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thresholds

Thresholds is one of Illinois oldest and largest providers of recovery services for people living with Mental Illnesses.  The art that has been made is created by members who participate in the Creative Arts Therapy Team at Thresholds.  Our members are visual artists, musicians, performers, writers, everyday human beings.  Creative Arts Therapy at Thresholds assists these individuals gain insight into themselves and their worlds through developing and sharing their own creative languages.  Members participating in displaying their art, and the community participating in viewing and purchasing their art, is one way we can work towards reducing the stigma of Mental Illness.
UNCOMMON GROUND LAKEVIEW LOCATION
3800 N. CLARK STREET, CHICAGO, IL

jim parks

Growing up, I was one of those kids that always had a paintbrush in his hand. I was six when the kids on the block started calling me “The Artist." but when it came time to make a living, the theatre called. I acted on tv and radio commercials, and ended up in a long career as a chicago voice-over talent… eventually becoming the on-air host of “new spaces” on hgtv, a remodeling show that played on that network for many years. at the end of that stint, itching to pick up the paintbrush again, i converted the dining room of my home into a studio and began to produce the art that had been sitting there, unexpressed, all those years. when the stars finally aligned for me to paint, it all came gushing out. one after another. UNCOMMON GROUND edgewater LOCATION
1401 w. devon STREET, CHICAGO, IL

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