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Urban Think & Drink
Theaster Gates

May 22, 2013, 5 to 7 p.m.

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Metropolitan Planning Council, 140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1400

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Join us on Wednesday, May 22, for an evening with inspiring Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates. A sculptor and urban planner by training, Gates is nationally known for his arts-based community development. From assembling gospel choirs to converting an abandoned home into a community library, his work pushes the conventional boundaries of community revitalization.

The reception will begin at 5 p.m., with Gates' presentation at 5:30 p.m. and time afterward for discussion.

MPC's Urban Think & Drink series features prominent thought and action leaders in an informal setting, sparking conversations on creating livable urban environments. Come and enjoy a drink, a talk, and good company. Space is limited, so RSVP today!

Registration is $10. MPC thanks Goose Island Beer Co. for providing libations. Wine and snacks will also be served.

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Metropolitan Planning Council 140 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, Ill. 60603
312 922 5616

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