For the Birds
This exhibition invited more than 60 talented artists, architects and designers to design birdhouses at the Clark House Museum. Notable talent included Frank Gehry, Richard Hull, Gerardo Fitz-Gibbon, Yvette Kaiser Smith, Herb Migdoll and many others.
The birdhouses served as functional pieces of art by providing shelter and food for Chicago's avian community. The houses fell into four categories: historical, comtemporary, futuristic or artistic.
- 8. Perch
- J.C. Steinbrunner, Artist
- Steel and Plexiglas
- Taking a minimalist approach to construction, the artist has created a near invisible house using a simple tube structure and Plexiglas. Undaunted by its "lightness of being," birds use the house as the name describes.
For the Birds: an amazing exhibition of birdhouse dwellings by Chicago artists and architects is part of Embrace Art in Chicago: Summer 2004, the citywide initiative that celebrates the city's diverse visual arts offerings through September 30. A collaborative effort by the Chicago Office of Tourism, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Tourism, Embrace Art in Chicago includes tours, exhibitions and interactive demonstrations at museums, galleries, art fairs, cultural centers and public spaces throughout the city.
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