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The Inserted Protagonist; North Shore Artist Spotlight of Rebecca Kubica

Rebecca Kubica is a diligent and imaginative artist who uses her art to forge deeper connections to stories that are meaningful to her. These stories are largely told through film because of this it is impossible to be fully immersed in something contain on a screen. Becky wants to fully participate in these stories, to forge alliances and friendships with the protagonist and so she uses her art-making practice as a way to build these connections. 

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August Artist of the Month: Tim Stone

August's Artist of the Month wall is a geometric vision! Abstract artists, Susan Pasowicz (SLP) chose to highlight fellow curatorial committee member and lifelong artist, Tim Stone (TS).

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2017 North Shore Awards Show Recap

On Saturday, July 8th, the North Shore studio held our annual Awards Show. Per the artists’ request, this year’s event was moved from winter to summer so we could enjoy a warm, breezy evening together. Our gallery was full of new work, featuring one piece from each of our current artists. Dinner was provided by Il Forno with support from LuAnn Hamel and artist Ted Hamel. Desserts were generously donated by Sweet Ali’s Bakery.  Our friends at Granite City Brewery brought us two delicious varieties of beer to enjoy.

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North Shore Volunteer Spotlight: Alysa Chiovatero and Sheila Cox

For the third consecutive year, The Arts of Life has received a grant from the Leo S Guthman Fund to host 2-4 Chicago Youth as Studio Assistants for a Summer Employment Program. This year, It has been our pleasure to work with Alysa Chiovatero and Sheila Cox at the North Shore! “The Leo S. Guthman Fund is a private family foundation which aims to improve people’s lives and strengthen communities.

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Wicker Park Fest 2017 Photos!

We had a blast meeting so many great people at Wicker Park Fest! 

Click HERE to see all the photos from our Wicker Park Fest photobooth! 

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The Arts of Lift + ArtLifting!

The Arts of Life is thrilled to announce the launch of a new partnership with ArtLifting! ArtLifting empowers artists living with homelessness or disabilities through the celebration and sale of their artwork.

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Wicker Park Fest with Flowers for Dreams

 

This month The Arts of Life is partnering with Flowers for Dreams, a local flower company that commits to donating 1/4 of their profits to a different charity each month. We are thrilled that they choose us as their July charity of the month! 

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Kinda Weirdy: A New Album from The Arts of Life Band

On a Saturday afternoon at The Empty Bottle, Pantyhose was clearing the stage from their opening set.  The Arts of Life Band took the stage, as William Johnson played his keyboard and George Lawler set down a beat the drums.  Jake Gold and Taylor Hales tuned their guitar and bass, and singers, Whitney Allen and Dave Krueger approached the microphones.  “Alright everybody, it’s time to get down with our bad selves,” Dave shouted.  The first verse of his song “Snow Pizza”blared through the venue as the audience began to dance along.  

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