Category: Chicago artist

Chicago Joins Roses Against Violence

Photo courtesy Bradd Bambo I bet most women have experienced violence at some point in their life, verbal or physical, or at least know someone who has. I am no exception. This is why I became involved with the Roses Against Violence project. I like that it’s presented in a beautiful, artistic way using crocheted... Read more »

Color Carnival by Itee

Color Carnival by Itee
Let me introduce you to Itee Jindal, also known as Color Carnival by Itee. Itee hails from India but is now based in Chicago as an engineer professional. I became a fan because she paints beautiful, colorful, whimsical art that is amazingly detailed. When I see her work in my feed, it instantly makes me... Read more »

Let's Paint the Schools!

Photo courtesy Paint the City – Artist Ahmad Lee I follow Paint the City because I admire their goals and what they stand for. They are a “feel good” organization doing wonderful things for the people utilizing art. Nothing makes me happier than walking the streets looking for murals. Paint the City’s objectives Paint the... Read more »
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Artist Feature — RODNEY DURAN

Artist Feature — RODNEY DURAN
I discovered artist Rodney Duran (aka Hot Rod) at the Clifton Street Art Gallery in Uptown. I became hooked on his art because it’s eye-catching, imaginative, and colorful. I applaud Rodney for using various subjects and mediums to create his thought-provoking art. My mural findings The first mural I laid eyes on is “Bison.” Would... Read more »

Pendry brings artists to neighborhoods

Pendry brings artists to neighborhoods
I had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by Pendry Chicago. Pendry partnered with five local artists to paint live at locations throughout the city. The goal was to allow the community to take part, and the finished pieces will be on display at Pendry in June. This is what Chicago needs more of!... Read more »

Artist Feature — Ryan Tova Katz

Artist Feature — Ryan Tova Katz
I found out about the gifted Ryan Tova Katz after seeing other street art photographers post her murals. I felt instant admiration and started following her Instagram account. The first thing I noticed is that Ryan seemingly looks for the beauty in life, as her art depicts happiness. She is also a fellow traveler and... Read more »
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Lo Rez Brewing declares patio season

I discovered Lo Rez Brewing while scoping out the extraordinary Pilsen art scene in 2019. I wrote about them at that time because I was impressed during my visit. The brewery reopened at the end of March, and I had to stop in for a beer on a gorgeous spring day (and share the good... Read more »

Wabash Arts Corridor wants your vote!

“China Truborn” by Louise Jones I have some exciting news and I hope you will share my enthusiasm. Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) has been nominated for USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2021 Award for best arts district. I have been a fan of WAC for years and tickled pink for their well-deserved nomination. Who is... Read more »

Immerse yourself in Chinatown and its art

I think of Chinatown as a cultural experience that temporarily takes me to another world without needing a plane. I haven’t visited in a while and was curious about some art, new and old. I made a point of exploring in light of the Lunar New Year with 2021 being the “Year of the Ox.”... Read more »
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Artist Feature — Poetry by Boots

I’m smitten with poetry, which is why I get enthusiastic to read Instagram posts from Poetry by Boots. She has a way with words and her poems are relatable in everyday life. I occasionally come up with a witty haiku; however, I have decided to leave poetry to the professionals.  Did Boots move to Chicago?... Read more »