The year 2018, Illinois' Bicentennial, was celebrated throughout the State. I had two solo exhibits and a two person show at the Chicago Cultural Center with Julia Oehmke. We worked for over 2 years preparing, brainstorming, traveling to decide and create works celebrating significant aspects of Illinois history. I also won an award at the Autumn CAVA Show, and continued exhibiting with and working on the Board of the Chicago Society of Artists, participating in the Leslie Wolfe Gallery Committee to choose artists, and attending Artists Breakfast Meetings. Now 2019 promises to be another creative journey, with an invitation to exhibit in "Spiritual Journeys" at Prospectus Art Gallery in Chicago's Pilsen Art District with three distinguished artists: Rene Arceo, Catherine Cajandig, and Jacqueline Moses. I look forward to many more exhibit opportunities, while investigating other realms; depth and space. After all, there are no limits to exploration.
If you missed my previous significant exhibits, below are two video interviews of me talking of my process.
I received three grants from the City of Chicago, State of Illinois, to explore the technique of collage. The most recent grant was for experimenting with various gauges of mesh, combined with acrylics and other materials on various surfaces. The mesh screens create a moire effect of depth and movement, indicating the dynamism and energy of the urban landscape. In 2013-2014, the collection was introduced in "Unforgettable Places, Memorable People," a two person exhibit with figurative painter Judith Roth, at the Koehnline Museum, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL. The video below is from that exhibit.