Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the final artists selected for its Loft Teen Arts Project. The visual art competition provides commissions of $1,500-$2,500 to young Chicagoland artists for original new artworks to be displayed in The Loft-Steppenwolf’s first-ever dedicated education space that encompasses the entire fourth floor of its trailblazing new Arts and Education Center, designed by world-renowned architect Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.
The Loft Teen Arts Project commission winners include five individuals and two groups:
·Elisabeth Cervantes (age 18) from Mount Greenwood with an oil painting project
·Alyha Khalil (age 16) of Irving Park with an oil painting project
·Liz Olivarez Lyles (age 21) from Lakeview with a mixed media project
·Kaleia Maxey (age 17) from Beverly with a photography/collage project
·Stevia Ndoe (age 18) from West Ridge/North Park with a photography project
·Tia and Tyra Smith (age 20) from Chatham with a