The Power of Art to Prevent Gun Violence: Artist Bonnie Lautenberg Launches National Fundraising Effort with Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords

Ten years ago, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords founded Giffords, a gun-prevention organization. It was a month after the Sandy Hook tragedy, and two years to the day after Giffords was shot in the head in an attack that left six people dead and 13 injured at a Saturday morning constituent meet-and-greet outside a grocery store […]

Spray-Paint Artist James Goldcrown’s Work Sparks Delight, Appearing on Everything from Sneakers to Home Interiors

When artist James Goldcrown began experimenting with aerosol paints a decade or so ago, he habitually tested each can’s pressure by spraying a random heart design on a wall in his studio.  It wasn’t long before those hearts—layers and layers of them—propelled his career to international recognition. With spray paint as his signature medium, he […]

5 Things to Do in Chicago and the Suburbs: August 27 - 29

Soak up the last days of August this weekend with a trip to the Morton Arboretum to see Human+Nature, take in breathtaking nature photography by two renowned conservationists, celebrate Hellenic pride during Taste of Greektown, and more. Just remember to check out each event’s website for current Covid-19 safety measures and possible cancelations. Opens Aug. 27: […]