WEST RIDGE - show us what you’ve created DURING COVID! Be featured in the WRA Covid Creations Online Gallery!
We've all been home alot more than usual - through the lock down, and even now with many places still closed and events moved from in-person to virtual. WRCO wants to showcase what you and/or your children have created during this historic time. We welcome all creations (visual, performing, literary) from West Ridge residents, regardless of your experience or training - from amateurs to professionals to those who are just exploring something new!
Submission is simple - email us one of the following: • a photo of your visual work (painting, sculpture, drawing, photograph, etc. • written piece (poem, short story, etc.) • for music and videos: submit your audio or video file via a file sharing service like Dropbox, Google Drive, Icloud, etc. Do not attach file to your submission. Include the URL link to your file instead.
You can include a short description of your work with your name, or remain anonymous, if preferred.
Work will be featured in the Covid Creations Online Gallery on this website and in WRA/WRCO social media posts.
Participants are required to sign and submit a permission form which allows us to publicly display your work. Parents and guardians - if you are submitting a piece created by your child, you are required to submit the parental consent form. You retain all rights to your work.
West Ridge Artists and Northtown Library invites you to join Silk Road Rising at the library at 6:30pm on Thursday, November 21 for a screening of Obstacle Course, a new video play written by Jamil Khoury, Founding Artistic Director of Silk Road Rising.
Set in Naperville, Illinois, this 45-minute video play, adapted from Khoury's stage play Mosque Alert, explores reactions to a proposed Islamic community center on the site of a beloved landmark. Allyship, municipal politics, and Islamophobia all intersect in this head-on collision between Not in My Backyard fear mongering, well-intentioned liberalism, and the peaceful practice of faith.
Screenings will take place in the Meeting Room at Northtown Library and will be followed by a lively discussion on the themes and issues surrounding the video play.
BEYOND THE SURFACE Work by Raymond Noesen Medium: oil & wax pastel paintings on paper Opening Reception: Sept. 1 from 6-9PM Exhibit: September 2 - 7, 2019 Indian Boundary Park Nature Center (corner of Estes and Rockwell) 2500 West Lunt Avenue Chicago, IL 60645
RE•SIL•IENCE Artwork by John-Michael Korpal Opening Reception: May 16, 2019 from 5:00-7:00PM Exhibit: May 16-June 16, 2019 Devon Bank - 6445 N. Western Avenue Live music by West Ridge cellist Andrea Nott