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New Kalo Historic Tours To Launch At Taste of Park Ridge

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 09, 2014 01:09 AM
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by Eric last modified Jul 08, 2014

From the Kalo Art Craft Community House where the Chicago silver industry was born to the Park Ridge studio of noted artist Alfonso Iannelli, who helped design the world famous Pickwick Theater and sculpted the Rock of Gibraltar on the Prudential Building in Chicago, The Kalo Foundation's historic tours initiative will premier at the Taste of Park Ridge and will highlight the larger narrative of the artists’ colony that flourished in Park Ridge at the...




 

 

6a00d8341bf72a53ef0147e14a76f5970b-800wiFrom the Kalo Art Craft Community House where the Chicago silver industry was born to the Park Ridge studio of noted artist Alfonso Iannelli, who helped design the world famous Pickwick Theater and sculpted the Rock of Gibraltar on the Prudential Building in Chicago, The Kalo Foundation's historic tours initiative will premier at the Taste of Park Ridge and will highlight the larger narrative of the artists’ colony that flourished in Park Ridge at the turn of the 20th Century and beyond. More after the jump...


From the press release:

Included on the tour are the sites where famous people in the world of arts and entertainment—as well as those who are lost to the mists of time—lived and worked. They include Walter Marshall Clute and his wife, Beulah Mitchell Clute, Albert Krehbiel, and his wife, Dulah Evans Krehbiel, Frederic Goudy, Carrie Snodgrass, Karen Black, Grant Wood, Henri and Asta Eicher, Harrison Ford, Frederick Richardson, and Eugene Romeo. Also on the tour is one of the filming locations for "The Blues Brothers".
 
An initiative of The Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge, the tours are sponsored by The Summit of Uptown and Journal & Topics Newspapers. Tours, which will depart from on the Vine Street side of Hodges Park between Butler Place and Prospect, will be offered on Saturday, July 12, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on a first-come, first serve basis. Additional tours are planned for Saturday, Aug. 9 at 1 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m.  Donations will benefit continuing restoration efforts at Iannelli Studios Heritage Center which earned a 2011 Governor’s Home Town Award for Park Ridge.

Established in 2006, The Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge is dedicated to safeguarding the rich artistic legacy of the town through education, advocacy, and preservation, as well as promoting the arts and crafts as an integral part of our modern lives. For more information about the tours, The Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge, Iannelli Studios Heritage Center, or to donate online, go to www.kalofoundation.org or call 847-261-4595.

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