Matthew Hoffman - Opening Aug 23, 2014 from 2 - 5 pm.    

"Go For It" - Matthew Hoffman - Market Hall installation in Historic Pullman

Mosnart is delighted to announce the upcoming art installation by Matthew Hoffman in the iconic remains of Market Square. Co-sponsored with the Historic Pullman Foundation (HPF).

We couldn't be happier working with Matthew and the HPF on this groundbreaking project along with our contributors, volunteers and the Pullman community that make it possible.

More about Matthew and the project...

Matthew Hoffman, will create a temporary installation in the remains of the historic Market Hall. This site specific installation will be grand in size, and reaffirming in nature.

Hoffman is personally excited about this much anticipated installation. Due to its overwhelming scale, it will give him a chance to stretch his physical and creative muscles. The piece will be completed in mid August outdoors, during some of the most beautiful Chicago weather.

Hoffman's approach to public art is to engage & beautify the community where the work lives. Often, his work incorporates text with positive affirmations, directed at the public. The strength of his work is that it is approachable and open to all.

Much of Hoffman's work of the last few years has looked at both the individual journey, and how we are all interconnected. While we are all on an individual journey, his work reminds us that "we're all in this together."

More about Matthew Hoffman...

Matthew Hoffman is a Chicago-based artist and designer who operates out of his studio Hey It's Matthew. He is the founder & custodian of the You Are Beautiful project, which has shared over one million stickers, installations, and exhibitions with the world. Hoffman's ideas and work have been included in Good, the New York Times Magazine, and Ready Made. He has been published in a number of books by Gestalten, Droog, and Taschen, and was recently featured in a segment on the Oprah Winfrey network.

and the You Are Beautiful project...

You Are Beautiful is the little sticker that started a worldwide phenomenon. This message, spread by the community, has touched lives on every continent in the world (including Antarctica). It began simply with 100 stickers printed in 2002 in Chicago, and has since evolved into block-long murals, public installations, and exhibitions at cultural institutions involving thousands of artists. You Are Beautiful has been translated into over 30 languages, with over a million stickers circulating around our globe. What happens with the next million is up to you. Grab a handful of stickers, and share this message with your world.

More about The Historic Pullman Foundation...

The Historic Pullman Foundation (HPF) was formed as a 501(c)(3) in 1973. HPF's mission is to facilitate the preservation and restoration of original structures within the Town of Pullman and to promote public awareness of the significance of Pullman as one of the nation's first planned industrial communities, now a designated City of Chicago, State of Illinois and National landmark district.

More about mosnart...

Mosnart's main focus is bringing artists to Pullman and Pullman to artists through mini art residencies housed in an original Pullman workers flat. Working with various organizations and individuals in the community, mosnart encourages interesting interactions between visiting artists, historic architecture, and the community at large. Ever expanding venues include the Hotel Florence, Pullman Factory, public spaces, private residences and now Market Hall.

Installation Video:

Mosnart presents "Go For It" an installation by Matthew Hoffman (Gallery Version).

More Video:

Neighborhood Interview video (1 min)

Matthew Hoffman - "Go For It" (6 min)

Mosnart presents "Go For It" an installation by Matthew Hoffman (Gallery Version) (21 mins)

Images: mosnart FB images

Supporters ($100 or more) of this project...

Amy Lindner
JB Daniel
Ralph Larson and Beverly Ash-Larson
Jane Murphy
Mary Ferazza
Robert Burleigh and Jenny Roberts
Harvey T Lyon
Nancy Juda
Jens Brasch
Kate Ingold
Sarah Liles
Joe Gibbons
Noel Hennelly
Lynn Smith and Gordon Hirsig
Linda Beierle Bullen
Arthur Melville Pearson
Bob Bushwaller


Debbie Newman
Hannah Green
Justin Booz
Ralph Larson
Gordon Hirsig
Ben Derico
Kate Morgan
Andrea De La Torre
Mary Hardiman
Kevin Larson
Stacy Peponis
Jennifer Manika Peponis

Special Thanks...

Historic Pullman Foundation for being our Co-sponsor by allowing us to use the remains of Market Hall for the installation.

To the Pullman State Historic Site for opening up the factory site for use as a pre-construction and staging area for the installation and allowing us to film the documentary.

The "50" Pullman Arts and Music Festival.

Amy for handing out 100's of vanilla ice cream cones at the opening.

and of course the entire Pullman Community for their support and allowing us to play here!

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