Friday, November 26, 2021

November 2021 and Current Printmaking Events

This year Chicago celebrates the One Hundred Year Birthdays  for two iconic city sites

The famed Chicago Theater on State Street celebrates its 100th Birthday 2021

          The Chicago Theater, originally known as the Balaban and Katz Chicago Theater, is a landmark theater located on North State Street in the Loop area of Chicago.  Built in 1921, the Chicago Theater was the flagship for Balaban and Katz.  Currently Madison Square Garden, Inc. owns the theater.

                             6 x 5 inch Aquatint Etching  with hand coloring

                                               Limited Edition of 35


The Wrigley Building is on the Chicago River at Michigan Avenue and is 100 this year.

When ground was broken for the Wrigley Building in 1920, there were no major office buildings north of the Chicago River. The Michigan Avenue Bridge now the Du Sable Bridge, which spans the river just south of the building, was still under construction. 

The land was selected by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley, Jr. for the headquarters of the company. The building was designed by the architectural firm of Graham, Anderson Probst, and White using the shape of the Giralda tower of Seville Cathedral combined with French Renaissance details.

The south tower was completed in September 1921 and the north tower in May 1924. 
The two towers are of differing heights, with the south tower rising to 30 stores and the north tower to 21 stories. The building is clad in six shades of white glazed terra-cotta.

6 x 6.25 inch Aquatint Etching with chine colle

Each of these images are from my portfolio of Etching Aquatints of Chicago.

After recent delays.....

32nd Annual International Small Print Show and Holiday Open House will begin at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative!

 Grand Opening Party: 

Saturday and Sunday, December 4-5, 2021, 11am-7pm both days.

Preview the exhibition Friday December 3, 12-5pm 


Extended Holiday hours:

Tuesdays - Sundays, December 7 through December 19th, 12-5pm.


All visitors must be masked and fully vaccinated.

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

4912 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

Two new etchings available at the CPC Small Print Show are :

                    Chicago  Skyline from Museum Park
                    Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                5 x 9  inch plate

                        River Point Chicago    Constellation by Calatrava*
                                Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                                9 x 7 inch plate

*Santiago Calatrava (born in 1951) is a Spanish architect, structural engineer, sculptor, and painter.
The sculpture Constellation 2019-2020 is in the park that borders the Chicago River at 444 West Lake Street.