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Volunteers Needed: Pitchfork Music Festival 2017

**UPDATE** As of June 2017, we have reached the maximum number of Pitchfork volunteers allowed and cannot amend the schedule! Please reach out in May 2018 if you're interested in participating next year.

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Meet North Shore Artist Daniel Frownfelter

            Each day at the studio, Daniel Frownfelter arrives before other artists and immediately gets to work. After greeting the staff who are already here, Frownfelter puts his lunch in the refrigerator, sets his things down next to his chair, and starts doing the work. From there, his creativity rarely stops. At lunch, Dan can be found working on a coloring book. In meetings, he is filling a sketchbook.

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Welcome to the Team, Ariella!

As our former Art Coordinator pioneers his new role as Art Director, the Chicago Studio was overjoyed to offer Ariella Miller a spot on the team.

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Artist of the Month: May

The Arts of Life Chicago Studio promotes peer curation through an ongoing Artist of the Month series. For the month of May, curatorial committee member Tim Stone (TS) selected Debbie Vazquez. Debbie’s work is characterized by bright colors, dense textures, and abstract forms.

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Seeking Applicants: Summer Youth Employment Program!

Looking for meaningful paid summer work? Are you an artist with interest in advocacy, disability issues, or community? Are you between the ages of 16 and 19?  The Arts of Life’s Chicago Studio is currently seeking applicants for four full time Summer Youth Employees (SYEs) who fit this criteria.  

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North Shore Spotlight Volunteer: Antonio Granville

Consistently smiling, Antonio Granville graces the North Shore with light-hearted laughter, encouragement and a positive attitude! You can frequently find him working one to one with each artist, jumping in on Zumba or his favorite activity, “Photo-bombing” pictures!

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Victory for Evan Madsen!

North Shore studio artist, Evan Madsen, won the Historic Wagner Farm’s artwork contest for their 15th Dairy Breakfast and Stock Show! As a result, Evan’s “Cow on the Farm” painting will be printed on the staff and stock show event T-shirts!

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Help The Arts of Life Win $500

The Arts of Life has been nominated for Mike Anderson Chevy Chicago's Great Charity Contest! Whichever organization gets the most votes by April 30th at midnight will win $500.

To help us win, log into Facebook to vote. Visit http://woobox.com/6r7znj and select the VOTE option underneath The Arts of Life's logo and description. Each Facebook account is allowed one vote per day, so in traditional Chicago fashion - vote early and often! :)

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Sponsor Art on a Hot Tin Roof 2017

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for Art on a Hot Tin Roof 2017 (July 29th at the Bottom Lounge)!

There are various levels of sponsorship; each one is a great opportunity to promote your business and help out your community. If you sign up as a Sponsor by Friday, May 19th, you'll be included in the event's promotional video!

Click HERE to view/download the 2017 Sponsorship Brochure here.

 

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