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 Next Kalo Foundation
 Monthly Meeting:
 Tuesday, February 10th (RESCHEDULED)
 7:00 pm.  @
 Iannelli Studios
 Heritage Center
 255 NW Hwy
 Park Ridge, IL 60068







RESCHEDULED: The monthly meeting is rescheduled to Feb. 10th.

 January 11th - February 23rd, 2015:  Larry Zgoda Exhibit.  

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.

*** See the Park Ridge Herald-Advocate story about the Larry Zgoda exhibit. You don't want to miss this show!

Quick Notes

The Kalo Foundation congratulates Priya Karkhanis (left), one of three Park Ridge high school students who won the Youth Service Medal from Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart in December. Priya was honored for her service as a regular volunteer and weekend docent at Kalo's Iannelli Studios Heritage Center. Park Ridge Mayor David Schmidt (right) introduced the winners at the Dec. 16 City Council meeting. The other recipients were Ellen Longman and Georgia Loutrianakis. Ellen, whose grandparents Herb and Barbara Zuegel are active in Kalo, was a volunteer this year at our Arts and Carafes fundraiser.

We are very grateful to the many teens and young adults who have contributed their talents to Kalo. While Priya has been one of our longest regular helpers, we also truly appreciate the many scouts who have helped us update the building and grounds with their Eagle Scout projects, and groups of students from local schools who take an interest in helping us share community heritage.

  November 28 - Jan 3:   Maine South Art Students' Exhibit       

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 has donated 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 http://www.gruczasculpture.com/#!

  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.


  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)  
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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