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Da Mayor and Alderman Dedicate Foster Bricolage

From Lake Effect News:

Indian Land Dancing


Mayor Daley, Ald. Mary Ann Smith and tribal leaders were joined by hundreds of Edgewater residents Saturday morning for the dedication of the new bricolage mosaic in the Foster Avenue underpass at Lake Shore Drive.

“Indian Land Dancing” tells the history of Indians in Chicago with tiles, painted images, relief sculpture and photos incorporated into the mural. It based on a poem by poet E. Donald “Eddy” Two Rivers, an Uptown poet and performer who based many of his poems on childhood memories.

The stunning bricolage is the largest direct application mosaic of its kind in Chicago and the only piece of public art in Chicago designed by Native Americans. Smith thanked local tribes for contributing family photos that were embedded into bricolage. Continue reading this story

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