Students from Englewood’s Henderson Elementary School led by Principal Ivy walked to their murals in the fall’s first cold day to dedicate and celebrate their two murals, “Messages” designed by Cyd Smillie with the students and “King of Peace” designed by Darrell Pulliam. Alderman Raymond Lopez and DCASE Commissioner Mark Kelly led the students in … Continue reading Henderson Students Dedicate Their Murals →
Alderman Patrick Thompson and Commissioner Daley welcomed the Canaryville Veterans Riders Association , area veterans, their families and the community to dedicate and bless “Homefront” and “In Service” murals designed by AAC’s Cyd Smillie with production and painting by AAC’s Linda Vidmar. Summer interns Lindsey Grace and Ayana Buchanan joined return artists Eileen Fogerty and … Continue reading Veterans Gather to Dedicate Murals 11/11 →
With summer winding down, it’s no surprise that the big mural projects are winding down also. With the help of amazing interns and volunteers the east side of the mural pair takes shape as a powerful reminder what the connection to the homefront can be.
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 →
There are so many artists and volunteers in the Bridgeport community that want to make their area more beautiful that Alderman Thompson’s office scheduled a second fantastic community paint day. Turn out and weather was BEAUTIFUL!
“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 →
After many months of planning and waiting Arts Alive Chicago had a “Tom Sawyer day” and had nearly 60 students come out to prime the walls for the first mural of the 2018 season, “Mail Call” by Cyd Smillie.
When thinking about creating a public art mural, especially if it is to include community paint days, consider what it takes to be prepared. In addition to around 30 gallons of paint, rollers trays, brushes, rags, buckets, water, drop cloths, ladders, brooms, hoses, garbage bags, designs, permits and experience, ask about: T-shirts, aprons, hats, change … Continue reading Why Choose ArtsAliveChicago? →
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 →