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Book Review: Vinegar Girl - Why Catch Flies?

Book Review: Vinegar Girl - Why Catch Flies? Vinegar Girl is a title in the publisher’s Hogarth Shakespeare series, which implies the book was inspired by one of the Bard’s plays

Local Spotlight: In Conversation with Chicago Artists Ellen Hanson & Caroline Liu

Local Spotlight: In Conversation with Chicago Artists Ellen Hanson & Caroline Liu Late last month, I first learned of Trace Elements an upcoming exhibition at Miishkooki Art Space, a new art gallery and studio that opened in Skokie last summer featuring the artwork of Ellen Hanson and Caroline Liu. Last week, I finally had the...

Bandstand Diaries Review – A Presentation at Max and Benny’s

Bandstand Diaries Review – A Presentation at Max and Benny’s I had the delight of hearing Sharon Sultan Cutler tell the story of her newly launched self-published book, “Bandstand Diaries: The Philadelphia Years”

Book Review - Mister Sam Shearon's Creepy Christmas Coloring Book)- What Do You Really Know About Christmas?

Book Review - Mister Sam Shearon's Creepy Christmas Coloring Book)- What Do You Really Know About Christmas? Do you really know about Christmas history - probably not

18 and Life on Skid Row - Book Signing with Sebastian Bach

18 and Life on Skid Row - Book Signing with Sebastian Bach Sebastian Bach recently released his memoir, 18 AND LIFE ON SKID ROW, and he’ll be appearing at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles on Monday, December 13th at 5 p.m. and at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on December 17th at 9 p.m

Architect Christopher Mercier Review-(fer) Studio Unveils Mural in Rogers Park in Inglewood

Architect Christopher Mercier Review-(fer) Studio Unveils Mural in Rogers Park in Inglewood (fer) studio's principal Christopher L. Mercier, is also an active artist within the Inglewood community. His Rogers Park Mural "Pathways to Success" from the summer of 2015, recently had a new edition titled "Wiggle Walls"

Art Basel Miami Beach Review - A Visual and Evocative Feast

Art Basel Miami Beach Review - A Visual and Evocative Feast Art Basel Miami Beach is an extraordinary global art fair representing renowned artists and those poised to join their ranks

"Searching for John Hughes" - In Conversation with Jason Diamond

"Searching for John Hughes" - In Conversation with Jason Diamond Not long ago, I stumbled upon what has to be one of this fall’s best — and most engaging — reads, Jason Diamond’s memoir Searching for John Hughes (out on November 29th from HarperCollins/William Morrow). Earlier this month, I had the...

"CONNECT" Hyde Park Art Festival Preview - A weekend of Art and Performance in Hyde Park

"CONNECT" Hyde Park Art Festival Preview - A weekend of Art and Performance in Hyde Park The CONNECT Hyde Park Art Festival will run from November 18-20, 2016 at multiple sites and feature a plethora of visual, decorative, wearable and graphic arts plus film, music and much more

Dr. Seuss Museum Project Preview - Picks Up Steam

Dr. Seuss Museum Project Preview - Picks Up Steam Progress Continuing on Museum Honoring Dr. Seuss in Springfield, MA First Museum to Honor Theodor Geisel is Slated to Open in 2017

NCIBA's "Discovery Show" Has Record Attendance, Outstanding Previews

NCIBA's "Discovery Show" Has Record Attendance, Outstanding Previews Two-Day industry event gathers indie book sellers and treats to author "sneak peeks."

"Making Mainbocher" Review- An Exhibit of the First American Couturier at The Chicago History Museum

"Making Mainbocher" Review- An Exhibit of the First American Couturier at The Chicago History Museum The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark, just opened a beautiful and comprehensive one-of-a-kind exhibit dedicated to the life, work and legacy of Chicago-born Main Rousseau Bocher, the First American Couturier

In Conversation with John Maloof of Miishkooki Art Space

 In Conversation with John Maloof of Miishkooki Art Space Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Chicago native John Maloof regarding his new gallery and studio, Miishkooki Art Space, which opened in Skokie late this summer, just east of the community’s downtown core. Read on to see what...

Artist Charlie Patton Preview - Still Painting after All These Years!

Artist Charlie Patton Preview - Still Painting after All These Years! Upper West Restaurant presents “Visceral” Intuitive Abstraction, a solo exhibition by contemporary artist Charlie Patton. Come meet the artist at the opening reception on Sunday October 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Artist Jill Joy Preview - Hosts Grand Re-Opening of New Gallery on Saturday, Oct 8th!

Artist Jill Joy Preview - Hosts Grand Re-Opening of New Gallery on Saturday, Oct 8th! This Saturday, October 8th, enjoy an artist reception for “Emotion” and the Grand Opening of the new Jill Joy Gallery (456 S. La Brea Avenue, LA, 90036) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Book Review: Sargent's Daughters - The One Percent of Yesteryear

Book Review: Sargent's Daughters - The One Percent of Yesteryear Nonfiction books on art history by scholars tend to be dry - not so, this one

The Tokyo Art Book Fair Review-Where Artists and Their Books Define Publishing and the Power of BOOKS

The Tokyo Art Book Fair Review-Where Artists and Their  Books Define Publishing and the Power of BOOKS TABF is an artbook fair defining the modern day bookfair. Growing in number these artbook fairs increase artist awareness and accessiblity. Artbook Fairs, grassroots events, are managed by international artist communities in global urban art cities.

Book Review: The Pigeon Tunnel - Is It Le Carré or Cornwell?

Book Review: The Pigeon Tunnel - Is It Le Carré or Cornwell? No question, John Le Carré is an engaging storyteller of the spy-thriller genre

7th Annual Artisan Series with Russell Simmons and Bombay Sapphire – Showcasing Art Work of Emerging Artists

7th Annual Artisan Series with Russell Simmons and Bombay Sapphire – Showcasing Art Work of Emerging Artists 7th Annual Artisan Series with Russell Simmons and Bombay Sapphire Gin showcasing talented artists and their work

"When Yellow Leaves" Review - James Reiss, Poet and Novelist, Old Hand Gets New Start

"When Yellow Leaves" Review - James Reiss, Poet and Novelist, Old Hand Gets New Start James Reiss—it rhymes with “peace”— will have his first novel, "When Yellow Leaves" published in September 2016

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