Archive for June, 2007

Dear ArtStyle: Postcard from the Wesak Celebration

Dear ArtStyle,

On May 31st, I was honored to be invited to a Wesak Celebration, during the full moon in Taurus. In a beautiful setting at East Meets West, a store front on Lawrence Avenue, a place more temple than store, we gathered together (about 18 of us) to chant and bring in a wonderful and powerful energy for ourselves and our world.

Deanne Lozano Wesak Chakra
Energy of Enlightenment, Peace, Harmony and Abundance for All

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Cool Globes Exhibit: Fun and Educational

We went to the Cool Globes Exhibit yesterday, hoping to take a free 45-minute tour highlighting the globes, and trying to get an understanding of the artists’ interpretations of solutions to global warming. Seemingly hundreds of globes dot the Museum Campus, starting in front of the Field Museum, and zigzagging along the campus and extending along the lake front up to East Balboa Drive.

Globes on the Museum Campus

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Interview with Ingrid Albrecht: Creating with Water

Ingrid Albrecht, a watercolor painter, mixed media artist, and teacher, has been interested in pictographs and petroglyphs since 1987, painting her creative interpretation of these ancient images based on her own photos and sketches from her worldwide travels. As an artist as well as an innovator, she has spent the last ten years perfecting her techniques in creating monoprints and original prints from ink and paint on the surface of water. She calls her luminous technique “Creating on Water.”

Petroglyphs and Pictographs

The Ancient Herdsmen
The Ancient Herdsmen. Courtesy of the Artist

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Point of View: Oppose the Proposed Public Art Ordinance Now

The following is a statement from Olga Stefan, Executive Director of the Chicago Artists’ Coalition (CAC).

Please help us convince aldermen to OPPOSE the proposed Public Art Ordinance, up for vote on June 13th. This revised ordinance will take away voting rights from citizens in the Percent For Art program, paid for by tax-payers, and will eliminate any remaining transparency in the decision-making process regarding public art commissions. All decision-making power will be transferred to the Department of Cultural Affairs staff, with no voting opportunities from the art community or other citizens.
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Interview with Rose DiSalvo: Creating Photorealistic Worlds

Rose DiSalvo came to Chicago in 2001 after attending UCLA and majoring in philosophy. Painting on her own at home in California helped get her into graduate school at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2004, she received her MFA degree and has taught college courses in painting, art history, and humanities. Her artist practice has evolved into self-created worlds of photography.

Cowboy 1
Courtesy of the Artist

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