Monday, November 26, 2012

Anne Farley Gaines Collaborative Mural Dedication

You are invited to a Fundraiser and to the Dedication of

A collaborative 26’X72’ mural organized by Chicago artist Anne Farley Gaines




This mural was partially funded by a 2012 Neighborhood Arts Program Grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.  There has been considerable funding and in-kind donations from individuals and organizations, many of them from the Pilsen and Little Village communities.  All will be acknowledged at this event.  Mexican hot chocolate and hot tamales will be served.  PLEASE R.S.V.P. TO or to

This event is also an opportunity to donate funding to San Jose Obrero Mission, an organization that is committed to finding housing and employment to all participants who reside at the Mission.  There will be Christmas items for sale produced by the participants with the help of Anne and volunteers. As stated in the main lettering in the mural, “PROGRESS HAPPENS HERE/AQUI EL PROGRESO OCURRE” – AT THE MISSION!

Didier Nolet Memories of Provence

Didier lake
Didier Nolet exhibits at Franklin Framing in Blue Island
Please join us Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for an evening of fabulous art at Franklin Framing, 13019 S. Western Ave. in Blue Island. There is plenty of free parking nearby.

Our open house will begin at the conclusion of the Blue Island Light Parade, which kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at Union & Western and continues south past the frame shop.

The exhibition at Franklin Framing will feature a large pastel of a Provence landscape that was damaged in shipping, restored by me and framed in Blue Island, along with many other compelling pieces.

We'll be serving cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Looking forward to seeing you and you are welcome to bring a friend.

Didier Nolet

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Didier Nolet
908 W. 19th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Gallery info
Franklin Framing
13019 S. Western Ave.
Blue Island, IL 60406
Reception details

Saturday, December 1, 2012
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Exhibit runs through December 31

Provence pastel

Didier Nolet was born and raised in Paris and has a Master's degree from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in France. He has exhibited in countless shows and his art is in numerous private and corporate collections.

Winner of many prizes and awards, Didier teaches art in Oak Park, Evanston, Old Town, Highland Park and at the Vanderpoel Art Association.

Current projects include a 60 x 90 inch winter landscape, as well as private commissions.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sandra Holubow Exhibiting

Sandra Holubow, artist, "Menorah"

Sandra Holubow has her work, "A Tapestry of Hanukkah Memories," featured in the Summer (current) issue of the bulletin of the Chicago Jewish Historical Society, an organization dedicated to the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of information about the Jewish experience in the Chicago area. Her work is part of the North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Exhibit which opens December 6, at 6:45 PM. The exhibit was curated by Molly J. Schiff. Information about the show is in a previous notice in the blog

Tomorrow, Come to Breakfast, Visit with Amanda.

Ruyell's daughter Amanda Ross-Ho
Is planing to visit the Artists Breakfast
on Wednesday Nov. 21. Hope you can come and meet her

Monday, November 19, 2012

Dreidl, Dreidl, Hanukkah!

Judith Roth, artist.

"The Spirit of Hanukkah Through the Eyes of Chicagoland Artists," was installed November 16, at the Rissman Family Kol Ami Museum, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, IL. The Exhibit continues through February 19, 2013, and offers educational, religious, and art events.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at 1 PM, a lecture by Loyola University art history professor Maria Hand will explore the techniques and styles of works on exhibit.

On Thursday, December 6, at 6:45 PM, an Artist Reception will offer holiday treats, wine, and a discussion led by Jane Shapiro, Associate Director of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School. She will focus on the meaning of Hanukkah rituals and celebration. For more info and to RSVP: 847-432-8903, ex. 234. The Exhibit was curated by Molly J. Schiff. ABG members whose work is included in the exhibit are:

Sandra Holubow
Suzanne Horwitz
Judith Roth
Molly J. Schiff
Lorre Slaw
Michelle Stone

Sunday, November 18, 2012

West Coast Contingent Visiting Chicago on Wednesday

Amanda Ross-Ho of the Artists' Breakfast Group's Western Annex will be breakfasting with us this Wednesday.

Monday, November 12, 2012

George C. Clark Twig Sculptures at EAC!

GEORGE C. CLARK's miniature rustic twig furniture will be featured at the Evanston Art Center's Winter Arts & Crafts EXPO which will be open free from November 17 to December 19, 2012. The Art Center is located on the shore of Lake Michigan at 2603 Sheridan Road in Evanston, Illinois, just north of Chicago. Gallery hours are 10am to 4pm Monday through Saturday and 12 noon to 4pm Sunday (closed Thanksgiving Day). There will be a Preview Party Friday, November 16, from 6 to 9 pm. Tickets to the Preview Party are $30 in advance and $35 at the door, and they can be purchased online at

In addition to rocking horses like the one pictured above, there will be an assortment of Clark's chairs, tables, settees and garden benches, all unique and handcrafted from Lake Michigan driftwood twigs, fibers, seed pods, shells and other natural materials. You can see more of his work at

Artists Send Mail

This is a visual treat for artists; how visual people send letters.  Enjoy. CLICK HERE.  Gauguin, Kahlo, Van Gogh, it's sweet.  Letters from great artists to their friends.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

MDW Fair This Sunday

Hyperkewl at MDW fair will present at 12-1 PM Sunday November 11.  I participated in the Relic Walk.  The MDW fair is at 2233 South Throop Street Chicago, Illinois.  Fair is this Saturday and Sunday, see info.

Constance Vepstas

CALL FIRST: Chicago Society of Artists at Tom Robinson Gallery

WE just learned that Tom Robinson is recuperating from surgery, so his hours at his gallery will be very limited. 
For gallery hours, please phone Tom Robinson at 773:227-3144
Julia Oehmke, artist, Backside

The Chicago Society of Artists is presenting its Fall Exhibit, "Expressions II" at the Tom Robinson Gallery, 2416 W, North Ave., Chicago. The Opening Reception is Friday, November 16, from 5 to 8:PM. The Exhibit continues through December 6, 2012. Participating members of the Artists' Breakfast Group are:
Catherine Cajandig
Rita Dianni-Kaleel
Kathryn Gauthier
Gilbert Ghez
Sandra Holubow
Richard Maltz
Gregorio Mejia
Jacqueline Moses
Didier Nolet
Julia Oehmke
Sandra Reibscheid
Judith Roth
Lorre Slaw
Jill Specks
Michele Stone
William F. Whiteside

Julia Oehmke, artist, Moon Girl

Friday, November 9, 2012

Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare at Concordia

Some of our members are in this upcoming
show "Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare:
As They Like It" at The Ferguson
Gallery of Concordia University Chicago,
7400 Augusta in River Forest. 

Opening reception is 4 til 6 on November 10th. 

Show is curated by Bettyann Mocek, Anne Gaines,
Robert Kameczura and Maureen Warren and features
22 artists.

All Best,

Artist / Photographer / Arts Writer 6350 West Henderson Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 205-1128 ph or fax   Mythopian Artists' Site        Big Shoulders Magazine

Julie Oehmke Portrait of Tom Robinson

The month of November Scan Show exhibiting the painting of Tom Robinson.
Thank you,
Julia Oehmke