In summary: An open call was put out to all artists residing in the city of Chicago to apply for one of twelve stipends being awarded to paint a mural on CTA (Chicago transit Authority) and Metra ( the train that escapes you from the city) Underpasses. All of the underpasses are in a neighborhood called Rodgers Park. For those readers who are not familiar with Chicago, it is the furthest northeast corner of the city abutting Lake Michigan. Having a brother currently residing in the neighborhood and a real history hanging out in various places in Rodgers Park over the years*I applied.
* I once helped stop some dick from beating his girlfriend with a lampshade in the street while taking a break from Steve Jackson’s Car Wars cica 1989. —I also played a lot of 2Ed D&D, some Risk, some Supremacy, Illuminati , and more recently Catan, Carcassonne, Puerto Rico, and even Horseshoes in Rodgers park.
Here is part of the application. The Artists will be chosen by a community vote, so if you happen to live in Rodgers Park; please vote for me.