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From now until the end of June we will post at least once a day with details on what you can experience at home during this pandemic year for Charleston’s annual festival of all arts. For 2020, FestivALL is when The Internet Becomes A Work Of Art. Every day we will bring you up to date on this year’s VirtuALL FestivALL, plus we will flash back to some of our video coverage from previous years, and I will dig into the archives for one post in the Monday Morning Art Exhibit, collecting some of my favorite pieces from the nearly fifteen years that I’ve been posting my original work here in PopCult.
Today’s big events include:
Our art today comes from a month-long series of surreal paintings of Chicago that I posted in May, 2018. “The Hole Building” has an interesting and totally-fabricated story behind it:
Known by locals as “The Donut Building,” This Chicago landmark was actually designed and built as a solution to a problem. The developer had purchased land to construct a suite of offices without checking to see if there were any special zoning ordinances. It seems he never realized that his land was directly in the flight path of O’Hare International Airport. Rather than reduce the height of his building, the developer had architects leave room in the middle for planes to fly through.