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

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.