House Posts of Two Artist Row
 

































Title:  House Posts of Two Artist Row


Site:  1818 E. 71st Street, Chicago


Artist: Nina Smoot-Cain


Assistant: Kiela Smith


Community Participants:9 youths from the community


Sponsors:  Chicago Public Art Group, The Neighborhood Institute, and Gallery 71


Year: 1992


Scale:  164 square feet


Materials: Glass mosaic


Information:  This arts-turned-business incubator building is enlivened with a variety of visually striking mosaics created by CPAG artists with youths at Gallery 71. House Posts of Two Artist Row consists of two columns covered with bands of pattern drawn from various African nations. The artists and teen workers created each mosaic band separately and then laid out all the sections on the studio floor to determine the final arrangement before installation.