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Sentrock: The Boy Who Wanted To Fly
The Elmhurst Art Museum presents the first solo museum show of Pilsen-based street artist Sentrock, who uplifts and empowers youth through his murals and educational projects. The multi-media exhibition will feature new work by the rising artist that reveals for the first time the origin story of his distinctive Bird City Saint character, which appears in over 20 prominent murals Chicago and other cities. Presented across numerous galleries, the exhibition will explore the dreams of a little boy living in an urban environment and the importance of his Mexican-American community. Sentrock presents a new signature mural in the galleries as well as animated video projections, a ten-foot-tall sculpture, a life-size birdhouse installation, paintings, and works on paper. The artist’s recent projects include collaborations such as a summer youth workshop with Apple, collaborations with the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls, plus brand ambassadorships with Chicago Fire, Footlocker, and more. His murals have been commissioned by the City of Chicago, Chicago Design Museum, Chicago Public Libraries, National Geographic, Chicago Fire, and others. Dedicated programming will accompany the exhibition, including a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, family day workshops, a conversation with the artist, and a special pop-up shop with Sentrock’s limited-edition merchandise. A full schedule will be announced on elmhurstartmuseum.org.
The Museum is open Wednesdays through Thursdays from 12 – 5 pm and Friday through Sundays from 11 am – 5 pm. Free admission takes place the first Friday of every month.