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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

Art On  theMart Welcomes Spring With a Celebration of the Year of Chicago Theatre

Art On theMart Welcomes Spring With a Celebration of the Year of Chicago Theatre

WDCB’s Gary Zidek takes a look behind the scenes of Art On theMart’s recently unveiled Spring program.

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Chicago welcomed a giant new addition to its public art collection this past fall with the debut of Art On theMART. The public-private partnership utilizes cutting-edge projectors to display digital art onto the river-facing façade of the Merchandise Mart, now known simply as The Mart.

Last week, Art on theMart unveiled it’s Spring program. You can check out the new collection of digital projections five nights week, Wednesday through Sunday, for two hours beginning 15 minutes after sunset.

A rendering by Ouchhh Studio

A rendering by Ouchhh Studio

Acclaimed media designer John Boesche created a work titled 7 soliloquies celebrating the Year of Chicago Theatre. The piece features seven parts, each highlights a different element of Chicago’s diverse theater community.

Media designer John Boesche and Art On theMart executive director Cynthia Noble

Media designer John Boesche and Art On theMart executive director Cynthia Noble

If you make your way to the theMart after sunset (Wednesday through Sunday), you’ll be able to see an approximately 15 minute program that features an introductory projection, Boesche’s Soliloquies (which will continue to be added over the next 3 months until there are 7) and a 6 minute piece created by Istanbul-based video mapping group Ouch studios.

For additional details go to artonthemart.com

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