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!
With the support and wisdom of Alderman Lopez and the finances of Chicago DCASE’s YOPA program AAC began a year-long project that addresses how to connect with the “peace inside.” the project has 3 components: (1) 8 weeks of art projects with all 8 grades of students leading to a large installation of over 250 … Continue reading AAC Starts Year-long Project →