Art Hidden in Plain Sight: Revetment Carvings along Chicago's Waterfront
One of the world's most remarkable outdoor art treasures lies hidden in plain sight along Chicago's Lake Michigan waterfront: carvings in the stone revetments (sloped retaining walls) that line the lakeshore. Many of them are spectacular, most are by anonymous creators, and almost none of them are noticed. Outsider art authority (and board member of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art) William Swislow has photographed thousands of these carvings. He'll show examples of this art underfoot, tell its story, and discuss the carvers who made it.
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