The ICA building at 4750 N Sheridan Rd, also known as ICA GreenRise, was on the tour for Open House Chicago and was one of the most popular sites with almost 750 people visiting the building’s first and sixth floors.
The artwork commissioned for the Institute of Cultural Affair’s 50th Anniversary was unveiled at 4750 N. Sheridan in Chicago on September 13, 2012. The unveiling of the artwork, "Ocean of Devotion” by Chicago artist Gina Alicea, was also part of an event for Business Partners, the Chamber for Uptown, where the ICA building is located.
Ocean of Devotion, veiled quilt, 5ft high x 10 ft long
A team of colleagues gathered last Monday and they have been stepping up to the task. Around the tables and in and out of the basement, people were engaged not only in archiving assets, but also beginning to curate collections and to write stories for our emerging collections.
Did we just find a gem in the "deep" Archives? (From left: Jean Long, Paul Noah, Bud Ames, Frances Moore)
The Sharing Approaches That Work Conference (SATW) or Share Fair, of the Accelerate 77 project, was held at Chicago’s Truman College on September 15, 2012. With more than 400 people attending, the event was a resounding success.
In excess of 140 grassroots sustainability groups from 70 of Chicago’s 77 community areas were present. Each organization showed their current activities, future plans and connected with others during the day-long conference.
Nino Tillman, former Executive Director for the ICA, passed away over Labor Day weekend due to a heart attack. He was 49. Nino served as Executive Director between 2008 and 2009. Services were held on Saturday, September 8th, at Hartzell Memorial UMC, 3330 S Martin Luther King Dr in Chicago. Visitation is from 2 to 3 pm. Services will be from 3 to 5 pm.
Nonprofit professional Jennifer Hirsch will join the ICA as a Fellow, focusing on the future evolution of ICA’s Accelerating Green Initiatives in Chicago’s 77 Community Areas project.
Hirsch was most recently Senior Urban Anthropologist and Urban Anthropology Director at The Field Museum’s division of Environment, Culture, and Conservation (ECCo). She has a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in American Culture from Northwestern University.