If you see this painting, don't buy it. It's mine.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


"Down In Uptown" comes down for good this Friday, July 31.

If you missed the opening, you may want to come by and get an eyeful....and maybe even a celebratory glass of box wine.

4pm - 7pm, Uptown Arts Center

Preston Bradley Center, 4th Fl.

941 W. Lawrence, Chicago

Btw: and those of you who had the great taste (and good sense) to actually buy something can pick up their piece(s).

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


The opening last Saturday was great, even though a lot of folks who I invited never showed up. But the ones that did make it made it an event to remember. And, they bought some art. THANKS!

Now, lots of folks are asking me "when's the opening"?

Well there'll never be another opening reception. But I will be at the Uptown Arts Center gallery every Sunday in July, 1pm - 5pm.

Uptown Arts Center
4th Floor, Preston Bradley Center
941 W. Lawrence
Chicago, IL

Come see me...and the Art of Uptown.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

DOWN IN UPTOWN. My 10 Years in Chicago's Most "Colorful" Community

OK, OK. I've finally decided on the opening reception date and time. It will be Saturday, July 11th from 2pm to 7pm. The location is 941 W. Lawrence at the Uptown Arts Center, which is on the 4th floor of the historically landmarked, Preston Bradley Center - in the guts of Uptown (there're also about a dozen other artists here, a dance studio...and a homeless shelter is in the basement).

Oh, and I almost forgot, the People's Church, founded by the amazing Preston Bradley, who was one of the first nationally famous broadcast ministers - when radio was the only broadcast medium. He was multicultural and ecumenical when multicultural and ecumenical wasn't cool. Everyone was invited. Even folks as colored as moi.

So bring an open mind and an open wallet. I promise to open your eyes to an artist-writer-recovering adman's vision of Chicago's most "colorful community.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Welcome to my World.

This is the bare bones of a blog I'm putting together to hype my upcoming show.
As usual, it's not much to look at. I'm an artist, writer and recovering adman, not a tekkie.
I have the ideas for the world's hippest website but not the coding skills or the patience.

But if you'll look at the images I'm posting, you'll get an idea of what I'm about. As we get closer to
DIU Day, there'll be more.

Btw: If you're a tekkie who appreciates art, we may be able to work out something that can be er..uh..mutually beneficial. Email me at, OK?