Tag Archives: Jerry Rogowski

The hardest working magic artist we know. He appears, he paints perfectly for hours and hours, he cleans up, he leaves.

AAC Updates Faded Library Mural

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

After Vivaldi Mural – South

Forest Glen Community Club raised funds and posted a call for submissions. Arts Alive Chicago artist, Cyd Smillie, designed a mural in two parts that fills the underpass on both sides of Elston.  Titled “After Vivaldi” because it uses symbolic and realistic language to depict the four seasons and the flora and fauna of Forest … Continue reading After Vivaldi Mural – South

After Vivaldi Mural – North

The north side of this two part mural features images of spring and summer….even during the hottest days of summer volunteers from Forest Glen like Sue Parsons came out to lend a hand or bring popsicles, or both!

NVAM/AAC Bike Ride Art

Arts Alive Chicago partnered with the National Veterans Art Museum to sponsor an Art Tour/Bike Ride. Lee Diamond of Velo Chicago led the way highlighting artwork and history along the route.  Arts Alive Chicago invited area artists to paint panels for the cooling tents –one of which was raffled off to the lucky winner. The … Continue reading NVAM/AAC Bike Ride Art