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 Next Kalo Foundation
Board Meeting: 
 Tuesday, November 4th
  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)  
Quick Notes
Kalo Foundation video about Immaculata High School's Iannelli Madonna Sclupture.
Click on the filmstrip below to go to video

Article on Madonna sclupture from The Park Ridge Advocate:  
Click here to view it.  

Pictures from our Arts & Carafes event are now up.  Click here to view them.


Saturday, 10/4/2014 thru November 15th:  Exhibit of Iannelli Works.     

October 1- 26:  Scarecrow Contest   


 Sunday October 26:  Homegrown Horrorfest.     Scary stories read by the authors of
   those stories.


  Wednesday, October 29th:  The Park Ridge Civic Orchestra is kicking off their season with a concert at the Pickwick at 7:00 pm preceeded by a Family Halloween Parade and children's activities as listed below.
  • 5:00 - 6:30 pm - Kalo Coloring Activity upstairs at The Pickwick as well as activities in Hodges Park and the library.
  • 6:30 pm - Halloween Costume Parade from Hodges Park to The Pickwick
  • 7:00 pm - Family Halloween Concert at The Pickwick


  November 8:  Jayne Anne Phillips presents Quiet Dell, Tour of the former Eicher Home,   Dedication of footstones for Eicher children in Maine Township Cemetery.
  Website:  http://jayneannephillips.com/

Reservations are needed.  Click on the button below for reservations and more            information.  


November 1- 24:  Christmas Tree Decorating Contest.      More info coming soon.

November 14, 15, 16:  Art Show and Fundraiser for Rotary International’s “End Polio Now” Project.
A selection of CoyneArt featuring the metal sculptures and paintings of Park Ridge Resident Ed Coyne.

November 28 - Jan 3:  Christmas Tree Parade      More info coming soon.

November 28 - Jan 3:   Maine South Art Students' Exhibit       More info coming soon.

More Upcoming Events

 January 11th - February 23rd, 2015:  Larry Zgoda Exhibit.  
 Opening reception: Sunday, January 11th from 1 - 4pm
In January and February of 2015, Larry Zgoda will have an exhibition of works in stained glass and other arts at the Iannelli Studios Heritage Center in Park Ridge, Illinois.  Zgoda has worked in stained glass for over forty years and has distinguished his art with exceptional design, innovations in materials and meticulous craft techniques.  

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


 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.

  November 8:  Jayne Anne Phillips presents Quiet Dell, Tour of the former Eicher Home,   Dedication of footstones for Eicher children in Maine Township Cemetery.
  Website:  http://jayneannephillips.com/

 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.

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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