Mar 8th 2014

Post Family: Comfort

@ Comfort Station Logan Square

2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago IL

Opening Saturday, March 8th, from 2:30PM - 6:30PM

On view through Thursday, March 27th

The strength of a community hinges on the engagement of it’s members. Individual and collective growth is the direct result of an open, free-flowing exchange of information, ideas, resources and skills. The facilitation of platforms, environments and situations conducive to this type of interaction is central to the Post Family’s mission.

This March, the Post Family will leave the confines of their studio behind to call Logan Square’s Comfort Station home. Looking to the legacy of a “comfort station” as a public place of gathering—an architectural hub within a community that’s free and open to all—they believe this to be the perfect venue to bring their ideals to life.

Rather than mount a physical exhibition, the Post Family is curating a month of programming—a series of 9 workshops, collaborations, performances, discussions and screenings designed to engage and unite the diverse Logan Square community. They will facilitate dialogue between residents old and new: families, professionals, artists, patrons, business owners and beyond.

In addition to their own events, they will be partnering with a variety of “Family friends” — including Third Coast Audio Festival, Chicago Film Archives, Logan Square International Film Series (Comfort Films), Kartemquin Films, Plenty Grocery & Deli, Lampo, Plural, Bike a Bee, Divvy Bikes, Legacy Frameworks, Longman & Eagle and others — to diversify programming and enrich the level of dialogue throughout the month. Visitors will collaborate, debate, share meals, create artwork, and above all else, engage.

All events are free and family friendly.

For up to the minute information about other collaborators, event details and more, visit RSVP on Facebook.

Comfort Station is a contemporary art gallery and creative program space directly across from Chicago’s Logan Square Monument. The building was constructed in 1915 as a shelter for passengers awaiting trains on a long gone track. After lying dormant for decades, it was restored by Logan Square Preservation and reopened its doors in 2011 in its current incarnation. For press inquires contact Comfort Station curator Robyn Paprocki.

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