Archive for the 'Art Collecting' Category

CAC Perspectives: Chuck Thurow on the Death of Artists

The Chicago Artists’ Coalition is pleased to introduce its first contribution to ArtStyle Blog with an article from Chuck Thurow, Executive Director of the Hyde Park Art Center. The Chicago Artists' News, the CAC's monthly paper, has a new feature called “Perspectives,” in which established artists, critics, and other art-world figures pinpoint and analyze art-related practices and developments that have caught their attention, with the aim of eliciting discussion about those phenomena.

In this article, which appeared as a “Perspectives” column in the November issue of Chicago Artists’ News, Chuck raises the question of how to facilitate arts patronage in Chicago so that artists can flourish.

We want to hear from you with your thoughts about the state of arts patronage in Chicago. How can artist-patron relationships be established and maintained? How might the arts patronage community be democratized? And what role should critical art writing — in newspapers, journals, or blogs — play in all of this? As with all future contributions, we would look forward to your responses to the issues raised in this column, so please don’t hesitate to join in the conversation.

Jeremy Biles, Editor
Chicago Artists’ News

Mothra
Roger Brown, Mothra At Inner Circle Drive, 1988, o/c, 48 x 72″.
Courtesy of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
and the Brown family. © SAIC

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Meredith Brickell’s Masterful Ceramic Art

Meredith Brickell is in the show Texture and Tone at Lillstreet Art Center Gallery. I have already purchased this piece.

Meredith Brickell P1000901

Brickell creates her intimate ceramic forms from bisque molds as a stepping stone and uses low-fired glazes that show a beautiful and delicate balance of color. Brickell refers to the landscape in her pieces and the influence of growing up in the Midwest. Inside, outside, or sometimes on the bottom of the pottery, thin line drawings, reminiscent of petroglyphs are embedded in her ceramic vessels.
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Collecting Art: How To Start

This weekend I went to the Bucktown Art Fair with a couple of friends; the main reason I went was because I knew Delores Fortuna was selling her pottery there. Delores has developed an individual style and glazes to her pieces, which I admire. I was able to purchase a bowl, four cups, and a teapot to add to my collection.

Darrell Roberts Collection Fortuna

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