Iannelli Studios Heritage Center

Iannelli Studios Heritage Center Visitors to Kalo Foundation's Iannelli Studios Heritage Center are requested to be respectful to our neighbors and park in the municipal lot across the street rather than on the residential streets North of the Center.
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Operating as usual

Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge
11/30/2020

Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge

MUSEUM MINUTE

Little known facts about the Park Ridge Country Club
Photos and quotes from the PRCC 100th Anniversary Book 2006

In 1912 Frank Lloyd Wright remodeled the Robb Farmhouse into a clubhouse for the Park Ridge Country Club in his famous prairie style. Unfortunately it was only used for about 10 years. The structure could not be used in the cold months and the shower and kitchen facilities were inadequate. It was used as a caddy shack until it was torn down in 1946.

Mrs. Edward Wickwire paid to have the well on the grounds developed into a pond and in 1922 commissioned local sculptor Alfonso Iannelli to carve a fountain in the middle of the pond. The fountain was in honor of her husband "who was a loyal member of the Club and put many a ball in the old pool." Unfortunately the fountain and pond were replaced with what is now the 10th tee.

In the 1920's Park Ridge Country Club commissioned silverware from the famous Kalo Shop founded by Clara Barck Welles. Two months after Clara Barck Welles' divorce in 1916, ex-husband George Welles died of a heart attack after a long drive on the 18th tee at the PRCC.

11/24/2020

What's old will be new again.
As many of you may have seen driving by the Iannelli studios,
there is work under way. The over 120 year old building, with it's many additions and previous renovations needs upgrading. The Kalo Foundation will replicate the look of the building to closely resemble what it looked like when Alfonso Iannelli worked and created art there. New siding with insulation, new fencing will be installed and general landscaping maintenance will be done.

From the 1900's till 1965 the building was white with a high latticed fence which was located in the front.

New siding with insulation is being installed. The fencing will be both split rail as well as lattice panels.


Arts and Carafes, our major fundraiser as well as many of our programs were postponed or cancelled this year. We are optimistic that 2021 will allow us to resume programing and exhibits.

Please support the Kalo Foundation at Iannelli Studios with a gift thus holiday season.

If you would like to pay by check,
send to Kalo/Iannelli Studios 255 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068

ONLINE Donations-CLICK BELOW.

Thank you in advance.
www.kalofoundation.org

Make your reservations today. Space is limited.
03/09/2020

Make your reservations today. Space is limited.

Make your reservation today. Space limited.

Chicago Silver & Metalworks PresentationSunday March 1st1:00 pmDarcy Evon Author & Kalo Consulting HistorianandJohn Walc...
02/06/2020

Chicago Silver & Metalworks Presentation

Sunday March 1st
1:00 pm

Darcy Evon Author & Kalo Consulting Historian
and
John Walcher Director of Silver & Decorative Arts
John Toomey Gallery, Inc

Bring your silver pieces and find out more about them!
(no monetary values will be given)

Admission free. Refreshments will be served.
Donations graciously accepted.
Please RSVP space is limited

12/13/2019
Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge

The studio is open on Saturday from 10am to 3pm.
Time to pick up those last minute gifts!

Studio Open Saturday 10am to 3pm
Time to pick up some special last minute gifts!

09/11/2019
Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge

Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge

Arts & Carafes has been the biggest fundraiser of the year for Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge. Please won't you join us for a sit down dinner with wine pairings as we raise funds to continue the work of Betsy & Warren Foxwell and all our Kalo Angels to make arts and craft a part of our daily lives and keep the memory of local artisans alive and thriving!

Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge
05/20/2019

Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge

Drop off times for donations! Please consider us!

@ Larry Adams, lets go! I have never seen The Catlow. It's interior, was also designed by Iannelli.
05/15/2019

@ Larry Adams, lets go! I have never seen The Catlow. It's interior, was also designed by Iannelli.

Lon Chaney! THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA! Friday, May 31st at 8:00 PM. Jay Warren with the organ score. Catlow Theatre, Barrington, Illinois
www.silentfilmsjaywarren.com/events

Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge
05/15/2019

Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge

Drop off times for donations! Please consider us!

Time to clear out the clutter! Your donation could really help!
05/04/2019

Time to clear out the clutter!
Your donation could really help!

Iannelli Studios Heritage Center
04/26/2019

Iannelli Studios Heritage Center

04/08/2019
Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge
03/08/2019

Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge

Last Chance
Come hear local artist Rex Parker talk about Frederick Goudy!
Message us here to reserve a spot.

Don't miss The Scott Mutter Exhibit! Creating surreal images before Photoshop!Please Share.
01/03/2019

Don't miss The Scott Mutter Exhibit!
Creating surreal images before Photoshop!
Please Share.

To make a reservation please call:847-792-1970
12/17/2018

To make a reservation please call:
847-792-1970

Space is limited. Please RSVP to 847-792-1970.
12/05/2018

Space is limited.
Please RSVP to 847-792-1970.

Chicago Art Deco Society
09/13/2018

Chicago Art Deco Society

In honor of the astrological season (Virgo), here is the Art deco bronze ornamental zodiac sign on what was the original facade of the Adler Planetarium. Image via Terence Faircloth on Flickr. #virgo #virgoseason #vintage #adlerplanetarium #chicago #artdeco #artdecochicago

Park Ridge Herald-Advocate
08/15/2018
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate

Park Ridge Herald-Advocate

What do you think of the new colors on the Pickwick marquee? Comment below or take our unofficial poll inside the story link.

The history of Park Ridge: Harrison Ford, Pickwick Theater, and America’s 1st Mustang
07/16/2017
The history of Park Ridge: Harrison Ford, Pickwick Theater, and America’s 1st Mustang

The history of Park Ridge: Harrison Ford, Pickwick Theater, and America’s 1st Mustang

PARK RIDGE, Il. --  WGN's Larry Potash joined with Park Ridge historian, Judy Barclay, this morning at the WGN Morning News Block Party to give a tour of the town. Incorporated as the Village of Park Ridge in 1873, the town is known as "a wonderful place to live and work," and is home to some famous...

Chicago Architecture Foundation
02/13/2017
Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Jeff Bridges is to play architect Mies van der Rohe alongside Maggie Gyllenhaal as Dr. Edith Farnsworth in an upcoming film about the Farnsworth House.

Prints of "Come to Park Ridge and Live" can be purchased in the gift shop at Iannelli Studios Heritage Center, 255 N. No...
02/10/2016
Century-old artwork beckoned: 'Come to Park Ridge and Live'

Prints of "Come to Park Ridge and Live" can be purchased in the gift shop at Iannelli Studios Heritage Center, 255 N. Northwest Highway.

Artwork created more than a century ago as a way to draw new residents to what was then the sleepy, largely rural community of Park Ridge has been revived.

01/08/2016

Kenneth Brown Ransley

Join us for the opening of an exhibit of this Park Ridge art colony pioneer. She was one of several artists who founded the Park Ridge Art League.
Ms. Ransley was known for her portraits done in oils, pastels and watercolors.
Kenneth Brown Ransley painted over the 4,000 portraits over a 75 year span. She painted many Park Ridge families as well as over 1,200 unknown enlisted men during World War 2.








Kenneth Brown Ransley painting fire chief Norman "Brownie" Brown.






Exhibit opens Sunday
January 24, 2016
1:00-4:00pm

Brief presentation at 1:30pm

Admission free.
Refreshments will be served.
Donations gratefully accepted.

Exhibit continues through February 28th, 2016

Public Domain Collections: Free to Share & Reuse
01/07/2016
Public Domain Collections: Free to Share & Reuse

Public Domain Collections: Free to Share & Reuse

Did you know that more than 180,000 of the items in our Digital Collections are in the public domain? That means everyone has the freedom to enjoy and reuse these materials in almost limitless ways.

11/05/2015

The Kalo Foundation presents
David Jameson’s
new book:


Everyday Modern
The Industrial Design
of
Alfonso Iannelli


Sunday,November 8th, 2015 1-4:00 pm


Books will be available for purchase and signed by David Jameson.

Several examples of Iannelli's industrial designs will be on display.

Refreshments will be served.

Admission free.
Donations gratefully accepted

10/14/2015

There are many upcoming weekends which Iannelli Studios Heritage Center needs docent volunteers. If you and/or anyone you know would like to donate some time for a great cause, please contact me. Below i will list the shifts that volunteers are still needed.

Sunday October 18th from 1-2:30
Sunday October 18th from 2:30-4 (Victor Muenzer discussion from 2-4)

Saturday October 24th from 12:30-3

Sunday October 25th from 1-2:30
Sunday October 25th from 2:30-4 (Art League pick-up from 2-4)

Saturday October 31st from 12:30-3

Sunday November 1st 12-2 (Henry Kupjack miniatures presentation from 12-3)
Sunday November 1st 2-4

Saturday November 7th from 12:30-3 (Historic Preservation/Kalo collaboration from 10-1:30)

Sunday November 8th from 1-2:30
Sunday November 8th from 2:30-4 (Maine South exhibit opens and David Jameson book signing from 1-4)

Saturday November 14th from 12:30-3 (Art League craft party from 10-1)

Sunday November 15th from 1-2:30
Sunday November 15th from 2:30-4 (GCCVSA meeting and tour from 1-3)

Saturday November 21st from 12:30-3

Sunday November 22nd from 1-2:30
Sunday November 22nd from 2:30-4

Saturday November 28th from 12:30-3

Sunday November 29th from 1-2:30
Sunday November 29th from 2:30-4

Contact: [email protected]
Thank you for your consideration and support!

Flora Rebirth by Sophia Pichinos - BiddingForGood Fundraising Auction
09/30/2015
Flora Rebirth by Sophia Pichinos - BiddingForGood Fundraising Auction

Flora Rebirth by Sophia Pichinos - BiddingForGood Fundraising Auction

This work by noted Park Ridge artist & teacher, Sophia Pichinos will grace an honored place in your home. Done in vibrant shades the artist's brush strokes vibrate with life as if she is still with us. Goauche on board. Image size 5 x 8 inches. M...

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Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

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Call for artists - 31st annual Northern National Art Competition (Posted by Katy Ralph, who grew up in the Iannelli studio)