10 on the ground floor of Harold Washington Library Center in the Popular Library Exhibit Cases and Congress Corridor East Display Window. The Visible…
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Celebrating Chicago African American Painter Charles White

On April 2nd we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of African American painter and graphic designer Charles White. According to Roosevelt University professor Erik Gellman, White not only “applied his art as a weapon in Chicago,” but he discovered a unique appreciation and love for African-American history not at school, but at Chicago…
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African American History Month Art Exhibits at Harold Washington Library Center, West Chicago Avenue Branch

Harold Washington Library Center and West Chicago Avenue Branch host fascinating and unique exhibits to celebrate African American History Month in February.  Harold Washington Library Center hosts five exhibits: Chasing Light: Photographs by Amanda Lucidon, February 1 to March 3, in the 3rd floor exhibit case The Fellowship of Reverend Clay Evans, through March 5…
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Patrick Thompson: The Color of Jazz Exhibit at Harold Washington Library Center

The Color of Jazz, an African American History Month art exhibit by Patrick Thompson, is on display in February at Harold Washington Library Center, in the exhibit hall gallery on the 3rd floor. Thompson's artwork is influenced by everyday sights and sounds, including colors, fashion and music, particularly jazz. He says, "My love for creating…
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