Hibbard Elementary School (host of the previous 3 stairwell murals) is creating and painting its 4th and final stairwell mural with animal themed myths and legends under the direction of Cyd Smillie. Students designed and painted their own creations below the the chair rail (in the style of Lauren Asta), while Cyd painted the story … Continue reading Mythology Tells the Story →
Jill Arena designs fun and color into every mural! This one shines for Centro San Bonifacio’s Cafe Fenix!
As part of the 38th ward’s Year of Public Art (YOPA) project funded by DCASE and Alderman Sposato, a 36′ long mural on panels was installed on the east wall of Merrimac Parks main building. Arts Alive Chicago worked for almost one year with the ward art committee, DCASE and the Chicago Park District to … Continue reading Merrimac Park Sports Mural →
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 →
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! →
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 →