Thursday, June 28, 2012

Nieces and Nephews at Wrigley Field

I was so happy to have family in town last week. The warm weather challenged us a few days but the nieces and nephews were troopers, (much more so than 'Uncle Mike') and we managed to cram quite a few Chicago highlights into our too few days together. One of the hottest days we made our obligatory visit to Wrigley Field, just a few blocks from my condo, and I shot off a quick panoramic photograph. Miss all of you already.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Whats On My Living Room Wall

It has been a very busy week, relatives in town, crazy heat, and much work. So in the mean time here is a photo of what is on my living room wall. Can you spot; an old B+W photo from college, 2 new collages utilizing recycled cardboard from cereal boxes, vintage 70's audio speakers, small constellation watercolor, two recent acquisitions from Scout (cool black leather chair, metal file storage things), Jeff Janson painting, 'Law and Order' marathon......

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

All Seven Collages

India Ink, recycled cereal boxes, bristol paper. Each piece 12 x 18 inches.

June Show at Las Manos Gallery

Below is the text in the email I sent out with this announcement. "Dear Friends, It has become a tradition, Michelle Peterson Albandoz and Myself in Las Manos Gallery during Andersonville's Midsommarfest and the month of June. It's happening again this year, and I'm very excited about the show. You will find the announcement with a couple photos attached to this e-mail I will be showing an assortment of works on paper. Much of my spring was devoted creating collages, and even I am surprised by the range of the work. I also throw in a few architecturally derived drawings to mix things up. Michelle will be showing some of her newest wood constructions including a series of four pieces built on recycled wood palettes. They look amazing. In addition to Michelle and Myself, Tricia Rumbolz promises some new 'drawings' and Mieke Zuderwig has been making some very interesting modernist ceramic sculptures. There is a very nice synergy between the four of us and it should make for a fantastic show. We are opening the show on Friday, June 8, 2012, with a reception that begins at 7pm and run until 10. The Andersonville Midsommarfest will be getting an early kickoff that evening with live music ('Sixteen Candles' and a DJ) at the stage at Balmoral, but the rest of Clarks Street will be open to cars and pedestrians, and it should make for a fun evening. If you can't make it Friday night stop by during Midsommarfest, June 9 and 10, or some other day during the month of June, I can still be found in the gallery on Sundays. Looking forward to seeing you, Michael"