“Execution Points” at CMM Framing

Documenting “Execution Points” by Emily Parenti at CMM Framing was especially fun. The area was bustling on Friday evening, and we got to explain the project to plenty of curious onlookers.

Plus, we couldn’t be happier with our spot in the window. The salvaged wood backdrop and surrounding plants and cacti make for a great vignette, not to mention the incredible art and design pieces all over the walls.

The windows reflect some of Chicago’s most iconic buildings, which make for some fantastic overlays and juxtapositions because of the poem’s Chicago setting.

Come by and see it for yourself anytime through Sunday, October 25th!

October’s Writer

(Drumroll please…) Our October writer is Emily Parenti!

Emily Parenti is a writer and recent graduate of DePaul University’s English Literature and Professional Writing programs. During the 2013-2014 academic year, she served as Co- Editor-in-Chief of the university’s literary magazine, Crook & Folly, which publishes graduate and undergraduate creative work. She has since worked as an editor on various other projects, including a chapbook distributed by a new Chicago-based journal of creative nonfiction, Slag Glass City.

Emily’s poem, Execution Points, will be on view at CMM Framing for the first three weeks of October. Literature Emitting Diodes is proud to be included in Chicago Artists Month, and we are excited to feature Emily’s work as part of it.

October’s Installation at CMM Framing

CMM Framing has graciously partnered with us for the month of October. Our LED display will be in the window of their beautiful contemporary frame shop in the West Loop. At 218 N. Halsted St., CMM Framing is just a few blocks from the Morgan stop on the Pink and Green CTA lines.

We are especially excited to be located among the West Loop’s world class galleries during Chicago Artists Month, and at a business that caters to artists and art lovers!

If you have framing needs, visit CMM Framing 11-7 on weekdays, Saturdays from 10-5 or Sundays from 12-5. If all you really need is great literature on a scrolling LED display, then stay tuned for our installation announcement!

Chicago Artists Month!

Today we received the exciting news that Literature Emitting Diodes is included as an official exhibition/installation for the 2015 Chicago Artists Month.

We have yet to announce the featured writer or location of the piece, since we are still accepting submissions. We will announce that information on this site, our Facebook page, and the Chicago Artists Month list of exhibitions as soon as we have selected our October writer. We are still accepting submissions for October until September 5th, so send in your work for a chance to have your writing in the Chicago Artists Month!

The above link to the list of projects will take you to a long and inspiring list of exhibitions. Here’s our profile in case you couldn’t find it in the list.