Author Archive for Gene Wagendorf III

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Didier Nolet

For many years my paintings and pastels reflected a blending of my childhood memories. This became more and more a transcription of my personal inner feelings, state of mind, and moods. The paintings can go from serene to stormy, depending on what’s happening in my life and around me at the time of creation. They are images straight out of my mind; imaginary landscapes and seascapes that transcribe the different stages of my life and personality.

Landscapes are a mirror of myself; the land where I grew up and the land where I am presently living. Landscapes are also a reflection on human civilization. The character of the land is a direct echo of the people who live on it. The opposite is also true. The rough and mysterious mountain people live among the sharp, tall peaks and the well-organized Dutch live on flat land squared off into farms. We are a direct issue of the terrain.

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Kathy Blankley Roman

Kathy’s intuitive paintings are process driven and reflect a connection to the world around her. Most recently they tend to evoke a strong sense of place. Pleased to be returning to the ArtWalk this year, Kathy will be showing paintings that, as they developed strongly suggested landscapes, emerging as impressions of real and beloved places that have been imprinted on her memory. This year for the first time, she will be offering prints of some of her oil and cold wax paintings, along with originals: oil and cold wax, acrylics and encaustic paintings.

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drumheads.org

To turn trash into treasure, to create beautiful music out of nothing; that is what drumheads.org is all about. We create handcrafted instruments for the soul, with no two instruments being the same.

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Kali Butterfly

I make aluminum jewelry and wearable art by cold-connecting anodized aluminum rings and die-cut components. I love creating sculptural, unexpected pieces that are lightweight and easy to wear.

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Drawn With Fire

Drawn With Fire offers wood burned and blacklight art, occult oddments (including rune sets and ouija boards), and Tarot card readings.

Ravenswood has always had a special place in this pyrographer’s heart since long before he entered the world of visual art. As a younger man, he worked as a barista at Spoken Cafe (long before it went by that name) and busked in front of Laurie’s Planet of Sound after learning to play guitar at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

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Elfrida Designs

My works consists mostly of handmade Jewelry, oil paintings, rhinestones, and some painted glass.
Inspired by history, European monarchy and glamour.

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Maggie Joyce Recycling

I’m a recycling artist, I repurpose a common everyday object into a colorful wearable object that hardly anyone who looks at can believe it came from just optical lenses.

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Delia Jean

Delia Jean is a published illustrator with a passion for portraiture. Her colorful, energetic and entirely hand drawn compositions have appeared on gig posters, book covers, and custom commissions. She often uses her artistic gifts to create presents for others, offering pint-sized portraits for purchase as well as realistic sketches from life (in under ten minutes!). You may recognize Delia Jean and her artwork from their active presence in the neighborhood.

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Sarah E. Wain & Liana Faletto

We are two Chicago-based artists who are excited to share our fun and funky collection of real and imaginary animal-themed art. Liana is a printmaker who specializes in screen printing and relief printing processes. Sarah creates prints of original wildlife watercolor paintings. We can’t wait to meet you at RAW to show you our fresh and modern prints!

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Technicolor Coffee Studios

Technicolor Coffee Studios is an all purpose art studio, producing everything from jewelry to sculpture to customized stickers and logos. As the name indicates, our work is heavily inspired by the bright colors and bold styles of traditional animation (as well as the magical beverage that keeps us functioning).

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Jungyul Yu

I am currently painting with oil and mixed media such as hair, leaves, flower petals, tree barks, and textured paper. Photography is often a key medium in my work in that it is incorporated with oil and provides another level of visual harmony.

In recent years, I have created quiet compositions on 6-, 12-, and 24-square-inch surfaces, evoking landscapes and landscape-like images in different seasons and times of day. In my work I try to convey memories of travelling and feelings such as happiness, uneasiness, and the status of my mind while painting or during dreams and daydreams.

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h.bune designs

Graphic Design & Screenprinted Lovelies: A graphic designer and self-taught screen printer, I offer a number of paper goods as well as canvas tote bags designed to brighten up everything from your home to your mailbox to your grocery trip.

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Studio Renzi

My love of travel enabled me to photograph the ethereal and passionate movements of tango dancers in Buenos Aires, Argentina; the romance and nostalgic moods on the streets of Venezuela and finally, the ancient and magical sceneries of Italian cities like Amalfi, Cinque Terre, Venice, Cremona, Naples and Treviso to name a few. Some photos were shot on the streets of Chicago, which I now call home. They reveal my fondness for architecture and urban landscapes and the delight I take in playing with composition, balance and perspective.

Over the years, however, my pens and brushes got pushed aside by the time demands of my graphic design career. Until, around 2010, when I reconnected with them while searching for something to help me cope with life stresses. The creative process and the media were, for me, a balm for the soul, much like meditation. When I draw and paint, I am relaxed—and free. Free of rules and deadlines, free of what others might think, free of problems and stress. I think of nothing but capturing what I am seeing in front of me. When my work is completed, I feel accomplished, proud, positive and more knowledgeable about the object or person I have drawn or painted.

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Terry Hogan Ceramics

I create organic ceramic forms that are completely covered with surface decoration. I am inspired by rocks, coral, and nature in general. I enjoy learning and exploring art in the Ravenswood area, both at the Lillstreet Art Center and the Chicago Mosaic School.

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Tomorrowmorrow Design

As a recycler and tinkerer from a very young age, I’ve always been excited by the idea of creating wearable art out of refuse. Tomorrowmorrow has been a slow amalgamation of my interests over the course of many years.

I love sci-fi and the apocalypse and the decoration of oneself from the garbage of yestermorrow. I love pinup and retro styles and mixing magic and space with it. I love shrinky dinks and bright colors and glitter. My craft mixes the old with the new and man-made with nature.

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Que Sera Sarah

Que Sera Sarah specializes in one of a kind handmade and artisan jewelry and accessories. Each piece is designed and handmade by me using a combination of new, repurposed and vintage materials.

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Lindsay Budzynski

Lindsay makes pen & ink illustrations, relief prints, and articulated paper dolls containing hidden narratives.

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Erin Okeson Architectural Illustration

I find beauty in buildings. As an artist who creates imagery to accurately portray the details of an architectural project, through my art work, I hope to promote the merits and splendor of iconic structures using refined linear techniques.

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Mysterious Mannequin

Unique modern style obi sashes and belts. Handmade with eye catching fabric pairings. Each one is constructed with a combination of vintage , brocade and high end fabrics . Obis are very versatile and can be worn for special occasions or simply to add interest to an outfit. Ravenswood is a well established creative hub and the perfect location for an artfest