Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thirty Years of Printmaking Collaboration

2019 marks the 30th year that the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative has been a part of the art scene in the Chicago area.  CPC 's modest beginnings were in the Ukrainian Village but, for the last 25 years, it has been a factor in the revitalization of Lincoln Square.

This 30th Anniversary Year began with our participation in Open House Chicago-2019. Hiroshi Ariyama and I printed on Saturday and Sunday for an audience of over 715 visitors.  Hiroshi is a wonderful screen-print artist and we each focus on images of Chicago.

The next CPC exhibit is the Holiday Small Print Show which will open December 6th and continue through January, 2020.  This is our annual gala with works on paper from artists from near and far.  Original art that is small, not matted, and unframed is shown all over the walls at 4912 North Western in Lincoln Square.

By the way, The Arts Gala at Navy Pier was a success for Chicago Catholic Charities and really fun for me as a guest artist.  Two etchings that were featured are shown below.  My note cards continue to be popular and I am beginning to produce cards that are a larger size (A6), bigger than the size (A2) currently for sale. Stay tuned, they will be available soon.

Home of the Chicago White Sox
Etching with hand coloring
Framed 16 x 16 inches

Streeterville from Navy Pier
Etching with hand coloring
Framed  12 x 16 inches 

 Holiday Note Cards that feature Cloud Gate in Millennium Park in winter
The Bridge Tender at the Du Sable Bridge, the river, Wacker Drive, and Michigan Avenue in winter

Note Card sets contain 8 cards and envelopes
A2 and A6 sizes

Hiroshi Ariyama

Screen Pints from our show at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative in Lincoln Square.

State Street lll

8 x 8.25 inches
!0 10.75 inches

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Stormy, husky, brawling, city of big shoulders, city in a garden... Carl Sandburg

Remembering Chicago as a young man

In the summer we met in the park and played...
without an organization.
We knew the rules...
we went to Cub games if we were lucky.
The park and harbor at Diversey were home in these years.
All sports were spontaneous events...
we had each other and no deadlines.

Over the Top Chicago

Aquatint etching with chine collé

10 x 16 inches

Plate 172

Rush University Hospital

Aquatint Etching with handcoloring

5 x 7 inches

plate 170

The Crossing

Chicago at the River on the Franklin Street Bridge

Aquatint Etching with hand coloring

12 x 11 inches

plate 155

Chicago Catholic Charities - Gala of the Arts

I have been invited to participate in the 

Chicago Catholic Charities  Gala of the Arts at Navy Pier 

along with 12 other Chicago artists.

This very important fund-raising event supports the needy of the Catholic Archdiocese.

I am honored to lend my hand on

September 6, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Art in the Village

Mary Jo O'Gara and Lucie Phillips have included me as a guest in their Open House as part of "Art in the Village" for one day June 22 (10 to 5).
Oil + Water Studio      1011 Tower Court (Rear) Hubbard Woods
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I hope that you will join me and share the art of the two wonderful artists (and some of my work, too).

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Skyscrapers Stand Proud

The Skyscrapers stand proud.

     They seem to say they have
     sought the absolute
     and made it their own.

Yet they are blameless,
     innocent as dumb steel and the dumber
     concrete of their bastions.

“Man made us,” they murmur. “We are
     proud only as a man is proud and we
     have no more found the absolute
     than has man.”

Read more about the Chicago poet, Carl Sandburg