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This is Halloween!

This Halloween the Arts of Life and Center for Enriched Living got together to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with costumes, karaoke, and a viewing of "The Nightmare Before Christmas." Here are some of the highlights: 

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Thank you, IlliniCare Health!

A big THANK YOU to our friends at IlliniCare Health for supporting The

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Chili Cook-Off Advice from Mike Marino

“I’m excited for the fun of the Chili Cook-off…but I’m not excited about the big clean we have to do for the studio before” says Artist Mike Marino. With The Arts of Life’s 9th Annual Charitable Chili Cook-Off less than two weeks away, Marketing Volunteer Tim Sonnefeldt sat down with chili pro and studio mainstay Mike Marino to ask him to share his thoughts on the upcoming event. 

For first time visitors, Mike has some advice, “The Chili Cook-Off is loud with all the people and with the music…and be careful because the chili is really hot!” 

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A is for Artist

On Friday, October 6th the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art held the opening reception for its new show A is for Artist, curated by Scott Hunter. This exhibition brings together artwork by artists from The Arts of Life, as well as other similar arts organizations throughout Chicago as well as outside of the city. 

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Rotations photos

Party photos coming soon!

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2017 Chicago Studio Awards Show Teaser

We rocked out in 2017!  And with just a week left, the Chicago Studio is busily preparing for the 2017 Awards Show.  

 Man playing guitar, two women singing and dancing on stage with lights in the background

We are looking forward to some new additions this year:

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October Artist of the Month: Alex Scott

In October, curatorial committee member, Kris Schenkel, selected for the honor of Artist of the Month his fellow artist, Alex Scott.  Alex has been a lifelong artist and maker.  Many of his pieces draw on imagery from his childhood.

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Jack O'Sullivan; North Shore Artist of the Month

At first glance, Jack’s choice of subjects appears arbitrary. However, after conversing with him it is apparent that he has a strong personal connection to the work he is making. “I think­ about what I want. What I think I like” is how he describes his process. When Jack is painting, he looks like he is on a journey.

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Don't Tread on the Meatballs; A Summary of Recent North Shore Field Trips

Over the past few months, The Arts of Life North Shore Studio has gone on many field trips around the city. Below are some of the highlights. 

 

We visited Chicago artist Tim Lowly while he was working on a large painting in Carlson Gallery of North Park University

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