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"Strange creatures conceived down through history by the human imagination."

I am Logan Square is debuting a new exhibit this Friday, June 8, with literary roots. The show, Inspired by the Book of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luis Borges, features the work of seven artists taking inspiration from the creatures depicted and described in the 1957 publication. The book is a compilation of 120 "strange creatures conceived down through history by the human imagination." The work, meant to be consumed piece meal rather than in one sitting, is ripe for the visual reinterpretation taken on by this group of local crafts people.

Artists include Isak Applin, Carl Baratta, Inga Comer-Keene, Shannon Lunkes-Goldman, Sheryl Orlove, Neal Retke, and Peter Reynoso. Beverages and food will be provided by Revolution Brewery and Paper Moon Bakery respectively.

I Am Logan Square Gallery, located at 2644 N. Milwaukee Ave., will present the work from 6-8:30pm on Friday, June 8.

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