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A Shared Life: Remembering Bobby Verran (1948-2019)

February 19, 2019 By Catherine Norcott

After knowing Bobby Verran for a little over a year I was offered an invitation: to get a slice of…
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Ace Hotel: Interview with ‘Triple Threat’ Hector Jones

January 23, 2019 By Anne Cauley

SC: When I first met you, you described yourself as a “triple threat.” Can you explain what you meant by…
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City Clerk’s Office Visit

December 18, 2018 By Ariella Miller

This past year Arts of Life has continued to develop partnerships with various offices throughout the city. One exciting partnership…
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Goodbye and Good Luck, Linda Ruzga!

December 14, 2018 By Catherine Norcott

Linda Ruzga has worked at Arts of Life since 2002.  In that time, she developed a rich practice as a…
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Teaching Artist Residency Program – Fall 2018

October 10, 2018 By Catherine Norcott

As students are settling into their classes and fall is on the horizon, the Chicago Studio is welcoming a new…
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Linda Ruzga: Chicago Studio’s Artist of the Month for August

August 31, 2018 By Catherine Norcott

In August, longtime artist, Linda Ruzga was selected for her second round as artist of the month by curator, Tim…
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Lawrence: Chicago Studio’s Artist of the Month for June

June 14, 2018 By Catherine Norcott

As bright as a bouquet of flowers on a sunny day, Lawrence’s soft brushwork graces the waiting room during the…
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June 14, 2018 By Ariella Miller

We are so excited to announce that for the past 2 months Chicago artist Jean Wilson has been working on…
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Mike Marino: A Model of Leadership in Community

May 14, 2018 By Catherine Norcott

Leadership can be a hard to grasp as a concept, and even harder to live.  Without question, no one at…
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Ted Gram Boarini: North Shore Artist of the Month

May 10, 2018 By admin

From envisioning a double sided interactive canvas to rocking out with his Djembe in Van Go Go Ted Gram Boarini…
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