12 year old to host art show at Cinespace

Natalie Lising

Natalie Lising

Natalie Lising has
“grown up” around
film sets while
receiving a lifetime
of support from
the Pissios family

To aspiring artists, a show at Cinespace marks a great milestone in one’s career. It can sometimes take years and many dollars to produce.

Hundreds of blockbusters and classic television shows have been shot, organized, and produced at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, from Shameless, Empire, Chicago Fire, and more. Hundreds of influential producers, directors, actors, and crew developed their work here.

For one special 12-year-old, Natalie Lising, Cinespace is sponsoring a one-day-only art show, showcasing her photography.

On Sunday, June 9, Natalie will be displaying and selling her photos that show cinematic urban and natural landscapes of Chicago, a direct reflection of the lessons she learned from her filmmaker mentors growing up.

Photograph by Natalie Lising
Photograph by Natalie Lising

Natalie has “grown up” around the film sets since she was 6 years old, and the influence she received from the environment and professionals around her shaped her interests. When she was 8-years-old, Natalie requested a special meeting with the owners of Cinespace to learn more about the facility and its history.

This meeting sparked a long-lasting relationship with the Pissios family and gave Natalie a sense of support and confidence that not many 8-year-olds had.

Nick Pissios of Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, has since been a huge supporter of Natalie’s career and in March officially agreed to sponsor Natalie’s show.

Sunday, June 9, 2019. 12pm-4pm.
Cinespace Chicago Film Studios
2558 W 16th Street, Chicago, IL 60608.
Tickets available on Eventbrite.com,
titled “Big Band Big City: A 12 Year Old’s Photo Show”
or by visiting Natalie’s FB Page: @actionnatfilms

About the show
The event is free and will include complimentary food and drinks. Free parking will be available. Natalie’s photos will be available for purchase at the event. The event is inspired by Chicago and Natalie’s love for the posh film, Crazy Rich Asians Big band music, jewel tones, and other details will be sprinkled into the experience. | Some photos will be donated to various nursing homes in the area to provide beautiful imagery of the city for residents that are no longer able to appreciate outdoor activities.

About Cinespace
Cinespace Chicago Film Studios is a family-owned company based in Chicago specializing in the development, management and operation of studio space and support facilities for the film, television, and digital media production industry. Credits include: Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, Empire, Shameless, Gotham, Proud Mary, Rampage, Transformers 3, Sense 8, and more.

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