One of my favorite things about visiting the lake so often is the details I discover. The little things that emerge when I really see the lake rather than just look at it.
On April 23, I led my fifth beach cleanup through the Alliance for the Great Lakes' Adopt-a-Beach™ program. Thanks to 20 dedicated volunteers, we collected over 30 pounds of trash from Lee Street Beach in Evanston.
Is there any question that art is good for us? That it evokes emotion, inspires, motivates, educates and touches us in ways that nothing else can? We admire art in public spaces, we watch it on stage and the big screen, we hear it on the radio. Art, in all of its forms, is an essential part of our everyday lives.
Thank you for taking your valuable time to glance at this post. I know how inundated you are with information, so I appreciate it very much. This will be short. Please take a look on my website at the exhibits and events I have coming up in the next few months. I'd love to see you at one or more of them. Happy February!
For several years now, I've sent my Lake Michigan calendar to each of my elected officials, from President Obama to my Evanston alderwoman.
This month's image, "White Water," brings to mind possibilities. Where does the sky end and the water begin? What’s on the other side? The breakwater descending into the water leads us somewhere unknown. What is life like under the surface, where a vast ecosystem resides?
Just when I think I’ve captured Lake Michigan, new possibilities arise. The lake’s constantly changing colors, textures and moods drive me to create new art every day.
This month's image, "Soft Lake," shows breezes drifting across the water on a summer's afternoon. But other times, the lake ripples, roils and convulses with waves and swells.
The wind keeps the surface in constant motion, producing ever-changing textures. Along with light and color, I find texture gives the lake personality and reveals the greatest range of its moods.
Lake Michigan is about 90 miles across in most places, so you can never actually see the other side — but it can seem like it. For example, from the Michigan side, you can sometimes make out the Chicago skyline.
Join me for this popular event and help care for our Great Lakes in your own community! This event is a partnership between the Alliance for the Great Lakes (great lakes.org) and the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup (http://www.oceanconservancy.org).
I will supply gloves, bags, tracking sheets and coffee to get us all ready for the cleanup.
Register at http://greatlakesadopt.org/Secure/Event/11158.Bring friends and family. Everyone is welcome to help make South Boulevard cleaner, safer, and healthier.