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Amanda Gantner: North Shore Studio's Artist of the Month

In March of 2012, The Arts of Life community welcomed a maker in her late twenties named Amanda Gantner. Amanda was curious and willing to experiment with a wide variety of mediums. Her early work included abstract acrylic paintings that implied architecture, layered oil pastel pieces reminiscent of landscapes, and jagged colored pencil drawings with areas of saturation and negative space. She also combined mediums and used masking/tracing techniques to achieve more representational outcomes.

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Mike Marino: February Artist of the Month

With stories about community and family, February’s Artist of the Month exhibition at the Chicago studio gets right to the heart of things!

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North Shore Volunteer Spotlight: Cindy Shanker

In preparation for the day, I enter the studio and read over our scheduled volunteers. On Monday and Wednesday my shoulders relax, a smile comes across my face and I exhale as I read the name “Cindy Shanker.” 

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CHI Studio Volunteer Training

Last year The Arts of Life’s Chicago Studio worked with over 50 volunteers, most of whom volunteered directly with our artists.  Each of the volunteers in this role participated in a series of tasks to become a volunteer and underwent multiple days of training in the studio.

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It could be something real magical: a conversation with Susan Pasowicz and Allison Wade

Allison Wade is a local Chicago artist who has been working collaboratively with Susan Pasowicz, an artist at the Arts of Life Chicago studio, for almost 9 months now.

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Come on in...we're OPEN!

On January 26th the North Shore studio launched the opening of their newly branded gallery, OPEN. This initiative will increase the quantity of exhibitions at our Glenview studio while increasing local exposure and community involvement with Arts of Life. 

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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.

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January's Artist of the Month at the Chicago Studio

There’s a real treat in store for visitors to the Arts of Life during January.  Work by the 2017 Artist of the Year is on-view in our gallery.

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