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Sweat Local Garden Gallery Show, June 16th, 2018

Sweat Local is a community Film Collective that brings diverse creatives and actives together. The Garden Gallery Show this year was in Logan Square in a appartment complex fenced in yard/ communal space. Four bands performed including Buda Band and Fury an up and coming badass female rapper. First hour was a blazing oven at 90degrees but then it cooled to perfection. The community was very welcoming and kind. Grace was a wonderful host. Fun times.

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Reggie’s SouthLoop – Pancakes and Booze Show

Reggie’s is a well known rock club on in the SOuth Loop of Chicago. Most up and coming rock bands have played there if the thick layers of band stcikers covering every surface of the bathrooms was any indication. This was two nights on a very warm summer night in August. I had scalded my hand on superheated popcorn oil a few days earlier so I was all wrapped up in gauze for this one. We met in Chinatown for dinner and then headed to the show with my crate of prints and bagged originals. I had included my 5in x 7in Urban Sketch prints in editions of 5. They proved the most popular. I sold several pieces both Saturday and Sunday. THere was a DJ and a really nice vibe here. Some buyers but mostly artists and their friends and family. Early in the night was crowded and quite a bit of attention on everybody’s pieces.  It thinned as the night went on.

 

THe piece in the upper left did wind up selling.

 

I traded this piece for one of Jynells prints. She was on the wall to my left. Very nice print, She is a printmaker from WIsconsin.