The Hyde Park Historical Society invites the public to a free Zoom event, “There’s Art in Them Thar Revetments!”
When: Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 2-4pm
Where: Zoom – Call (773) 493-1893 or email email@example.com for link
One of the world’s most remarkable outdoor art treasures lies hidden in plain sight along Chicago’s Lake Michigan waterfront — carvings in the stone revetments that line the lakeshore, many of them spectacular, most by anonymous creators, and almost none of them noticed by the millions of people who enjoy the city’s unobstructed shore. Join William Swislow, who has photographed thousands of these carvings, including many in Hyde Park, to view examples of this art underfoot, to hear its story, and to learn about the carvers who made it and the shoreline that was their canvas.