I traveled to Chicago to paint a huge heart and promote awareness for Heart Health as part of a public art exhibit called Hearts A Bluhm.
For the month of February Michigan Avenue "blooms" with 100 five-foot hearts designed by over 50 participating artists, as part the campaign to promote awareness during National Heart Health Month. My heart, "City Pulse", features a skyline heart rate that represents the pulse of the city, and the importance of keeping that pulse alive and healthy every day. I am honored and thrilled to have participated and it was so great to get back to Chicago after six years!
My piece was chosen by the Bluhm Institute itself, and sponsored by the Glick Family Foundation, and will be on permanent display at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after the debut on Michigan Avenue. I was also asked to complete a second piece that I designed, titled "Save Love, Keep Love", which included an original poem and was purchased by the Pollack family.
This much-anticipated public art exhibit, artistically sponsored by Columbia College Chicago, brings Individuals and leading corporations from across the city together to support the Northwestern Memorial Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute’s “Hearts a Bluhm” heart health awareness campaign. The hearts will be accompanied by heart health facts and tips, and “Bluhm” down The Magnificent Mile® February 1 to 28, 2011. “Hearts a Bluhm” was created to raise awareness about the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in America. For more information about the campaign go to www.heartsabluhm.org.
This public art exhibition brings over 50 artists together to create one of a kind pieces to be displayed on Michigan Avenue during Heart Health … Read More
This public art exhibition brings over 50 artists together to create one of a kind pieces to be displayed on Michigan Avenue during Heart Health Month in support of the Bluhm Cardiovascular institute and Columbia College Chicago, the artistic sponsor. Read Less