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The HumanThread: Connecting Communities, Art and Peace.

The HumanThread: Connecting Communities, Art and Peace.
 I have known Michiko Kobayashi for quite some time and I’ve always wanted to share her story. I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with her to discuss her organization and story in depth.   Michiko is the founder and director of The HumanThread Center/Gallery for Peace, Arts & Education, a nonprofit organization that engages individuals in conversations about peace, non-violence and... 

Arow Collective, PART II // The Drop Out Kids

Arow Collective, PART II // The Drop Out Kids
Ian Mitchell Wallace, "Friends With Golden Benefits." Watercolor. (Image courtesy of Ian Mitchell Wallace.) Two young artists, two vastly different backgrounds, one art show in a vintage thrift store where I used to find and buy three-dollar grandma blazers in its basement. Presented by Arow Collective, The Drop Out Kids features new artwork by Gianni Onassis, who grew up on the South Side... 

…four blocks south and one block west.

…four blocks south and one block west.
Rhonda Gray is an arts educator at DuSable Museum who is getting her Masters in History.  Kudzai has a successful history with the marketing, branding and advertising world.  Dana Todd-Pope is a super-stylish former model, now mother of three beautiful children–her oldest, who I call Lady Em, is so cute and vibrant that she could have her own TV show.  While they are all independently successful... 
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