Here are some of the projects on which VizoArts has collaborated.
Gary Brown Art Gallery
Vizo Arts volunteered to take photographs and videos for Gary and Susan Brown, owners of the Gary Brown Art Gallery in Aurora, IL. Gary and Susan hosted a First Friday event on June 7, 2019 at their new gallery and asked Vizo Arts to help them boost their social media presence and to provide some marketing expertise. View the slide show below to see just a few pictures from the event. You can see all the pictures from the event on the Gary Brown Art page by clicking here.
Indian Prairie public library
Vizo Arts sponsored a PopCon Fan Art Contest at the Indian Prairie Public Library (IPPL), 401 Plainfield Rd, Darien, IL, 60561 on Saturday, May 4 from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Artists of all ages created fan art of their favorite pop culture character! Art was on display and judged during the PopCon event by VizoArts. Artwork was judged in three age categories: 12 and younger, 13-18 years old, and 19 and older.
Simply Destinee Youth Center
Vizo Arts was with Liza Oliva at Simply Destinee Youth Center in Aurora, IL. Vizo Arts co-founder John Cornelissen donated one of his popular photographs of the Chicago bean for the silent auction at the Simply Destinee Dancing with our Stars event. Vizo Arts was also a sponsor of the event on Thursday, April 18, 2019.
Aurora Arts Initiative
VizoArts donated an ultra-compact 8-channel PA system with custom matched speakers, a 500-watt stereo powered mixer and a microphone, along with a wide variety of art supplies to the Aurora Arts Initiative in Aurora, IL. The Aurora Arts Initiative under the direction of Emily McDonald is dedicated to helping artists create art and movements. They aim to help establish artists within the community through collaboration, networking, and exposure. The donation from VizoArts will help the Arts Initiative with their mission.
SPANISH COMMUNITY CENTER
VizoArts partnered with the Spanish Community Center - Centro Español in Joliet, IL. to sponsor free painting classes for the kids and parents in the Joliet community. VizoArts donated all the art supplies and refreshments for the events. VizoArts is pleased to once again be working with Ruben Calderon, a Joliet artist and owner of Art of Breath Galeria. Ruben was the instructor on Saturday, February 9th, 2019. We would also like to thank Maureen Lopez from the Spanish Center for all of her help and support!
Ruben’s painting of John Belushi will be on display at the Art from Ashes Burnt District Exhibit beginning February 1st at the Joliet Area Historical Museum. VizoArts printed and matted several copies of his Belushi print, Ruben signed each one of them and is now offering the prints for purchase. Two sizes are available: an 8 x 10 photo, matted for a 11 x 14 frame for $25.00 and a 11 x 14 photo matted for a 16 x 20 frame for $40.00. Contact Ruben at 815-630-7291 or message him on Facebook, if you’re interested in purchasing a print. Get your Belushi print now while supplies last. The Old Joliet Burnt District Artists and their work is fascinating.
VizoArts proudly supports Dimarie Vazquez. She is an amateur aspiring artist from the western suburbs of Illinois. VizoArts funded some art supplies (acrylic paints and canvases) to support her work.
Kottrell Johnson is a hip hop artist from the western suburbs of Illinois. VizoArts is a proud sponsor of Kottrell and his music and we funded this Arturia Creative Drum Machine for him. Keep up the great work Kottrell.
ruben calderon and ART OF BREATH GALERIA
VizoArts proudly supports Ruben Calderon. He is the owner of Art of Breath Galeria located in downtown Joliet, IL. VizoArts sponsored his art show on November 10, 2018 and also funded new signage for the front of his galeria. View the slide show below to see the transformation. Find out more about Ruben on our artists webpage - click here.
New signage for the front windows at the Art of Breath Galeria in Joliet, IL. View the slide show above to see the before and after pictures.
Indian Prairie public library
The founders of VizoArts have a strong connection to the Indian Prairie Public Library, and have supported the creation of the WouldShop, LittleTown, and Baby Bundles, as well as helped sponsor special events.
Sunny Patch Project
The Sunny Patch Project raises awareness about the troubling food gaps in the Darien, IL community and the many families struggling to access garden-fresh food. Since 2015 Sunny Patch has invited families, identified by area social workers and local food pantries, to grow with them. VizoArts founders funded a greenhouse for year-round growing.
Richmond Education Gardens & Apiary
Richmond Education Gardens & Apiary is a joint community project between the villages of Clarendon Hills and Westmont. This outdoor classroom located on a small unused public road right of way opens in spring 2019. The founders of VizoArts funded a butterfly garden in this space.