Chicago Heights celebrates Black History Month

2013-02-17T17:30:00Z 2013-02-17T17:33:05Z Chicago Heights celebrates Black History MonthTimes Staff
February 17, 2013 5:30 pm  • 

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | To honor Black History Month, city officials invited Union Street Gallery artists to display their original works at City Hall, 1601 Chicago Road, according to a news release from the city.

As a result, 12 original hand-crafted works are on display in the main lobby of City Hall this month.

The artists are Jean Lewis, Quinton Foreman, CouSandra Armstrong, Michele Owens and Donna Radcliffe. The pieces of art also are available for purchase.

Also on display are inspirational poster designs by Bejust Design that honor Black History Month.

"As we celebrate Black History Month, let us not forget the works of our ancestors," said City Clerk Lori Wilcox, who was instrumental in making the collaboration a success, the release said. "We must embrace the successes of today and continue to strive for the growth of tomorrow. Remember, our youth are the future, with teens being the immediate future, so please mentor a child and watch us continue to grow."

Regular business hours at City Hall are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

To buy a piece of art work or to inquire about the price list, contact gallery director Jessica Segal at (708) 754-2601. Union Street Gallery is at 1527 Otto Blvd. in Chicago Heights. Visit the website at


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