We arrived in Chicago in blizzard conditions but what can you expect in the middle of January.
As you can see in the photos, the Chicago Cultural Center did a wonderful job setting up our exhibition of the Wroclaw School of Printmaking. The exhibition was hung in three galleries and was attended by about 250 people. For anyone going to Chicago the exhibition is in the Michigan Street Galleries of the Chicago Cultural Center and will run until March 25. It consists of work from the Printmaking Department of the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland.
We stayed in the Courtyard Marriot Hotel in the middle of town and were able to enjoy Italian food in Bruna’s Restaurant one of the oldest in Chicago (and the food was great) and a super Cajun restaurant on Michigan street.
Now we are in Muncie, Indiana to see Ball State University. I will give a lecture today to students on the history and technique of mezzotint. I don’t believe that anyone here does mezzotint so it should be interesting for the students.
Unfortunately we are only here for one day; Muncie is a beautiful small Midwestern own. The people are friendly and helpful.
Tomorrow we are driving with my friend Mel Arndt to Toledo, Ohio where we will visit the Toledo Museum of Art and I will show my colleague the sights of Toledo.