Happy 4th of July!

Independence Day celebrations date back to the 18th century. In June of 1776, representatives from the 13 colonies declared independence from Great Britain. Shortly after, on July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence. Two days later the delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence. From 1776 until today, July 4th has been celebrated with a variety of festivities. How will you celebrate independence?

With stars…

Stars, 1995 © Keith Carter
Stars, 1995 © Keith Carter

stripes…

Waiting for the Show, 2004 © Elizabeth Ernst
Waiting for the Show, 2004 © Elizabeth Ernst

slow jams and dance moves…

East 100th Street, New York, 1966-1968 © Bruce Davidson
East 100th Street, New York, 1966-1968 © Bruce Davidson

or, with flaming hot dogs…

Fire, 2012 © Julie Blackmon

Fire, 2012 © Julie Blackmon

However you choose to spend the holiday weekend, CEG wishes you a safe and happy 4th of July. Cheers to America’s 239th birthday!

Make sure to join us next week, Friday, July 10th from 5 – 8pm for the opening reception of The Chicago Project VI: Selections from our Online Gallery and Found Unfound, new works by Keliy Anderson-Staley.

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