W.IN.E TV Interview Mrs. Renee Baker


"Art is Business" Reposted for, Barbara Koenen + Tim Samuelson

Tim's new exhibition, Love For Sale, will put a spell on you. Even the Rolling Stones get in on the act. Love For Sale opens on Friday April 24 from 5:30 - 7pm. The exhibition runs through August 2, 2015. The Chicago Cultural Center is located at 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL. www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
 Everyone wants love. And who doesn’t want good luck and success in life? Or how about looking their best? In business on Chicago’s South Side from 1926 to 1984, the Valmor Products Company offered all these things and more.

Perfumes, hair pomades, incense, and a number of other products came packaged in small bottles and tins bearing colorful, eye-catching labels that affirmed the powers of the products within. Although largely unknown to historians of commercial art and advertising, the graphic design of Charles Dawson, Jay Jackson and Ernest Macha created an indelible identity for the houdou, cosmetics, hair care, wigs, perfumes and love potions of the Valmor Products Company and was among the most creative and original of the era.

Collectively, the Valmor labels and advertisements are significant and thought-provoking reflections of twentieth-century graphic art and cultural history. And if the promised powers of love and good fortune can be conveyed to the visitors of this exhibition, so much the better! Who doesn't want beauty, luck, happiness and thrills?

City of Chicago :: Lake FX Summit Expo

Lavon Pettis- Global Resource ID to discuss her work in the Chicago community, join her on Friday, April  17th, panel discussion on Build Community Best Practices, learn about strategies for engaging communities through the arts.

Lake FX Chicago 2015 Presented by Google Lake FX Summit + Expo

April 16-19

"Improvisation and Innovation"

Lake FX Summit + Expo presented by Google is the region’s largest FREE conference for artists, creative professionals and entrepreneurs. The inaugural four-day event, running April 16-19, will welcome thousands of individuals, businesses and organizations for keynotes by industry leaders, professional development panels and workshops, networking opportunities, music and film showcases, the Expo resource fair and a marketplace featuring local artisans.

PANEL ORGANIZER/LEAD: Jacqueline Samuel, Claretian Associates (moderator)
PANELISTS:  Emily Leonard, Beverly Arts Center; Lavon Pettis, Phantom Gallery Network; , Karen Woodbury, The Superior St. Center for Arts and Music; Moira Pujols, Cultura in Pilsen
DATE AND TIME: FRI 4/17   3:00:00 PM  
LOCATION OF PANEL: Chicago Cultural Center
ROOM :Exhibit Hall
TITLE OF PANEL: Build Community Best Practices
DESCRIPTION:  Learn about strategies for engaging communities through the arts from these leaders.

City of Chicago :: Lake FX Summit Expo