Artists of Uptown Arts Center exhibition March 17-19 2017

The second in our profiles of the artists of Uptown Arts Center:  Robert  W. Pockmire

” I was born July 31, 1951 and raised in Toledo, Ohio. After a year and a semester at the Ohio State University, I headed north to Grand Rapids, MI and three years later received a Diploma in Illustration in 1973.  I moved to New York and lived in Brooklyn and worked in Manhattan for Norcross Cards in 1974.  Moved to Uptown in Chicago and became a furniture  illustrator for L.Fish Furniture.  Worked for Victory Gardens Theatre as house manager, techie and graphic designer.  Then I was hired by Diamond Toy Makers in 1985, who are Flix Candy/Imagings 3.  I will celebrate 32 years this year and retire as Production Designer/Prototypes/Sales Samples and Product Photography.  I restarted painting in 2010 at the Edge Gallery “Art Night Out”.  I now have a studio at Uptown Arts Center.  I live in East Lakeview.

Artists of Uptown Arts Center: An exhibition of the  UAC’s studio artists
Schedule:  all events are free and serving refreshments

Friday March 17th  soft opening  5-7pm
Lagoons Session quarterly Poetry Reading: Charlie Newman & guests  8-10pm 

Saturday March 18th OPENING RECEPTION   5-8PM   Meet the artists
Sarah Bastress, Lowell Thompson, Jesse Seay, Jessica Stanfill, Robert Pockmire, Elizabeth Hipwell, Laura Wetter, Jeffrey Littleton, Chris Remele, Julia Sugden, Colette Wright Adams, Kateryna Tkayenko, Tongyu Zhao

Sunday March 19th  TWO EVENTS  2-5PM
DIY Poetry: responding to the visual art    2-3pm with Colette Wright Adams
“Art Talks”                                                           3-5pm with Lowell Thompson

All events take place in the 4th floor gallery at

the Preston Bradley Center  941 W Lawrence Ave.








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