Thursday, May 9, 2013
"Posters with a Purpose" is Saturday, May 11, at Expressions Graphics. It will feature a private collection of social and political posters of Mark Rogovin's. He will also lead a lecture about their use for social activism.
Social and political posters, and their impact on social activism, will be the focus of an Oak Park art gallery event this weekend. Mark Rogovin, son of photographer Milton Rogovin, will display his family's private collection of such posters, and he will discuss the history of social activism via poster production. The event is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at Expressions Graphics, 29 Harrison St. in the Oak Park Arts District. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Rogovin is a muralist, historian and founder of the Peace Museum. His lecture will begin at 8 p.m. You can read more about him and his father in this 2006 article. Call 708-447-9262 for more information.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Up to 12 sculptures will be displayed in the heart of downtown Oak Park over the summer. Selected artists will received an $1,800 stipend.
From the Village of Oak Park: Aiming to build upon the success of last year's first community sculpture walk, the Public Art Advisory Commission is seeking artists to display their work in the heart of historic downtown Oak Park. Up to 12 sculptures will be displayed on metal pads outdoors from June 2 to Sept. 2. Selected artists will receive a stipend of $1,800 and the Village may choose to purchase one or more pieces. Three pieces of art were purchased at the conclusion of the 2012 Sculpture Walk expanding the growing collection of public art in the community. Guidelines and an application form are posted at www.oak-park.us/sculpturewalk, and the deadline to apply is April 19. For more information, call 708-358-5401, ext. 8778 or e-mail …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Artist Charley Krebs shows off his Patch work at Riverside Public Library.
For cartoonist Charley Krebs, drawing his thoughts has always been a form of shorthand journalism. "A good image will draw you in," Krebs said of his work. "It makes an editorial comment and can start a good discussion." Krebs has been drawing the news since 1979, first at his college newspaper and most recently here at Patch. Readers can see his Sunday Cartoon weekly on their local Patch site where Krebs offers his unique vision of the world and his opinion on events that matter to readers. While much may have changed in the cartooning business since he got his start, Krebs said he loves the ability to work with a digital news site. "Everything is instantaneous," he said. "I can come up with an idea, draw it and have it up on the site the…
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Student mural at Brooks Middle School becomes building's first permanent artwork.
Correction: Two students identified as Brooks seventh graders are actually in sixth grade. The updated story reflects the change. Some of the older schools in Oak Park Elementary District 97 have decorative walls with colorful murals and glazed ceramic wall tiles. Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School has lacked anything comparable since it opened nine years ago. That’s changed thanks to the work of the school's art teacher and students, who have joined forces to create a mosaic on one of the school's otherwise barren white walls. “We feel like this is a big deal for our school because it’s our first permanent artwork,” said Kristiana Murray, the art teacher who lead the afterschool effort to put the mosaic together. The first half of the mural…
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The Little Bits Workshop goes on the road to Children's Hospital in Maywood.
In 2001, a trip to Kaluga, Russia lit a flame that has never gone out. My husband and I worked with a team who taught art and sports to under privileged kids in a small village three hours southeast of Moscow. Tie-dye projects and making jewelry brought delight beyond words to over 125 children that week in late summer. When we returned home, I vowed to do something similar here in the Oak Park area. On February 15, 2010 that dream came true when the doors of The Little Bits Workshop opened. Last Friday, another dream came true: bringing meaningful craft to children with long-term and terminal illness at Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. My business partner Rose DeBoer and I worked with …
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Fans of art young and old took part in this year's ArtRageous! event.
With the ArtRageous! Oak Park well underway, artists, art fans and the artfully minded hit the town Saturday to showcase their talents. Oak Park-River Forest Patch caught up with some of these skilled folks as they played "Super Smash Brothers" at the Oak Park Public Library, crafted bookmarks at Geppetto's Toy Box, detailed watercolor paintings at Calypso Moon Studio and browsed Beatles artwork at the Harrison Works. Have any photos to share? Send them to us and we'll include them in our gallery!