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The Importance of Art in Communities

September 21st, 2017 Posted by Art Resources for Teachers No Comment yet

The power that community art has to unite people is palpable and visceral. Learn more about the importance of community art exhibitions in our latest post!

Tyler Whitlock Brings Society Into Focus Through Oils, Acrylics and Art Prints

August 9th, 2016 Posted by Art, Featured, Paintings, Screenprints No Comment yet

Whether hypocrisy, religion, power, love, or despair, Tyler Whitlock finds a textured way to represent the narrative, and we’re so glad he does.

Shared Walls™ Expands, Art by Jay Ryan Installed @ Boone Elementary

August 21st, 2015 Posted by Art, Screenprints, Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™ No Comment yet

Colorful Screenprints by Jay Ryan Brighten Up The Halls at Boone Elementary School in West Rogers Park

School Hallways As Art Galleries, Shared Walls™ at Newberry Elementary

June 10th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured, Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™ No Comment yet

We believe that art should be a part of everyone’s experience & are thrilled that everyone at Newberry Elementary loves this Shared Walls™ exhibition. Onward.

Landscapes of A Modern Mind by Anyes Galleani

June 8th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured No Comment yet

Los Angeles-based photographer and graphic designer Anyes Galleani has been mixing and re-mixing genres for several decades. Born and raised in Italy, Galleani made the pilgrimage to the LA Arts District pursuing a career in fashion photography. She created portraits for the likes of Bruce Willis, Demi Moore and Paramount Pictures. Soon, however, her ambitions pushed her to innovate new ways to portray her unique visions of the people and landscapes of her adopted city.

Kayrock Screenprinting Fosters Artist Growth

May 26th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured No Comment yet

Brooklyn based Kayrock Screenprinting has multiple programs aimed at producing silkscreen prints, paper prints and books of art; however, the 100-year-old coverted rope factory is much more than the home of a studio offering printing services. Kayrock is an artists’ collective that collaborates with other artists to create, distribute and promote their work to the betterment of all involved.

Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™ Rolls On, Collaboration Launched with Workspring feat Justin Santora

June 2nd, 2014 Posted by Art, Featured, Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™ No Comment yet

Justin Santora’s beautiful screen printed gems are whimsical.. and they’ve transformed the Workspring offices on Monroe & Dearborn in Chicago’s Loop.

Chema Skandal! (Chicago, IL)

February 12th, 2014 Posted by Art, Featured No Comment yet


Words by Rob Sarwark

As I sit here listening to 1965’s “Scandal Ska” by the legendary Skatalites of Kingston, Jamaica, I can’t help but get nostalgic about a time and a place that I’ve never actually known. But the power of this music lies in its very universality. That said, I can’t help but notice that a considerable proportion of these songs’ uploaders and commentators on YouTube are Spanish-speaking. Indeed, some of the most die-hard ska, rocksteady, and reggae aficionados hail from Spain, Mexico, and Latin America, where millennials have found and maintained a serious affinity for these sounds, their history, and the aesthetics of soul, style, and urban savvy that go along with them. In other words, they’ve made this music and its now half-century-old subculture their own.

Chicago is a long way from Kingston, Jamaica, and almost as far from Mexico City, but these days, and globalization being what it is, it’s hard to say sometimes where one ends and the other begins. Case in point: CHema Skndl, aka Chema Skandal!, Chicago’s resident Mexican mod- and Jamaicana-influenced graphic artist. According to his blog, he describes himself as a “graphic artist and enthusiast of popular music and images of the last century.” His work is a true mash-up of styles with a nevertheless coherent and signature effect. He draws from, among other things, the campy horror of mid-century Mexican lucha libre films, British mod youth subculture, and groovy, Independence-era Jamaican verve. The result is work that lends itself as perfectly to concert posters, t-shirts, and album covers as it does to the walls of the best galleries in Chicago, Mexico City, and Madrid. In addition, his outdoor mural work – examples of which can be seen in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago – capture not only the artist’s playful side, but also his political and poetic voice, with stark proclamations of love and soul in celebration of a bustling city of immigrants.

Check CHema out at his blog and find him quietly sipping a beer in the back of the next “Jamaican Oldies” show in Chicago, where the ska subculture is alive, well, and fully aware of its rich and diverse heritage. They’re lucky to have him.

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IPaintMyMind Exclusive Interview: Daniel Macadam of Crosshair Chicago

December 23rd, 2013 Posted by Art, Interviews, Photography No Comment yet

Daniel Macadam’s photographic screen prints provoke feeling from stillness in an uncanny, pacifying way. There’s something about the lack, the rustic subjects in their open spaces.

IPMM Exclusive Interview – Dan Grzeca

October 28th, 2010 Posted by Art, Featured, Interviews 3 comments

Dan Grzeca’s inimitable style lives through concert posters crafted on Chicago’s Northside…IPMM asks him to temporarily unpack his brain for us…