Alana Arenas Actor
Originally from Miami, Florida, Alana traveled to Chicago to study at DePaul University's Theatre School, receiving her BFA in 2002. In 2007, Alana was invited to join the Steppenwolf Theatre Ensemble where she created the role of Pecola in ...
Amy Briggs Pianist
Amy Briggs has established herself as a leading interpreter of the music of living composers, while also bringing a fresh perspective to music of the past. Based in Chicago, she is a featured soloist and chamber musician on the Chicago ...
Juan Angel Chavez Sculptor/Installation Northern Trust Artist
Juan was born in La Junta, Chihuahua, Mexico, where he lived until 1985. At the age of thirteen, he immigrated with his family to Chicago, where he lives and works to day.
Juan focuses in larger then life sculptures ...
Josephine Lee Conductor
Born in Chicago, Josephine Lee is a classically trained pianist, conductor, arranger and producer. Appointed in 1999, Josephine is Artistic Director of the multicultural Chicago Children's Choir, serving 3,000 children annually. Under her direction, the Choir has toured ...
Riva Lehrer Works on Paper Chandler Family Artist
Riva Lehrer (b. Cincinnati 1958). Artist, writer and curator, whose work focuses on issues of physical identity and the socially challenged body, especially in explorations of cultural depictions of disability.
Ms. Lehrer’s art work has been seen in venues including ...
Tekki Lomnicki Actor
Tekki Lomnicki believes in the healing power of stories. She is a solo performer, playwright, director, and educator. Tekki has devoted her craft to finding ways to break down the barriers between those with disabilities and those without. In 1995 ...