Old Town Triangle Association's
President Vi Daley Message to Members
So far it has been a great year, and we are looking forward to a successful Art Fair.
April 21st was a perfect weather day and a great day for a tour of Old Town. Thanks to Anne Giffels and her Events Committee as well as to David Pfendler, Karen
Pflender, Leslie Wolfe, and especially Diane Gonzalez and Shirley Baugher for putting on a wonderful historic display and tour of Old Town. In fact, since it was
such a success, we are planning to do another this fall.
The 12th Annual Chicago Sculpture Exhibit in the 43rd and 44th wards will soon be displaying new sculptures, beginning in the middle of June.
Also in the middle of June, a new art display will be created in the Ogden Mall
area between Wisconsin and Lincoln. The title of the display is “Tie Me Down.”
This is brought to us by Architecture for Humanity, a not-for-profit organization
based in San Francisco with groups all over the world. It was established in 2007
to respond to national and worldwide disasters. The organization creates green
space art projects, chosen from submitted designs, to be temporarily installed
in specific open green spaces. The Ogden Mall space has been approved by the
Chicago Department of Transportation as well as Alderman Michele Smith. The art
display will be up for one year. To learn more about this group you can go to: www.activate2013.org.
Congratulations to John Hall and Goose Island Beer Company for 25 years in our community.
Thanks to Alderman Michele Smith for presenting a Resolution from the City of
Chicago to the Old Town Triangle stating that “That the Mayor and members
of the City Council, gathered this thirteenth day of May, 2013 do hereby salute
the Old Town Triangle Association for its 65 years of dedicated service to its
community, extend our very best wishes for a successful and rain-free event and
declare Saturday, June 8 and Sunday June 9, 2013 as “Old Town Triangle Fair
Weekend” throughout Chicago.” See you at the Art Fair, starting with First Sight
Friday Night on June 7th!
Vi Daley, OTTA President