Art + Activism. Our exhibit opened last night.

A constant flow of friends and Chicago’s activists kept the Uri-Eichen Gallery packed to the gills most of the night for the opening of an exhibit of work by my friend Ellen Gradman and me.

Spoken word artist Jalen – he enters Whitney Young High School in the fall – shared his work to the appreciative crowd.

Four and 1/2 Seconds of Reverb rocked the house for most of the night.

They even allowed me to sing back-up on a few tunes.

I sold a number of my prints with all proceeds going to the International Dreamers fund which raises scholarship money for undocumented high school students to attend college. Funds from the sale of Ellen’s prints will go to art supplies for her continued art projects with underserved Chicago public school students. I will post at a later time a way to order the prints online.

Thanks to Kathy and Chris at Uri-Eichen for offering their space. Next month they will host an exhibit of posters from the justice movement in Chiapas, Mexico.

Thanks to all who came out on a very cold night to share our joy.

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