Greektown Chicago Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Recap

The Greektown Arts Committee and Greektown Chicago SSA #16 recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony officially launching the neighborhood’s 2019 public art exhibit: The Modernity of the Ancient Greek Discus. Several distinguished guests offered support and praise for Greektown Chicago’s original and vibrant artworks. Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr. of the City’s 27th Ward, Lydia Ross of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs, and Leo Louchios of the Chicago Greektown Educational Foundation shared their thoughts about the importance of public art in Greektown. Arts Committee Chairperson, Eve Moran, recognized the artists in attendance and Dean Maragos, a representative of the SSA #16, delivered opening remarks. 

The Modernity of the Ancient Greek Discus celebrates Hellenic architecture, Olympic sport and art. Local artists and young students from five-area Greek language schools were asked to apply their spin on this unique melding of ancient and modern. The display features 20 colorfully painted sculptures along Halsted Street, and on Adams and Van Buren. 

Thank you to all that attended the ribbon cutting ceremony on June 19 to celebrate the newest addition to the Greektown Chicago neighborhood. The public art exhibit will be on display in Greektown through November 2019!

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