WEAVING CULTURES MURAL

"Weaving Cultures”, is a new mural celebrating underrepresented women of diverse backgrounds, including a transgender Latina. The 15 ft. x 40 ft. mural, was developed to increase awareness and encourage a dialogue around unity and acceptance. Located at the intersection of 16th and Blue Island in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, the mural sits at the border of a predominantly large Latino and African-American community, an area known as an artists’ enclave that is also experiencing gentrification.

Lead Artist: Sam Kirk
Co-Lead: Sandra Antongiorgi

Commissioned by Chicago Public Art Group, and alderman Danny Solis                Press Interviews: WBEZ, Telemundo, NBC News, Univision, Gozamos, Vocalo Morning Amp     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Galeria del Barrio Mural Restoration

Our first project with Chicago Public Art Group, we successfully restored a mural completed by Aurelio Diaz in 1976 a part of the mural movement that began in the Pilsen neighborhood by Latino Artists. The mural spans 100ft in length and ranges from 10ft to 16ft in height. Commissioned by the City of Chicago and the Office of Danny Solis, this mural is the first part of a project to bring more art to the Pilsen Community and keep past works and cultural history alive. 

Lead Artist: Sam Kirk  ::  Assistant Artists: Karla Olvera, Cecilia Flores  ::  Volunteers: Roberto & Bianca Herrera

DAPPER Q, "STYLE DOSSIER: SAM KIRK" BY GABRIELLE ROYAL

DAPPER Q, "STYLE DOSSIER: SAM KIRK" BY GABRIELLE ROYAL

"5 ARTISTS SHAPING THE SCENE" 2015/2016 FEATURED ARTIST 

"5 ARTISTS SHAPING THE SCENE" 2015/2016 FEATURED ARTIST 

A big thank you to Don Julio Tequila and TCG Collective for the opportunity to curate Don Julio presents Galeri'a 1942. If you missed the event this past weekend, check out the footage to see the work of 15 of Chicago's Latino Artists on miniature ‪#‎DonJulio‬ trucks.

VOCALO MORNING AMP INTERVIEW ON HER  UPCOMING EXHIBITION ON SEX TRAFFICKING IN JANUARY 2016. 

VOCALO MORNING AMP INTERVIEW ON HER  UPCOMING EXHIBITION ON SEX TRAFFICKING IN JANUARY 2016. 

BOOTSTRAPPING IN AMERICA, ARTIST SPOTLIGHT VIDEO INTERVIEW BY TOM SOSNOFF AND TONY BATTISTA

BOOTSTRAPPING IN AMERICA, ARTIST SPOTLIGHT VIDEO INTERVIEW BY TOM SOSNOFF AND TONY BATTISTA

ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

QUE RICA VIDA, "CELEBRA LO RICO: JOIN MORENA CUADRA FOR A CUP OF COFFEE WITH SAM KIRK" BY DANIELLE EVENSKI

DYNASTY PODCASTS, "SXSW OFFICIAL ARTIST FOR CHICAGO MADE 2015" BY JAIME BLACK

WINDY CITY TIMES, "CHICAGOAN SAM KIRK SHINES THROUGH ART" BY ROSS FORMAN

EXHIBITION REVIEWS AND FEATURES

L STOP "QUEER ARTIST TO REPRESENT CHICAGO AT MIAMI'S INTERNATIONAL ART SHOWCASE" BY VIVIAN GONZALEZ

BE MOXIE, "ARTIST, SAM KIRK IS LIVING IT UP!" BY STEVIE REYNOLDS

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