Let Us Now Praise Famous Ghosts

04.19.09

Just finished a great collaboration between myself and Jeremiah Chiu from Plural using the photographs I documented for the (Con)Temporary Art Guide / Chicago. Part of the Bridgeport WPA poster collection: Version>09 Festival. The first in a series documenting the effect of the current economic crisis upon the arts community.

To see all the other posters made for this project, check out the exhibition this Thursday on the opening night of Version>09 Festival.

Thursday, April 23, 2009, 5pm – 10pm
Zhou B. Art Center
1029 W. 35th St.
Chicago, IL 60609

“The Bridgeport WPA is a cultural program that the federal government could instigate as part of their latest economic stimulus package. Inspired by Roosevelt’s New Deal cultural programs under the WPA (WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION) The Bridgeport WPA underscores the necessity for the support of artists and the idea of civic responsibility to the greater society. The projects unfold on the streets and on the walls of buildings in Bridgeport, the Community of the Future.

The accompanying exhibition, Bridgeport WPA Poster Project, examines work by artists who responded toour call for works! Silk-screened posters and maps to public works created for this project will be unveiled at the opening. Posters will be available for purchase and you can also find them throughout the neighbohood. Exhibition runs through May 2, 2009.”

– via versionfest.org

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One Response to “Let Us Now Praise Famous Ghosts”


  1. Your web site is great!

    Here is a blog post about an Ohio WPA artist:

    http://sanduskyhistory.blogspot.com/search?q=sallee


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