Thursday, June 28, 2012


There will be no breakfast meeting of the Artists' Breakfast Group next Wednesday July 4; due to the national holiday. Celebrate our country's birthday and remember why in spite of our flaws, this is still the greatest country there is.

Upcoming Events at Arts Biz Chicago

Kathy Weaver wonders if any ABGers are interested in events sponsored by this group. Arts Biz Chicago.

Ruyell Ho Hard at Work in LA

Ruyell Ho and his 9'x6 drawing ( painting)
Acrylic on drop-cloth. Done yesterday (6/26)
At my daughter Amanda's 4000sq ft
Studio in LA. I did it in 6 hours
Ruyell Ho artist

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Weaver's World, Robotic, Closing Soon

Weaver's World, Kathy Weaver, artist

Last weeks to see "Weaver's World". You know you won't like yourself in the morning if you miss this one.

Weaver’s World / Robots: Drawings and Mixed Media
show closes July 14th

The Art Center
1957 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL
June 8-July 14
M-S 9-4:30
closed Sun.

Nancy Charak Blog

I've recently reactivated my personal blog, Rounder Studio Art and Stuff, in which I comment widely on whatever, come follow me. I've even got a box, just the one on this blog where you can enter your email address and get updates as they are entered automatically.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Connie Vepstas Photo in 100 Days of Chicago

Connie Vepstas' photo "A View From the Water Taxi" was included in the 100 Days of Chicago Exhibition at the Chicago Photography Center, 3301 N. Lincoln, on display from February 24 through July 1. As Connie says, "Chicago is a magnificent city." You can reach Connie at

Connie Vepstas, A View from the Water Taxi

What is Art?

Last Wednesday at our Artists' Breakfast Group meeting at the Phantom Gallery, a group of us pulled our chairs into a circle and talked about art, specifically "What is Art?" Here's a link of some short statements in an article from the Atlantic Magazine about that.

Meret Oppenheim, My Nursemaid

Friday, June 22, 2012

Judith Roth & Gwen Jones Present at Senior Artists Network

Senior Artists Network presents SENIOR ART SYMPOSIUM 
Artists Judith Roth and Gwen Jones 
THURSDAY, JUNE 28 10:00 a.m. until Noon 
Chicago Department of Family & Support Services
Renaissance Court 
Chicago Cultural Center 
77 E. Randolph St. 
The Senior Artists Network presents a half-day seminar on topics of interest to senior artists. This year we will feature two accomplished SAN artists: Judith Roth and Gwen Jones. To register or for more information about the events, contact Pat O'Malley at (312) 744-4551.
Program for the day: 9:30 – 10:00 A.M. Check-in, Coffee
10:00 – 10:45: Artist Judith Roth will discuss her current work. Judith has taught figure drawing and the figure is often the subject of her drawings and paintings. She was instrumental in starting the Ravenswood Art Walk and continues to be an active participant. Her work is in corporate and private collections and she has exhibited throughout the Midwest.
10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Break Q & A and coffee and refreshments, and networking with fellow SAN artists.
11:15 a.m. - Noon: Artist Gwen Jones will talk about and show some of her beautiful fabric art. Techniques in fabric and textile selection will be covered.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

ABG Wednesday 6/20 only at 4161 N. Damen Chicago

One day only, next Wednesday, June 20, Artists' Breakfast Group, will meet at Phantom Gallery Pop-Up, 4161 North Damen, Chicago, at the usual time, 10am to 12noon. NOTE: this is pot-luck, bring your own and perhaps a bit to share.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Amanda Ross-Ho at Museum of Contemporary Art LA

Ruyell Ho's daughter Amanda Ross-Ho has an up coming SOLO show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Opening. Reception: June 22nd, 2012.

Ruyell is going to the opening on June 21st.

Peter and Gwen Jones in St. Joe in August!

Peter & Gwen Jones will be having an opening for their exhibit at the Box Factory for the Arts.  August 10th 5-7 pm in St. Joseph, Michigan.  You may want to stay at the Silver Beach Hotel or The Boulevard Inn and Bistro, but reservations are needed ahead as this is a tourist town with a great Beach.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Artist Breakfast Group Pop-Up Show!

Artists' Breakfast Group Pop-Up Show, June 15-27, 2012, curated by Alan Emerson Hicks, featuring Marianna Buchwald, Laura Cerf-Dahl, Walter Fydryck, Peter Jones, Gwen Jones, Fletcher Hayes, Kim Laurel, Beth Laurin, Joan Minsky, Jackie Moses, Julie Oehmke, Lewis Rice, Tom Robinson, Eric Steele, Michelle Stone, Piotr Wolodkowicz.

Opening reception, Saturday, June 16, 7 to 11pm at International Art Group Phantom Group, 4161 N. Damen, Chicago. The show runs from June 15 to 27, 2012. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Reminder Kathy Weaver Tonight at TAC

Weaver's World opening
Friday, June 8th, 6:30 - 9:00
The Art Center, Highland Park
Hope you can make it!!