An-art filled summer in Greektown
Greektown is excited to showcase two new pieces of public art. This month, we’re welcoming sculptural artworks by Hilde DeBruyne (“Blooming”) and Joey Manson (“Spirit”) into our lively community. This collaboration with Chicago Sculpture Exhibit will delight local residents and visitors through May, 2024.
And don’t forget that Greektown will also be opening a brand-new neighborhood-wide art exhibit in the next month with 26 vibrant three-dimensional sculptures lining Halsted. Keep a lookout on social media and our next newsletter for the announcement!
More information on the two Greektown Chicago Sculpture Exhibit pieces below.
Sculpture Title: “Blooming”
Artist: Hilde DeBruyne
Placement: Temple (southeast corner of Monroe street & Adams street).
Hilde DeBruyne is a Belgian-American artist living and working in Des Moines, lowa. She is a sculptor and designer working in clay, metal and bronze. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is included in public and private collections. DeBruyne has completed multiple public art projects throughout lowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, and Belgium.
DeBruyne’s metal artwork is contemporary in style, often abstracted and organic in nature. She uses mild steel, corten steel or aluminum and usually enriches the work with the use of bold, attractive colors. Overall her artwork has an energetic, warm and welcoming feel to it. DeBruyne generally works around a certain theme and explores this theme throughout a series of pieces.
Sculpture Title: “Spirit”
Artist: Joey Manson
Placement: Elysian Field (Southeast corner of Halsted Street & Van Buren street).
Joey Manson is a sculptor with a strong interest in public and outdoor Art. He earned a MFA from Alfred University in 1996. Joey moved to South Carolina in 2002 after spending several years living and working in New York City. Studio facilities for design and fabrication are located on a farm: mixing art, agriculture, and forestry together into a unique combination.
I work with industrial materials to depict my surroundings, abstracting our technological and natural environments. My sculpture becomes an exploration of our built, social, and environmental constructs. – Joey Manson