Community Projects

September - December 2018: KB Studio will be working as an arts partner with Redwood Literacy, a progressive school for dyslexic children and teens in East Rogers Park. Dynamic studio projects will connect with Redwood Literacy curriculum and provide in-depth creativity experiences and technical skill-building for children 7-12 years of age.  

September - October 2018: Twelve artists will be participating in the "Head in the Trees" community exhibition at the Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods. These works will be exhibited alongside Kaye Buchman's "Head in the Trees" large-scale ink drawings and mixed-media paintings inspired by the oak tree savannah restoration efforts of the Brushwood Center in Riverwoods, Illinois, the unique landscape of Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois, and enduring myths and fairytales that draw upon the mystic powers of wooded spaces.

July - August 2018: KB Studio will be partnering with the Circles and Cyphers Hub of the Envisioning Justice Initiative (EJI) to create a community arts program for middle schoolers.  Sponsored by Illinois Humanities, this program will address the impact of incarceration on our communities and focus on the many ways the visual arts can foster dialogue and illuminate new social justice solutions. The Visual Arts Showcase will take place at Rogers Park Unity Church on Saturday, August 25th.

August 2017: Eleven KB Studio artists participated in the "Waiting In Air" community printmaking project. Participants explored a wide range of techniques and processes including chine colle, digital, linocut, and monoprint. Each artist created an edition of 12 prints to exchange with the group. These print suites were combined in handmade portfolios created specifically for the project and included title and colophon pages. The project concluded with a print exchange party and everyone going home with a wonderful collection of prints! Participants include Kaye Buchman, Joan Baer, Virginia Carstarphen, Min Ding, Susan Gamerman, Phyllis Rabineau, Mary Ridley, Loreen Strasser, Sue Teller, Julie Tierney, and Jan Wishinsky.