Armitage Arts: Summer City in a Garden was a multimedia Night Out in the Parks event presented by the Borderbend Arts Collective, at Mozart Park (6/25/2016).
1st set: Chicago Phonography
2nd set: Alpha Bruton (painting) and Jon Hey Quartet (Jon Hey (piano), Dan Godston (cornet, small instruments), Alex Wing (electric bass), Lou Ciccotelli (drums))
3rd set: Writers & Musicians -- Regina Harris Baiocchi (poetry), Andrea Change (poetry), Tanner McSwain (fiction), Kenyatta Rogers (poetry), Valerie Wallace (poetry) & Jon Hey Quartet
Armitage Arts: Summer City in a Garden is part of a community arts initiative along W. Armitage Ave; other Armitage Arts programs have included the 2014 and 2015 Armitage Arts Festivals, as well as events at the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Rosa’s Lounge and Weegee’s Lounge.
This program is presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks with the support of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan. “Urbs in Horto” (“City in a Garden”), which is Chicago’s Latin motto, is part of the inspiration for this event’s title.
Funding for this program is also being provided by Poets & Writers. Support for Readings & Workshops events in Chicago is provided by an endowment established with generous contributions from the Poets & Writers Board of Directors and others. Additional support comes from the Friends of Poets & Writers.
album art: close up of an artwork created by Alpha Bruton during the program