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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 Creative Partners, Director of Development and Communications for Rush Hour Concerts/Make Music Chicago through its merger with the International Music Foundation, and for several years [...]

February 13th, 2020|Categories: 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 projects within the program. She teaches at both the Children’s Hospital University of Illinois and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital and also leads the [...]

December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Monica Acosta: A Teaching Artist Profile

What do you enjoy most as a teaching artists? I enjoy observing a student move from apprehension to confidence. Then the student connects with a lesson and takes it to a level far greater than I would have imagined. Monica is the newest member of the Snow City Arts teaching artist team and so we thought we'd take some time to learn more about their artistic practice and initial experience teaching in a very unique environment. Monica is our visual artist-in-residence [...]

June 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Special National Endowment for the Arts Audio Feature on Snow City Arts

For years, Snow City Arts has been proud to receive support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). That’s why we were thrilled when Adam Kampe, a media specialist with the NEA Magazine, asked to do a special feature on Snow City Arts. The first issue of 2019 was going to be on “the healing power of the arts” and Snow City Arts was a natural fit. “At the National Endowment for the Arts, we believe the arts have [...]

May 31st, 2019|Categories: News Updates, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Awesome Darius

“Wow. I. Am. Awesome!" Darius posing for his self-portrait. This was 18 year old Darius' response as the frame was peeled back from the white t-shirt, revealing the silk screen print he had just made. The image, a detailed silhouette of himself that he had composed and printed in black ink onto a fresh t-shirt, led teaching artist Jon Stein to question if he meant the awesomeness of the print, his artistic abilities, or just himself in general. [...]

April 10th, 2019|Categories: Student stories|0 Comments

Gallery Night 2018: A Room Without Walls

Thank you for celebrating 20 years of Snow City Arts with us at Gallery Night 2018! Our annual student exhibition and gala fundraiser looked back at the work created by students in Chicagoland hospitals since 1998. On Friday, September 7, Gallery Night 2018: A Room Without Walls returned to The Ballroom at The School of the Art Institute Chicago, where guests viewed the artwork of students, enjoyed an elegant 3-course meal, bid on unique silent auction experiences, and saw performances of student [...]

September 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments