Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Creation and Co-Existence: The Respectful Interdependence of All That Is

Just making a quick entry to suggest that anyone who lives in the Chicago area go to see the exhibit titled "Creation and Co-Existence: The Respectful Interdependence of All That Is" at The Mary-Frances And Bill Veeck Gallery in Hyde Park Chicago (click on the above postcard to see a larger image with gallery and exhibit info). The exhibit features the work of Akemi Nakano Cohn and Lindsay Obermeyer. You can see a slightly longer post (with more pictures) written by me for the LillStreet Textile Department Blog here: http://lillstreettextiles.blogspot.com/ . I attended the exhibits opening reception and let me just say that the artwork by both artists blew me away. I hope you are all having a great summer. Sorry this is not a longer post (I will do something longer soon though)!

Friday, June 3, 2011

I am in the LillStreet Textile Sale Tonight & Tomorrow Afternoon

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Sorry for the late notice. I am going to be in The Textile Sale on the Third floor of LillStreet tonight and tomorrow afternoon (and so is mom with her hats). Also, tonight is the First Friday event at LillStreet where the whole building is open including the private art studios for your perusal. If you decide to come out, after you check out LillStreet Art Center, you can walk down Ravenswood to the Art Lab at 1802 W. Berteau and check out their First Friday event.
LillStreet Art Center: http://www.lillstreet.com/
Art Lab: http://artlab123.com/

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Check Out This Show Featuring The Fiber Work Of Artis Rebecca Ringquist

If you are in the Chicago area there is a fantastic show featuring artist Rebecca Ringquist's works in Fiber/Embroidery. I highly recommend the show. Rebecca's work features old vintage embroidered items that have been reworked with heavy machine embroidery and hand embroidery. Her work has incredible depth with lots of texture and color. The show is at the Packer Schopf Gallery at 942 W. Lake St. in Chicago. Their website is www.packergallery.com . The show runs till June 18th, 2011. Above and below are some pictures (taken with the artist's permission) I took at the reception. Her work is amazing (and I have been lucky enough to have her as a teacher too). :)