Friday, July 30, 2010

Palette and Chisel: The Movie

20 years ago,
Sam and Ralf
while driving across country,
spent some of their idle time
compiling a cast
"Palette and Chisel: The Movie"

Remarkably enough,
the original document
(or, at least part of it)
appears above,
and offers a little snapshop
of that era
and some sweet memories
of those who have moved on.

The top of the page has
been torn off,
but it allegedly
suggested that
Donald Sutherland
play the role of Richard Schmid

Leonard Nimoy
as Tor Muehl

Harry Morgan
as Frank Hensley

Carol Burnett
as Barb Lockhart

Charotte Rae
as Winnie Gailen

though I was too insignificant
to make the list,
let me suggest
Jon Voight
as myself

And additional suggestions
for the cast
past or present
would indeed be welcome!

John Ritter as Stephen
Jody Foster as Rose
Terri Garr as Nancy G.
Fred Savage as Scott
Julia Duffy as Sue L.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Oskar Gross and Louis Sullivan

The experts agree:
"This is one of the finest architecture shows
to appear in Chicago in a long time"

So, of course, it had to include
the work of someone
from the Palette and Chisel,
in this case, Oskar Gross

The above were studies
made for one of Sullivan's
later projects,
the People's Savings Bank
in Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
and is quite similar
to the Robert Fleury murals done
in the Rudolph Ganz Memorial Hall
on the seventh floor
of the Auditorium Theater Building.

Oskar lost this job
to another artist.

But here's one of his murals
done earlier
for Sullivan's bank
in Owatonna, Minnesota.

But wait!

Oskar isn't the only member
of the Palette and Chisel
with work in this exhibit.

Stephen Giannini painted
the above floral garland
as it once appeared
in the Garrick Theatre.

The Sullivan exhibit will be in the Chicago Rooms
of the Chicago Cultural Center
until November 28

Monday, July 05, 2010

Sackett Hope Verrall

Here's a painting
by Sackett Hope Verrall
who was listed
as an
"Associate Member"
of the Palette and Chisel
back when we had our
20th Anniversary exhibition
at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Associate membership,
at that time,
included both
professional artists like Carl Werntz
and art patrons like Martin Ryerson.

Many thanks to Sandi,
the art collector,
who just sent us this image.

there is nothing else
about this artist on the internet,
so I suspect he was not a professional artist.

But he was very good,
wasn't he?