Tag Archives: local gallery

Meditations: Looking In, Reflecting Out exhibit

This weekend I attended the opening of “Meditations: Looking In, Reflecting Out” at PerficalSense Studio. The show features work by encaustic artists Crystal Neubauer and Bridgette Guerzon Mills. It was lovely to meet both artists and learn more about their inspiration and techniques. Meeting Bridgette Guerzon Mills and Crystal Neubauer, who will both teach me […]

Boundaries at Park Schreck Gallery

In addition to the Black Cloud Art Bazaar, I also perused Park Schreck’s gallery on Friday evening. Through FUSEDChicago I had learned that encaustic artist Jane Michalski was exhibiting as part of “Boundaries” with painter Ted Stanuga. My shyness kicked in at this gallery so I snapped shots outside but not inside. Jane Michalski’s pieces are abstract […]

Black Cloud’s Art Bazaar

It seems that the cocooning and reflection of the past month ended with a bang on February 1. There has been a surge of energy, various affirmations and a lot of busy-ness that I almost need to recover from after being so accustomed to peace and quiet. First up, I’ll share a favorite outing this […]

opening buzz

I’m on a bit of a high as I write this post. Apparently seeing your work hung among other very talented artists by a professional curator raises a boat load of endorphins. Maybe there should be an after-party for gallery openings. I’m so giddy! Sunday was a lovely sunshiny day and I walked to the garage […]

A visit to MOCAH

Collage detail by Rhonda Radford Adams While I visited family in Houston over the holidays I was introduced to the owners of MOCAH, The Museum of Cultural Arts Houston. The Museum’s mission is to develop community based public art and cultural programming. The organization specializes in public art, mostly mosaics, and is currently working on […]

The Fine Arts Building

What I love about Chicago is that you can discover new things even a decade after living here. After my WIN-ning morning I decided to view an exhibit I had heard about. I strolled down Michigan Avenue but eventually realized it is a long walk from North to South, so I took the Red Line […]

Friday Fun: Ravenswood Art Walk

Last Saturday I joined a new Meetup group for the Ravenswood Art Walk. It was lovely to meet local artists and discuss the artful life with them, while being inspired by other artists during their open houses. The highlight of the tour was sitting in an old airstream caravan. Perched on a rooftop, we enjoyed […]

mom time

This weekend my mom was in town to see Paul McCartney at Wrigley Field. We had such a blast. It was a great experience to be on Wrigley Field and listen to thousands of people sing along to iconic songs. This nice review gives a glimpse of the evening. We also visited New Encaustic Explorations, […]

My first trunk show and overcoming objections

I made my very first card sale Saturday! It was only one, but one is where it starts. After years of being told that I should sell my creations, a complete stranger affirmed that notion and put her money up to prove it! It has been a rollercoaster week for me. One evening I had […]

Encaustic Inspirations

So as part of my new “job,” I need to network at local art events. It recently dawned on me that going to exhibits and art fairs are me mingling in my new industry. How cool is that? Last Friday I visited the Black Cloud Gallery, which is hosting art work by FUSEDChicago for the […]