“What you make?” I knew she had me, I had been found out.
“I was just coming around by the Rodenberg when a panther sprang out of the woods and knocked me off my Velo.”
“You are a Luftgucker.”
“That means my head’s in the clouds?”
“Something like that.”
“No, it was a panther, I swear.” I didn’t want to tell her I had fallen in the full dazzle of light, in a fresh rain-washed sky, drinking in the sweet air… when Hans-Ruedi passed and honked; when waving back, regaining my attention too late to adjust, I hit the curb, spilling ass-over-teakettle in a heap up on the sidewalk. Disentangling myself from the bike, I was okay; not even shaken, really, with only a leaking silver-dollar sized strawberry on my elbow to show. The bike seemed fine. I wasn’t going very fast. But Edith would notice; that was for sure.
The morning in gloss, its hiding young.
The woodpecker's loose
robe in halves, until it writes
a paragraph inside a velvet pocket.
A fat lipstick smack for a head
took my throat when it flew.
Art in Display, a storefront art exhibition October 13-15, 2006
Opening Reception: October 13, 2006 6-9PM
Meet the Artists: October 14, 2006 3pm
Location: Participating stores on W Division Street between Damen and Ashland
Chicago, IL – Art in Display is an art exhibition curated by Kristyna Comer composed of storefronts along W Division St between Damen and Ashland. Art is Display features art installations by local and national artists in the stores’ display windows, placing art in a new, public venue. Media include photography, sculpture, drawing, fiber, video, mixed media, and more.
Art in Display is participating in the eleventh annual Chicago Artists Month, an event that showcases emerging and established local artists. The Chicago Artists Month featured artist and participant in Art in Display, Ursula Sokolowska, will be exhibiting her work that combines installation and photography at D/Vision, an optical boutique, located at 1756 W Division.
Art in Display is a curatorial experiment that utilizes commercial space for its visual dominance and accessibility to a wide audience, placing art exhibition in a public-viewing domain. The storefronts offer new installation possibilities and activate a new space for art exhibition.
The opening reception will take place at the stores along Division St. on Friday, October 13 from 6 – 9 PM, including Habit, Cattails, Casa de Soul, D/Vision Optical, Alliance Bakery, An Je Nu, Lola, Pump, Noir, and Nina. Artists include Peripheral Media Projects (Brooklyn, NY), Natalia Ivancevich, Karin Patzke, Ursula Sokolowska, Dee Clements, Uninhabitable Mansions (Brooklyn, NY), Ben Durham (Midway, KY), Package Deals (New York, NY), Kim Hoffman, Eric Portis (Denver, CO), and Anne Lass.
Please visit www.artindisplay.com for additional information and a complete listing of events.
Texas-size career decision awaits Nicholas Tremulis
Published October 6, 2006
By most standards, Nicholas Tremulis has lived something of a charmed life. The Chicago-born singer has recorded with Keith Richards at the Rolling Stone guitarist's house, performed live with Rick Danko just days before the Band bassist's death in 1999 and organized a series of charity shows for Neon Street for Homeless Youth dubbed "The Waltz." The annual event, which took place at the Metro from 2000-'04, drew the likes of Billy Corgan, Alejandro Escovedo and Jeff Tweedy.
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