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Podcast: Damon Reed, Muralist, in conversation with Juarez Hawkins

The latest installation of our Storytelling Series


APRIL 2018 – Put on in partnership with Art Design Chicago, this episode’s conversation complements Art Design Chicago’s featured exhibit, “Bill Walker: Urban Griot.” Exhibition curator Juarez Hawkins talks with muralist Damon Reed about the legacy of Bill Walker, one of the forefathers of the modern mural movement, and his influence on socially engaged art practice and street art of today.

Tune in to our Storytelling Series with Damon Reed.


The Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s Storytelling Series shares compelling stories and interviews from inspiring movers, shakers and visitors making an impact in Chicago and beyond. From artists to musicians, innovators and adventurers to visionaries with a great story to tell – the series gives an inside look into the experiences that have shaped the speakers’ work and lives. While the hotel’s 125-year-old walls may not be able to tell tales of the past – and boy if they could – the Storytelling Series honors the tradition of welcoming the world’s finest into its halls by capturing today’s tales.

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