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Spirits That Soar

As the hometown of Henry Darger and Lee Godie, Chicago is no stranger to outsider art. With the 2002 "Spirits that Soar" show at the Harold Washington library, the city had another chance to see the work of non-professional artists.

The exhibition was put on by the Little City Foundation, a Palatine-based organization that provides services to people with mental retardation and facing other developmental challenges, and Esperanza Community Services. Esperanza regularly hosts outsider art shows, which focus on the works of artists who have not received professional or academic training.

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Join Kathy Kane, one of the artists whose work was on display during the three month "Spirits That Soar" exhibit, as she talks about the great joy she gets from creating her artwork.

 

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Original clothing designed by Little City artists.

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The runway of the Little City fashion show.

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An interview with Little City artist, Kathy Kane.

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Original artwork on display.

 

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