Saturday, June 13, 2015

Hammond Art Walk 2015



The 4th annual Hammond Art Walk has become quite the thing. This year the walk included:

Hammond Arts Center

Felix Maldonado of Flex Studio

Hammond Public Library

It's Just Serendipity

Towle Theater

Hammond Innovation Center

The Blue Room Cafe

Mark Anderson Studios

SideCar

Substation 9

American Printing

Paul Henry's Art Gallery

The HUB of Innovation


For me, parking behind Paul Henry's Art Gallery and the Towle Theater works for starters (above photo). You are able to walk to both of them, and the Hammond Innovation Center, Substation 9, The Blue Room Cafe, Mark Anderson Studios, and American Printing. Then you can drive or bicycle to the others.

Christi and I made it to more than I have photos to show. You can stop in at these locations anytime during the year to see art. Go Online to check their hours, or shows/openings. Tell them Wes & Christi sent you!

The first set of photos were also our first stop, the Hammond Arts Center.







The next set of photos were taken at the Towle Theater, where our artist friend Dawn Arnold Diamantopoulos had her art on display. I first met Dawn at Substation 9 during the 2012 Art Tour (1st art walk).







The next set of photos are of Paul Henry's Art Gallery, where my photography re-started the end of December, 2011.








Hammond Innovation Center



Substation 9






The Blue Room Cafe



Elevator Up and Down to Mark Anderson Studios
(no studio shots were taken)




American Printing





Our ride back home, via Dairy Bell . . . my first time there!  Enjoyed the ice cream cone, and being able to pay what was on the sign (no extra money for tax).







For previous art walks click on the year: 2012, (no blog for 2013), 2014.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Electro Mehteran at The Beat Kitchen



Dinner at The Beat Kitchen, and music from my friends Electro Mehteran. What more is there in life? Nothing for that evening . . .

Progressive-Balkan jazz, controlled chaos, rhythmic, bass orchestration, funk fusion, simple complicated, you name it. They did it. This was a far out set of entertainment, which I was very happy to have been present.







First up, Foursquare . . .









Next, Suits & Boots.  I will tell you now, this was the best bass creating vibe I have ever heard. Too cool to be just music. This was art being created.  Base and drums . . . this was all that was needed.





















Next, KamiKazee Vigilante . . .















Headlining, Electro Mehteran. I first met and photographed this band July, 2013. You can check it out by clicking here. They have a poetic action way of getting into your head. I was be-bopping to their scholarliness all the way home. There is nothing common about this band. They sort of put it in your face with a purpose, though you may be "what the", and want to see and listen to more.


















































No, I did not get lazy. I left the above string of photos on center for a purpose. Heck if I know what that means.



The Beat Kitchen

2100 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL  60618


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