Thursday, June 28, 2018

Phoenix Rising Sculpture Dedicated Today

The new sculpture Phoenix Rising was dedicated this morning at the intersection of Montrose, Sheridan, and Broadway. Designed by Chicago artist Lucy Slivinski, it was installed as part of Chicago's Year of Public Art. The 10am ceremony was attended by the public, the artist, and Ald. James Cappleman.

Created of scrap metal, most notably bicycle parts, it reflects the 46th Ward's love of and increased rate of bike transportation.

The legendary bird, the phoenix, represents Uptown's ability to rise and change, over and over, as it has for most of its existence.

The phoenix faces north, toward the entertainment district.

You can read more about the sculpture and Ms. Slivinski here.

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