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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

Meet Program Manager Chinyere “Chi” Achebe

A long overdue introduction to Snow City Arts’ new Program Manager, Chinyere “Chi” Achebe!   Chi joined Snow City Arts in February, 2020, shortly before we became a distributed office team and the entire team dove into creating and launching our Virtual Learning platform. Chi comes to this new role at Snow City Arts with a wide array of experiences and skills as an educator, spiritual advisor, reiki practitioner, singer, poet, artist, and curator .  Chi believes art is a pathway [...]

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

Creating Racial Equity at Snow City Arts, June 4, 2020

At Snow City Arts, we strive to be accountable to African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) identified people. We hear the call to rise up in the wake of the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and many others. We honor and hear the call to lift up and protect Black lives right now.  We continue our individual and collective learning to develop anti-racist curriculum. We do this by seeing, listening to, and integrating [...]

June 4th, 2020|Categories: News Updates|0 Comments

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 a sense of excitement while I wait to hear what’s going to happen next in every section. It’s just really fun to start with nothing [...]

May 18th, 2020|Categories: Creative, Teaching Artists, Uncategorized|0 Comments