Thank you, Rep. Jan Schakowsky!
Last week, four artists from our North Shore studio met with Representative Jan Schakowsky to deliver artwork for exhibition and to discuss their individual art practices. Each of the four artists who met with Rep. Schakowsky will have a piece of art exhibited in the Congresswoman’s Glenview office for the next year. Exhibiting artists include: Russell Copenharve, Amanda Gantner, Aaron Kleeblatt and Jack O’Sullivan.
After the meeting, Rep. Jan Schakowsky released the following statement:
“I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet with Russell, Jack, Aaron, and Amanda from Arts of Life today. I am honored that their artwork will be hanging in my Glenview office for the next year, and am thankful for the wonderful relationship we have with Arts of Life, which provides artists with intellectual and development disabilities a space to unleash their artistic abilities. I welcome the public to stop by to view their artwork in my office.”
Denise Fisher, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Arts of Life, said the following:
“Arts of Life is proud to support 60 adult artists with disabilities in Chicago and the North Shore. Exciting partnerships like this help to increase the visibility and to support the professional development of our artists. It is an honor to continue our partnership with a fresh exhibition of work in Rep. Schakowsky’s office. We wish her continued success and thank her for being a strong voice for equality.”