Chicago Mosaic

36 older adults from the 47th Ward enjoyed a creative weekend in mid-October hosted by Chicago Mosaic School; located in a sunny, open loft space on Cuyler & Ravenswood.  Chicago Mosaic School is incredibly the only school of its kind in the entire country.  The Founder & Director, Karin Ami studied the art of mosaics in Italy, as there was no school closer to home.  Due to her dedication, that is no longer the case for those who want to study this ancient art. Teachers and students from all over the world attend classes, study in the extensive library, exhibit their work in the adjacent galleries and find kindred spirits in this artistic community. Karin designed a beautiful mosaic, Roots of Our Community, to honor the older adults of the 47th Ward.

It is truly a beautiful work of art, made more so by the many hands who contributed to its creation in the warm, nurturing and inspiring space that is Chicago Mosaic School.

Please join us for the mosaics unveiling in conjunction with a gallery opening of art by members of the Senior Artists Network who live in the 47th Ward, Thursday, November 8 from 7-9 at Dolce Casa Café


Forward Chicago, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, envisions our neighborhoods as model communities for people of all ages, where residents can age in place while remaining active, engaged and influential.