5 Evolutionary Black Chicago Artists

5 Evolutionary Black Chicago Artists

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Contemporary art challenges traditional notions of art, but it also relies on what comes before it. In this way, there is always a conversation between the new and the old, and the groundwork artistic predecessors laid out has a great deal to do with today’s artistic creations.  It is...

Mar 30, 2020
How Art Programs In Schools Provokes Creative Problem Solving

How Art Programs In Schools Provokes Creative Problem Solving

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The fact of the matter is that the economy of the future requires art. It requires creative people developing new solutions for businesses, communities, and our world as a whole. In the past art was seen as superfluous, a fuzzy area in the humanities where practicality vanished. Just because...

Mar 23, 2020
Quick And Cool DIY Art Projects To Do At Home

Quick And Cool DIY Art Projects To Do At Home

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For most of us, doing our part during this trying time simply means staying in our apartments or houses. But in a tremendous way, people are helping others, from inside their homes, endure inside of their homes. We’ve seen a fitness instructor leading a workout on a rooftop, Yo-Yo...

Mar 20, 2020
Interview: Russell Muits of Storm Print City

Interview: Russell Muits of Storm Print City

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Storm Print City turns printmaking into a public act of art, at once preserving history, making art, and serving as a beacon of curiosity for any passerby. Once a dear-friend clued me in to the work of Russell Muits, it resonated with so clearly. Accessible, beautiful, simple, concise. His...

Mar 16, 2020
Should You Rent or Buy Art For Your Office?

Should You Rent or Buy Art For Your Office?

Art Featured Workplace Solutions

Over the past 5+ years, it’s been our pleasure to work with our corporate clients to rent, purchase, or commission art for their offices, retail spaces, or restaurants. It’s also been interesting to learn what clients want, how they’re using their spaces, and how IPaintMyMind’s various art services can...

Mar 09, 2020
16 Special Artists To Follow on Instagram in 2020

16 Special Artists To Follow on Instagram in 2020

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Instagram has clearly proven itself to be the best platform for visual artists due to its concise, image-laden format. As a curator, it’s my research tool of choice! What used to be longtail keyword deep dives into the 5th, 6th, and sometimes even 17th pages of Google is now...

Mar 02, 2020
The 15 Best Chicago Art Events of 2020

The 15 Best Chicago Art Events of 2020

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If you believe in the fantastic powers of art, then you understand that art is more than visual beauty. Art locates potential. It helps us find the potential in ourselves. Is it odd that what we are able to create from, say, ink and paper, gives us a feeling...

Feb 24, 2020
16 Free Lesson-Planning Resources for Art Teachers

16 Free Lesson-Planning Resources for Art Teachers

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The struggle of being an art teacher includes a unique blend of external doubt and internal friction. Art teachers share the same classroom and behavioral challenges that other elementary and secondary educators face while combating a similar stigma that troubles humanities departments across higher education–a skepticism about its value...

Feb 17, 2020
Interview: Michelle Chandra of Dirt Alley Design

Interview: Michelle Chandra of Dirt Alley Design

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At first glance, Michelle Chandra’s work strikes the viewer with its symmetry, its perfection, and the detailed line work that reveals itself as one edges closer. Design exists because certain configurations, layouts, and art feels good to us when proportional, linear, or balanced. This sense of OCD satisfaction that...

Feb 10, 2020
An Art Teacher’s Perspective: Working with IPaintMyMind & The Shared Walls Program

An Art Teacher’s Perspective: Working with IPaintMyMind & The Shared Walls Program

Art Art Resources for Teachers Featured Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™

Hey everyone, Roxy here. I’m writing you because I have some cool news and a great opportunity to pass along to other CPS educators and schools! I recently accepted an invitation to become a member of the Board of Directors of IPaintMyMind, a local nonprofit arts organization that I’ve worked...

Feb 05, 2020

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