Cultural Families: Chicago writers and Their Communities at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Sculptures and paintings by internationally-awarded artist Margot McMahon.
Reception: Logan Center for the Arts June 17th, 12:30- 2:00.
Cultural Families: Chicago Writers and Their Communities is a multi-dimensional study of three writers who helped shape their local environments. Margot McMahon’s sculpture exhibition at Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, the trolley tour, the scholarly post-tour discussion and the workshop offer different entry points to the conversation. Earnest Hemingway built a community of world travelers; Gwendolyn Brooks built a community of poetry students; and Richard Wright built a community of radical thinkers, Alice Hayes and Sylvia Shaw created a place for creativity at Ragdale Foundation. The common thread among all four writers is their commitment to bringing together artists; in each case, the created families produced meaningful literature, particularly as regards to social justice.