Archive for February 2014

Chicagoans in winter - Street Photography photos

Chicagoans in winter - Street Photography photos
Photography is presented to the public in many different art forms. Street Photography is one form that photographers use to express their art. Street photography has been a very popular form of photography for a long time. Whether reflected in photographic journalism, art, portrait photography or just a quick “selfie,” all photography captures a moment... Read more »

Mecca Flat Blues - Exhibition at Chicago Cultural Center

Mecca Flat Blues - Exhibition at Chicago Cultural Center
The “Mecca” Hotel was built in 1891, on the corner of 34th Street from State to Dearborn. At the time it was the largest and most richly furnished permanent hotel in Chicago. The building was completed just in time for the Chicago 1893 “Colombian World Exposition”. This enormous complex was expected to house the huge crowds visiting... Read more »

Valentine's Day Better Together in Chicago - video

Valentine's Day Better Together in Chicago - video
According to the History Channel website: HISTORY OF VALENTINE’S DAY Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia.... Read more »
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The Hideout at The Museum of Contemporary Art - Love is Love photos

The Hideout at The Museum of Contemporary Art - Love is Love photos
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, The Hideout hosted the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago‘s First Friday event, held Friday February 7th from 6-10 pm. It was a presentation and celebration of music, art, performance, readings, interviews, soup, and dancing, all in the name of love! The love-themed First Friday was curated by The Hideout, Chicago’s renowned... Read more »

Year of the horse - Chinatown Parade photo gallery

Year of the horse - Chinatown Parade photo gallery
Chicago’s annual Chinese New Year Parade kicked off along the 2400 block of South Wentworth in the Chinatown neighborhood a little after 1:00 p.m Sunday. Before the parade started, firecrackers exploded to ring in the new year! It’s the Lunar New Year and the Chinese Year of the Horse. It was reported nearly 20,000 people came out in... Read more »

Uptown: Argyle Street Lunar New Year Parade photos

Uptown: Argyle Street Lunar New Year Parade photos
Today in Uptown the annual New Year Parade kicked off a little after 1:00 p.m on Argyle street. It started at Broadway and Argyle proceeded to Sheridan, Sheridan to Lawrence to Broadway and back to Argyle. As the parade started firecrackers exploded to ring in the new year! Uptown’s West Argyle Street Historic District is also known as New... Read more »
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