On June 8, WTTW (Chicago Channel 11) aired a segment featuring hair braiding artist Mo G and shining a light on Urban Gateways’ ART & Speaker Series, which included Mo G in its first segment, ART & Storytelling on February 10. During the WTTW segment, Mo G speaks to the historical significance of hair braiding and its growing recognition as an art form; Urban Gateways Executive Director Eric Delli Bovi also appears in the segment discussing the arts as a tool to disrupt the status quo and encourage new perspectives.
The ART & Speaker Series is part of Urban Gateways’ 60th Anniversary celebration in 2021; the series invites our supporters and community members to explore connections between the arts and a variety of timely and thought-provoking topics. Presented in a virtual speaker series format (possibly in-person later this year), ART & events feature creative and insightful contributors including artists, arts and community leaders, art enthusiasts, and more. Learn more about the ART & Speaker Series >>