Better Makers: Museum of Science and Industry Black Creativity Gala Celebrates Innovative STEM Programming

The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is a playground for the budding mind. MSI’s leading Black Creativity programming made its annual return to the museum in January, featuring the largest Juried Art Exhibition in Black Creativity history. MSI’s annual art gallery is the longest-running exhibition of African-American art in the country, dating back to […]

Ysla Battrell Studio Creates Destination For Photography On The North Shore

Nestled amid neighborhood stores on a quiet section of Linden Avenue in Wilmette sits Ysla Battrell Studio. Featuring 12-foot ceilings, movable walls and exposed pipes, the studio’s aesthetic is part chic Chicago art loft, part unpretentious Wilmette storefront. The person responsible for melding these two seemingly opposed styles is local owner and artist Carol Battrell. […]