It's the start of a new term and we welcome two new students. We're also excited to welcome back Steve and Greeta, who are definitely not fair-weather friends! You'll notice they pay a final tribute to summer with summer produce and sunsets.
As for the rest of us, we seemed to paint in themes once again. As you might have guessed, the crisp fall weather turned our thoughts to plaids. From newbie Robert to grand master Ken, the word of the day was "plaid." Even Pat's pants were a lovely plaid. Strangely enough, we also seem obsessed with shoes—see our paintings ranging from Susan's study of her "bad shoes" through Mark's work boots to Vivian, who's just kicked off her shoes and is oh-so-relaxed. From there, we move to nature and the animal kingdom (Sara's annual self-portrait, Robert's ever-evolving critters and Patricia's nod to current events in Aurora) before lifting our eyes to higher things, like Elaine O's church facade.
Don't forget to scroll all the way to the end. We have invitations to shows, a save-the-date for your DVR and a call to vote.
You're invited! Halloween is coming and what better way to celebrate than a viewing of a classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Join Elaine T and the cast of Midnight Madness for three late night shows at the Music Box Theater. They also have a midnight show on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Des Plaines Theater. They've been doing the show for 25 whole years so you know it's got to be good! In fact, the ABC program 190 North will be profiling the cast.
Save the date. Set your DVRs now! The ABC program 190 North will have a spot showing Elaine T and the cast of Midnight Madness. Tune in on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 11pm (Channel 7).
Vote! Vote in the presidental elections, of course. We can't stress enough how important it is to exercise your right to vote. And while you're in the voting spirit, head on over to the Daniel Smith Customer Art Contest and vote for Elaine O. Click here—Voting Gallery Link and search for "elaine" or "osborne" or "lawyer" or "bob." When you find the painting below (Lawyer Bob vacations in the North Woods), cast your vote. Vote daily—it's perfectly legal in Chicago!
|Lawyer Bob vacations in the North Woods|
Happy painting and see you next week!