Linda Hillman sets a lovely table. Usually it's for family or guests in her Oak Park home, but these days she's moved the table?#34;literally?#34;to Terra Incognito Studios & Gallery for the exhibit she curated, "Making the Ordinary Extraordinary: Staging Great Meals with Pottery."
With close-cropped hair, slim glasses, a black T-shirt and jeans, Laurie Beasley looks agelessly artsy, though the proprietor of Oak Park's Ridge Art willingly divulges her age. She's 60. Could turning a passion into a profession have youthful benefits?
The Dominican University Performing Arts Center is currently exhibiting the painting of artist and jazz singer Roberta Miles. She explains her process in her artist's statement: "I combine ground metal, in its base form, with pigment in an attempt to create a life affirming, multi-layered, ethereal dream."
Looking over the columns I've contributed to Wednesday Journal over the past years, I was surprised at the scant attention I've given to one of my favorite foods: that ever so delectable and versatile category of shellfish known as shrimp. This (unintentional) neglect became even more surprising when I stumbled upon the little known fact that shrimp stands second only to tuna as America's favorite seafood.
A 72-year-old play by Noel Coward might seem an odd choice for Circle Theatre, that live-wire troupe known for its hip, cutting edge productions. After all, aren't Coward's comedies light and bubbly, like champagne?
Kicking out a karate move or bench-pressing 300 pounds used to be no problem for Tim Toerber. But since a car accident in 1976, he can only walk a few feet on his own. His souvenirs include arthritis, fused bones in his spinal column and emphysema.
Clyde E. Williams moved to Chicago in 1979â€"its West Side is where he sought his fortune and raised his children, where he bought a house and then a business, and later bought anotherâ€"but this isn't home. Not really.