Fine Arts Studio
Once the movie theater for those stationed at Fort Sheridan, the historic theater building now houses the spectacular Rotblatt-Amrany Fine Art Studio.
Julie Rotblatt and Ormi Amrany are renown artists who’s commissions include: The Spirit, Michael Jordan Bronze in Chicago; Harry Carey Sculpture in Chicago; Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame Players in Detroit; Magic Johnson LA Lakers Bronze in Las Angeles; War Memorial in Munster; Blossom Levin Fountain at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and much more. They have also participated in a variety of international exhibitions. The most recent body of work made its debut at the exhibition entitled "Theatre of the Soul," in Amboise, France. Amboise is world famous for its Gothic chateau, a royal residence from the reign of Charles VIII. Exhibiting at the chateau is a great honor for today's artists because of its association with masters such as Benvenuto Cellini, Andrea del Sarto, and, especially, with the life, work, and death of Leonardo da Vinci.
Classes at the art studio are available for a variety of ages from children to adults, and over 30 artists will teach and house their art in the facility. Beginning sculpting, figurative sculpting as well as painting and drawing classes will be available to the public. A sculpting club for teens and adults is offered on an on-going basis in a studio environment of working artists. These are small group sessions with one-on-one instruction, appropriate for beginners through experienced artists. Occasional seminars cover working in stone, wood, and clay for casting and electroforming. Also included in the 10,000 plus square foot space is a museum and art gallery. The public is invited to visit the gallery and/or museum during regular business hours. Several special events will occur each year to showcase the talent of local and international artists.
Julie Rotblatt-Amrany and Ormi Amrany and studio are delighted to be part of this historic community and hope to display their artwork on the grounds of Fort Sheridan in the future. “We are grateful to have earned public respect in so many cities. I believe we are giving something hopeful and energizing back, as we explore the lives of heroic figures and hold up parts of their human and soulful experience that can inspire others." For the most up to date information on the art studio, classes or artists, please visit the Studio’s website at www.rotblattamrany.com.