Paint & Polish book release
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Photographer Helen Maurene Cooper celebrates the creativity of Chicago’s nail art community and the release of her new book Paint & Polish: Cultural Economy and Visual Culture from the West Side. A monograph, oral history compilation and collection of essays, Paint & Polish focuses on on a small community of pioneering African American and Hispanic-run nail salons on Chicago’s West side. Following a social cocktail hour hear essays and a discussion and enjoy a slice of cake to celebrate.