February 22, 2011

the best place to vote in Chicago

The huge Keith Haring mural in the hallway makes Wells Community Academy High School our favorite polling location in Chicago (see a partial view above).  We can't help but hope the 2011 Mayoral Election requires additional run-off voting.

The site-specific work was designed by Haring during the May 1989 stint in Chicago that produced two murals in Rush Memorial Hospital and a massive one in Grant Park as well.  Though planned by Haring, the piece at Wells High School was actually painted by students.  Haring did stop by upon it's completion to give his approval and pose for a pic with his student collaborators.

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