Public Artwork Meeting for Addison and Irving Park Blue Line Stations Scheduled for June 12

Public Artwork Meeting for Addison and Irving Park Blue Line Stations Scheduled for June 12

The community is invited to attend a public meeting to provide input on the design of new public artwork at the Addison and Irving Park Blue Line stations on Monday, June 12, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Independence Park Field House, 3945 N. Springfield Avenue.

Francesco Simeti was selected by the Chicago Transit Board to create a site-specific installation at the Addison Blue Line station. He is known for creating thought provoking imagery using wallpapers, sculptures, and 3D collage. His work has been featured both nationally and internationally – including in Brooklyn, London, Milan, Finland, Rome, and more.

Dan Devening was selected to create the artwork installation at the Irving Park Line station. Devening is a curator, artist, and Adjunct Professor of painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since the mid 1980’s, his paintings and works on paper have been featured nationally and internationally.

The installation of the new artwork at both stations will add value to the station, community, and enhance the experience of daily commuters. The anticipated installation date is 18 months from the community meeting. I hope you will join me in providing input to guide the direction of both of these projects.