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Meet Shannon Mallers

What does The Arts of Life mean to Shannon and her family? As part of The Arts of Life community, Shannon has gained friendships, pride in herself, and independence. Shannon's family is pleased to find that at the studio "Shannon can be herself; she can express herself in a way that works for her. She's finally come out of her shell and has become her own person".
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A letter from the Board of Directors

Happy Holidays from the Board of Directors for The Arts of Life! We hope you had a wonderful, healthy 2011, and wish you continued happiness in 2012.
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Meet Jean

What does Jean mean toThe Arts of Life and L'Arche Chicago?
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Daniel Brendel's art being shown in D.C.

Two Exhibits Bring the Outsiders In -- Upstairs and Downstairs Washington, DC - A colorfully raucous crowd of outsider, folk, visionary and self-taught artists join forces in two shows opening October 15, 2011, at Art Enables. One features artists of all stripes from in and around the Nation's Capital. The second brings together artists from across the country, each representing one of twenty-six studios for emerging artists with developmental and mental disabilities, from New York to Hawaii.
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The Arts of Life 2012 Calendar

This year, The Arts of Life is creating a 2012 wall calendar which will include artwork from both the Chicago and North Shore studios!  The calendar will be sold for $15 to families, friends and the public at our Fall events. Right now, we are in the designing phase and we're hoping to send them to the printers by Monday, October 3rd. It beautifully displays the incredible artwork of The Arts of Life artists and we couldn't be more proud!
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Voted Best Advocate for the Arts in the Chicago Reader

The Arts of Life has been voted Best Advocate for the Arts in the Chicago Reader Best of 2011 issue. Here is the link
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June 17, 2010
By J.T. MORAND Staff Writer

Bill Lilly stopped making a poster of his favorite band Def Leppard to talk about his tornado painting, "Killer. (Midnight Tornado) (F5)," which is mostly black and gray, except for the blue roof, yellow windows and red door of a house and the red lightning bolts crackling down from the black and gray sky.

Appropriately, it was painted on a window.

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F Newsmagazine

from F Newsmagazine of the School of the Art Institute, Chicago Art that Empowers A look at The Arts of Life not-for-profit studio By Brandon Kosters Bobby Verran celebrates his birthday at Arts of Life. Photographs by Ya-Chi Hsu
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