Saturday, March 26, 2016

the HOPE Benefit

the HOPE Benefit

May 12, 2016

I will participate in one of my favorite fund raisers, the HOPE Benefit. 

This special event will be held on Thursday,

May 12, 2016, at the Floating World Gallery in Chicago beginning at 5:30 p.m. 



The focus for HOPE continues to be the Women’s HIV Program at the Infectious Disease Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is one of the leading treatment centers for HIV-positive women in the nation. The remarkable success of this program has infused a sense of optimism and life into all who fight HIV and AIDS.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Chicago Theater Etchings


             Celebrate Chicago and enjoy etchings of some landmark theaters


The Chicago Waterworks and Lookingglass Theater

Aquatint etching with hand coloring

Frames to 9" x 12"

The Waterworks on Michigan Avenue and the Water Tower were built in 1869. Both survived the Great Chicago Fire and are on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Lookingglass Theater began operations in Chicago in 1988 and moved to the Waterworks facility in June 2003.  It was awarded the 2011 Tony Award for Regional Theater.






Uptown Chicago

The Green Mill Jazz Lounge

"a history lesson at Lawrence and Broadway"

Aquatint Etching

Frames to 11"x 14"




Renaissance at the Green Mill
The Green Mill Jazz Lounge has been in Uptown and a home to jazz since the early 1900's.  Gangsters were frequent patrons in the 1920's. The Green Mill was purchased and rehabilitated in 1986 by current owner, Dave Jemilo. 
Currently the best jazz musicians and, recently, Slam Poetry events are performed regularly in the Green Mill Jazz Lounge.

Joan and Irving Harris Theater for Music and Dance  in Millennium Park

Aquatint etching with hand coloring
Frames to 9" x 12"

Music and Dance in Millennium Park
Irving Harris was a Chicago businessman and philanthropist.  He was co-founder of the Toni Home Permanent Company.





the Chicago Theater
on State Street

Aquatint etching with hand coloring

Frames to 9" x 12"

The Chicago Theater was built in 1921 by the Balban & Katz Entertainment Company and  was the first of many such theaters in Chicago and around the country.  The theaters featured entertainment on stage and screen and continue as a major force today in the Theater District of Chicago.










Wednesday, February 24, 2016

"Pitchers and Catchers Report"

The 2016 Cactus League has begun with the notorious phrase known to baseball fans

                     ......"pitchers and catchers report".

The turnstiles at US Cellular Field and Wrigley Field have not begun to spin in Chicago but they are turning in Arizona and Spring training is the ritual known to baseball fans of all ages.....it begins with a call to action for pitchers and catchers.


2016 holds great hopes for Chicago baseball fans and my images depict a view of Cub's Park from the Addison "L" platform and White Sox stadium from the Parking Lot E and A.




Addison and Sheffield from the "L"  Wrigley Field Chicago
Hand colored etching that frames to 11" x 14"

Addison and Sheffield from the "L"  Wrigley Field Chicago
Hand colored etching that frames to 12" x12"


1060 West Addison from the "L"
Chicago
with Pat Pieper game day announcement
Hand colored etching that frames to 11" x 14"

US Cellular Field
Home of the Chicago White Sox
Hand colored etching that frames to 10" x 16" 


US Cellular Field
Home of the Chicago White Sox
Parking Lot E
Hand colored etching that frames to 12" x 12" 


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A Chicago Series of six etchings called "The City from Within"

The City from Within are etchings created from up-close, detailed images of Chicago locations.  (photographs by Steve Serio) 

                                       
                                     
      
                                             Intersecting Tracks  at Lake Street and Wells

                                                                        Plate 075
                                                    Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                                                  Frame 20" x 16"



                                 

       
                                            Urban Steeple      Assumption Catholic Church 


                                                                       Plate 076
                                                    Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                                                  Frame 20" x 16"




        
                                                      
    

                                                 A City Water Tank  an Endangered Species

                                                                      Plate 079
                                                    Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                                                  Frame 20" x 16"
                                                                      or 18" x 14"





                                                        
                                                      
                         
                                                          Evening on Lake Street   

     
                                                                     Plate 080
                                                   Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                                                 Frame 20" x 16"
                                                                    or 18" x 14"






Urban Silhouette
                                                                      
                                                                        Plate 099
                                                    Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                                                  Frame 18" x 14"
                                                                  Black or Sepia ink

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                              

                                                


                                             The L Turning  at Lake Street and Wells



                                                                        Plate 101
                                                    Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                                                 Frame 18" x 14"
                                                                      or 20" x 16"
                                                                  Black or Sepia ink
                                                                   with chine colle







                                                        Windows at Michigan Avenue


                                                                      Plate 130
                                                    Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                                                 Frame 16" x 16"
                                                                with chine colle





                                                    

the Red Chair at 5 O'clock

Plate 131
                                                    Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                                                 Frame 18" x 14"
                                                               




Thursday, January 28, 2016

Popular Chicago sites are wonderful places to begin a tour of this city ...our Sierras on the lake.



Cloud Gate in Millennium Park (2004) by the British artist Anish Kapoor is a special part of Chicago public art. The 110 ton elliptical sculpture is a series of highly polished stainless steel plates that reflect the Chicago Skyline and Clouds above the 12-foot high "gate" to the concave chamber beneath the sculpture.  Inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high.

Plate 143
Aquatint Etching with
hand coloring
Frames to 14" x 11"




The corner of Oak Street and Michigan Avenue is the start of the Magnificent Mile.  Heading south on Michigan Avenue, one is amazed at the skyscrapers filled with apartments and condominiums as well as year round shopping sites.
 
The Drake Hotel and Palmolive Building Towers, formerly the Playboy Towers, and the John Hancock Building establish the feeling of these "Sierras on the lake".

Plate 140
Aquatint Etching
a la poupee
Frames to 14" x 11"

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Newest Additions and Familiar Places

Two of Chicago's well known meeting places on Michigan Avenue  are Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.


My recent etchings depict a winter view of Millennium Park and East Randolph Street from the Art Institute.





                                                                 Etching size is 6" x 7"


A second etching depicts the Lion on the south steps entrance to the museum.  This lion is the 1906-7 work of Edward Kemeys and is titled "stands in an attitude of defiance".

Etching size is 4.5" x 4"

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Chicago's Newberry Library and Deloitte Chicago

New Images


Aquatint Etching of Chicago's Newberry Library
hand colored
7" x 6"



Aquatint Etching of Chicago's
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
hand colored
7" x 9"

Chicago and Big Shoulders

O'Malley's work evokes the iron and concrete soul of the city with colorful swathes of life along the lake. His prints are a remarkable study of the "Big Shoulders" of the Midwest, and a breathtaking window into the dreams of the architects, engineers, urban planners, and citizens that made it happen.