Tag Archives: Cyd Smillie

Niles First Mural Complete

Early in 2019 the Village of Niles contacted Arts Alive Chicago to consult on their first mural project. Working thru the spring and summer AAC and the Village of Niles presented an RFP, selected two artists for two projects and began their first mural on the Firehouse west on Dempster. Today October 23rd, 2019 that … Continue reading Niles First Mural Complete

Henderson Students Dedicate Their Murals

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

Veterans Gather to Dedicate Murals 11/11

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

“Homefront” Mural Sends Message of Appreciation

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

Bridgeport Veterans’ Mural Paints Again

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 reigns on Damen

“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