The exhibit runs through August 2013 and is open to the public on the following dates:
- Monday, April 15, 5pm-8pm
- Monday, May13, 5pm-8pm
- Saturday, May 18, 11am-4pm
- Monday, June 10, 5pm-8pm
- Saturday, June 29, 11am-4pm
- Monday, July 8, 5pm-8pm
- Monday, August 5, 5pm-8pm
You can also make an appointment to see the exhibit. Contact email@example.com.
Reframing Ruin is sponsored by The Trust for Public Land and Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail, in partnership with Youth Service Project. Learn more about the exhibit and the event here.
About the exhibit:
"Reframing Ruin features photographs of the Trail as it is now, while inviting viewers to imagine its potential benefits for all of Chicago.The exhibit is an opportunity to reflect on the ways that this railroad has captured Chicagoans’ spirit of discovery.
"Generations of artists have turned the embankment walls into canvases. Youths have explored the accidental nature preserve growing between the tracks. Walkers, bikers, runners and even skiers have blazed their paths, happily avoiding traffic below. And from the height of The Bloomingdale we’ve been able to see the communities along the route, and the Loop in the distance, with fresh eyes.
"Meanwhile, photographers have turned their lenses on this rough magic, capturing some of its grandest views and smallest details. As the park design and engineering process picks up steam, their work has inspired Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail and the Trust for Public Land to mount this exhibit–a look back that is intended to spark visions of the future.
"Reframing Ruin highlights the unique beauty artists have found in this abandoned industrial space. Our dream is for this beauty to become accessible to all as the Bloomingdale is transformed into Chicago’s next great park."
Ben Helphand, Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail and Beth White, The Trust for Public Land