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Matthew Lew Gallery

Matthew Lew Gallery

Last week I visited Matthew Lew Gallery to catch his show, Chicago Pop, before it ends at the end-of-March. Lew’s vibrant paintings are a nice reminder that there’s plenty to love about Chicago, which can feel kind of gray and especially punishing at this time of year. Lew’s paintings might also change the way you […]

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Architectural Anarchy’s new showroom

Architectural Anarchy’s new showroom

Architectural Anarchy’s massive showroom opens this Friday, November 12th, and I suspect many of you will want to add it to your bucket list (or at least your weekend one). I walked through the joint three times during my recent pre-opening visit, but I still left with the nagging feeling that I’d missed something special, most […]

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Golden Auxiliary Space (Lakeview)

Golden Auxiliary Space (Lakeview)

Lakeview art gallery Golden recently opened an auxiliary space right in the heart of the bustling Broadway business district. The move allows Golden to work with more artists while offering affordably priced art to a wider audience. “We operate the auxiliary space somewhere between a retail operation and a traditional commercial gallery,” says exhibitions manager […]

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Gallery Tour: Elizabeth Coyne Contemporary Art (Sawyer, MI)

Gallery Tour: Elizabeth Coyne Contemporary Art (Sawyer, MI)

While dinner at Elizabeth Coyne’s Sawyer, Michigan gallery was delightful, no visit would be complete without taking some time to contemplate her work. Elizabeth has operated the gallery since 2008, but she’s made her living as an artist for the past 25 years, earning a MFA in painting from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New […]

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Studio Tour: Abstract painter Ted Stanuga

Studio Tour: Abstract painter Ted Stanuga

Abstract painter Ted Stanuga grew up in Chula Vista, CA where he fell asleep at night to the muffled roar of the crowds at the bull ring less than two miles away in Tijuana. In contrast to the conservative Chula Vista environment, the nearby Mexican city was a different world – one where artists created […]

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Studio Tour: Jay Strommen

Studio Tour: Jay Strommen

Thanks to Dave Hopkins (aka Decorator Dave) for organizing a group to visit his good friend, the very talented artist Jay Strommen‘s nearly 8000 square feet south side loft. A potter and painter, Jay earned a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has taught classes in various locales, most recently Lill […]

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Studio Tour: Cedri / Martini

Studio Tour: Cedri / Martini

Many thanks to the Vicenza Chamber of Commerce for planning such an interesting itinerary during my recent trip. According to the website Made in Vicenza, the region boasts more than 86,000 companies, mostly small and medium-sized businesses manufacturing home goods and jewelry. If you’re a designer or boutique owner looking for quality products to differentiate […]

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