outdoor art http://northernpublicradio.org en Outdoor Art Series: A Symbol Of A City http://northernpublicradio.org/post/outdoor-art-series-symbol-city <p>You don’t always have to step inside a museum to enjoy art in northern Illinois. Chicago has its Picasso, the Lincoln Highway has its murals, and Rockford has its Symbol. &nbsp;&nbsp;We wrap up our outdoor art series this morning with a walk along the Rock River Recreation Path to visit Rockford’s most controversial sculpture.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:30:57 +0000 Susan Stephens 33586 at http://northernpublicradio.org Outdoor Art Series: A Symbol Of A City Outdoor Art Series: Southern Wisconsin Barn Quilts http://northernpublicradio.org/post/outdoor-art-series-southern-wisconsin-barn-quilts <p>Nancy Nienhuis was born in a farmhouse in rural Janesville, Wis. She's worked the land her whole life and plans to keep it in the family.&nbsp;She's proud of her family's agricultural legacy and wants others to take notice.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:22:03 +0000 Jenna Dooley 32971 at http://northernpublicradio.org Outdoor Art Series: Southern Wisconsin Barn Quilts Outdoor Art Series: Bridge Of Art Spans Northern Illinois http://northernpublicradio.org/post/outdoor-art-series-bridge-art-spans-northern-illinois <p>Sitting around a table, in a storefront in downtown Fulton, Illinois, several women discuss the window displays they’ve created for the Bridge of Art’s “Amazing Art of Recycling.”</p><p>Nancy Kolk created a river scene for her shop, Riverhouse Antiques:</p><blockquote><p>“We took pottery shards to make a walkway which leads to water, and then we added cotton balls represent the pelicans.”</p></blockquote><p>Heather Bennett, executive director of the Fulton Chamber of Commerce, used a different set of materials for her window at the Fulton Journal.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:20:00 +0000 Guy Stephens 32807 at http://northernpublicradio.org Outdoor Art Series: Bridge Of Art Spans Northern Illinois Outdoor Art Series: Library Sculptures In Barrington http://northernpublicradio.org/post/outdoor-art-series-library-sculptures-barrington <p><a href="http://www.barringtonarealibrary.org/sculpture-garden.html">The public library in the Chicago suburb of Barrington</a> isn’t just an oasis for book lovers and knowledge seekers. Outside the walls, it has attractions for art enthusiasts. In the first part of our summer series on outdoor art, WNIJ's Mike Moen checked out the sculptures that decorate this sprawling property.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Mike Moen 32394 at http://northernpublicradio.org Outdoor Art Series: Library Sculptures In Barrington