Monday, August 22, 2016

   Two new etchings of iconic neighborhoods in Chicago 



Chinatown Chicago


Aquatint Etching frames to 12" x 16"
Wentworth Avenue south of the historic entrance at 22nd Street.

The Chinatown neighborhood in Chicago is located in the Armour Square community area at Cermak and Wentworth Avenues and is a wonderful example of an ethnic-Chinese neighborhood. By 1869, approximately 600 Chinese immigrants had settled along Clark Street between Van Buren and Harrison Streets in Chicago's Loop. The present Chicago Chinatown formed around 1912 as Chinese settlers moved steadily south from the Loop.




Chicago  Streeterville from Navy Pier

Aquatint etching frames to 11" x 14"


A view of Chicago's famed Streeterville neighborhood

from Navy Pier.





Note Card Selections

Sets of 8 Cards    

1 to 4  different images per box





   Two new etchings of iconic neighborhoods in Chicago 



Chinatown Chicago


Aquatint Etching frames to 12" x 16"
Wentworth Avenue south of the historic entrance at 22nd Street.

The Chinatown neighborhood in Chicago is located in the Armour Square community area at Cermak and Wentworth Avenues and is a wonderful example of an ethnic-Chinese neighborhood. By 1869, approximately 600 Chinese immigrants had settled along Clark Street between Van Buren and Harrison Streets in Chicago's Loop. The present Chicago Chinatown formed around 1912 as Chinese settlers moved steadily south from the Loop.




Chicago  Streeterville from Navy Pier

Aquatint etching frames to 11" x 14"


A view of Chicago's famed Streeterville neighborhood

from Navy Pier.





Note Card Selections

Sets of 8 Cards    

1 to 4  different images per box





Friday, August 12, 2016

Current Art Exhibition

Tall Grass Art Association has a wonderful show that includes the work of many Chicago area artists.  This association is truly a major contributor to art in  Chicago and Park Forest.

Festival of Arts will be on display thru September 19, 2016.

Included in this show is my newest etching,  "The Chicago Theater on State Street".

Summertime 2016

                         Summertime on Lake Michigan

The Burnham  Harbor and Shedd Aquarium

Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
12" x 9"




The Beach House at North Avenue

Etching  with hand coloring
14" x 11"
Chicago  a Skyline and boats in Belmont Harbor

Etching with hand coloring
9" x 12"

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Historic Landmark Buildings Reappear as Hotels

360 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago
Plate No. 67
Frames to 16" x 11"



The London House Hotel at Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive was formally known as The London Guarantee & Accident Co.  Sitting at the site where Fort Dearborn once stood, built in 1923 with a Beaux Arts Tower and a trapezoid shaped footprint, the building was once home to the fabled London House Jazz Club. A most recent owner was Crane Communication, who sold it for development in 2013.





168 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago
Plate No. 130
Frames to 16" x 16"
Version 1



168 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago
Plate No. 130
Frames to 16" x 16"
Version 2


The 168 North Michigan Avenue building was designed and built by architects Marshall and Fox in 1916.  It was the Federal Life Building for many years. As shown in each of these etchings, the building with the terra cotta fa├žade on the left will become part of a high-design lifestyle hotel with 200 rooms. Opening is scheduled in early 2018. The building on the right is the Smurfit Stone building.  Looking eastward, the center building is the Prudential Plaza Building across Michigan Avenue.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Chicagoland Dining (Etchings from the City)

A few of my favorites:

Harry Caray's Italian Restaurant
State and Kinzie
Aquatint etching with hand-coloring
10x12 (frames to 16x16)



The White Palace Grille
Canal and Roosevelt
Aquatint with hand-coloring
6x8.5 (frames to 9x12)


Pizzaria Uno
Ohio and Wabash
Aquatint etching with chine colle
3.5x3.5 (frames to 8x10)


Pizzaria Due
Ontario and Wabash
Aquatint etching
3.25x5 (frames to 8x10)

Saturday, March 26, 2016

The HOPE Benefit

The HOPE Benefit, May 12, 2016

This year, I will participate in one of my favorite fund raisers, the HOPE Benefit. This special event will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at the Floating World Gallery in Chicago beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The focus for HOPE continues to be the Women’s HIV Program at the Infectious Disease Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is one of the leading treatment centers for HIV-positive women in the nation. The remarkable success of this program has infused a sense of optimism and life into all who fight HIV and AIDS.