Monthly Archives: June 2012

Remembering my Father, James Bohaty, an Artist

More than a decade ago my father, James Bohaty, thought to create a montage of illustrated nursery rhymes for my son Matthew’s room.  Dad was a graphic designer by trade and employed by R.R. Donnelly and Sons his entire adult … Continue reading

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Lift Us Up, Oh Mighty Cultural Plan 2012

Mayor Rahm wants to change things here in Chicago, even for the artists.  Says Julie Burros, the city’s new Director of Cultural Planning, the mayor wants to grow the city’s reputation as a center of creativity and excellence in the … Continue reading

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On Artist Larry W. Green, Vanishing Water Tanks, and Finding the Darndest Things on Craigslist

It is a role of the artist to bring attention to what might otherwise be missed.  So it was that I discovered the plight of Chicago’s crumbling water tanks when I picked up Larry W. Green’s slim book of photographs … Continue reading

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Twilight, Patriarchy, and Forgotten Feminists

Here at Off the Grid I’ve been working behind the scenes, getting ready to introduce you to a few remarkable talents. In the meantime, the BookPixie–a young and talented dynamo of a blogger–kindly invited me to write a guest post … Continue reading

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