Kevin Smith: Meet the Teaching Artist VI

How do you feel when you make art? When I’m making music I feel a unique sense of focus that often seems rare when I’m doing other things. I’m able to tune out the world around me and just listen to what I’m playing. If I’m writing a new piece of music, there is also [...]

By |2020-05-18T12:00:42-06:00May 18th, 2020|Creative, Teaching Artists, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eric Elshtain: Meet the Teaching Artist Vol. III

The greatest “art gift” I ever received was a penmanship exercise. Let me explain. In the fourth grade, to practice our cursive writing, my teacher assigned us the task of copying out a poem in cursive. We were sent to our small school library one-by-one and looked for a poem to copy out. I saw [...]

By |2020-04-29T13:30:38-06:00April 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Dan Kerr-Hobert: Meet the Teaching Artist Vol. II

How do you feel when you make art?   When I make art, I feel just about everything at one time or another. Giddy. Bored. Hungry. Connected. Desperate. Graceful. Awkward. Like anything is possible and nothing is possible. It’s all moment to moment. I hate writing but I love having written. I love editing. Rehearsal is [...]

By |2020-04-29T11:06:41-06:00April 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Allie Spicer: Meet the Teaching Artist Vol. I

Snow City Arts' Teaching Artists are at the core of our work with students in the hospital. As our new Virtual Learning initiative rolls out this week, anyone who engages with our publicly accessible workshops will want to get to know these exceptional artist-educators. Over the Spring, we will be re-introducing Snow City Arts' ten [...]

By |2020-04-20T13:32:19-06:00April 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

April Events Postponed

Steppenwolf and Lagunitas Events Postponed To practice social distancing and ensure the safety of our larger community, SCA and its community partners have come to the difficult decision of postponing our two upcoming public events: our student showcase at Steppenwolf 1700 on April 3 and 4, and our Auxiliary Board Fundraiser at Lagunitas Brewery [...]

By |2020-03-16T10:02:35-06:00March 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Snow City Arts’ Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak is affecting our work and personal communities. Snow City Arts (SCA), always concerned for the health and wellbeing of children and youth who are medically vulnerable, is acutely aware of COVID-19’s impact and the further isolation it brings to our students as our hospital partners respond. Working in collaboration with each of [...]

By |2020-03-16T10:08:34-06:00March 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Arts in Health Research Intensive

I had the amazing opportunity to join the 3rd annual Arts in Health Research Intensive, presented by University of Florida's (UF) Center for Arts in Medicine and the UK Arts Health Early Career Research Network (ECRN), from January 27 to 31, 2020. The Arts in Health Research Intensive is a five-day residential program that provides [...]

By |2020-03-25T11:50:03-06:00March 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Introducing Deirdre Harrison

Snow City Arts is thrilled to announce the hire of Deirdre Harrison as  Director of Development. Deirdre is coming to us directly from her role as Chief Operating Officer and before that Interim Development Director for GRAMMY award-winning sextet Eighth Blackbird. Previously, she was the Director of Development for the MacArthur-funded shared advancement staff project [...]

By |2020-02-13T13:09:11-06:00February 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Chicago Sun Times Feature

“Traveling bard, musician and art teacher helps kids in hospitals take center stage.” Snow City Arts teaching artist Emmy Bean is featured in the Chicago Sun Times as part of their Hardest-Working Voices in Healthcare series. Emmy has been working with Snow City Arts for three years and as an interdisciplinary artist has shaped many of the [...]

By |2019-12-03T14:51:59-06:00December 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments