Courtroom sketch artist Tom Gianni branches out into painting a three-panel fantasy mural for a suburban library. Elizabeth Brackett has the story.
A one-time funeral director talks about his greatest undertaking -- giving life to paintings of a spiritual world.
A guitar player from Serbia makes beautiful music -- and beautiful guitars. We visit the workshop of a professional luthier who shares the secrets of his trade.
The original music makers of Mary Poppins tell us how the movie was re-imagined for the Broadway stage.
We see some of the amazing murals scattered about the Chicago Park District's fieldhouses.
Enter the surreal world of Gertrude Abercrombie—a visionary Chicago painter who impressed both art critics and some of the giants of jazz.
He made sculptures with Frank Lloyd Wright, and for 50 years worked on Chicago area landmarks that still showcase his creativity. Find out about the long forgotten artist Alfonso Iannelli and his efforts to make art for everyone on today's Artbeat.
On the Artbeat, enter the surreal world of Gertrude Abercrombie -- a visionary Chicago painter who impressed both art critics and some of the giants of jazz.
Jane Addams and her fellow reformers understood the social value of art and its ability to break down barriers and uplift people. On the Art Beat, find out how Jane Addams' Hull House was an incubator for early Chicago artists.
We take a look at provocative artwork from Gregory Orloff, a rediscovered Chicago artist from the 1930s.
We go inside an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art featuring the mobiles and monumental works of Alexander Calder.
We introduce you to an important -- and often overlooked -- American artist who painted scenes of nightlife on Chicago's South Side in the 1920s and '30s.