LOCATION: RAW Street Fest (Venue #5)Stacy Rauba & Yutaka Fujita have been married and creating together for over 20 years. They make fine quality custom clothing and do specialized sewing for movies and TV commercials filmed in Chicago. They exercise their own Artistic vision making hats, clothing, scarves, and more for Artisan shows. The love of beautiful fabrics, feminine design, comfort…
Solder & Sage is an adornment apothecary creating spiritually focused products to help set daily intentions. Expect to find beautifully crafted handmade jewelry, emergency smudging kits (for spiritual gangsters on the go), charcoal chakra incense formulated by artist with pure essential oils for each chakra center, and metal & ceramic incense holders.
I love to mimic natural and supposed landscapes, imagining the vastness of nature and outer space. Forms are created by both hand building and on a potter’s wheel. My functional wares are finished by a glaze firing. Decorative pieces go through the firing process in a Saggar “kiln” alongside organic materials that smoke, smolder, and burn against the surface.
For as long as I can remember, my favorite vacation souvenirs have always been my travel photographs–my own unique view of the world. My passion for photography has led me to many interesting places through the years, and I hope my work will be an impetus for you–the viewer–to get a little bit of wanderlust and go on a journey of your own.
Neosho Art is a mother and daughter team, creative gals who love to produce functional art pieces (in ceramic and fabric media) that people can interact with and enjoy through daily use. Their professional lives, in the fields of special education and art therapy, fuel a passion for hands-on creating and a desire to touch others’ lives in an artful way. Each piece is hand-made with care and attention to details of comfort and beauty. Neosho Art creations are also featured in the artisan shop Wolfbait and B-Girls in Chicago’s Logan Square , Local Goods and The Red Balloon in Chicago, as well as a number of suburban shops . Neosho Art accepts custom and special orders.
I am a self taught photographer based in Chicago, Illinois. As an outdoors photographer, my areas of interest are peak fall, American prairies, and wildlife. Much of my work is in Lake County, Illinois because of the bounty of fall images. I also shoot a variety of tropical images from the Caribbean to Florida’s Keys and Everglades. One of my pastimes is scouring through the American Great Plains. Some of my favorite prairie photo opportunities have come from travel in Western Dakotas, the Nebraska Sand Hills, and Kansas.
I feel a deep connection to the simple but profoundly elegant sculptural forms and colors of the natural world. I have always collected little bits of nature – dried flowers, leaves, shells, stones, pine cones, twigs. These tiny treasures have become my inspiration. In my work, I strive to translate their beautiful colors, textures and shapes into wearable art. Using traditional metalworking techniques of fabrication and casting, I hand form each jewelry piece. My goal is to offer the wearer a reminder of the delicate and transient gifts nature gives us.
RAW VENUE #5 – Bit Space, a youth only maker lab, is excited to return to the RAW Children’s Corner. Look for announcements on this year’s projects and activities soon!
Visit the KOVAL tent in the Begyle Beer Garden at Ravenswood and Berteau for tastings of some of their organic, made-in-Ravenswood whiskies, liqueurs and gins, then walk a block north to 4241 N Ravenswood and get a peek inside their production distillery and pick up some swag, including tour passes, branded flasks and liqueur scented candles!
Dutch painter Josefien Stoppelenburg has garnered international praise and attention for her colorful and imaginative paintings. A keen admirer of Marc Chagall, Paul Gauguin and Odilon Redon, Josefien has been a lifelong student of art and art history. She has presented exhibitions in the Netherlands and the USA.
Stoppelenburgs work was used as opera sets, on the cover of a rock album, as post cards, in magazines, and her personalized paintings are in many private homes. She has exhibited her work in hospitals, galleries (such as a solo exhibition in Gallery 3 in Manitowoc) and art fairs. She painted on commission for the Boulder Bach Festival, the Peninsula Music, the Arizona Bach Festival and was the Artist in Residence of the Evanston Art Center in 2014.
Her lectures on Art and Music were featured in the Chicago Artist Month in 2014. She took part in ‘Birds in Jeopardy’ Exhibition in 2015 in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.
Josefien’s work is inspired by nature, dreams and music. Her fascination with painting is deeply connected with her sense of musical expression.
Fun, modern, colorful T-shirts that bring Abraham Lincoln and his message into the 21st century. All shirts feature the original artwork of Chicago artist and designer Chris Umhoefer and are 100% American made.
*SUSAN*HAT*s focus on the re-use of materials.
Most are made from recycled sweaters, 100% felted wool.
Some are made from lighter fabrics that need to be used, such as upholstery scraps.
Others are “reformed” vintage hats, rescued and given new life.
All are one-of-a-kind.