Friday, April 28, 2017

Chicago River Bridge

The Crossing

A Chicago skyline from the Chicago River Bridge at Franklin Street

Plate No. 155   An etching aquatint on grey paper  size 12" x 11"

Edgar Lee Masters writes about Chicago.....

Skyscrapers, helmeted, stand sentinel 
Amid the obscuring fumes of coal and coke.

Raised by enchantment out of the sand and bog.

This sky-line, the Sierras of the lake.

Spoon River Anthology

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tall Grass Arts

Tall Grass Arts 2017

A special place for Chicago arts in Park Forest, Illinois


The exhibit - "Urban Spaces" - focuses on the works of a select group of artists who portray buildings, facades, bridges, landmarks, etc., as well as rooms and abandoned spaces inside a variety of offices, apartments, theaters, concert halls, churches, train stations, waiting rooms, and other places that might once have seen a lot of human traffic and activity, but now are quiet, empty or past their prime.

Viewers would be reminded of the wonderful architectural design and attention to detail that can be found in historic and modern structures, as well as the abstract qualities images of them convey, and the personal, even spiritual meanings some suggest. Many would no doubt stir memories of important moments of our lives spent near or within those spaces.

Cities, in general, and Chicago, in particular, have always inspired writers, poets, journalists and playwrights.

"Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world."                                                                Frank Lloyd Wright

"She is novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time.”                                             Mark Twain

Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.”         Nelson Algren

Visual artists, too, have been inspired by the city, expressing some of the same feelings as the writers:  the city beautiful, the city of contradictions, the city of excellent architecture, the city of terrible buildings. 

In this exhibit, ten artists – painters, photographers and printmakers – interpret the city and reveal their feelings about it.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Tall Grass Art Center and Gallery - Urban Spaces Exhibition

Tall Grass Art Center and Gallery in Park Forest is mounting a new show titled Urban Spaces.  

Several Chicagoland artists will be included. The show is curated by Maureen Cribbs and Janet Muchnik.  My new urban prints will be on display.          
April 28-June 3, 2017 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Framed Prints

Here are some samples of my prints framed to 17x21"