The first painted mural on a Chicago Public Library was almost lost to sun, wind, rain and age. Thanks to the Bezazian Library leadership this historic mural was revitalized. Originally painted with old house paint when colors were limited, the new look flashes a more sparkly smile with rich blues and sharp reds. Enjoy another … Continue reading AAC Updates Faded Library Mural
AAC’s artist Cyd Smillie, working with Englewood residents and I Grow Chicago’s staff members continues to turn the focus on the individual voice. Fortified by a belief that helping others connect with their latent or forgotten visual skills helps a community, a new project by the master gardener for I Grow Chicago, Ken, goes up … Continue reading Helping Other to Find Their Voice
Arts Alive Chicago artist Tony Passero has led the way in working with corporations to create meaningful art events when they seek to support communities in need. This summer volunteers painted mock jerseys to become part of a dimensional soccer mural at a school in Pilsen.
Working with the remarkable adults and campers at I Grow Chicago in Englewood, Cyd Smillie paints her mural “What We Create” to honor women and all they do. This mural was inspired by the women’s march earlier this year and features images of many of the neighborhood’s women and girls.
2017 Starts with a day at the races with Arts Alive Chicago Artists Tony Passero, Jerry Rogowski and Cyd Smillie each painting a mural in the concourse area of the Hawthorne Race Course.
Thanks to local artist Arthur Williams and his mates, Arts Alive Chicago has a beautiful video that captures the experience of community coming together to paint the 35th street murals designed Cyd Smillie, and made possible by Alderman Thompson and ISFA.
BuildOn students at Car Schurz High School in Chicago paint a memorial mural to honor Ahmed- their in country liaison in Burkina Faso who was killed by terrorists in 2015. Arts Alive Chicago provided supplies and design help with artist Cyd Smillie.
Arts Alive Chicago is partnering with NVAM, Filament Theatre, and Carl Schurz High School to have a free screening of segments from the PBS series Art 21 with a guided discussion to follow. Despite single digit temperatures and CPS school closings, the screen was hung, the lights were dimmed….