Mixed media art glass
2015, Arts in Transit
Layered within these colorful grid patterns is information originally published in the Chatham Citizen newspaper on June 16, 1965, and reproduced by the artist to symbolize all members of this community, past and present. The text includes local marriage announcements, names and addresses of citizens elected to the Chatham-Avalon Park Community Council and a feature article about Mrs. Mahalia Jackson, the celebrated gospel singer, who lived at 8358 S. Indiana Avenue.
Chicago artist McArthur Binion was born in Mississippi and began work in the cotton fields at age four. In 1973 he was distinguished as the first African American to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.
The Shore (below)
2007, Arts in Transit
Images of a man and woman appear to float within schools of fish in Jeff Zimmerman’s contemporary stained-glass windows. Inspired by the theme of migration, the artist relates the daily activity of riding the train to the life-cycle of fish. Although fish swim constantly in migration, they eventually return to their birthplace. Floating amongst the fish, the man and woman reach out to each other, as if bridging the gap between strangers in their daily journey.
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