Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Mo' Mau at Archeworks Benefit

Archeworks is still selling tickets and tables for its Green is the New Black benefit gala next Friday, May 18th at the MCA Warehouse at 1747 West Hubbard. The "green tie" event will include a raffle, and auction of drawings from architects including Helmut Jahn, Richard Meier, Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry and Stanley Tigerman and others. The dinner menu will feature "the best of sustainable farms including micro-greens and pure grass-fed beef," and attendees will receive a sampling of green products provided in "reusable shopping bags designed by Archeworks students." Tickets can be purchased by emailing Stephanie Edwards, calling 312/867.7254, ext. 11 or via fax at 312/867.7260.

The evening will honor graphic artist and activist Bruce Mau who, according to a May 3rd item on Edward Lifson's The New Modernist blog quoting a Gaper's Block report, has confirmed he's opening an office in Chicago and moving his family here from Toronto, with his activities possibly including assisting Mayor Daley commemorate the centenary of the 1909 Burnham Plan and spearheading a contemporary revision.

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