Riverwalk lined with new art east of Michigan Avenue
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CHICAGO RIVERWALK

(Above) Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel dedicates a Riverwalk installation of artwork by Candida Alvarez (right, in gray dress). At left is David Reynolds, commissioner of the city’s Department of Fleet and Facility Management. The woman right of Emanuel is Erin Harkey, deputy commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Photo by Patrick Pyszka. (Click on image to view larger version.)

21-Aug-17 – More art has arrived on the Chicago Riverwalk. Four large paintings by Chicago artist Candida Alvarez are installed on the east side of Michigan Avenue.

“Our Chicago Riverwalk is a premiere recreational area and as such, it deserves some of the best art,” said Mark Kelly, commissioner of the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

He says the artwork along the Riverwalk offers “a uniquely Chicago experience.”

Alvarez teaches painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work was recently featured in a solo exhibition at Chicago Cultural Center.

Dedicated on Friday, the paintings will be displayed through December.

The works are part of the Year of Public Art that blends art with various city departments. They include a fiberglass deer along the Riverwalk between Franklin and Lake Streets and the five-foot-tall Real Fake sculpture near the intersection of Wacker Drive & Wabash Avenue.

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By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | sdahlman@loopnorth.com

Published 21-Aug-17 3:24 AM

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