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….
Arts Alive Chicago is happy to help Eagle Scout Will with his project. Donating left over mural paint and wonderful interns, Will was able to recreate an old Nativity scene for the Jeff Park church.
Arts Alive Chicago artist Cyd Smillie paints the Filament Theatre’s next production on the windows because even though it’s been 2 years, many people still don’t SEE them…
Get your holiday hats and scarves! Filament Theatre is reprising their holiday show and party!