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Inside ChiArts: Young Artists in the Making – Bruce Bennett and Gabby Ochoa

Inside ChiArts: Young Artists in the Making – Bruce Bennett and Gabby Ochoa
Bruce Bennett and Gabby Ochoa are senior photography majors at The Chicago High School for the Arts. Last September, after being selected by their peers at the Filter Photo Festival, the young artists had their portfolios reviewed by author and photographer Jane Fulton Alt and Chicago Tribune photo editor Michael Zajakowski. ChiArts, as the artists’ school is known, opened in 2009 and is the... 

Inside ChiArts: Chicago Artists in the Making – Harlan Ballogg

Inside ChiArts: Chicago Artists in the Making - Harlan Ballogg
Last spring, I attended the Senior Visual Arts Exhibit featuring projects by the first graduating class of The Chicago High School for the Arts. ChiArts, as the school is known, opened in 2009 and is the first public arts high school to serve the Chicago area, with the mission of diversifying the city’s landscape of professional artists. Students from all neighborhoods with a wide range of previous... 

Inside ChiArts: Chicago Artists in the Making – Shaquita Reed

Inside ChiArts: Chicago Artists in the Making - Shaquita Reed
Last spring, I attended the Senior Visual Arts Exhibit featuring projects by the first graduating class of The Chicago High School for the Arts. ChiArts, as the school is known, opened in 2009 and is the first public arts high school to serve the Chicago area, with the mission of diversifying the city’s landscape of professional artists. Students from all neighborhoods with a wide range of previous... 

Inside ChiArts: Chicago Artists in the Making – Madeline Finn

Inside ChiArts: Chicago Artists in the Making - Madeline Finn
Last spring, I attended the Senior Visual Arts Exhibit featuring projects by the first graduating class of The Chicago High School for the Arts. ChiArts, as the school is known, opened in 2009 and is the first public arts high school to serve the Chicago area, with the mission of diversifying the city’s landscape of professional artists. Students from all neighborhoods with a wide range of previous... 

How Green Star Movement is “Changing the Urban Canvas”

How Green Star Movement is
As Chicagoans, we are lucky to be exposed to a variety of different forms of public art.  Blessed with numerous blank walls, building faces and underpasses, we have a vast “urban canvas” to be transformed into accessible works of art for all to enjoy.   Many talented artists have seized the opportunity to turn these spaces into their own creations, and Green Star Movement has played an integral... 

“Changing the Urban Canvas”: Interview with Kamelia Hristeva

 Green Star Movement is a non-profit organization that strives to revitalize urban Chicago neighborhoods by teaching young people and community members to design and create public art.  Their large-scale mosaic murals can be spotted in over 40 locations across the city.  I had a conversation with founder and executive director Kamelia Hristeva to learn more about Green Star’s mission, goals,... 
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