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Shared Walls™ Art Exhibitions at Taylor Elementary & Crane Prep

May 9th, 2016 Posted by Art, Chicago, Featured, Screenprints, Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™ No Comment yet

As we build toward our goal of putting art in every Ward in Chicago by the end of 2016, we decided to get ambitious and try installing two Shared Walls™ loaned art exhibitions in the same day. We’re happy to report that it went extremely well!

Sam Kirk Shows Chicago Her Love

February 16th, 2016 Posted by Art, Chicago, Featured, Murals, Paintings No Comment yet

Chicago natives may be familiar with the work of artist Sam Kirk. Her paintings – often gracing public spaces and always offering a passionate social message – draw their inspiration from Chicagoland’s urban life and in particular the experience of her upbringing on the city’s South Side. Kirk is an outspoken advocate for the local communities that give Chicago its vibrancy, and she sees her mission as one of expressing their stories and their identities.

Vibrant Abstract Cityscapes by Elizabeth Grube

November 9th, 2015 Posted by Art, Chicago, Featured, Los Angeles, Paintings No Comment yet

Elizabeth Grube’s fine art pieces incorporate abstract images of modern day architecture: bridges, buildings and arches, but painted with a looseness that defy their utilitarian purposes. It’s clear that she gains inspirations from early impressionist artists through the blending of colors while incorporating simplistic yet strong outlines of building structures in the creation of these vibrant abstract cityscapes.

Aaron Rivera’s Celebration of Leisure through Painting

September 14th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured, Film, Illustration, Los Angeles, Mixed Media, Paintings, San Francisco No Comment yet

Aaron Rivera is an artist in the Los Angeles area who we had the pleasure to meet at Le Luz de Jesus Gallery in LA. Rivera works in a variety of mediums – launching himself in his teens as a muralist, Aaron Rivera has traveled many roads in the expansive world of art, from small scale painting to puppet design for the eccentric Spike Jonze. His work possesses a certain bright sentimentality and elicits fond memories and feelings of days passed and those still to come. Rivera takes you on a mental and emotional vacation through his most recent expressions in the celebration of leisure.

Abstract Energies: The Photos of Chicago’s Carey Primeau

July 13th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured, Photography No Comment yet

Chicago born photographer Carey Primeau has a lot to say about conformity. He believes that “the standard is unacceptable” and that we should not conform to the ideas of the masses. These ideals transfer heavily into his artwork, breaking the mold with fine art photography.

Kayrock Screenprinting Fosters Artist Growth

May 26th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured No Comment yet

Brooklyn based Kayrock Screenprinting has multiple programs aimed at producing silkscreen prints, paper prints and books of art; however, the 100-year-old coverted rope factory is much more than the home of a studio offering printing services. Kayrock is an artists’ collective that collaborates with other artists to create, distribute and promote their work to the betterment of all involved.

Exclusive Interview: Capehorn Illustration Puts Chicago In Perspective

September 9th, 2014 Posted by Art, Featured, Interviews No Comment yet

Next, I dig in a bit deeper to find out how the team at Capehorn Illustration puts Chicago on a page.

Hiroshi Ariyama’s Chicago-scapes Make For Affordable Screen Print Goodness

August 29th, 2014 Posted by Art, Featured No Comment yet

In Chicago, there are tons of artists who are involved in every portion of the making process of their works, and Hiroshi Ariyama is one of them.

Shared Walls™ @ Arts & Business Council of Chicago

August 12th, 2014 Posted by Art, Featured, Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™ No Comment yet

We’re happy to announce the hanging of another Shared Walls™ temporary art gallery exhibition, this time hosted by the Arts & Business Council of Chicago!

Karin Jurick’s Oil Paintings Prove That Art Is An Experience

July 11th, 2014 Posted by Art, Featured No Comment yet

The conceptual backflip necessary to think this up is one thing, but creating an experience to represent the idea is what good art is all about.