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WTTW: ‘Ducks on the Mag Mile’ Celebrates Special Olympics Illinois

By Angel Idowu SEE THE VIDEO CLIP FEATURING ARTIST ARIA CARTER HERE The pandemic is forcing Special Olympics Illinois to conduct their annual Duck Derby a little bit differently this year. But there is one tradition that remains the same.  Rubber ducks are taking over downtown Chicago in an annual art display. “Ducks on the …

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Ed Talk: The Birthday

There is a lot of excitement around celebrating Arts of Life North Shore 10th Birthday Party coming up in February. In preparation, Ed Rawski sat down with two of his fellow artists for a short interview to talk about art and their time at Arts of Life. Ed Rawski: Hello, I am Ed Rawski. I …

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Brian Reed: Ten Years Strong

Meet Brian Reed, the longest tenured artist at our North Shore studio! Brian joined our studio in June of 2010 and has grown from maker to professional artist and educator over the past ten years. Take a peek at an insider conversation between Brian and North Shore staffer, Megan Harrigan, about his experience here. Megan: …

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Walk and Talk!

Several artists at the North Shore studio joined me for a special Walk and Talk! this week. Please enjoy our Thanksgiving feast fantasy! Question proposed: “If we were to host an amazing Thanksgiving dinner-totally fictional- but amazing nonetheless-who would you invite? One guest per person but no limits on who it could be; this person …

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Walk and Talk!

North Shore artist, Daniel Frownfelter, took a break from his practice to join me for this month’s Walk and Talk! Please enjoy our conversation covering: Halloween, Alice Cooper, and more. Diane Florian (DF): Dan! Welcome to Walk and Talk! Daniel Frownfelter (Frownfelter): Hello! DF: What have you got there? What are you drinking? Frownfelter: A …

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