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by Eric last modified Aug 21, 2014

The Kalo Foundation sends word that if you haven’t already seen them, you still have a chance to view two exhibits that exemplify the rich artistic legacy of Park Ridge, IL that will close August 31, 2014. More after the jump... During the month of August, the Park Ridge Public Library is hosting a second-floor exhibit by the Kalo Foundation featuring silver jewelry inspired by the work of the famous Kalo silversmiths of the early...




 

 

Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 7.34.13 AMThe Kalo Foundation sends word that if you haven’t already seen them, you still have a chance to view two exhibits that exemplify the rich artistic legacy of Park Ridge, IL that will close August 31, 2014. More after the jump...

During the month of August, the Park Ridge Public Library is hosting a second-floor exhibit by the Kalo Foundation featuring silver jewelry inspired by the work of the famous Kalo silversmiths of the early 20th Century.  The jewelry is the product of a a cooperative silver clay project between The Kalo Foundation at Maine South High School.

In its sixth year, the program provides a jewelry designing experience for third and fourth year students in Sophia Pichino’s third and fourth year art classes, according to Kalo board member Vicky Bellisario, who works with the students.  Board members Herb Zuegel and Burt Olsson, son of one of the last silversmiths to run the Kalo shop, give students a history lesson about the famous silversmiths that lived in Park Ridge Olsson explains the process of traditional silver-smithing using his father’s tools and working drawings of jewelry pieces produced for the Kalo Shop

Photographs and information about ongoing projects taking place at the Iannelli Studio are also part of the exhibit including the final plans to reinstall the 11-foot Madona statue created by Alfonso Iannelli for Immaculata High School in 1922.

The second at Iannelli Studios Heritage Center, 255 N. Northwest Highway, showcases art by the Illinois Chapter of the Surface Design Association.  Surface design refers to any process that gives structure, pattern, or color to fiber and fabric.  Processes include spinning, felting, papermaking, weaving, knotting, netting, looping, dyeing, painting, stitching, cutting piecing, printing, quilting and embellishing.

Surface design exemplifies a key precept of Iannelli’s view of arts which according to Tim Samuelson, Chicago’s Cultural Historian, created an ongoing experience of discovery, delight and curiosity.  “Each person is a participant and adds part of him—or herself—to the encounter.”

ISHC is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Established in 2006, The Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge works to safeguard the rich artistic legacy of the town through education, advocacy, and preservation, as well as cooperatively promoting the cultural heritage of the city.  For more information about the exhibits, The Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge, Iannelli Studios Heritage Center, or to donate online, go to www.kalofoundation.org or call 847-261-4595.

Image via chicagosilver.com


 

 

 
 
 

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