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2017 in Review

It's about time I wrote another blog post. As it is the last day of 2017, here is a list post looking back at some of the highlights from the last 12 months.

January: Taught in Paris for most of the month with my wunnerful colleague Kathie Bergquist from Columbia College Chicago. We were teaching a class which is basically "Hemingway and Baldwin in Paris." Here is a photo of our drinks, purchased at the newly reopened Hemingway Bar in the Ritz Hotel, Place Vendome:

February: Participated in a group drawing event at the Ed Paschke Center, Chicago, organised by the terrific artist Anne Harris.

March: Spent a week in Tucson, Arizona, truly one of the most magical places in the United States:

May: Two of my small handmade books were purchased by the Joan Flasch Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago:

 July: Patty and I moved after 10 years in our third floor apartment, to the 9th floor of a high rise building overlooking Lake Michigan:

September: I took up a position as Master Instructor in Printmaking at the Highland Park Art Center, 25 miles north of Chicago, in a space with a terrific printmaking studio:


December: I taught my last class of the year, in a year when I taught more classes than ever before. The next photo is student work from one of the etching classes:

Oh, and one more thing: I started painting again, on canvas, large scale, for the first time in more than 17 years:


Happy New Year!

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