Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sculpture Dedication at Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens this Saturday

The sculpture “Helping Hands,” by internationally acclaimed artist Louise Bourgeios (1911-2010), will be dedicated Saturday, September 24 at 10 a.m. in Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens, 1801 S. Indiana Ave.

A major work commemorating the life and work of social reformer and Nobel Prize winner, Jane Addams (1860-1935), “Helping Hands” is the “first major work of art in the Chicago parks to honor a significant woman.”

Bourgeios sculpture at left, detail right

The Bourgeios work is a series of carved black granite hands sitting on rough stone pedestals. The hands symbolize people, of all ages and ethnicities throughout the world, whose lives were impacted by Addams’s social work.

The dedication ceremony will last about an hour.

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