About Krista



 

Art historian and educator Krista August specializes in investigating and curating the history behind local landmarks. Krista’s lectures take listeners on a virtual tour and are popular with private groups, libraries, historical societies and schools.
 

Her original project, Giants in the Park, was awarded 2011 Book of the Year in by the Chicago Writers Association and received 2014 and 2017 Certificates of Excellence from the Illinois State Historical Society. Her newest programs include: Signposts on the Prairie, which illuminates Illinois history; Vanished: Monumental Art at the World’s Columbian Exposition; and Chicago Holiday Traditions – Old and New.
 

Krista formerly worked in finance and as a teacher and holds mathematics and graduate education degrees from Northwestern and DePaul universities, respectively. She is a former guide for the Chicago Architecture Foundation and a member of the Chicago Tour Guide Professionals Association (CTPA).





"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"

  Original Art

Accepting watercolor commissions. Please contact me for more information.

"Jessica" - watercolor, sold



"Parade of Pansies" -- oil, sold


"LA Rental Bike"



Garuda


 


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