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  • OPEN STUDIO – Friday, May 29, 5:30 – 9PM


    Please join me for my (Summer? It’s Summer now – I think…) Open Studio this Friday, May 29, 5:30 – 9pm, in the heart of Ravenswood. RSVP on Facebook. EXPERIENCE new paintings in person, EXPLORE working artist studios, TAKE A CHANCE on my door raffle for a chance to win original artwork, a signed copy of…

  • Participating in FERMENT |TABLE| CULTURE – One Night Only


    SAVE THE DATE Superior St. Center for The Arts presents FERMENT |TABLE| CULTURE A celebration of all that is fermented, cultured, and table ready! Sample artisan goodies as you peruse paintings, film, and photography by local Chicago artists (I will be showing new and recent work). This event is invitation only and it’s FREE! Sponsored…

  • Delilah’s, Chicago – New exhibit of works on paper inspired by this iconic Chicago joint


    The “original” Delilah’s series from 2004 was created at the request of Mike Miller, owner of Delilah’s. The 9 paintings presented were based on photographs that I took over several months – this is pre-smart-phone and before digital cameras were affordable. I used a hand-held vivitar flash and my 35mm Canon to document the scenes…

  • Recent Work on view at Delilah’s


    On view at Delilah’s through June 2014. Delilah’s, 2771 N Lincoln, Chicago | 4pm – 2am daily, til 3am Saturday. Closing dates TBA. Join my mailing list to receive advance notice of events! 

  • Labletter Release Party at Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery, April 4-5

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    A two-day release party that will feature work from artists and writers who have contributed to the past two editions of the Labletter. Events take place at Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery,  3501 W. Fullerton (@ St. Louis) in Logan Square, Chicago, IL 60647. Get Directions. Schedule of events: Friday, April 4, 7-10 p.m. Art opening.…

  • The Blue House

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    Making time to work in the studio and trying out my “Ben Franklin” schedule. Rise at 5:45 a.m., work on the computer until noon, lunch and then head to the studio. Work until 6pm or so. I have a feeling Ben didn’t also have to make time to go grocery shopping, clean, cook and maybe…

  • Tear-Down on Wilson Ave.

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    Recently completed, Wilson Tear Down, oil on wood, 12×12″.  Will be added to the show at Beans and Bagels if dry next week!

  • Marion Kryczka: New Work at Cliff Dwellers

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    All new work by Chicago painter Marion Kryczka May 4 – June 4, 2013 at The Cliff Dwellers Gallery Opening Reception: May 15th, 5:30 – 7:30pm As a perceptual painter with a career spanning thirty years, Marion Kryczka focuses on both the rendering of the objects and scenes before him, and the inherent meanings they possess.…

  • Chicago Tribune calls “Urban Landscapes” Pick of the Week


    Chicago Tribune Link here… Full press release…

  • Urban Landscapes: Visions of Chicago


    [col grid=”2-1 first”]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2013[/col] [col grid=”2-1″]Media Contact: Lindsey Meyers 773.772.9808 (day); 773.772.9808 (eve) beautyandbrawngallery@gmail.com[/col] Urban Landscapes: Visions of Chicago New Photographs by Andrew Steiner, Paintings by Emily Rapport “Urban Landscapes,” features new work by photographer Andrew Steiner and painter Emily Rapport at the Beauty and Brawn Art Gallery, March 9 through…

  • OpenWall: Cornelia Arts Building

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    Above image: “Desert Sunset,” 2010, Acrylic on canvas, 20”x20” by JUDY SCHUMACHER Join me for the Opening Reception, this Friday, August 17, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm of an exciting showcase featuring of 47th Ward artists: this exhibition, curated by Committee Member Kelly Stinson, features the work of CAB Studio Artists: Alexandra Quijano Darrell Roberts Judy Schumacher Nancy Charak Jason…

  • Leo Kogan, Painter

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    [portfolio_slideshow size=large autoplay=false random=true centered=true carousel=true navstyle=graphical navpos=top pagerstyle=thumbs pagerpos=bottom] “In the work of Leo Kogan everything is in motion and at the same time everything stands still. Lights flicker, dials spin wildly, motors roar and speakers are pounding. Everything we see has made a journey, it has a source and a goal and at…

  • Animated GIF Fun


    These are from 1998 or so when I was first learning web stuff. Created in photoshop – I was very excited about the custom brush setting. I forget what this one was about… Oda Nobunaga Moon Girl, part of an animated story/web page which used a lot of DHTML. Some of you may remember what…

  • The Fine Art of Sales (or, leading a horse to water)


    “I don’t care if I sell my work. I just give it away…” Overhearing this statement is like listening to the apartment below me being remodeled, on a Saturday morning, to accompany my slight second-hand cigarette smoke induced headache. I am, at this moment, enjoying the whir of the circular saw. The day is heating…

  • The Modern Wing


    Dear Readers, I will try to spend more time in the studio and keep you updated on what ensues. I am taking a hiatus from exhibitions and open studios after this May 18th Cornelia Open House. I do hope that you will be able to stop by (from 6pm – 10pm) so you can get…