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 →
Arts Alive Chicago brings together 5 Chicago artists: Carly Derec, Kathryn Eli, Pennypinch, Shawnimals and Cyd Smillie to create a “drive-in mural” called, Music You Can See, with deep gratitude to Amie Zander of the Six Corners Association for the funds, and Danny Ehle of Culver’s for the dream. thank you also to Jerry Rogowski … Continue reading 5 Chicago Artists Collaborate on New Mural →
The summer of 2022 saw Arts Alive Chicago personnel teach and paint with the students of Hibbard Elementary in Albany Park, Chicago.
For the first generation of residents in 5150 N Northwest Hwy in Chicago’s Jefferson Park a beautiful new building is only part of the story. A community game room with a mural by AAC’s Cyd Smillie and a mailroom area also with a mural by Cyd Smillie add to the color of everyday life.
10 weeks later, 20 fifth and sixth grade students @ Hibbard Elementary School in Albany Park, Chicago have transformed a staircase into a gallery that highlights the cultural diversity of their school and the mission statement of the school: to be a critical thinker, lifelong learner and a good citizen.
Helping those we love to stay afloat.