Spotlight: Artists

Guest Artist Series: Favianna Rodriguez

Introducing Verve: Guest Artist Series!
  A free public presentation series at Marwen that focuses on the intersection of art, teaching, learning, and social practices.
The Marwen Teaching Artist Fellows are honored to welcome our first guest artist, Favianna Rodriguez on November 15 at 7pm!

This event is for students and their families, teaching artists, and the larger Chicago arts and activist community. Pass the word!

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October 31st, 2013 0 comments Design Arts / Events / Printmaking / Spotlight: Artists / Street Art / Verve: Guest Artist Series

3Arts Awardee: Marta Garcia!

Congratulations to our very own Marta Garcia for winning the prestigious 3Arts Teaching Artist Award!   About 3Arts: "DEDICATED TO ARTISTS Nothing of significance can be accomplished without imagination, without stretching and flexing our minds, without dreaming. We consider it our civic duty and a privilege to champion local artists and invest in the essential creative process that drives their art forth and touches all

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October 22nd, 2013 0 comments Spotlight: Artists / Teaching Artistry

Ai Weiwei

A must see exhibition includes examples from the board spectrum of the artist’s practice, which encompasses sculpture, photography, video, and site-specific installations as well as his contributions to the design of the “Bird’s Nest” stadium of the 2008 Summer Olympics in China. Ai Weiwei is known as one of China’s most provocative and vocal artists; his focus on human rights and social change eventually led

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May 7th, 2013 0 comments Events / Spotlight: Artists

Just Seeds

In my work as a teaching artist, one goal that consistently informs the classes I teach is to enable students to feel a real connection to their surroundings. Why is this important?

I grew up in a small town in Michigan, and spent my youth playing in dirt on a potato farm. I moved to Chicago when I was 19 to study at the School

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February 14th, 2013 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Meeting our students where they are / Printmaking / Spotlight: Artists

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