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.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Chicago Theater Etchings

Celebrate Chicago and enjoy some etchings of some landmark theaters:

The Waterworks

The Waterworks on Michigan Avenue and the Water Tower were built in 1869. Both survived the Great Chicago Fire (1871) and are on the National Registry of Historic Places. Looking's Theater began operations in Chicago in 1988 and moved to the Waterworks facility in June 2003. It was awarded the 2011 Tony Award for Regional Theater.

The Chicago Waterworks and Lookingglass Theater
Aquatint etching with hand-coloring
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Renaissance at the Green Mill

The Green Mill Jazz Lounge has been in Uptown since the early 1900s. Gangsters were frequent patrons in the 1920s. The Green Mill was purchased and rehabilitated in 1986 by current owner Dave Jemilo. Currently the best jazz musicians and, recently, Slam Poetry events are performed regularly at the Green Mill Jazz Lounge.

Uptown Chicago: The Green Mill Jazz Club
"A History Lesson at Lawrence and Broadway"
Aquatint etching
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Music and Dance at Millennium Park

Irving Harris was a Chicago businessman and philanthropist. He was co-founder of the Toni Home Permanent Company.

Joan and Irving Harris Theater for Music and Dance in
Millennium Park
Aquatint etching with hand-coloring
Frames to 9x12

The Chicago Theater

The Chicago Theater was built in 1921 by the Balban & Katz Entertainment Company and was the first of many such theaters in Chicago and around the country. The theaters featured entertainment on stage and screen and continues as a major force today in the Theater District of Chicago.

The Chicago Theater on State Street
Aquatint etching with hand-coloring
Frames to 9x12