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She thought she was done painting, but found new inspiration in an unlikely place.
Childhood still inspires this Chicago painter.
First Lady of Children's Music.
Lots of Irish music in Chicago. None have been at it longer than Malachy Towey and Kevin Henry.
She loves baseball. And baseball players. And she paints them.
We met Peggy at 96. Still painting. Still passionate about improving the world.
Meet Heeyoung Kim. A love for rare prairie plants. And a rare talent for botanical art.
When POTUS needs a gift for state visit.
Gargoyles inspire a life with stone.
A surprising path to Christian Art.
Singer Ben Mugisha lives in Chicago and is a big deal in Rwanda.
A banjo player's life-changing 25 year correspondence with Pete Seeger. Meet Michael Miles.
25 years of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
He is paraplegic. She was afraid of wheelchairs. An unlikely story of love and art.
You have to see Norma Gatto's glass creations to believe them.
Sand paintings. Improvised and ephemeral. Meet Joe Mangrum.
A big talent for making tiny things.
Your favorite Chicago PBS anchor has a no-longer-secret passion. Mexican-inspired papel picado. And he’s damn good at it.
How to make a classical musician: One hour before school. Two hours after school. Every day. Free. In a low income, mostly immigrant, school.
Where does a Blues geek go to train? Chicago, of course. Fernando Jones’ Blues Camp.
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