Monday, August 29, 2011
Chicago! the art museum
Home from CREATE mixed media retreat in Chicago!
The first day, my good friend, Helen Shafer Garcia, and I spend the day at the fabulous, incredible, amazing Art Institute of Chicago. Unless you've been there, you can't imagine the collection of the most famous and acclaimed artists in the world. Maybe the best museum in the United States...
(Yes, my hair has blue in it. Decided to have a bit of artsy color put in for fun.)
There was an exhibition of fabulous architectural fragments from Chicago's old buildings. Designed by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Adler & Sullivan. You'll probably see some of these designs interpreted in my hand carved stamps and sketchbook in the next weeks.......
A view of the skyline from the Art Institute. I LOVED Chicago and have a list of things I want to do next time I'm there!