Monday, October 19, 2015

New Venture, A New Radio Show for Veterans and their Families

I will host my first radio program called Vet Net beginning on November 11 at Huntley Community Radio broadcasting on 101.5 FM as WHRU-LP. (

Below you will find a brief description of the show:

Every year in November we honor and remember all veterans who have served in all wars. This program will acknowledge and honor these brave Americans every day.  The title of the show is Vet Net, short for Veterans Network.  The title came from Jeanine's sister Sharon Hill Sprenger, an Air Force and National Guard veteran.  On this new show we will feature women and men who will share their stories of sacrifice while serving their country.  Take a few minutes out of your busy day and meet a local veteran through their stories of service.  In addition informational programs for veterans in the region will be announced about services available for the local veteran community. 

In honor of Veterans Day the first show will air on November 11 at 5:00 p.m.   My guest Alan Belcher will share his stories of service in the US Army during the Vietnam War and life after his return home from war.  He is a counselor and founder of Transitional Living Services located in Hebron, IL.  TLS provides housing and services for homeless and disabled veterans and their families in McHenry County.

Huntley Community Radio, Ltd (HCR) is a community oriented, volunteer run, 501(c)(3) Illinois not-for-profit corportation.   You can listen to live broadcasts on your remote device or computer, and catch the programs after they are aired as podcasts on their web site.


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Happy to be Exhibiting in Two Shows for Chicago Artists Month

The cooler weather and the rustling leaves of fall are here ushering in October and time for Chicago Artists Month.  The City is bursting at the gallery doors with art shows and performances.  There are so many committed artists in the Chicago area that bring  bring a special energy to the cool Midwest days of Autumn. I am so glad to be a part of the City art scene where artists are appreciated and celebrated.  Here's a brief overview of the two shows where my art is on exhibit.

This beautiful invitation card was designed by Fletcher Hayes, a long time Artists Breakfast Group member.

My oil painting "Sunlit Viewers" 24"x 24" is on view with the Artists Breakfast Group "Caffeine IX" Exhibit

I am so excited that I'm showing my new oil painting "Sunlit Viewers" with the wonderful artists in the Artists Breakfast Group for Chicago Artists Month.  I've exhibited in the past few years with the ABG members and love to attend their receptions, but this is the first time for my work to be featured with theirs.  The reception was crowded with plenty of art lovers and engaging conversations.

OCTOBER 3 TO NOVEMBER 5, 2015           

The Artists Breakfast Group (ABG) is partnering with the Chicago Society of Artists (CSA) for a shared exhibit as featured in Chicago Artists Month, at the Old Town Art Center Triangle  Gallery, 1763 N. North Park, Chicago.
     Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday, 10 am to1 pm.
     Closed Mondays,

I am also exhibiting my two oil paintings "Mary at the Vatican" and "Michelle in Cologne" with the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art. 

Chicago Women's Caucus for Art Exhibit
Beyond the Studio

September 28 – December 16, 2015
North Shore Senior Center Gallery (NSSC),
161 Northfield Road, Northfield, Illinois 60093
west of Edens Expressway; north of Winnetka
Road • 847-784-6030 •
Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 1:30 – 4:00 PM

The artist reception for both shows, Caffeine IX and Beyond the Studio where on October 11, my birthday.  My dear friend Bert Leivelle brought me a birthday cake, replete with candles to the the CWCA reception.  Everyone was so delighted and I was surprised and delighted by Bert's thoughtfulness.  

If you're in Chicago during October please take time to visit one of the galleries and enjoy the art by outstanding artists in the region.