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.