Street artist George Blakemore may be Chicago’s first citizen. Attending public hearings about Chicago schools, parks, and other public hearings seems to be his first passion.
Talk to George for just a few minutes. You will learn of his disdain for political hacks.
(It was at a meeting to stop the Lincoln Park land grab by the Latin School where George Blakemore met his best friend, the late Colleen Blake. who inspired his umbrella art. Read the full story here.)
Talking Truth, Talking Chicago Schools
Perhaps because he was once a school teacher, his passion about Chicago’s schools seems bottomless. Listen to George Blakemore talk truth as he talks schools here–