Rogers Park Press Release

StudioChris Debuts Rogers Park Neighborhood Poster
Seventh in series features Mayne Stage Theatre

Chicago, Ill., February 1, 2012

Chicago artist Chris Gorz, who goes by StudioChris, adds Rogers Park to his popular Chicago neighborhood poster series. The seventh poster in the series features the Mayne Stage Theatre, located at Morse and Wayne Avenues. 

"Mayne Stage is a neighborhood landmark that bridges Rogers Park's present to its past," says Gorz. "The building's history is as diverse as the community that makes up the neighborhood today." 

The Mayne Stage originally opened in 1912 as the Morse Theatre, a silent movie nickelodeon. Over the past 100 years, the building has had a number of uses including a vaudeville theatre, synagogue, and cobbler's mall. 

Commenting on the Rogers Park poster, Thom Greene, renovation architect for the Mayne Stage Theatre said, “Again, Chris has captured the essence of, not only an architectural icon like the theatre, but the character and history of a neighborhood.”
Other neighborhood posters in the series include Andersonville, Edgewater, Lakeview, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood and Uptown. StudioChris plans to add five additional neighborhoods by the end of 2012. The posters are screen printed on recycled paper and are available at and in boutique shops around Chicago.

About StudioChris:
A Chicago native and long-time artist, StudioChris began his Chicago neighborhood poster series in May 2011. He has lived in five Chicago neighborhoods, including his current neighborhood, Andersonville.