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Commemorative Prints by Thomas Melvin
Ravenswood Manor artist Thomas Melvin created a wonderful, hand blocked, print that is 36” wide by 20” tall. Three versions:
1) a single dark coffee color version, ready for framing, $100
2) a hand colored version in which Tom adds colors to the print, $160, and
3) a hand shaded version using the same coffee color as a wash to add dimension and interest to the print, $160
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This artwork is a limited edition of 80 prints, numbered and signed by the artist. Tom and RMIA are partnering to support the Centennial and to create an enduring keepsake for your home or office. Tom is generously donating his time in creating the piece, the artwork itself, and the proceeds from sales of the work.
Artist Thomas Melvin, biography
Thomas Melvin moved to Ravenswood Manor in 1985, and with his wife Nancy raised two children May and Leif. He was born in New York City in 1952 and lived in Tokyo, Japan, from 1961 to 1964.
A nationally known artist, his work includes murals and signage for commercial and residential customers, and projects for museums, schools, and public bodies. In addition, he designs and executes wall treatments including wallpaper, stenciling, gilding, Lazure, and faux finishing. Current projects include large murals for Walsh Construction depicting the 1893 Columbian Exposition and Richard Hass murals in Homewood.
To see Thomas Melvin’s portfolio, and to view a video of Tom’s spectacular mural project of the 1893 Columbian Exposition for Walsh Construction, go to: thomasmelvin.com
On display: Look for these art prints in the windows at Urban Homes, 4668 N Manor. Tom also has a show coming up in February at Cafe Selmarie in Lincoln Square where he will display this print along with his other artwork.
Delivery: We will contact you to arrange pick up or delivery.
Purchase: You have two ways to purchase these prints.
1) Use the PayPal button below to select your print(s) and click the “add to cart” button. You can use any credit card securely through PayPal. If the PayPal button does not work, then it is likely that you need to enable cookies on your web browser.
2) You can choose to download the PDF order form and mail in a check. Download the pdf by clicking here.
The official Centennial logo is available as a high quality 11” x 17” print, suitable for framing. This print can be framed with or without a mat, and suggestions on framing will accompany each print.
Cost and Delivery: Cost is $20. Prints will be available for pick up or delivery by volunteers to your home. Arrangements will be made by email.
Artist Bio: Steve Shanabruch has been a resident of a Ravenswood neighborhood since 2008, upgrading to “Manor” status in the summer of 2012. Born and raised in Beverly, and after a three and a half year west coast swing, Steve and his wife settled on the north side and haven’t looked back.
Known by his family and friends (as well as a few random folks on Facebook and Twitter) as a designer that loves his city, the Chicago Neighborhoods Project has partially consumed the last two years of his life. This ongoing personal project to create a logo for every neighborhood within this great city of ours has recently branched out to include a series of “Neighborhood Tourism” posters, which are modeled after the WPA’s National Parks series of the late 30s/early 40s.
The Chicago Neighborhoods Project: thechicagoneighborhoods.com