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Snow City Arts Presents at Columbia College

Program Director Veronica Stein and Teaching Artist Dan Kerr-Hobert had an exciting time sharing about our work at Snow City Arts with students in the Arts In Health track led by Susan Imus at Columbia College Chicago. One of a handful of programs in the country allowing students to minor in Arts in Health, Columbia's program provides educational training for artists seeking to harness the value of the arts in healthcare contexts.  Susan is a pioneer in the evolving field [...]

November 5th, 2020|Categories: News Updates, Staff|0 Comments

NEA Spotlights Snow City Arts’ Virtual Learning

The National Endowment for the Arts Blog highlighted the work Snow CIty Arts has been doing since march, 2020 in its October 20 post, Arts and Health in the Time of COVID 19, by Beth Beinevenu. " Despite the dire circumstances, many organizations are finding silver linings at this time. For SCA it is in the form of new opportunities to reach children who are isolated by the virus. In addition to reaching more hospitalized students through these virtual [...]

October 26th, 2020|Categories: News Updates, Virtual Learning|0 Comments

Zen Principles in Art Making: A Painting Workshop

Teaching Artist and painter Monica Acosta led a packed virtual house on October 17, 2020, in this intergenerational painting workshop with our partner Wheaton Public Library.  The lesson is online and can be completed with some basic materials at home! This was the third Arts Dupage Month celebration we have participated in and was made possible through the support of the DuPage Foundation.  Snow City Arts students from Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital are also featured in this online virtual [...]

October 26th, 2020|Categories: Artwork stories, Events, Teaching Artists, Videos, Virtual Learning|Tags: |0 Comments

A Successful Gallery Night 2020: Activating Art!

On September 18, 2020, Snow City Arts hosted hundreds of guests from Chicago’s philanthropic, medical, corporate, and artistic communities in our first ever virtual Gallery Night 2020: ACTIVATING ART. Following a short public showcase on YouTube Live (click here to see the artchive), a 60 minute ticketed event streamed on Zoom included student interviews, a virtual gallery of SCA student works from all of our six disciplines. Ninety-nine works by seventy four students was featured and can now be seen in [...]

September 29th, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, News Updates, Student stories|0 Comments

Meet Development and Communications Associate Danielle Patterson!

Danielle comes to Snow City Arts from Leo Catholic High School, where she served as the Registrar until mid-July, 2020. Prior to that, Danielle worked for Metropolitan Services in job development and for four years was a Program Manager with the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.  Danielle founded Postparty, a safe-space community following the birth of her own daughter at Rush Hospital, to help new moms cope with the challenges of parenthood and to promote much-needed dialogue about maternal health [...]

July 13th, 2020|Categories: News Updates, Staff|0 Comments

Meet Research Specialist Nakyung Rhee!

Nakyung initially came to work for Snow City Arts in February, 2019 as an intern, and was invited to join as a part time member of the staff in March, 2020 in the role of research specialist and administrative assistant. Nakyung brings her considerable knowledge as a specialist in data management and cultural policy analysis to our team.  Her core research interest is in the arts and health, with an emphasis on the instrumental and instructional values of the arts. [...]

July 7th, 2020|Categories: News Updates, Staff|0 Comments