Union League Club

Renee Robbins

Under Pressure by Renee Robbins

‘Under Pressure’

Renee Robbins‘ paintings, recently on display at the Union League Club, teem with rainbow colors and psychedelic beauty.  Fantastical yet elemental forms splay across the canvas in a random fashion that recalls a microscopic slide.  Bold, sinuous forms combine in complex ways, their tentacles and ganglia looking radiant and menacing at the same time. More

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

Easter wrap

Easter wrap

Went with friends to the Union League Club for Easter dinner.  Located right downtown in a 20-story building, the club known for its beautiful art collection and outstanding food.  For one day only, a lounge off the main lobby is converted into a petting zoo.

The staff at the ULC relax after serving an outstanding Easter buffet, Chicago, © 2013 Celia Her City

In the main dining room, the staff serve hundreds of guests a traditional Easter buffet.  My party had a late-afternoon seating, so we were among the last diners to leave.  The room looked as though the meal hadn’t even begun.

Easter centerpiece on the dessert tables at the Union League Club of Chicago, © 2013 Celia Her City

We moved to another room for the dessert buffet.  The table centerpieces were ornamented with tiny birds.

Easter pastries prepared in-house at the Union League Club of Chicago, © 2013 Celia Her City

All the desserts are prepared in-house.

A last glance at the Crystal Room on Easter Day, © 2013 Celia Her City

Another Easter, good-bye.