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Photo display ‘rediscovers’ Chicago Heights

UniStreet Gallery 1527 OtBlvd. Chicago Heights. | Suppliled photo

Union Street Gallery, 1527 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights. | Suppliled photo

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Updated: February 28, 2013 6:03AM



Union Street Gallery, 1527 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights, is organizing a “Rediscover Chicago Heights” photography project focusing on the positive in the city.

The gallery and community leaders are encouraging artists to create a set of images of the city. The project is funded by The Chicago Community Trust and runs through May.

“Rediscovery: Visualizing Chicago Heights” is a celebration of the community and asks participants to see and document the beauty, culture and meaning of the city.

The gallery will collaborate with community leaders to encourage participation and will host two workshops for participants.

The first workshop will be an orientation session, introducing participants to the project, teaching them “how to see” using artistic vision, and teaching them how to use their digital cameras. The second workshop will be an editing and feedback workshop.

A variety of images (at least one from each photographer) will be selected to be part of a major exhibit that will be hosted at the Gallery from April 19 to May 11. The exhibit also will feature work by two Chicago-area professional photographers, Alonso Balderas and Joe Compean, who are also invited to discover Chicago Heights through their own artistic vision.

The exhibit will end with a day-long “arts and jazz festival” with music provided by Prairie State College jazz groups.

For more information, call (708) 754-2601.

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