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Last week, we reported on Jonathan Cantu, the Immokalee student and TIF volunteer who received a month long trip to Chicago to study art at a few of America’s great institutions. As Jonathan wraps up a week-long stay at theIllinois Institute of Art, Chicago, he’s gearing up to start a three-week program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Jonathan’s first week in the city has been thrilling, but, he says, it’s flown by. Continue reading to hear what Jonathan has to say about his first week in Chicago and what the near future has in store for him.

On Finishing Up at the IIAC

It was great. I had so much fun. I received a $500 scholarship and made lifelong friends.

Art Projects

As my favorite art project, I made a dress out of bubble wrap, a t-shirt, and a screen.


On Chicago

This city is crazy. Last week, it was raining so hard that my umbrella went inside-out. No wonder they call it the Windy City. Sometimes it takes me 30 minutes to get a taxi and there was even a train delay of three hours due to tornado warnings. I love the city, though, and am so glad to be here.

On the Next Three Weeks

I couldn’t be more excited to start my three weeks at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I’m having such a good time and am learning so much.

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