Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hidden Treasures

The Lane Tech Murals

We were fortunate to view the Lane Tech Murals when they were exhibited at the Chicago Cultural Center
DH & I were amazed at the murals & the wonderful restoration of these pieces.
They were impressive designs with a Native American theme

Monday, March 30, 2009

Christopher Railroad China Collection

On a recent visit to the Brauer Museum of Art (Valparaiso, IN), I enjoyed seeing ther exhibit, The Art of Dining of Rails. I enjoyed all the china patterns, menus, maps, recipe, & misc info on view.

If you missed it, there is a nice presention on You Tube

The next exhibit April 1 - May 17, will be selections from the Brauer Museum of Art's Permanent Collection. The selections will represent the theme of innovation

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Simply Divine

Simply Divine
by Wendy Holden

My sister told me about this book & I found it at the public library. I am on the 2nd chapter.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

So very interesting:

Michigan avenue galleries at the chicago cultural center

DH & I had quite a conversation over this piece:
Robert Davis/ Michael Langlois - House of the Rising Sun
(thru 4/5)

And, if you are there -- don't miss Scott Wolniak - Ungray: Color, Light and Other Balms thru 4/5
I'm not sure how to even describe the exhibit -- but it was totally unique!

Exhibit List

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Becoming Edvard Munch

Last month, DH & I visited the Art Institute of Chicago. We enjoyed the Edvard Munch exhibit. In addition to E.Munch, there were works by artists (his peers). My husband & I loved this painting:
George Clausen

Becoming Edvard Munch: Influence, Anxiety, and Myth
February 14–April 26, 2009

The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603-6404
(312) 443-3600

Don't you just love seeing the blooms peeking out?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Friendship Quilt

I stopped by the Grist Mill (Deep River Park) earlier today. I was thrilled to see the flower pot blocks basted with the batting & set in the quilting frame!
I think I spotted Marjorie's Block ... center row, second from the top.

This pictures shows what the quilt looks like in the frame:
I sent in two blocks & will have to wait for the quilting to continue -- eventually, the rows will shift & visitors can see ALL the blocks.
More about the Friendship Quilts HERE, previous posts
When the Quilting Bees continue thru the Summer months, I hope to return and follow the progress. Maybe they will have other quilts on display from past years!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

how difficult I am

Stray Eggplant Ceramics
by Laura Gentry

My husband & I visited The Chicago Cultural Center last month. (Yeah, I know -- shoulda posted sooner, blame it on the "bug")
We had a cup of Starbuck's, enjoyed people watching, viewed the Tiffany Dome (a must see when in Chicago), a few exhibits, and couldn't resist the Art o mat machine.

I selected one of Laura's Stray Eggplants; DH chose a painting. I'll have to find it & post the image -- it is interesting!

If you are not familiar with Art-o-mat machines, see This Post, or their web site.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Knitting Mysteries:

I finished the first book yesterday:
Knit One, Kill Two

I heard there will be another one out in June:
Available June 2, 2009