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

Holy Cow! Harry Caray's

No Cubs fan should miss a chance to visit and dine in Harry Caray's

Note Cards on Parade

I am thrilled to announce that my note cards are on sale at these new locations: The Book Stall in Winnetka (which has a terrific newsletter if you need summer reading suggestions), Goods of Evanston - Fine Picture Framing, and Rush University Gift Shops.

We had a wonderful trip to Austin and especially appreciated The Broken Spoke and the historic Paramount Theatre

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Marovitz Golf Course

Marovitz Golf Course is a Chicago gem, wonderfully maintained by the Chicago Park District.

It was a morning when all nature shouted "Fore!"...                                P.G. Wodehouse from his short story, The Heart of a Goof

Golf Boxed Set The Collector's Wodehouse

Monday, May 27, 2019

The Newberry Library

The Newberry Library is a world-class research and archival library. 

This signed etching frames to 11" x 9"

Sunday, May 26, 2019

River Walk Chicago

What an exhilarating time to be in Chicago. Renewed activities on the river feature a variety of musical venues and relaxed dining like Tiny Tapp.

A favorite crossroads on the Chicago River is always Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive as depicted in two of my etchings.  

The Summer is a time to check into the new Hot Spot on the Chicago River .... "The Tiny Tapp" between Clark and Dearborn streets and tell Mark that you heard it here. While the bridge is up, stop at The Tiny Tapp for a cup of coffee.
Etching that frames to 14 x 11 inches

Etching  that frames to 12 x 12 inches

The Bridge is Up at the Tiny Tapp...etching with hand coloring frames to 14 x 11 inches

Over The Rainbow  OTR 5 Year Anniversary Show is planned for a Thursday Reception July 12  
         5 to 7pm 
at 2030 Brown in Evanston 

On display will be this etching and art from other artists that have contributed to this worthwhile program.   Please stop in and visit.                       

                      "A Sunny Day in Daley Plaza".

etching with hand coloring  frames to 20 x 16 inches