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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 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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Meet a North Shore Artist: Oly Trindl

            Oly Trindl joined out studio in mid-March. Armed with charisma and congeniality she is integrating easily into our community. Oly is someone who appears to perpetually be in a good mood, meeting difficult situations with humor and grace.

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NS Lifelong Learner, Emanuel Zoberman

“In general I am a lifelong learner, thinker and problem solver, like everyone else” says North Shore Volunteer Emanuel Zoberman. Emanuel joined our team as an archivist assistant working with artists and staff Marcelo Anon and Chris Vieu.

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Welcome to the Team, Christea!

Winter was full of transition for the Chicago Studio Team, so welcoming Christea Parent into PCSA role at Chicago felt just like a fresh spring breeze!  

Christea's background and current practice are in performing arts.  She's an ensemble member of Hell in a Handbag Productions and produce, in addition to creating solo performance art.  She has a BFA in theatre from New York University and has traveled extensively throughout the US.

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Volunteer Appreciation Month at the Chicago Studio

Each April, non-profit organizations across the country take time to thank their volunteers.  At The Arts of Life’s Chicago Studio, it is a perfect time for us to reflect on just how much we have to be thankful for.

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Artist of the Month: Frances Roberts

With a new month, and warmer spring weather, it was time to rotate in a new Artist of the Month. Frances Roberts (FR) was selected for her bright imagery and stand-out shapes.

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2017 Square Foot Show Recap

This year marked the North Shore studio's 6th Square Foot Show. The popular annual event featured over 130 pieces of work by artists from around the region, state, country and world. Mediums varied widely, from paintings to photographs to collage work and everything in between. Skill level ranged from novice/outsider artists to professional makers. The one thing the pieces all had in common was their size; submissions were required to measure 12 inches by 12 inches. 

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