Thursday, March 13, 2008

Chairs & Cheers from Chicago: The Show that's a Seat above the Rest

The Art of The Chair
comes alive in Chicago during May-June, 2008

On May 1st at the Edgewater Historical Society (5358 North Ashland Avenue)

'Once upon a Chair'

will be taking place. The brainchild of Kathy Gemperle (former President of the North Lakeside Cultural Center), after perusing an exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Ms. Gemperle decided to host and coordinate a Show here for the Patron Saints of Sitting here in Chicago.

A Call for Chairs with an accompanying Story (Poem or Narrative) is what the Exhibition entails. The Opening Program of the Exhibition will be held on May 1 at the North Lakeside Cultural Center located on the shores of Lake Michigan (Granville and Sheridan Road).

The Closing Event is slated for June 7 at the Edgewater Historical Society located at 5358 North Ashland in Chicago.

For those so inspired by the greatest Invention that has made all our lives all the more comfortable, email Kathy at:

for the Particulars.

The Chair has 28,600,000 google posts which is only a fraction of the entire supply of Chairs that have been used since Cave Man first sat on a raised rock! We all have our favorite Chairs and Stories about them. From our first high chair; to our tricycle with a padded seat to the chairs we'd sit on at school and throughout our days at the office; in the library, at restaurants or wherever we wanted to 'roost,' the Chair has conformed to our wildest imagings possible.

QUICK QUESTION: What better way to unite a person with their community than by saluting a Chair, one Creature Comfort that even our Pets can get acclimated to.

Please join Ms. Gemperle during 'Once Upon a Chair' by either attending and/or being a Participant in this heart-warming Expo. The Chair is an integral Part of Contemporary History that we oft-times don't appreciate enough, except when we slump down into one after a long and tiring day.

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