Lake Lover Blog

Information and Insights on Lake Michigan 

Using art to inspire students

In May, I had the honor of speaking to students at Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago. As one of many speakers at the school’s first-ever Earth and Learn Symposium, I talked about how I integrate environmental advocacy into my art practice.

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Patagonia Store Event


Stop by the Lincoln Park Patagonia store this Thursday, August 30th from 6:30-8:30 pm to help celebrate their 15th anniversary at that location. Nelson and I will have some of the Surface Tension images displayed and be mingling and talking with attendees. There are other non-profits and organizations participating as well. The store is at 1800 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614. Hope to see you there.

Beach Clean Up Scheduled for September 15


Great Lakes beaches and shorelines are kept clean by volunteers like you. Big things happen when friends, families, and communities all around the region come together. 

Be a part of a movement 15,000 strong to make the Great Lakes beaches clean. Thousands of Adopt-a-Beach volunteers from all over the Great Lakes will take to their local shorelines on September 15th.

Come on out to help clean up South Boulevard Beach in Evanston after the summer season. 

Click here to register: South Boulevard Beach Clean Up

Does Art Matter to You?

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.

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"White Water" © Ted Glasoe, 2014, All rights reserved

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.


South Boulevard Beach Cleanup - September 17, 2016

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 and the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup (

I will supply gloves, bags, tracking sheets and coffee to get us all ready for the cleanup.

Register at friends and family. Everyone is welcome to help make South Boulevard cleaner, safer, and healthier.

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New Places...

I shot this image from the 31st Street Harbor on Chicago's South Side. The water in the background looks relatively calm, but waves were pounding the breakwater and spraying skyward up to 8 feet.

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