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CHICAGO IL - The Old Town School of Folk Music 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue will be hosting a special reception and celebration for Chicago area artist Peggy Lipschutz on Friday, December 7 at 7:00 pm. The event will take place in the Old Town School Gallery and is part of the school's First Friday Open House series. Refreshments will be provided and those attending are invited to bring a snack to share.

Lipschutz, who will turn 94 on December 12 has been a member of the Old Town School of Folk Music family since the school opened on December 1, 1957. Her artwork has adorned the walls and hallways ever since including her trilogy of American folk artists

$500 challenge grant to support Lipschutz Art Fund


CHICAGO IL - Old Town School of Folk Music board member Louise Frank has offered her support for the Peggy Lipschutz Art Fund with a one-for-one challenge grant, open through the end of 2012.

"Peggy Lipschutz is a member of the Old Town School founding family," said Frank. "Her artwork has become one of the enduring trademarks of the school. We're planning on presenting her newest work, 'Joe Hill,' in a prominent place at the school, and I am proud to get behind this project."

The Peggy Lipschutz Art Fund was established by Old Town School faculty members Peg Browning and Mark Dvorak with the goal of raising funds to purchase the portrait and add it the permanent collection at the Old Town School of Folk Music, and make a separate gift to the Old Town School building fund in the name of Joe Hill.

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