Arts Alive Chicago is in its 5th week of portrait classes for Englewood residents with an eye on future events including a Peace Festival in September.
Arts Alive Chicago proudly supported Jerry Rogowski with his latest public art mural on Lawrence under the Redline station. The project was funded by Uptown United, the SSA for the area and approved by the CTA.
Young and old can’t help but smile and roll their heads back to look all the way up the wall as Tony Passero and his team begin his YOPA mural on Damen at the entrance to the 606. Who doesn’t feel better with all those colors dancing about?
Arts Alive Chicago, in partnership with the Forest Preserves helped to fulfill an Eagle Scout Project to beautiful a barricade.
Arts Alive Chicago’s artist Tony Passero designed a joyous mural for a lakefront underpass. Cyd Smillie helped to paint. The project was privately funded and approved by Alderman Cappleman.
West Englewood, home of I Grow Chicago’s Peace House and Food Garden hosted its 2nd annual Peace Festival for the community. Arts Alive Chicago brought a “Thoughts of Peace” wall with paper doves to color and comment on and then add to the wall. Joy is a nice feeling.
The first painted mural on a Chicago Public Library was almost lost to sun, wind, rain and age. Thanks to the Bezazian Library leadership this historic mural was revitalized. Originally painted with old house paint when colors were limited, the new look flashes a more sparkly smile with rich blues and sharp reds. Enjoy another … Continue reading AAC Updates Faded Library Mural
AAC’s artist Cyd Smillie, working with Englewood residents and I Grow Chicago’s staff members continues to turn the focus on the individual voice. Fortified by a belief that helping others connect with their latent or forgotten visual skills helps a community, a new project by the master gardener for I Grow Chicago, Ken, goes up … Continue reading Helping Other to Find Their Voice
Arts Alive Chicago artist Tony Passero has led the way in working with corporations to create meaningful art events when they seek to support communities in need. This summer volunteers painted mock jerseys to become part of a dimensional soccer mural at a school in Pilsen.
Working with the remarkable adults and campers at I Grow Chicago in Englewood, Cyd Smillie paints her mural “What We Create” to honor women and all they do. This mural was inspired by the women’s march earlier this year and features images of many of the neighborhood’s women and girls.