Category Archives: Art & Culture

8th Wilder Mansion Holiday Market

I am super-excited to return to Elmhurst on Friday. RGL Marketing for the Arts is hosting its 8th Annual Holiday Market presented by Brewpoint Coffee this weekend. More than 60 artisans and gourmet food vendors will be present, including frame art, jewelry, hats, scarves, pottery, ornaments, stationery, and chocolates. You can peruse last year’s experience […]

Compendium Show

My real-lifing is lagging behind in the online world. Two Fridays ago I went to the Compendium Show opening in Woodstock. It was a pleasant drive, even if a bit long, and I had fun visiting with fellow FUSEDChicago Artists. Here are some snapshots. Compendium artists include: Dan Addington, Carrie Baxter, Helen Dannelly, VA DePintor, Linda […]

Upcoming Events

I am gearing up for holiday production, and while you are busy decorating for Halloween, here are upcoming dates for you to find my ornaments and adornments. All of these are in the state of Illinois. November: The Wilder Mansion Holiday Market takes place at the Wilder Mansion, 211 Prospect Avenue in Elmhurst. The doors open […]

Bats at Sacred Art

Last week I visited Sacred Art to deliver some Halloween Stakes for Applefest. It is always such a joy to visit this store, and I got to say hi to store dog Louie as well. I admired the new works by my friend Chai Wolfman, who sews her paintings into beautiful collage tapestries. It was […]

Compendium Exhibit

This month my work is on exhibit in Woodstock. The FUSEDChicago group is having a group show, along with the Illinois Clayworks Guild. I believe 40 pieces are on display, and I am excited to see what the members submitted. COMPENDIUM: a collection of information about a subject. The show takes place October 2, 2018 […]

Main-Dempster Wonderland

After immersing myself in Chapter 1 of Alice in Wonderland, I was eager to see the Alice ambulatory play by Upended Productions. Alice performances are from September 22 to October 21, 2018 Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 1:00pm (tours leave in 15-minute intervals).
 All tours leave from August LaCapra State Farm, 829 Chicago Avenue, which is […]

Making A Rabbit Hole for Alice

A month ago I was asked if I wanted to participate in an Alice in Wonderland themed project. How could I possibly say no? So I set about creating a piece for the current Alice production happening on the Main-Dempster Mile. Alice is an ambulatory, multi-disciplinary theatrical experience. The audience, traveling in groups of 15, follows […]

Ravenswood ArtWalk: 17th Annual Tour of Arts & Industry

Can you believe it is September already? Suddenly it is time for one of my favorite art fairs of the year, the Ravenswood ArtWalk! This year I return to the Atrium building, formally known as Hayes Properties, and will set up my stands there. I look forward to seeing familiar artists and getting to know new […]

5th Annual Girls Nite Out

Mid-September always kicks off art fair Holiday Season for me. Yes, we’re a few months away, but these are the fairs at which people start thinking about holiday gifting. For Wednesday, I made some Elmhurst Angels that will hopefully flutter away that night. On Wednesday, September 12, I am heading back to the Wilder Mansion […]

Preparing for 3 September events

September is here and it will kick off my holiday season. I am working on some Elmhurst angels for Girls Nite out on September 12. Then I head over to the Ravenswood ArtWalk September 15 & 16. I will be back in the “Atrium Building”, also known as the Hayes Building (same as last year). Meanwhile, […]