In 2023 the interns of Chicago Public Library – Dunning Branch went beyond the limits with a 3-D image sculpture featuring ideas and images of ART, SPORT, SCIENCE and NATURE with selected pop-ups for fun!
Portage Craigin Library celebrated summer reading with an Arts Alive Chicago mini-mural project. Interns developed their concepts from their favorite books and painted the panels to enliven the library:
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.