Rebecca Moy

Rebecca Moy, "Hummingbird" (detail), © 2013 Celia Her City

“Hummingbird” (detail).

Each month the Union League Club exhibits the work of a contemporary artist on its third-floor landing.  The shows are usually of paintings, as many or few as can fit on the two walls set aside to accommodate them.  Works are for sale and hang there for a month, creating favorable conditions for a low-key aesthetic encounter.  A month is a goodly amount of time to get to know a painting and let the impressions sink in.

This month, the featured artist has been Rebecca Moy.  I must say I have really enjoyed her paintings. More

Modern colonnade

Modern colonnade

I must say I’ve warmed to the modern colonnades that Mies van der Rohe designed into Chicago’s federal buildings.  Yes, they lack the charming details and coziness that go along with classical stone porticos, but I enjoy being under these cavernous overhangs, and I like the way their plain black columns frame the views.

The shrine of St Frances Cabrini


A few years back, the old Columbus Hospital on North Lakeview, shuttered for nearly a decade, was razed to make way for a 39-story luxury condominium complex.  Towering over its neighbors around the North Pond, the Lincoln Park 2550, as it is called, is finally complete, after begin under construction for two or three years.

Despite the radical transformation of the 3.25-acre site, the shrine to the American saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, which was part of the hospital complex, has been preserved.  More

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