|Since it is the Annual Tour of Arts and Industry, I will start with this bas relief.|
I was once again amazed at the unusual things I found at Architectural Artifacts.
They even had antique drafting tables!
As well as these gorgeous suzanis.
Then I went to the Lillstreet Art Center.
There was a small sculpture show on display in the first floor gift shop. The title of the show is “63: Small-Scale Works by Members of Chicago Sculpture International” and it will be on display until October 14th.
I have featured Joshua Harker's work on here before. It was so nice to see his amazing 3D Printed skull. So intricate!
Student work was on display in the hallways. These are from an encaustic painting class.
It was fun to see what David Todd Trost has added to his series of aliens and other whimsical sculptures.
These lovely functional ceramics are available in their gift shop.
I also saw work by Kate Biderbost in her studio at Lillstreet.
Two artist friends, Meredith Dytch and Patricia Larkin Green invited me to see their work at Ponce Studios. The building where they paint is an artistically restored home flooded with light from all directions, a great place to work.
|Margaret Tully Nicosia (left), Ann Ponce (right)|
|clockwise from top: Patricia Larkin Green, Fran Mazur, Mary Barnes Gingrich, June Nichols, Fran Mazur;|
Fran Mazur, and in the center, June Nichols
|Augustina Diaz Sierra (left) and Ann Ponce (right)|
|Patricia Larkin Green|
There was even art on display in the coach house.
|Patricia and Ann Ponce|
I also visited the studio of another artist friend, Vesna Jovanovic. Here is one of her new works.
At Blackbird Gallery + Framing, I met Connie Noyes, an artist who likes working with texture as much as I do. Here is a detail of one of the pieces she had on display.
In the offices of Beyond Design, the walls were used as a gallery, perfectly combining the art walk's theme of Arts and Industry.
|Luni Unni Bright & Shiny Objects|
|Red Ava Designs|
|SODA by amy|
While I was in Ravenswood, I decided to stop by Hazel and found the perfect Orla Kiely wrapping paper to use as wallpaper in my little Neville House at my art studio.