Public Art Rogers Park
Proposed Public Art at Two Rogers Park Entry Points Receive Strong Support
Following a town hall meeting held by the 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore, the proposed public art design for two Rogers Park entry points have received strong support from community residents. One of the entry points is located at "the Porkchop" grassy triangle area on the Devon/Sheridan/Broadway intersection. Local artist, Davis McCarty's design is a 20-foot stainless steel and dichroic plexiglass sculpture in the shape of a spire. According to McCarty the sculpture representatives the diverse community of Rogers Park with its vibrant colors, and will reflect the natural beauty of its surrounding parks and lakefront.
The proposed sculpture will receive funding from the “50 X 50 Neighborhood Arts Project,” a program sponsored by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) that has as its goal the placement of at least two pieces of public art in each of Chicago’s 50 wards.
For more information and details on this proposed artwork, you can visit the Alderman's website.