Nancy the Creator

No matter what talents are born within ourselves, we need to discover and nurture them to help them expand, morph, breathe, grow. That could not be more physically true than for these amazing sculptures created by my high school friend, Nancy Pirri. Once a nameless block, they became these varied women (and one man) with …

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3 Bedrooms

I recently saw the Art Institute’s of Chicago’s excellent “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms” exhibit.   The piece de resistance is all 3 of his very similar “Bedroom” paintings side by side, with a unique video display comparing them in detail. The exhibit also shows works of other painters who inspired him and how those mentors influenced his …

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Native Tourist

Last week I spent some time with an old friend in my old Chicago neighborhood, Wicker Park.  We walked the streets on a gorgeous summer day catching up, and snapping pictures at will. While there have been many changes in the neighborhood since I lived there, so much felt the same.  We ate lunch at …

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An Afternoon Excursion

On a welcoming blue sky day, I argue there is no prettier city than Chicago.  It was incredible today, walking down Michigan Ave today after meetings, headed to the Art Institute.  Vats overflowing with fresh flowers, autumn ready gardens, throngs of tourists and locals, segway tours, cameras pointed up-down-around. The destination was the photography exhibit …

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Album Art- Which were your favorites?

Do you know the one of the first album covers that was truly designed by the band, and not their manager?  It was the Beatles very influential Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.  This was one of the trivia nuggets I gleaned from a fun exhibit of LP Art--60 years in Album Art at our local …

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