This week on the blog, we chatted up South Loop activities. To celebrate National Bike to Work Week, we featured a blog post on the national holiday. In addition, we prepared our residents for the 2012 NATO Summit this weekend with road closures and Roosevelt Collection procedures.
We also spotlighted Printers Row District, a real gem of a residential community within the South Loop. This neighborhood was formally known as the printing and publishing center of the Midwest and stays true to its roots by hosting a popular, highly regarded Literary Fest every June.
To wrap up the week, we introduced Sprout Playroom, an Eco-friendly playspace for children. The new South Loop addition is scheduled to open early this summer.
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This week, The Seen explores the exhibition of works by Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra, on view at the San Fransico Museum of Modern Art. From her famous beach series in which she photographs adolescents in their bathing suits, to her series of bullfighters having just walked out of the ring, Dijkstra captures a “moment of truth” in her work.
Next, we featured a gallery visit to Alderman Exhibitions. Alderman Exhibitions presents an impressive new exhibition of weavings by Chicago artist Christy Matson, The Sun Doesn’t Show Through the Mist Until Noon. The exhibition is organized around a series of small, framed weavings, four larger works on black and a collaborative video produced with Chicago artist Ken Fandell.
Simply Magnificent – Official blog for The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Chicago, Magnificent Mile
This week on Simply Magnificent, we spotlighted the Chicago Cultural Center’s exhibition by Chicago artist Matthew Woodward. Woodward is represented in the private art collection for The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Chicago, with his work featured in The Landmark Club’s Grand Salon.
Next, we published a post on the Chicago International Film Festival’s 2012 Summer Screenings. The 2012 film series runs through September 29, 2012 and showcases 22 films from around the world. The film series represents an array of genres from comedies and thrillers to emotionally charged dramas and enlightening documentaries, celebrating the richness and diversity of the human experience.
This week, Stay Gorgeous spotlighted rockabilly styles for women, featuring four variations: Bettie Bangs, victory rolls, page boy and Rosie the Riveter.