Hi everyone! We have extended our exhibit courtesy of Lisa and Dave at 1100 Florence
. We really had a stellar turnout and people are pretty darn excited about the project. I'd like to thank all who came out. We sold quite a few books and prints. Bill and I will be there again from noon to 5 each day this weekend. Come by if you want to get a signed book, or just to visit and see some of these great photos in person. I do have to say that the book is a lovely way to pull the project together, and of course the author Bill Swislow
will be there with me. Informal talks happen each day around 2pm and there are only 20 chairs so come early!
** Masks required **
12-5 p.m. Saturday Nov. 20 & Sunday Nov. 21
at 1100 Florence, Evanston, Illinois (map
Author talks at 2 p.m. each day
Photos: Bill Swislow / Aron Packer
is an exhibition and talk to celebrate publication of the first book about one of the world's great art treasures, which lies hidden in plain sight along Chicago's Lake Michigan shore: Thousands of vernacular stone carvings made over the course of the 20th century. They are magnificent yet rarely recognized, until now. Author and photographer William Swislow, photographer and essayist Aron Packer, and designer Don Di Sante will be there to talk about the carvings and to sign books. And images of carvings featured in the book will be available to buy. We will also have two rocks carvings that I absconded with when they separated during the freeze thaw cycles!
If you can't make it to the show and book signing this weekend, you can still get the book from any of the independent book sellers below or directly from Bill Swislow's website
The Book Table
, Oak Park
The Book Stall
, Chicago Cultural Center
, Chicago & Wilmette