ART & ACTIVISM: ELLEN GRADMAN & FRED KLONSKY

[cs_section id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px; ” visibility=”” parallax=”false”][cs_row id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” visibility=”” inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=””][cs_column id=”” class=”” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″][cs_text id=”” class=”” style=”” text_align=”justify-text”]I am exhibiting some of the work from my, Chicago: Paper Protest series. But, what is even better is, I am doing this along side of work by the one and only, Fred Klonsky. The first poster I created, Every Chicago Public School Is My School, was inspired by a blog post of Fred’s with the same title. I knew of Fred Klonsky for years. He taught art in Park Ridge with my dearest friend, Kathleen Hurley. I heard about him as great art teacher and a fierce union president. Finally meet in person, protesting in the streets of Chicago. Rahm’s hit list of one hundred twenty possible schools that were on the chopping block. From then until now, issue after issue, protest after protest; we both have used the power of images to tell the story of the fight for social justice.

We also found the perfect gallery to hold the exhibit, Uri-Eichen. Located at 2101 S. Halsted Chicago, Illinois 60608. The gallery is all about Art’s role in creating a better world. The list of past and upcoming shows tell the stories of the Work, from our past, present and future.
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