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It’s official! A Year in Humboldt Park was selected for Chicago Artists Month!

A Year in Humboldt Park is the naturalist photo essay of the year 2009 by Dina Petrakis, curated by Candice Martens with collaboration by Gerald Ritchie.

Exhibition is at the Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1359 N. Sacramento in Chicago, August 11 through October 29, 2010. Gallery hours: Friday 6-8pm and Saturday 1-4pm.  August 11th opens with Summer Dance at Humboldt Park. 

Repeating images of iconic Park views and individual photographs reflect the richness and diversity of a life cycle in the Park.


Events include:   

SummerDance at the Boathouse, Wednesday, August 11th- Citywide Opening

Artist Opening, Friday, August 13th, 6-8pm.

Janine Fron will lead rounds of playing Prairie Prose with visitors to the gallery.  The locally made green game was inspired by Jens Jensen and Prairie School History in which players create poems from nature, Saturday, September 4th, 1pm.

Presentation of his report, Birds of Humboldt Park, by Sam Burckhardt, including the birds he and others have encountered in the Park, survey of breeding birds, and the significance of the park for migrating and resident birds. Afterward, we will move to the terrace overlooking the Lagoon and see what birds can be seen from there.  Please, bring your binoculars if you have a pair.  Saturday September 4th, 3pm.

150th Birthday Party for Jens Jensen, with readings from Siftings by Charles Richards, Wednesday, September 15th, 6pm

Bus Tour for Jens Jensen’s 150th Birthday by Julia Bachrach, CPD Historian, Saturdays, August 28 and September 25, 10am-3pm.  Meet at Grant Park on upper Randolph Street.  $30 includes lunch and bus.  For reservations or more info, contact Teishetta.daniel@chicagoparkdistrict.com or 312.742.4947.

Screening of “Jens Jensen Harmonious World” at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave, Thursday, September 23, 7pm.  For more infomation

Edward Torrez, AIA of Bauer Latoza Studios,  presents “The Boathouse Restoration” and Julia Bachrach, Historian, Chicago Park District,  presents “Humboldt Park: Jens Jensen’s Living Laboratory,” Wednesday, September 29, 6pm.

Chicago Artist’s Month Opening Friday, October 1, 5-8pm

Naturalist and Landscape Design walking tour by Julie Siegel, Saturday, October 2, 10am.

Reading of her original poetry about Humboldt Park, by Erika Mikkalo, Friday, October 8, 7pm.

Curator’s Discussion with Candice Martens, Saturday, October 16, 1pm

“In the work of nature, man feels the Creator’s mysterious power. Here he first recognizes his own limitations and his own significance… In all its various moods, during all seasons of the year, it brings to us the message of the infinite.” Jens Jensen, Siftings.

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*all events at the historic Boathouse, 1359 N. Sacramento, unless otherwise noted.  All events are free except for bus tours.


Contact us: dina@remodelingconsultants.net


Sponsored by the Chicago Park District and Parkways Foundation

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