About Krista



 


Since publishing Giants in the Park, Krista August has shared her enthusiasm for local art and history through book and art sales, lectures, and tours. The Chicago Writers Association honored Giants in the Park with a 2012 Book of the Year award, and the Illinois State Historical Society recognized Krista with Certificates of Excellence in 2014 and 2017.

Krista holds mathematics and graduate education degrees from Northwestern and DePaul Universities. She is a former guide for the Chicago Architecture Foundation and a member of the Chicago Tour Guide Professionals Association (CTPA).

Krista offers lectures on other topics as well. Signposts on the Prairie, which illuminates important history behind significant Illinois memorials, and Vanished: Monumental Art at the World's Columbian Exposition are her two newest programs. For more information on these and other topics, contact Krista.




"The residents really enjoyed your talk – great buzz around the community today."
--  senior living community program coordinator


"The residents really enjoyed your talk – great buzz around the community today."
--  senior living community program coordinator


Excellent book, and if you get the chance, I recommend catching the slideshow presentation! 


Krista's artwork on TV show "Chicago Fire"
 


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