Getting Vertical :: Tour of The Plant, a Project to Create Chicago’s First Self-Sustaining Vertical Farm
Saturday, July 14, 2012 :: 12 noon
What happens when you combine urban agriculture, alternative energy and a food business incubator, completely off the grid? You get an ambitious and innovative project called The Plant, which aims to introduce "vertical farming" to Chicago. Housed in an old Union stockyards meat processing plant, The Plant will be producing Kombucha tea, fresh organic vegetables, tilapia, and beer...with virtually no waste. John Edel, founder and executive director, will lead this one-hour tour.
Click here for a short video about The Plant.
Admission: $15 UTRF members; $20 non-members. Space is limited and advance ticket purchase is required. For tickets click here.
Rescue Me ::
Tour of Conservation of Sculpture & Objects Studio
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 :: 7 pm
Andrzej Danowski, whose list of really cool projects is as long as your arm, will lead a behind-the-scenes tour of his work space, one of the country’s top conservation studios. He’ll show us his current work and will explain how he has used both cutting-edge and traditional methods to save such treasures as Chicago’s Buckingham Fountain and Marshall Field’s clocks, remove graffiti from prehistoric pictographs in Texas, and recreate Unity Temple’s stolen bronze letters.
Admission: $12 UTRF members; $15 non-mmebers. Space is limited and advance ticket purchase is required. For tickets click here.
Photo: Andrzej Dajnowski of Conservation of Sculpture & Objects Studio works on the recreation and reinstallation of Unity Temple's century-old bronze inscriptions.
Save the Date for more Break the Box events!
Rolf Achilles :: Evolution of the Chair
Thursday, September 27, 2012 :: 7:30 pm
More details to come...
Thanks to our Supporters & Sponsors
Break the Box 2012 is made possible by generous grants from the MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, and the Illinois Arts Council, an agency of the State of Illinois.
Additional support comes from local businesses, including our Gold Level Sponsor, Winberie's Restaurant & Bar.
About Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
Unity Temple Restoration Foundation restores and preserves Frank Lloyd Wright's 1909 masterpiece of modern architecture, Unity Temple. UTRF also advances Unity Temple's global and contemporary significance with programming that embodies Wright's spirit of innovation and enriches the lives of those it serves.
Unity Temple Restoration Foundation is a secular, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Proceeds from ticket and merchandise sales benefit the restoration of Unity Temple.
Learn more at www.utrf.org.