The MoRA neighborhood unveils its version of Chicago’s ‘Bean’


CHARLOTTEFIVE.COM  | Even if you’ve never been to Chicago, you’ve seen touristy friends post social media selfies with Chicago’s public sculpture, “Cloud Gate,” more commonly known as “The Bean.”

During a celebration at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, the Monroe Road Area neighborhood, or MoRA (“MoRA rhymes with “Laura”), is unveiling its own version of that kind of artistic, community focal point. The 16-foot art piece, currently known as “Art@thePoint” until its official name is revealed tomorrow, is impossible to miss at the point where Conference Drive and Monroe Road converge at 6621 Monroe Road, by Hawthorne’s New York Pizza and Bar.

The sculpture, funded by individual and community contributions, is made of aluminum, polished stainless steel and mosaic tiles.

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