Category: Arts & Culture

Group To Host Public Meeting To Explore Feasibility Of Art Space In Maywood

Monday, August 27, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured photo: A photo of Mesa Artspace Lofts, which Artspace developed in Mesa, Ariz. | Architectural Resource Team, Inc./Facebook 

Talks among a group of local stakeholders who hope to bring live-work space for artists and arts organizations to Maywood are progressing. The group is planning to host a public meeting so that residents can chime in on, and get information about, the idea for themselves.

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Maywood Artist Has Role In Film Spotlighting Chicago’s Black Arts Scene

Thursday, August 23, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Jesse Howard during an unveiling of his work at the Oak Park Public Library earlier this year. | File 

“Nothing is ever completely finished,” riffs artist Jesse Howard in one scene from the acclaimed documentary, “The Color of Art,” which made its Chicago premier at the Black Harvest Film Festival last weekend.

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Don’t Call It A Re-Enactment — On May 12 Maywood Was A Stage For Living History

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 || By Elizabeth Abunaw || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Living historians dramatize Civil War history on the corner of First and Lake in Maywood on May 12. | Courtesy Laura Rogers 

Replica flags? Check. Period pieces like guns dating to the mid-19th Century? Check. Actors dressed in historical clothing? Check. Abraham Lincoln? Check.

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