Sunday, November 16, 2014

Chicago Highlights from a Recent Visit

Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millenium Park, Chicago

From Nov. 6-9, I had the pleasure of visiting the lovely and art-filled city of Chicago, with several other artist friends from all over the country. On Friday, I joined up with friends Binnie Birstein, Pamela W. Wallace and Jane Guthridge (Jane has some work in a the show, "Translucence" at the Chicago Art Source Gallery.

Photo via Jane Guthridge website

As we made our way to the Art Institute, we visited the Chicago Cultural Center, where we found lovely architectural detail and several interesting exhibits. The work that truly resonated with me, was that of artist Frank Connet, in The Topography of Tension show, which can be viewed in the first floor Michigan Avenue galleries through January 4, 2015. 

#46, 16” X 11” X 8" by Frank ConnetPhoto: Guy Nicol
Another stop was a visit to see the Papercuts show at Columbia College on South Michigan Ave. This show was organized by Reni Gower, professor of Art, Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University. While we were in the second floor gallery, I began chatting with Steve Woodall, Director of Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College. He very generously offered to give us a tour of the facilities for his program. My next posts will include both the Frank Connet show as well as the tour. Stay tuned!