Skip to main content

The Journal Gazette

  • Associated Press
    Yoko Ono speaks during the dedication ceremony Monday in Chicago for her permanent art installation, a sculpture called “SKYLANDING.”
October 18, 2016 1:01 AM

Ono sculpture revealed in Chicago

CHICAGO – Artist-singer Yoko Ono has unveiled her first permanent public installation in the U.S. in a Chicago park that will be home to President Barack Obama’s library.

Ono on Monday unveiled “SKYLANDING” in Jackson Park on the city’s South Side. The work has 12 large steel lotus petals that emerge from the ground.

Ono says the artwork is “place where the sky and earth meet and create a seed to learn about the past and come together to create a future of peace and harmony, with nature and each other.”

The idea for the sculpture started when Ono visited the area during a cherry blossom tree installation three years ago.

The Obama Foundation in July said the presidential library would be built in Jackson Park.

Schumer’s rant on Trump irks some

Amy Schumer’s rant against Donald Trump apparently turned off some fans at her show in Tampa, Florida.

The comedian slammed the Republican presidential nominee and brought a fan who supported him onstage to question him about his decision. She responded to people booing in the audience by telling them to leave if they didn’t like her opinions. When some continued to boo, Schumer asked security to escort them out.

Schumer went on to discuss her strong support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and for gun control.

A reporter for the Tampa Bay Times who attended the show counted roughly about 200 people walking out over the comments.

– Associated Press