Thursday, February 13, 2014

ARTinerary© February 2014

This is the 14th month I have been posting ARTinerary© on Twitter- A Friday night plan with an art theme. Last Friday, February 7, 2014 was different.  I had two options to choose from for your night of fun:

Part 1: 6pm @ LOVE IS LOVE Event $18 @ MCA @ 220 E Chicago

 Part 2: 9pm @ My Gold Mask Show @ Subterranean @ 2011 W North Ave

Part 1: 7pm @ Beauty Of The Beast Exhibit @ Galerie F @ 2328 N Milwaukee

 Part 2: 9pm @ Bastida Show @ Café Mustache @ 2313 N Milwaukee

I combined OPTION 1, PART 1 with OPTION 2 Part 2.


The LOVE IS LOVE event was hosted by the Hideout at the MCA. 
It was a fantastic night of music and art. The event was jam packed and each level of the museum had something interesting to do; listen to music, crafts, eat, or take photos, or have your tarot cards read.  My favorite part of the night was the Valentine making station.  I heard the bands Sanctified Grumblers, Jeffrey Thomas Orchestra, and Bobby Conn & Monica BouBou.  The food was provided by Soup & Bread a community meal project for hunger relief.  

Powder-coated steel, by William J.O'Brien
 As the MCA fills up the Jefferey Thomas Orchestra
projects music on wall during set. 
The Black Paintings
By William J O'Brien

Making Valentines.


We walked into the tiny Café Mustache and scored seats on a comfy couch. It was perfect night cap to the night.  The opener was the singer from the band Close Hits. His strumming was groovy and I was disappointed when his set ended.  Then, next up, a wonderful guitarist from Spain, Raul Bastida.  I expected this set to be nice, but I was blown away; it was awesome. This one musician alone had such great power you would have thought the Gypsy Kings were rocking the house. The songs were belted out to romantic guitar playing.  Although most of the songs were in Spanish and me and my group didn’t understand the lyrics the music and the singer’s voice were moving.

Raul Bastida sings at Cafe Mustache
(What I learned is I have to practice at taking pictures!)

Here is ARTinerary© February 14, 2014

Part 1:
6pm @ Rodan @ 1530 N Milwaukee – MAKE RESERVATION 773.276.7036

Part 2:
7pm @ Gallery Cabaret @ 2020 N Oakley

Part 3:
10pm @ Movie – Annie Hall @ Logan Theatre @ 2646 N Milwaukee


Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Print Sale

A holiday all about LOVE, what could be better!  If you still need a gift, please check out my print sale.

Heart 1

Heart 2

$10.00/Print./ 8x10  

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When I think about LOVE, I usually think about music. There is nothing like a song to get your toes tapping, your feelings in pain from the lyrics. Music can make you cry and love at the same time.
Here are a few of my favorite love songs.

Citizen Cope - Holdin' On
The Beatles - Oh Darling
David Gray - The One I Love
Genesis - Follow You Follow Me
Dean Martin - Sway
Øller - Moan
The Avette Brothers - If It's The Beaches
Rachel Yamagata - I'll Find A Way
The Black Keys - All You Ever Wanted
Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness

Happy Valentine's Day