Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hagia Sophia at Spoke Gallery

My Hagia Sophia piece is going to be at Spoke Gallery!

Open by appointment: April 11th to April 17th

Closing Reception: Saturday, April 17th, 6 to 9pm (free drinks!)
Hours: By appointment contact us at gwensmail@gmail.com or

The Hagia Sophia basilica, in Istanbul, Turkey, is famous for its history, beautiful dome, and the mystical quality of light that reflects inside of it. Built in 330AD, it withstood no fewer than 17 sieges between the time it was founded and 1204 when it finally fell to the Christians of the west (the Normans). In its long history, the Hagia Sophia has been home to Pagans, Orthodox Christians, Muslims, and is currently a museum.

Saturday, April 17th from 6 to 9pm, Spoke will be home to a miniature version of the Hagia Sophia. Complete with gold dome, marble floors, and 168 windows, this recreation is just big enough to seat one adult inside. Hear about its colorful history, and enjoy the warm golden light of seasonal affective disorder therapeutic lamps housed inside its walls.

This project is supported by a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Illinois Arts
Council, a state agency.

119 N Peoria #3D
Chicago, IL 60607