On June 21, 2014, Robert Kreisman was one of the several hundred attendees at the Ed Paschke Center VIP grand opening. The Ed Paschke Foundation, in collaboration with the Rabb Family Foundation and its partners 3M, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University, honored Ed Paschke’s passion and extraordinary talent for the arts with the opening of this fabulous museum located at 5415 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, Ill. It’s located in Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood, which is on the city’s northwest side.
The grand opening corresponded with the artistic legacy and celebration of Ed Paschke, who also would have celebrated his 75th birthday on June 21, 2014.
The organizers of the event were led by the foundation executive director Vesna Stelcer and her husband, Lionel Rabb. More than 500 people attended the event. They were entertained by music, great food and drinks. The museum is fabulous with a wide range of Ed Paschke artistic works that his children Mark and Sharon Paschke made available. The museum is open daily and has a schedule of events coming up.
For example, community art will be celebrated on June 30, 2014 through Aug. 1, 2014, which will include a family art party.
From Aug. 11, 2014 through Jan. 2, 2015, there will be a Steve Schapiro exhibition at the Ed Paschke Art Center.
On Feb. 2, 2015 through May 1, 2015 the Luminarts Cultural Foundation of the Union League Club of Chicago will have its Luminarts Fellows workshop at the Ed Paschke Art Center.
Lastly, the Paul Natkin exhibition will be held at the art center from June 1, 2015 through Aug. 15, 2015.
The Ed Paschke Art Center will remain a permanent place for exhibiting Ed Paschke’s artwork, including an exact re-creation of Ed Paschke’s studio, complete with unfinished work. There is also community engagement space, offices and a conference room. There will be guest artists’ works, workspace and educational area available. The Ed Paschke Art Center will hold the world’s largest collection of Paschke’s original works. It was very apparent that the yearlong tireless work of the team of the Paschke Foundation and the Rabb Foundation were at work to make this museum a reality.
More information can be found by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or see the Ed Paschke Foundation website: www.edpaschke.org.
Robert Kreisman of Kreisman Law Offices is currently a member of the board of directors of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation of the Union League Club of Chicago and is an immediate past board member of the Union League Club of Chicago. Kreisman Law Offices specializes in trial practice throughout the Chicago area.
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