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Sam Kirk Shows Chicago Her Love Link

Sam Kirk Shows Chicago Her Love

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...

Feb 16, 2016
Shared Walls™ at Barnard Elementary in West Beverly Link

Shared Walls™ at Barnard Elementary in West Beverly

In our first installation of 2016, we're happy to be working with Barnard Elementary (CPS) on Chicago's far south side. Art is for everyone!

Jan 05, 2016
Between Photography, Design & Inviting Shadows Lies Recognize Duplexity Link

Between Photography, Design & Inviting Shadows Lies Recognize Duplexity

The suggestions in the shadows allow more room for thought, as evidenced by the Chicago based photography duo, Recognize Duplexity or ReDu.

Jan 04, 2016
Hoopis Financial, Our Latest Shared Walls™ Partner Link

Hoopis Financial, Our Latest Shared Walls™ Partner

We're excited to have seen the Shared Walls™ model gain traction with awesome partners like Hoopis Financial being the backbone of growing our mission.

Dec 15, 2015
Putting Art In Schools, Shared Walls™ at Kenwood Academy Link

Putting Art In Schools, Shared Walls™ at Kenwood Academy

The best part about of our Shared Walls™ program is working with community leaders. In this case, Elizabeth Osborne, the Art Teacher at Kenwood Academy.

Dec 15, 2015
Lorna Simpson’s Artwork Delves Into History with Abstract Ink Portraits Link

Lorna Simpson’s Artwork Delves Into History with Abstract Ink Portraits

Simpson's sparse, sepia portraits depict women with anonymity - we see only the line of a shoulder blade or the sweep of a collarbone. This universalizes their bodies but also confronts us with an almost unnerving intimacy. These photos are then interwoven, thematically and literally, with the artifacts of...

Dec 01, 2015
PHOTO REVIEW: Far From Home by Steve Ewert @ IPaintMyMind Gallery Link

PHOTO REVIEW: Far From Home by Steve Ewert @ IPaintMyMind Gallery

Steve Ewert is humble, & these photos are stunning. These photos tell the story of one of the craziest stories you've ever heard. Kansas to the East Coast, to Europe, to Ghana, and across the Sahara Desert.

Nov 11, 2015
A 1970 Hitchhiking Trip Across The Sahara Desert Link

A 1970 Hitchhiking Trip Across The Sahara Desert

Kansas, Eastern Canada, France, Ghana... and across the Sahara Desert.

Oct 30, 2015
Carlos Barberena Connects Colonialism & Corporatism Through His Linocut Art Prints Link

Carlos Barberena Connects Colonialism & Corporatism Through His Linocut Art Prints

Between the detail, the social commentary, and the beautiful aesthetics of relief, Carlos Barberena is a testament to the thriving creative scene the city of Chicago upholds.

Sep 28, 2015
Wildwood Elementary x Shared Walls™ – A is for Anchovies Link

Wildwood Elementary x Shared Walls™ – A is for Anchovies

Principal Cunat at Wildwood Elementary said, "I'm going to cry from gratitude that you've chosen us to participate in the Shared Walls™ program."

Sep 07, 2015