The ChiMaven Takes Some Pictures

Last Saturday, I hung my first grown up art exhibit!

My church has a visual arts committee where exhibitions are planned to display the artwork of parishoners. Last year I agreed to do a show with another photographer in the group. After some unnecessary worrying and one postal related snafu, I have four photographs hanging in our small chapel/gallery.

Coincidentally, I have been reading books on positive thinking and finding your true vocation in life. Kicking this project into gear has helped me with my mojo and has helped me see that art and creativity make me happy, something that has been missing for most of this year for me.

The title of my exhibit is “My Chicago” here is my artists’ statement:

I am fascinated with photographs from Chicago’s past and seeing the city at another time in history. I have been inspired by the photography of Vivian Maier, John H. White and C. William Brubaker. These photographers have opened the door to a time capsule showing the way Chicagoans have lived and the changes in the city’s built environment. I take photos on my travels as well, but I am most passionate about documenting Chicago during my existence, so future generations can experience my Chicago.

The photos will be up through mid-October at St. Paul and the Redeemer Church at 4945 S. Dorchester in Chicago. Sunday services are at 8 am, 9:15 am and 11:15 am.

Green Line at 33rd St

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