It's been a few very busy weeks. I've been traveling and enjoying seeing women artists in China. I had the opportunity to go to the Liuli Museum in Shanghai. It was started by Chang Yi and Loretta Yang and showcases amazing glass art. There was a special exhibition of glass pieces by Toot Zynsky. My friend described them best: "It's like the glass version of Georgia O'Keefe." She beautifully created these bold colorful vase like structures that are composed of tiny fiber optic sized strings of glass. Astonishing. In their permanent collection, Loretta Yang displays her ethereal pieces influenced by Buddhism.
Read more about the museum and the collection here: http://www.liulichinamuseum.com/sc/index_en.aspx
On Tuesday, July 19th, Maggie Brown will perform at the Museum of Contemporary Art for Tuesdays on the Terrace starting at 5:30 to 8pm. It'll be amazing! More info: https://mcachicago.org/Calendar/2016/07/Maggie-Brown
Lucy Smith and her quartet are performing from 6 to 7pm on Thursday, July 21st at Washington Square Park.
In Chicago Art News, Claire Pentecoast is in a group show Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. The opening is Thursday, July 21st at 5pm and runs through October 9th. Find out more at: http://www.mocp.org/events/event?id=686690