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Soul Train… Soul Change

We wanted to share with you all that Avery created a documentary, “Soul Train, Soul Change” that is being showcased this weekend at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture....

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Heart and Soul

Avery K., a rising seventh-grade student at Annie Keller Regional Gifted Center, had never seen a full episode of Soul Train before this year. Her parents grew up with the wildly popular music and dance program, and when a modern version—American Soul—premiered on BET in 2019, Avery watched every episode with her mom. As part of Keller’s curriculum, she was required to create a project for this year’s Chicago Metro History Fair, and after seeing the theme—“Breaking Barriers in History”—she created a project highlighting the impact of Soul Train on the entertainment industry. ...

Avery K., a rising seventh-gra...

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OSMOSIS STORIES

Legends are born out of adversity and are the conquers that inspire generations to come. In the fabric of American culture and history, there are many “Hidden Figures” like our sisters from Nasa, Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan. These furious and fantastic heroes have...

Legends are born out of advers...

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Design Youth Forum 2017

Project Osmosis´ Design Explorers program focuses on teens exploring several areas of concentration in design. Our design mentors take our students on a journey through the following design disciplines: Architecture, Graphic, Industrial, Interior, Fashion and Multi-media, Urban and App. After their journey, they are given a project culminating in one or more of the disciplines based on students’ individual interests. The new currency is creativity. Our goal is educating students on various career opportunities in the world of design while connecting them to the great design community....

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All High School Design Competition 2018

The All High School Design Competition encourages high school students to be creative thinkers and innovators by expressing their natural talents. A multi-disciplinary project with a theme, students inspired by architecture, fashion, interior, industrial, graphic, and multi-media design are welcome to enter to win an Apple Laptop, iPad or Scholar Award. The Awards Ceremony is held at our annual benefit where winners’ work is also showcased. Donate to generations of designers’ dreams today....

The All High School Design Com...

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Designing Inclusion In Chicago & Around The World

Lockhart’s story is a story of a young man from the streets of St. Louis whose mother was a brilliant artist who faced the discrimination of a time when African-American designers weren’t welcome in many industries. Yet, despite the barriers of racial resistance that impeded her from succeeding in design, she always encouraged Lockhart to be the best artist he could be. She’s celebrated him in every stage of his career from the moments he was bringing home art to be hung on the kitchen’s refrigerator to him becoming an African-American designer recognized on a global stage...

Lockhart’s story is a story of...

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Osmosis Newsletter

For years Osmosis, has being doing great things in the community. That’s why in 2016 Vernon Lockhart, Osmosis Executive Director, and Emory Brown, Osmosis’ new Marketing Director, decided to re-brand Osmosis from top to bottom. From a new website to re-envisioning programming and partnerships, the Osmosis brand is ready to do greater work to celebrate the good the brand has been doing and the new programming and partnerships...

For years Osmosis, has being d...

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If design is truly a problem-solving tool, then everyone should have access to it.

Vernon Lockhart

The 2014 Project Osmosis Annual Benefit Was A Hit!

On September 6th Project Osmosis welcomed old friends and new ones to participate in our annual benefit held on UIC’s campus at 1240 W. Harrison. This year’s benefit, which carried the theme of “What If,” paid tribute to pioneer industrial designer Charles “Chuck” Harrison, by naming a student scholarship in his honor...

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“WHAT IF” ANNUAL BENEFIT 2014

Project Osmosis is a non-profit organization created by minority artists and design professionals who are committed to their craft and are willing to develop and share their talents with others, with a primary focus on the next generation of creatives. The craft and art of design are relevant to the larger community, ...

Project Osmosis is a non-profi...

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Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

Steve Jobs