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Our executive director, Dianna C. Long accepts an award for her humanitarian efforts through her work at Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center. She says- "I am so very committed to contributing to leveling the playing field the people who could be viewed as the have-nots occupy. The distance between the haves and the have-nots seems to increase. The difference between those who are humane and those who are not humane increases substantially each year. People increasingly become more desensitized to the pain of others."
I cannot just sit by and watch this happen.
Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center is a community arts organization located in North Lawndale. We have cool projects planned for 2017. We would like students and adults to participate in these projects. We have planned three mural projects with youth from Little Village and from North Lawndale. We also have planned an August 26 Art Contest that takes place at the Youth Art Fest for youth ages 13 to 19 years old.
July 15 & 29 noon-4
Includes working on butterfly garden: identifying weeds for removal, adding pretend butterflies, creating a mud puddle rain-barrel as a water-play source for butterflies (1p.m.). Afterward making butterfly art!
July 22 noon-4
Includes presentation about Restorative Justice Court at 2 p.m. followed by an art session where youth & adults will make art about what they learned.
July 29 noon-4
Includes painting flower pots and planting them with live plants. Each person will get to take one home. The rest will be displayed next week.
August 5 noon-4
We plan a field trip for adults and youth to Douglas Park to attend the Arts & Culture Festival. We will have a table there to paint recycled t-shirts, face painting, & showing off the painted flower pots we made.
August 12 & 19 noon-4
Mural painting for adults and youth (one block away). The theme is “Contributions of Latinos to USA”. All ages together.
August 26 noon-5p.m.
Youth Art Fest & Art Contest Day in Peace Park, 2101 S. Spaulding Ave. Teens (13-19) will paint black heroes using acrylics on wood. First prize is $125. Children of all ages who attend will receive free art supplies. Music, games, refreshments, face painting will be going on. The art gallery will display art by participants over the summer. Viewers will vote on their favorites and 3 top vote-getters will receive prizes.
Includes Veggie Cook Out in the Peace Park at 3p.m., 2101 S. Spaulding Ave.
Liz Long Art Gallery at Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center
July 22 – August l9
Summer Art Show of works by CUARC member artists: opens July 22 with reception 1-4p.m. In main gallery room.
CUARC International Artists Show in hallway gallery (from Morocco, Mexico, France, Brasil)
August 26 noon-5p.m.
Participants' Art Show : artworks by adults & kids who took part in summer activities at CUARC. In the main gallery, drawings, paintings, sculptures and more. On August 26, viewers are invited to vote for their favorites. Three participants will win a prize that day!
Show opens September 9 with reception from 1-4p.m. In the main gallery.
Coming Up: James V. Allen- one person show October/November
For the Youth Art Festival and Art Contest all ages are welcome to attend and cheer on! It will be on August 26, from noon to 5:00PM. Youth ages 13 to 19 years old can pre-register to be included in the art contest via email. It is free to attend the festival and art contest! Art contest takes place at Peace Park (2101 S Spaulding) That day, contestants will paint a portrait of a black hero on large wooden background. Photographs of black heroes will be provided as will art materials that day. Three top winners will be determined by a panel of judges led by founder of contest- Daniel Gedroic. Prize money comes from the Ann Richter Fund. Winners will be announced at the end of the day. Paintings become property of Peace Park Project and will be displayed at the Peace Park. Top prize is $125. All age children will receive free art supplies.
Students may contact us at email@example.com for information and to pre-register. They can also call us at 773-542-9126 to leave a message. Students may visit our website at www.urbanartretreat.com or Facebook.com/urbanartretreat
Art workshops for adults at Urban Art Retreat who request info. by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org All materials provided.
1957 S. Spaulding Ave. corner of 21st, 2 blocks west of Kedzie pink line stop.
Drawing, painting, collage, and assemblage will be available to try. Highly experienced instructor who teaches art-making in supportive environment to all level students.
Donations will be accepted for our Build A Ramp project!
SPRING ART SHOW
Dianna C. Long
Show Their Art
Liz Long Gallery at Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center
1957 S. Spaulding Ave. at 21st
To enter a show, send images of your art to curator via email@example.com
Community Service Hours!
Find out about community projects that Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center is involved in to improve North Lawndale.
*Peace Parks of North Lawndale (a project to transform vacant lots into beautiful peaceful green spaces with flowers, pathways, courtyards, benches, peace sculptures, plus sculptures & murals honoring African American heroes!) We need your help!
We opened our first Peace Park at 2101 S. Spaulding at 21st on June 5, 2016.
The parks are created by everyday people. When we put out a call to help- those who show up will be the people who create the park that day.
* Youth Recycling Education program. youth help the neighborhood by picking up litter, cleaning up vacant lots, planting flowers, and more. They also learn about recycling & presentation skills. Youth visit area homes to educate people about the importance of recycling, re-using, and reducing waste.)
We need people in the neighborhood to be interested and supportive.
We need vacant lots in North Lawndale!
Plus we need volunteers to help with programming.
You can Become Part of the Solution!
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago Peace Walks beginning at 2101 S. Spaulding, 2 blocks west of the pink line Kedzie stop. Wear white. Adults and youth are welcome. For those who want to help organize and/or be security volunteers, contact organizers to find out more- email@example.com
Yes, the Peace Walk will take place in North Lawndale. Everyone in Chicago is welcome to participate. As we work on improving the North Lawndale neighborhood, we realize that creating and maintaing peace is a large part of the process. We have come to believe that peace begins inside each of us, peace begins at home, and we carry it around with us. At Urban Art Retreat, we teach peaceful practices such as conflict resolution, mindful breathing, meditation, yoga, gardening as nature is nurture, and much more.
By working on the projects our non-profit, Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, is involved in- the Peace Parks of North Lawndale, ongoing Peace Walks, and the Youth Recycling Education Program to clean up North Lawndale, we feel we contribute to creating peace and helping others to realize peace in their lives. These types of projects and peace walks can take place in other communities as well.
There are many ways everyone can introduce peace to their lives, and feel they are making a difference and doing something to bring peace to their community. Apathy is the deadliest weapon of mass destruction. Please join us to experience group peace and encourage others to support peace.
All of us are working on projects to benefit our neighborhoods. Let's hope we will continue to support each other in the betterment of our communities. Peace!
Also- special workshops for kids of all ages on painting portraits of black heroes.
Peace Parks Mural Project!
Wanted: locations and youth to paint portraits of African American heroes for Peace Parks "PUZZLE MURAL". You can come here or we can bring free workshop to your site!send request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to join us in Neighborhood Improvement projects? Peace Parks instead of vacant lots, & War On Filth are wonderful projects! we are recruiting volunteers to help!
COMING UP: AN ART SHOW FOR animal lovers
We are forming small committees to oversee the needs of our seven programs:
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