Creating. Sharing. Growing.
2010 W Carroll Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
United States
T
(312) 829-2787
1963 Johns Drive
Glenview, IL 60025
United States
T
(847) 486-0808

Blogs

Remembering Ronnie

Ronnie was born April 4, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up in Dixon, Illinois with 2 sisters, her mother, and father.  As a young woman, Ronnie attended Dixon State School.

read more

Mindfulness March

“We come in the morning, people sit down and lower their bodies down. We breathe in and breathe out. People imagine there are trees outside, smell the flowers and smell the air. If you're on a path somewhere or your in a garden having lunch and you see all the happy people walking around. Imagining happy places.” Artist Ed Rawski envisions his ideal safe space during Mindfulness March, a new practice and morning routine at the North Shore studio.

read more

Christina Zion: Chicago's Artist of the Month for March

As we enjoy warmer temperatures and longer days, springtime is blooming at the Chicago Studio.  To top it off, we have bright, colorful artwork by Christina Zion to greet us every day! Selected by curatorial committee member, Susan Pasowicz, Christina was excited to give a more in-depth view of her artistic practice in discussion with Studio Manager, Catherine Norcott.  

 

read more

On Stephen Hawking, Disability, Art, and Representation

This week we were reminded of the importance of storytellers and artists of marginalized identities being centered in representing those identities when, in the wake of Stephen Hawking’s death, a flood of articles and artwork about him were critiqued by disabled artists and activists for thei

read more

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.

read more

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!

read more

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.” 

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - blogs