Art Tribe

Ellie O’Hagan is a practicing artist, as well as Urban Gateways’ Executive Assistant. She wrote this beautiful reflection for the Americans for the Arts ARTS Blog. See the original post here.   My sister, Cath, and I are both painters. She’s also a sculptor and I make collages, mostly when I can’t figure out what …

September 25, 2015 //

FY16 Urban Gateways Staff Retreat: Mosaics, Poetry, and the First Annual Bowling Tournament

Here’s what the Urban Gateways staff knows for sure: we are all learners, our city is a classroom, and we are always up for a lesson. We like to take our organizational staff retreats into the wild, find a new adventure, learn something about art and about ourselves, see what Chicago has to offer us, …


Class is in Session

Cast your mind back to when you were a kid in school. For me it was parochial school in Des Plaines and Arlington Heights, with the old wooden desks, and the good Sisters of St. Francis at the chalkboard. It was “Fun with Dick and Jane” and the Baltimore Catechism, it was learning the Palmer …