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Night Out in the Parks at Caracol

June 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

=== A Night Out in the Parks Event ===


Enjoy Art, Music and Literature at Caracol Gathering Space from afternoon into the twilight…

Disfruta del atardecer en Caracol con arte, música y literatura

JUNE 24th, 7 PM
Caracol Gathering Space
Burnham Wildlife Corridor, just North of the Margaret Burroughs beach at 31st Street.


Fun for all ages. Learn how to create simple DIY paper and cardboard color optical illusion spinners. Combine different colors to create fantastic effects with this spinning toy. Workshop lead by Pilsen artist and art educator Diana Solis. Workshop is free and open to the public.

|| Storytelling || Poetry || PROHIBIDO LEER
Enjoy a performance by contratiempo’s Prohibido Leer and tell your own stories!

Francy Acosta, voice – José Luis Posada, guitar
What better way to enjoy the sundown by Lake Michigan than listening to beautiful music!


**||| DIANA SOLIS- Caracol Lead Artist |||***
“The unseen within the obvious, where it takes me is always an adventure.”

Diana Solis was born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1997. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Including Mexico, Spain and Germany. Diana lives in Chicago and works as an artist-in-residence in Chicago Public Schools, and in community-based after school programs. She is a cofounder of Pilsen Outpost.

**||| ENSEMBLE AD HOC |||**
EnsAmble Ad–Hoc was founded in Colombia by Francy Acosta and José Luis Posada. Interest in the ability to better approach the music they performed brought them to the United States where they pursued graduate studies in music. Originally, this ensemble performed primarily Early Music repertoires. In 2010 they prepared a special program of traditional and popular music from Colombia to commemorate the bicentennial of the country’s independence; ever since they have been presenting this and similar programs, extending to other Latin American countries. The repertoire Ad–Hoc will present at Caracol as part of Poesía en Abril includes pieces from Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil.


A page-to-the-stage performance program coordinated by participants from El Taller de contratiempo.


This event is presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series, supported by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan. Now in its fourth year, the 2016 Night Out in the Parks series will host over 1,000 cultural events and programs at more than 250 neighborhood parks throughout the city, making community parks a safe haven and hubs of activity. Projects will vary from traditional performances and concerts, to movies, peace rallies, community workshops, nature based programs, dance pieces, festivals, and more. The Chicago Park District has partnered with more than 120
arts and community organizations to expand and produce this successful initiative


June 24, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Burnham Wildlife Corridor
Chicago, IL 60649 United States + Google Map

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