Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Closing Party Fri 4/2

The Chicago Aldermen Project is having a closing party for the 50 Aldermen/50 Artists group portrait show THIS FRIDAY, April 2, from 7-11 PM at Johalla Projects, 1561 N. Milwaukee. This will be the last time you can see the exhibit at Johalla — before it moves (more on that coming soon). Come to the party to win prizes!!

PRIZES??? Yes: The Chicago Reader has published a pop quiz, and attempting it will make you eligible for a drawing to win a Four Star commuter bike by KHS Bicycles from Roscoe Village Bikes. (We have some other prizes as well.) Turn in your answers at the closing party (or mail them to Alderquiz, c/o Chicago Reader, 11 E. Illinois, 60611, or take the quiz online at to become eligible for the drawing. Answers must be received by the end of Tue 4/6.

More than 830 people came to our 3/19 opening, including 17 aldermen, staffers from three other aldermanic offices, an Illinois Commerce Commissioner, and a state house rep. Writers for the NY Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, and many other publications, and two TV news crews also came. We don't expect this party to be as crowded as the first, so expect to get a good look at the portraits.

Lauri and Jeremy want to thank the following people for helping the 50 Aldermen / 50 Artists show happen:

— Johalla Projects, especially Anna Cerniglia and Caitlin Arnold
— All of the artists and aldermen who participated
— The Chicago Reader for printing ads about the show and related events, for serving as a sponsor, and for holding the bicycle giveaway
— Anthony from Old Style and Adam Seger, Jennifer Piccione, and Jennifer Kessler with HUM for providing refreshments for the events
— The League of Women Voters for registering folks to vote at our events
— The Reader's Mick Dumke and Alderman Scott Waguespack for giving talks on 3/20
— Media Burn, for showing movies on Sat 3/27

We'll let you know about the show's future plans when things become finalized. Also, be on the lookout for an announcement about our next show.

— Lauri and Jeremy