Wednesday, October 31, 2007

November 3 1456 N. Dayton

This Saturday the group will meet at 1456 N. Dayton, the building in which Nancy Albrecht and Barbara Herring have their studio. Mapquest directions are here.

Nancy Albrecht and Barbara Herring are having an open house on Saturday afternoon from 12 to 3, so we can support them after painting by visiting their studios.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

October 27 Ridge Park and Vanderpoel Museum

This Saturday we will meet at Ridge Park, on the south side. The Vanderpoel Art Museum is there, and we will get the chance to look through their exhibition after we are done painting. If you've never been there, this would be a good time to go--Sid Hamper has kindly agreed to keep the museum open after its normal closing time in order to accomodate us.

John Vanderpoel was an instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago in the late 19th and early 20th Century, back before the Art Institute essentially gave up on representational art. Vanderpoel instructed many young artists; he was famous for his classes in life drawing. Vanderpoel's book, The Human Figure, is still in print today and is widely used.

After Vanderpoel died in 1911, his colleagues, friends and former students donated works of art to what began as the John Vanderpoel Memorial Art Association. The association, along with Vanderpoel's devotees, petitioned the Ridge Park District Commission in the Beverly neighborhood to build a space for the collection. The Vanderpoel Gallery was built between 1929 and 1932; it's connected to the Ridge Park fieldhouse.

Be sure not to miss this one.

Where: Ridge Park

When: October 27, 8:30

Directions are here at mapquest.
Go down the Dan Ryan to 95th Street, west to Longwood (between Beverly and Western), south to the park.

See you there.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

October 19 Opening Palette and Chisel

This Friday, October 19, from 5 to 9 p.m., there will be an opening at the Palette and Chisel featuring the work of Marci Oleszkiewicz, Stuart Fullerton, Stephan Giannini, and Dominic Catena. Please stop by, have a glass of wine and enjoy the paintings.


Palette and Chisel
1012 N. Dearborn


October 19, 5 to 9 p.m.

October 19 Lakeview Galleries

Ron Mertz reminded me that on Friday, October 19, there will be an event in Lakeview:

"Visit 7 Lakeview East Galleries and enjoy food & wine from sponsoring restaurants! Hop the free trolley to go from gallery to gallery on Friday, Oct. 19, 5-10pm. Open to the art-loving public!"

Check it out! Click on the image above for more details. For more information, here:

Art de Triumph & Artful Framer Studios

2936-38 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657

October 20, 2007 Morton Arboretum

This Saturday the southwest painting group is meeting at Morton Arboretum to paint. I thought it would be a good idea to join them. They are meeting at the visitor's center at 8:30 a.m.

The Morton Arboretum

4100 Illinois Route 53. Meet at the visitor's center.

You can find a map of the arboretum here.

Directions to the arboretum are here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

October 13 Edgewater Historical Society

On Saturday we'll be painting again around the Edgewater Historical Society Museum, 5358 North Ashland, Chicago, in support of the PAPC show that will be on there and to pick up any paintings that didn't sell.

Last weekend the Andersonville Arts Festival weekend was a great success. Thanks to Stephanie, Errol, Pablo de Leon and all the people at the Edgewater Historical Society for making this a great show.

Meet at 8:30.
Critique at noon.

Directions can be found here.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

October 6 Edgewater Historical Society

On Saturday we'll be painting around the Edgewater Historical Society Museum, 5358 North Ashland, Chicago, in support of the PAPC show that will be on there.

This is the Andersonville Arts Festival weekend, so come on out and support the show, support the arts festival, and get in some painting before the weather goes bad.

Meet at 8:30.
Critique at noon.

Directions can be found here.

PS Stephanie says to remember that you can bring paintings to sell on Saturday and on Sunday during the Andersonville Arts Festival.