Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Al Hruby On Fire

Al Hruby demonstrating
the fire arts
(he's the guy on the right)

(video is here)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Exhibit: Lauren Redding

To quote from the
above statement
posted in the gallery:

"Lauren became a member of the Palette and Chisel Academy in January of 2007, when Mr. Sam Knecht introduced her to Mr. Ed Wentz during his show the previous December. Lauren had recently declared her art major as a sophomore the October before, and the Palette and Chisel has played a profound impact on her artistic education even outside of a classroom in Evanston."

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Catherine Maize

I've decided to make a page
to collect the work of
former P&C caretaker
Catherine Maize
even though she's not dead
she still is not making
a website for herself

and she excels at the kind of
plein air painting
that has always been so popular
at the P&C

the lonely shores of Lake Michigan
saturated with a sweet
melancholy feeling

Why would anyone want to live
so far from the madding crowd?

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Mary Qian at Ann Nathan

An exhibit of 5 Chinese painters
just opened at
Ann Nathan Gallery
last Friday,
and, of course,
Mary Qian was one of them.

(and perhaps you recognize
our most acrobatic and poetic
model depicted above?)

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Exhibit: Plein Aire Painters of Chicago September 2008

Errol Jacobson

Kathleen Newman

Kathleen Newman

Marci O.

Tim Leeming

Nancy Albrecht

Barbara Herring

Bill Gram

Charlotte Arnold

Eleanor McDonald

Vladimir Tartakover

Monday, September 01, 2008

Labor Day Drawing Marathon - 2008

Danaya Zacharova

Danaya Zacharova

Henry Maron

scenes from the BBQ
(taken by Ed Wentz)

Rich Morrow, Ann McMurray, Chris Miller

Grace Zhang, Brian Kotwica