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Rogers Park Artists Think “BIG"lass

Posted on July 19, 2010

Now - after over eleven years working with architectural stained glass - in a collaboration with fellow Chicago (Rogers Park) artist Andrew De La Rosa, Carlson has the opportunity to push some of the boundaries of her stained glass art.  De La Rosa is in the process of building a large-scale sculpture garden that will utilize sight, sound, and guest interaction, to be displayed at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival.  Titled “Big,” the garden will be composed of a main large-scale piece surrounded and adorned by smaller works, along with contributions of multi-media artists and poets. 

As a featured artist assisting with installation, Carlson will be adding glass to the main sculpture.  “It’s a chance to explore outdoor glass installations and new forms of stained glass,” says Carlson, “I’m creating and learning at the same time - it’s a huge learning curve - but this is a great chance to explore techniques that will evolve and become more important to me as I create larger-scale works. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to work with Andy. He’s wonderfully creative, and it’s an honor to be collaborating with him.”

The construction and installation of the sculpture garden will be taking place from Monday, July 19th to Friday, July 23rd.  All are invited to view the progress and process.  If visiting during the middle of the day, please don’t forget sun protection! 

De La Rosa will complete the main framework for his sculpture early in the week, with collaborating artists continuing over the rest of the week.  The final product will be on display at the Milwaukee Ave Arts Fest on July 24th and 25th.

What: creation and installation of public sculpture garden
When: July 19th-23rd
Time:  Monday from 4 PM to 10 PM; Thereafter, 8 AM-10 PM
Where: Milwaukee at Prindiville, 2 blocks south of Fullerton and Milwaukee in the Gerber building parking lot

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