Monday, February 14, 2011

All Heart

(Click to enlarge the photo)

Another really fun and informational public art display appeared on Michigan Avenue recently. Last Summer it was old refrigerators with energy saving messages. Now it is Hearts with heart healthy tips that decorate both sides of Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River to Chicago Avenue.

Officially titled Hearts-A-Bluhm, the hearts, sponsored by various civic and corporate groups,were created by Columbia College students and staff. Northwestern Hospital's Bluhm Cardiovascular Center came up with the idea to promote public awareness of heart issues.

The one little problem is that most of the heart healthy tips are on the base of the statues and currently covered with snow leftover from the Blizzard of 2011. That problem should be resolved by the end of this week, when temperatures are forecast to hit 50 degrees. Then the Blizzard of 2011 will melt into the Flood of 2011. (Forget the shovel, where is my rowboat?)


Leif Hagen said...

A beautiful HEART collage for Valentine's Day!
Chocolate and roses regards from EAGAN daily photo

Sharon said...

Perfect for today!!

Chicago Old and New said...

Nice job of putting all of the displays together in one easily-viewable display. That took a lot of heart.

Gunn said...

Probably the best image I have seen so far today,for Valentine`s Day!:)

b.c. said...

oh i haven't seen these- its wonderful and i love the collage you made!