Kalo foundation

DEFINITION

Dedicated to preserving the artistic heritage of Park Ridge, Illinois, it was composed of artisan and crafts workers active in the time period spanning the late early 19th century Arts and Crafts Movement to mid-century Modernism. Represented artists include Clara Barck Welles, Albert and Dulah Evans Krehbiel, Grant Wood, and Alfonso Ianneli. The Kalo Arts Crafts Community was located in Park Ridge at 322 Grant Place, and offered training in silver smithing, metal ware, jewelry making, and other items such as hand-crafted greeting cards by Dulah Krehbiel. Many of the items were sold in the Kalo Shop where Grant Wood was employed. In 2007 and 2008, the Kalo Foundation hosted exhibitions of works by Ianelli and the Krehbiels. Source: Don Ryan, website of Kalo Foundation

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