City Of Chicago Presents “Hebru Brantley: Parade Day Rain” Exhibition, June 14 – Sept. 23 At Chicago Cultural Center

FREE summer exhibition features sculptures, paintings, murals and more by “Chicago’s Hip-Hop Art Star,” Hebru Brantley

The Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, will host eight FREE exhibitions this summer with an emphasis on object and graphic design, street art, the blues, architecture and the work of several Chicago-based artists – including Hebru Brantley, called “Chicago’s Hip-Hop Art Star” by Chicago Magazine.

Hebru Brantley explores the human experience of emotion in a solo show, Hebru Brantley: Parade Day Rain, June 14 – September 23 in Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North. Looking at optimism and pessimism and their place in the journey from Light to Dark through a narrative of his flyboys and girls and a parade, this exhibition of a “float” and multimedia murals and overhead “ceiling” paintings will create an immersive environment for the viewer. Brantley, a Bronzeville-native living and working in Chicago, explores personal and cultural memory in his art. Brantley draws influence from an array of pop culture icons, comic book heroes, Japanese anime and the bold aesthetics of street art pioneers Jean Michel Basquiat, Kaws and Keith Haring.

The exhibit is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday – Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m; closed holidays. Admission is FREE.

For more information, visit chicagoculturalcenter.org; like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, @ChiCulturCenter. For more DCASE news and events, visit cityofchicago.org/dcase, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, @ChicagoDCASE.

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