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Art Series: Cool Globes (#5) – Cities Light Up

ArtStyle has been presenting a weekly art series throughout the summer on the participating Cool Globe Exhibit artists. In this last segment, we feature Matt Federico’s Lights without Limits.

Matt Federico

Background: BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Teacher at The Chicago Mosaic School (2 years). Company owner of Sublime Surfaces, custom mosaics. Website: http://www.sublimesurfaces.com

Matt Federico
Lights without Limits. Located near the Roosevelt under pass (bike path) just north of the Field Museum. Globe #56. Sponsor: Rosenthal Manufacturing.

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Arts in the Media: Power of Art

We've been watching the PBS art series Simon Schama's The Power of Art, which airs on Monday nights at 10:00 p.m. Schama says, “This is not a series about things that hang on walls; it is not about decor or prettiness. It is a series about the force, the need, the passion of art — the power of art.”

Each week we stroll along the streets and alleys with Schama in Spain, Rome, France, England, or another locale, as he describes and examines the lives of artists in their historical, cultural, and social milieus. He takes us on a sweeping cinematic voyage back in time, and we become omniscient viewers observing the lives, obsessions, and desires of these artists, portrayed by actors re-enacting turning points in the artists' lives and creating works that defined them at the height of their powers.
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Art Series: Cool Globes (#4) – Green Roofs, Drop by Drop

ArtStyle will be presenting a weekly art series throughout the summer on the participating Cool Globe Exhibit artists. In this fourth series, we feature: Carol Luc’s Gracie Greenroof and Mirjana Ugrinov’s DROP BY DROP.

Carol Luc

Carol Luc and Mini-globe

Background: Degrees in painting from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, and Wayne State University, Detroit. Teaches design and illustration at American Academy of Art, Chicago, and chairs Department of Visual Communications.
Resident of Chicago who routinely exhibits her urban architecturally themed paintings and prints in the Midwest. She has been honored with several awards, artist’s residencies, and solo exhibitions.
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Art Series: Cool Globes (#3) – Smart, Peaceful, Natural, Efficient Globes

ArtStyle will be presenting a weekly art series throughout the summer on the participating Cool Globe Exhibit artists. In this third series, we feature: Ken Klopack’s Intelligent Earth, Aesop Rhim’s Peace on a Cool Globe, Beth Shadur’s For the Seventh Generation, and Joi Leo Wagenberg’s Mighty Methane.

Ken Klopack

Ken Klopack

Background: Graduate degree, Gifted Education, Northeastern Illinois University. Retired Art Teacher, Chicago Public Schools. Faculty at Penninsula Art School in Fish Creek, WI, Art Institute.

Theme and Description: This globe shows the earth as a representation of the brain. The land areas are covered with concepts, ideas, and programs deemed as solutions to the environmental problems of our earth.

We must cherish and respect our planet by inhabiting it intelligently. Human intelligence is the most powerful tool we have to create a world we can all live in. We must use our brain, our intelligence, as a worldwide problem-solving force without self-interest, ego, political, ethnic, class, or economic issues.

Ken Klopack Intelligent Earth
The Intelligent Earth. Located at Navy Pier. Globe #106.
Sponsor: Lucy R. Waletzky, M.D.

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Art Series: Cool Globe Artists (#2) – One Earth, Multiple Resources

ArtStyle will be presenting a weekly art series throughout the summer on the participating Cool Globe Exhibit artists. In this second series, we feature: Joe Compean’s One Earth; Deirdre A. Fox’s Tapping Geothermal Resources; Alessandra Kelley’s Spiral Chance; and Nancy L. Steinmeyer’s First We Scream, Then We Act. All images are provided courtesy of the artists unless otherwise noted.

Joe Compean

Joe Compean Peep Hole View
Peep Hole View

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