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Labletter Release Party at Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery, April 4-5

A two-day release party that will feature work from artists and writers who have contributed to the past two editions of the Labletter. Events take place at Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery,  3501 W. Fullerton (@ St. Louis) in Logan Square, Chicago, IL 60647. Get Directions. Schedule of events: Friday, April 4, 7-10 p.m. Art opening. […]

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Marion Kryczka: New Work at Cliff Dwellers

All new work by Chicago painter Marion Kryczka May 4 – June 4, 2013 at The Cliff Dwellers Gallery Opening Reception: May 15th, 5:30 – 7:30pm As a perceptual painter with a career spanning thirty years, Marion Kryczka focuses on both the rendering of the objects and scenes before him, and the inherent meanings they possess. […]

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Book of collected watercolors published

Feast your eyes on my collected watercolors from 2009-2010. 26 pages, full-color, premium matte paper. Emily Rapport by Emily Rapport | Make Your Own Book http://www.blurb.com/books/1638108

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New watercolors, scenes from Chicago

I’ve completed a few new watercolors in the past week and am getting ready for the Cornelia Arts Building Open House, Friday, March 12th. It is free and there will be lots of great looking art to see, all mediums and styles, and I highly recommend you join us! When I saw this scene I […]

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Shoo Bazaar, Broadway

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Burger King (revisited)

A new painting, at last! I had painted this scene about 7 years ago, but cropped and with different figures. It is interesting to revisit the old problems and see how I worked things out before – what changes in importance. It’s still hard to paint circles, by jove. You can see the older Burger […]

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“2-Story City,” a collaborative exhibit for Chicago Artists’ Month

October is Illinois Humanities Month and also marks the annual celebration of Chicago Artists’ Month. Coordinated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the month-long event features hundreds of neighborhood art walks, art exhibits and happenings across the city. 2-Story City     Emily Rapport and Andrew Steiner are the two Chicago artists behind a […]

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“New Cleaners”

This is the dry cleaner opposite the bus-stop on Damen Ave. and Grace. Sign painting is like surgery; you’ve got to have a steady hand and complete confidence in where you’re going with that loaded brush. I have not mastered sign painting – but – neither am I a sign painter. (Previous Shot)

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“Drive-thru”, Wendy’s on Lawrence Ave., Chicago

This painting relates to the fast-food joints I’ve done in the past and I have a few more I’d like to do. I have a good shot of “Church’s” I took while in Louisiana and there are some pretty awesome all-night spots here in Chicago.

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Portrait of Andrew Steiner

A new portrait. This is from a photo I took of my friend Andrew outside of Trader Joe’s. He has a very masculine presence that was fun to work with – I exaggerated the brutish quality in his hand but the attitudinous glare is all Andy.