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 Next Kalo Foundation
Board Meeting: 
  Tuesday, Aug 5th
  7:00 pm.  @
  Iannelli Studios
  Heritage Center
  255 NW Hwy,
  Park Ridge, IL








 The Iannelli Studios Heritage Center

 255 N. Northwest Hwy.

 Park Ridge, IL

Email:  info@kalofoundation.org

Sat: 10:00 - 3:00 ________ Sun: 1:00 - 4:00   Iannelli Studio Hours:  Saturdays: 10:00am - 3:00pm & Sundays 1:00 pm - 4:00pm.
When visiting Iannelli Studios Heritage Center, please be respectful of our neighbors and park in the municipal lot across Northwest Hwy. rather than on the streets to the North of the Center.    Thank You.
(click on car for parking map) 
A Fantastic Donation!
Ms. Carol Schmidt has donated a reproduction concrete Sprite to the Iannelli Studios Heritage Center.  The original Sprite from which it was cast was designed by Alfonso Iannelli for the Midway Gardens designed by Frank L. Wright.  Ms. Schmidt purchased it from Scott Elliott of the Kelmscott Gallery in 1998.  Scott had this sculpture reproduced from an original Sprite.  She is donating this Sprite so that people visiting the Iannelli Studios Heritage Center can enjoy seeing a full size, three dimensional likeness of the original design by Alfonso Iannelli and appreciate the greatness of his talent.

As a sidenote, Mr. Mike Grucza, who is restoring our Immaculata Madonna sculpture, also restored the original sprite sculpture from which this cast was made. He told us that there were only 4 or 5 of these sprites cast.

We feel very fortunate to have received the donation of this sprite from Ms. Schmidt.

The Kalo Foundation thanks you very, very much for this fantastic piece of history.

Sculptor Mike Grucza's websites:  http://gruczastudios.com/content/Michael_Grucza_14__large.html

         . . . please see our calendar of events further down the page . . . . .

 Benefactors to fund headstones
for Park Ridge family
murdered 80 years ago
Asta Eicher, wife of Kalo Shop foreman Henri Eicher, and her three children were murdered in 1931.  To read more in the Park Ridge Herald Advocate click here.

 New!  Explore Park Ridge:  http://www.exploreparkridge.org

A website with pictures and audio of a tour of historical places in Park Ridge.
To the left is the QR code to automatically access the website via your cell phone.  All you need is a QR code reader on your cell phone.

Saturday, July 12th:  Kalo sponsored historic trolley tours to launch at Taste of Park Ridge on Saturday, July 12, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on a first-come, first serve basis.   Click here for more information.

Preparation and construction for the Madonna continue.  Watch this site for unveiling date.

Illinois Chapter of Surface Design Artists display for the entire month of August.

  The Surface Design Association is an international community engaged in the creative exploration of fiber &   fabric.

Surface Design refers to any process that gives structure, pattern, or color to fiber & fabric. These include spinning, felting, papermaking, weaving, knotting, netting, looping, dyeing, painting, stitching, cutting, piecing, printing, quilting, & embellishing.

    Blog:   http://illinoissda.blogspot.com/

 Saturday, August 9th - 1:00 pm:  Trolley tours of Park Ridge
Click here for more information.

Park Ridge Art League display during the month of September.
Opening Reception:  Sunday, September 7th

The Park Ridge Art League (PRAL) is a non-profit, membership organization that promotes art appreciation, knowledge, and encouragement of all forms of visual creativity.

Charted in 1942, the league is committed to furthering the arts and opportunities for artists in the Park Ridge community. To this end, the league sponsors scholarships for students of Park Ridge High Schools - Maine South and Maine East - who are studying the arts.

Website:   http://www.parkridgeartleague.org/

Saturday, September 13th - 1:00 pm:  Trolley tours of Park Ridge
Click here for more information.

  Arts & Carafes - Friday, October 3rd.

Donations are needed for both the General Fund as well as the Madonna Project Fund.
Click on one of the buttons below for more information. 


The Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge

255 N. Northwest Hwy.

Park Ridge, IL  60068
Tele:  847-261-4595


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