Skokie Illinois Art
Last week, I had the opportunity to talk to John Maloof about plans to open the Exploritorium, a new public art museum in the heart of Skokie, Illinois. Despite the name, it is a place where children and adults can explore together through interactive play. It is the first of its kind in North America and one of only a handful of such museums worldwide.
The space was donated by G.D. Searle & Company, and the creation was created by John Maloof and his team at the Skokie Public Art Museum. They helped to create the project, but it was primarily the work of concerned citizens and volunteers.
Even if you're not here, the location is still interesting, and for even more shopping you can visit the Skokie Crossroads Shopping Center, a shopping mall on the north side of the city. Stroll through this magnificent outdoor art exhibition, which features more than 70 sculptures along a beautifully landscaped walkway, running path and cycle path. It is one of only a handful of public art galleries in the country, but it is worth visiting.
This is a fairly large exhibition with 16 artists, 12 of whom are international and four local artists from Chicago. The theater group includes plays from well-known productions such as "The Phantom of the Opera," "Les Miserables" and "Avenue Q" as well as a number of other popular musicals. The musical groups include the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Skokie Symphony and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Nothing compares to the thrill of live entertainment at the Skokie Theater, and that's what you forget. As the home of "Skokies Idol," you can also enjoy the intimate location located in downtown Skoksie.
The village of Skokie offers cultural, literary and educational programs that benefit the North Shore community. The village also houses the performing arts center, the Village Performing Arts Center, while the independent Skoksie Theater (pictured above in this article) offers live entertainment in an intimate Art Deco space. North Shore Center is home to the award-winning Northlight Theatre and a host of other arts and entertainment venues.
The works of the jury members will be displayed in shop windows, while the art of the artists of the Skokie Art Walk itself and other local artists will be exhibited at these venues. Live activities are held throughout the month, inviting visitors to visit downtown Skoksie and view art exhibitions at any time during the months. Artists will also be at the exhibition to tell their colleagues and visitors about their artworks and to present portfolios. The artists will exhibit their works in various styles and styles of art, from ceramics to photography, painting, sculpture, photography and photography.
The Skokie Art Walk program gives artists and students the opportunity to present their works to the public in a unique setting. The art on the walk will be a magnet for visitors to restaurants and shops in the city centre, I am sure. Visit the artists on the Skoka Arts Walk for a reception, followed by an animated short film. I had the idea for the "Skokies Art Walk" in Downtown Skoksie in May 2013.
It was the efforts of private citizens that enabled Skokie to establish a commission for the visual arts. It is also the first community in Illinois where an official local government actively promotes the arts in their community. Given the importance of art and culture to the city of Chicago and its residents, JPI introduced an expansion of the program in Rogers Park and Northtown in 1945. The program is managed by the Skoksie Art Commission, a nonprofit with an annual budget of $1.5 million.
Anatomically Correct was founded in 1991 and is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting the work of artists to promote, diversify and promote community awareness of the visual and performing arts. Jewish leaders in Chicago when they founded the Chicago Hebrew Institute to enrich the educational and cultural opportunities for Jews in the region. After neo-Nazis threatened to march on Skokie in the late 1970s, Holocaust survivors who settled in Skokie founded the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois. This dedication to the community eventually led to the founding of an art museum, the Jewish Museum of Chicago, in 1983.
During the depths of the Great Depression in 1933, New Deal administrators established a government-sponsored work program - a jobless assistance program. The Jewish Museum of Chicago was also founded in Skokie, the first of its kind in the nation.