Category Archives: Art & Culture

Making Mugs

In early March, I gathered with a few women for Wine, Women and Mud. It was my first visit to WARE studio, where Joanna Kramer and Julia Finlayson have set up their ceramics studio. This was a private workshop set up by a group of friends, and we brought wine and munchies to enjoy before […]

Ahavani Mullen’s Friendship with the Unknown

On a rainy evening I made my way to Ahavani Mullen’s Opening Reception for her new show. Chicago Art Source Gallery at 1871 N. Clybourn in Chicago is hosting “Friendship with the Unknown”, a solo show of new work by Chicago based mixed media artist Ahavani Mullen. The stairs up already showcase Ahavani’s encaustic art […]

Unbound with Karen Tichy and Alicia Forestall-Boehm

A few weekends ago I visited Oliva Gallery to see Karen Tichy and Alicia Forestall-Boehm‘s exhibit. The two encaustic artists collaborated on this 2-person show, and the end result is wonderful. The artists explore paper, fiber, encaustic, and other materials in this singular collaboration created for display at the Oliva Gallery. Some previously seen works […]

New Stakes at Sacred Art

Spring is in, and in preparation of the Lincoln Square Wine Stroll as well as Show of Hands I brought more garden stakes to Sacred Art last week. Co-owner Kaitlyn combines my stakes with plants, and I love how they pop against the greenery. Lincoln Square’s Spring Wine Stroll is Thursday, April 25th, 2019 from […]

Elmhurst Spring Break

I spent a week in Elmhurst recently, and had a great time exploring the town. I have driven to and from Elmhurst for the various Wilder Mansion events, and while I knew their downtown is charming, I never had a chance to just stroll and explore. So on a warm and sunny day I walked […]

Un-Hibernating

It’s been a social few weekends for me. Spring is trying to emerge, and so are friends. After the Stumble & Relish soiree I enjoyed Sketchbook with my friend, again enjoying the Brewery Witch we sampled on International Women’s Day. I had a lovely evening at Creative Coworking on March 23. Paul Minnihan had his beautiful […]

Women in Beer with the Brewseum

On International Women’s Day, Sketchbook Brewery held a Women in Beer event that was quite the revelation. The day marked the launch of Brewery Witch, a new brew made by Sketchbook in conjunction with the Pink Boot Society. The Pink Boot Society is a women’s brewing organization that holds a contest every year, and the […]

Evanston Made Mixer the first

It’s been a wonderfully social few weeks for me, with Evanston Made being a key theme. 1100 Florence hosted the very first Evanston Made Member mixer, which gave us an overview of membership and allowed us to network amongst ourselves. I met new-to-me artists and also interacted with those I had met at prior Evanston […]

March Sunday Handmade Market

It’s time to get back into the Art Fair groove! I am glad I have a checklist because after 2 months I need a reminder of what to bring. This Sunday, I will be popping up at the Handmade Market from 12 to 4 p.m. Handmade Market is a unique event to connect the makers […]