It is such a pleasure getting to know the artistic community in Chicagoland. On Friday evening, I walked over to Artruck. Hosted by a resident of Ashland avenue, two trucks were embellished with strings of lights, and select local artists were invited to display their work.
It was a block party that spanned two U-Haul trucks.
First I perused Cindy Jevonâ€™s encaustic work.
Art work by Cindy Jevon
There were prints, paintings and fabric art. The full list of participating artists is here.Â This piece by Gerry Macsai is a stunner.
Art work by Gerry Macsai
Small canvases were strung along.
Paintings by Alice DuboisÂ
Another neighbor brought endless supplies of wonderful breads into his Bread Car.
I sampled the onion bread, since the rosemary bread was all gone. There was apple pie with a fabulous crust, cookies with roasted nuts in them, and date and pecan bread. I also heard there was a chocolate-berry version but by that time I was too stuffed.
At night it was a lovely scene.
After taking another spin through the trucks with friends, we cut through the alley to visit Cindy at her PerficalSense Studio.
She was finishing hanging Magdalena Lisâ€™ work, which will be on display through the end of the month.
The show is called Dreams and Memories, and features mixed- media paintings and linocuts.
While sipping wine we talked of the joy of art making, the beauty of Magdalenaâ€™s work, and the new adventures of artist friends.
This art work by Danny Mansmith is for sale at PerficalSense
It was a lovely evening, and I am glad I fought my fatigue for this comfortable gathering.