2018 was the summer of GREAT INTERNS! With 10 new interns and 3 returning experienced interns Arts Alive Chicago shared opportunities and resources with more young people across the city interested in a concentration on brush-based art. Thank you Lindsey Grace, Wil D., Stella A., Elliana G., Zoe P., Ewa M., Tyler, Brian, J, Speedy, … Continue reading AAC Celebrates the Interns!
This week the amazing crew of outstanding interns, diligent local artists and drop in volunteers completed the first of two murals designed by Cyd Smillie honoring Veterans. 11th ward Alderman Patrick Thompson and his crackerjack staff organized two community paint days with over 150 volunteers and students from 3 area schools to prime and paint … Continue reading “Homefront” Mural Sends Message of Appreciation
“King of Peace” mural designed by Henderson art teacher Darrell Pulliam was completed June 29,2018 with the help of interns Lindsey Grace, Wil D, Zoe P. Ewa M. and AAC perennial volunteers Linda Vidmar and Dan Pogorzelski. Brian and Tyler, borrowed from I Grow Chicago’s Peace House picked up rollers and brushes to clean up … Continue reading “King of Peace” mural reigns on Damen
In 2017 Alderman Raymond Lopez chose to use the DCASE (Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events) YOPA (Year of Public Art) program to engage the students at Henderson Elementary in a Peace Project which would culminate in a mural. Arts Alive Chicago was tapped to make that happen. For nearly four months president Cyd … Continue reading Englewood Students Paint Peace
Arts Alive Chicago started the Dove Project with Vernon, Speedie, Noah and Marvin of I Grow Chicago’s Peach House cutting out 275 metal doves to be individually decorated by the students of Henderson Elementary School. Students start each class with a few minutes of YOGA as presented by Mr. J from I Grow Chicago and … Continue reading AAC & IGC start Henderson Elementary Project
With the support and wisdom of Alderman Lopez and the finances of Chicago DCASE’s YOPA program AAC began a year-long project that addresses how to connect with the “peace inside.” the project has 3 components: (1) 8 weeks of art projects with all 8 grades of students leading to a large installation of over 250 … Continue reading AAC Starts Year-long Project