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North Shore Volunteer Spotlight: Michelle Kim

After searching for art related volunteer opportunities online last January, Michelle Kim reached out to join the North Shore. She has been a lovely presence in our studio ever since.

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CHI Volunteer Spotlight: Joe Pruitt

This fall Joe Pruitt has been helping out in our Chicago Studio every Friday.  He helps members of our studio with artmaking, cleaning tasks, end of day transportation, and even sat in on a recent band practice.  In order to prioritize work and school next year, he will be stepping back from his regular volunteer schedule.

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Field Trip to the Garfield Park Conservatory

While the temperatures drop outside, some of our Chicago studio artists took a field trip to the Garfield Park Conservatory to enjoy the warm air and plentiful plants.

We started by doing a scavenger hunt that asked us to search for things like a pink plant (check) and a leaf that is bigger than your head (check).

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November's Artist of the Month: Jean Wilson

In November, curatorial committee member, Susan Pasowicz, chose fellow artist and former curator, Jean Wilson to be honored as Artist of the Month.  They presented the exhibition to other studio artists with Art Director, Vincent Uribe.

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Chicago's December Artist of the Month: Lee Draus

In contrast to the chill air and dull color outside, guests to the Chicago Studio will be greeted by a blast of bright, warm colors in the drawings of Lee Draus. He was selected as December’s Artist of the Month by curatorial committee member, Tim Stone.

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NS Spotlight Volunteer: Liz Bauer

This year, the Arts of Life partnered with Adler University in Downtown Chicago to take part in their Social Justice Practicum.

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Chicago Studio Awards Show Recap

Last month at the Chicago Studio we celebrated the accomplishments of all our artists at the annual 2017 Awards Show. 

Complete with paparazzi, the celebration included a gallery exhibition showcasing the best work created by each Chicago Studio artist this year.

 

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CHI Volunteer Spotlight: Alex Oeser

Alex Oeser moved to Chicago from Nashville, Tennessee to study fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).

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