Laura McManus is one of a small handful of artists who’ve been part of The Arts of Life North Shore studio since the beginning. She joined us in July of 2010, just six months after we opened our studio on Johns Drive in Glenview.Her presence has been vital in shaping our culture and community.
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.
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.
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.