Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Chicago Artists Month 2014: Ravenswood and Great Chicago Fire Festival

This past weekend was the first one of Chicago Artists Month.  I have decided to spend this October visiting as many fellow artists' studios as possible. I started with the open studios at the Cornelia Arts Building in Ravenswood on Friday. It's home to several artists I know, including Kevin Swallow, Phillip Hartigan, and Jordan Scott.  I also found some new artists while I was there.


Chicago Artists Month 2014

Chicago Artists Month 2014
Darrell Roberts

Chicago Artists Month 2014
Karen Boykin


Chicago Artists Month 2014



Then on Saturday, I went back up to Ravenswood for the Ravwenswood Art Walk. Though it was rainy and cold, I still had a good time.


Chicago Artists Month 2014

Chicago Artists Month 2014
Chicago Artists Month 2014

Chicago Artists Month 2014


I always seem to take the most pictures at Architectural Artifacts.


Chicago Artists Month 2014

Chicago Artists Month 2014


The good thing about the gloomy weather was that Lillstreet wasn't too crowded. For the first time I was able to get some photos of the studios there.

Chicago Artists Month 2014


Chicago Artists Month 2014

Chicago Artists Month 2014

Nadeau is a cool furniture store that more people should know about.

Before I could go back to the warmth of my studio, I had to visit my friend Minnie Watkins at her booth at the Great Chicago Fire Festival.


Chicago Artists Month 2014


It was too cold to stay outside much longer, but I had a good time. I'm looking forward to this weekend, when I plan to go to some more events, hopefully in better weather.

Monday, September 22, 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014

I had such a great time looking at the art at the EXPO Chicago art show at Navy Pier this year. Here are some of my favorite pieces. (I did my best to get all of the artists' names, but realize that I missed a few.)


EXPO Chicago 2014
Regina Bogat

EXPO Chicago 2014
Bo Bartlett

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014
Bling Bling installation by 6018North

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014
Ramiro Gomez

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014
Conrad Marca-Relli

EXPO Chicago 2014
Howard Hodgkin

EXPO Chicago 2014
Esau McGhee

EXPO Chicago 2014
Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

EXPO Chicago 2014
Steven Assael

EXPO Chicago 2014
Brian Ruttenberg

EXPO Chicago 2014
Tracy Harris

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014
John Chamberlain

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014
Sam Francis

EXPO Chicago 2014
Mark Di Suvero

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014
Mel Bochner

EXPO Chicago 2014
Mark Fox

EXPO Chicago 2014
Stanton MacDonald-Wright

EXPO Chicago 2014
William T. Williams

EXPO Chicago 2014
Linda Mieko Allen

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014
Gabi Trinkhaus

EXPO Chicago 2014
Saya Woolfalk

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014
Al Held

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014
Jessica Labatte

EXPO Chicago 2014
Jessica Labatte and Trudy Benson

EXPO Chicago 2014
Marman + Borins

EXPO Chicago 2014
Marman + Borins

EXPO Chicago 2014
Yayoi Kusama and Sarah Morris

EXPO Chicago 2014
Nobuo Sekine
EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014
David Nolan Gallery

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014
Faile

EXPO Chicago 2014

EXPO Chicago 2014
Didn't get the artist's name, but this piece is made of many layers of glass with collaged paper.




As always, visiting EXPO was very inspiring. I see it as the perfect prelude to Chicago Artists Month in October. I look forward to returning to Navy Pier in November for the SOFA show.
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