The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, April 17, 2014


100-Foot Long Running Table by Chicago Artist Dan Peterman Installed in Millenium Park
CHICAGO, IL.- In conjunction with Millennium Park’s Independence Day picnic celebration, Dan Peterman’s Running Table will be installed in the Park’s Chase Promenade for the 2009 summer season. The installation will be completed by Thursday, July 2, in time for the 4th of July festivities and Grant Park Music Festival’s “Independence Day in Millennium Park.”

Peterman’s one hundred foot long picnic table considers issues around consumption and recycling. Made from the equivalent of two million recycled milk bottles, the table is simultaneously a product of consumption and an invitation to consume more as visitors are invited to sit down, relax and enjoy their own lunch at the table. Like a picnic bringing people together, the table reminds visitors of the communal social purpose made possible by individual actions.

The table was first installed in 1997 in the area of Grant Park now Millennium Park. It was accompanied by Peterman’s Chicago Ground Cover, the open-air dance floor used for Chicago SummerDance, also made from recycled plastic. The floor is now in Grant Park’s Spirit of Music Garden at 601 S. Michigan and was recently expanded to 4,600 square feet to accommodate more dancers.

Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, artist Dan Peterman’s work explores issues around recycling and ecology. His specialty includes making art out of recycled plastic, producing mottled grey or green bricks and timbers that he uses to fabricate tables, benches, parquet floors and storage boxes. Peterman received his MFA from the University of Chicago in 1986 and continues to live and work in the Hyde Park/Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago. He currently teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago and helps run the Experimental Station, an “incubator of innovative cultural, educational, and environmental projects and small-scale enterprises.”

Millennium Park’s Independence Day celebrations begin with a picnic on the Park’s Great Lawn on Saturday, July 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The picnic is inspired by the cartoons of John T. McCutcheon now on view in the Chicago Cultural Center through September 27. In particular, McCutcheon’s 1904 “Bird Center” series featured a large cast of recurring characters that represented a cross-section of turn-of the-century life.

Members of the theater company, Collaboraction, will roam the western side of the Great Lawn depicting the “Bird Center” citizens. A reading of the Declaration of Independence by Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson dressed as “Bird Center” character, Judge Warden, will add to the festivities. Also on hand will be the Northside Southpaws, a Chicago mandolin/guitar duo performing ragtime, country music and turn-of-the-century waltzes played on left-handed instruments. A “Bird Center” picnic lunch, provided by Marcello’s, will be available for $6.95.

The July 4th activities continue with the Grant Park Music Festival’s first annual “Independence Day in Millennium Park” at 1:30 p.m. in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. The program will feature traditional and patriotic favorites under the baton of Christopher Bell, along with special guest, Chicago tap dance master Lane Alexander.


Millenium Park | Dan Peterman | Independence Day | Minneapolis | Minnesota |


Today's News

June 30, 2009

Seattle Art Museum Returns Important Australian Aboriginal Secret/Sacred Object to Australia

Eva Rothschild Takes on Tate Britain Duveens Commission 2009

Timothy Rub Elected Director and Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia Museum of Art

Creative Time Presents New York City's First Quadrennial on Governor's Island

Never Previously Shown van Gogh Portrait Immortalised on Film in New Van Gogh Museum DVD

Filmmaker Philip Haas Commissioned to Create Films for Kimbell Art Museum's Summer Exhibition

Tacoma Art Museum Announces Shortlist of Selected Design Firms

artnet Auctions - Recent Auction Results Show Strong Demand for Fine Art Photographs

'The Thinker' Moves to Philadelphia Museum of Art During Rodin Restorations

Hauser & Wirth Announces the First UK Exhibition of the Berlin-based Artist Martin Eder.

Young in Groningen: Art from the Period 1945-1975

Call of the Coast: Art Colonies of New England at the Portland Museum of Art

Apollo 11 Moon Landing 40th Anniversary Activities Take Off at the National Air and Space Museum

Interview with Mauro Restiffe: "My participation in PHotoEspaña Involves the Largest Exhibition I have had to Date."

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to Present First Retrospective of Anne Truitt's Career

100-Foot Long Running Table by Chicago Artist Dan Peterman Installed in Millenium Park

Everson Museum of Art Offers Plein Air Painting at Artsweek

Dave Hickey to Speak at the Harwood Museum of Art

Open Call for Juried Exhibition Addressing the Broad Theme of "Capitalism in Question (because it is)"

Agnes Gund Appointed Chairman of P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center's Board of Directors

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- 'World's oldest message in a bottle', tossed in sea 101 years ago, reaches granddaughter

2.- East-West/West-East: Qatar unveils desert sculpture by American artist Richard Serra

3.- Ming-era 'chicken cup' sells for $36.05 million breaking record for Chinese porcelain

4.- United States pastor Kevin Sutherland convicted over Damien Hirst fake paintings

5.- Major exhibition at Pinacothèque de Paris explores the myth of Cleopatra

6.- Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles opens with inaugural exhibition "Van Gogh Live!"

7.- Landmark exhibition opens in New York exploring the ancient kingdoms of Southeast Asia

8.- Palm-sized scroll that mentions Jesus's wife is ancient: Harvard Theological Review

9.- Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have had Jewish ancestry: British television documentary

10.- Bonhams to sell Madame de Pompadour's favourite porcelain which surfaced in Devon after 350 years



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site