Author Archives: Mary A. Osborne

About Mary A. Osborne

Mary A. Osborne is the author of Alchemy's Daughter and Nonna's Book of Mysteries.

Colors of Om by Cuban American Artist Rick Garcia

The rich and exotic flavor of Cuba, with its glittering nightclubs, conga beat, cigar scent, rum haze and tropical sunlight, inspired artist Rick Garcia to create a nostalgic series of paintings celebrating his heritage. Read the complete article, as published … Continue reading

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Away with the Faeries by Beth Shadur

Ireland–misty land of green mountains, ancient stones, mysterious lakes, and magical creatures.  Drawing from her artist residency in this mystical country, Beth Shadur has created “Away with the Faeries:  Mixed Media Paintings.” Read the rest of the article about Beth’s … Continue reading

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Approaching All Hallows’ Eve and the world of the invisible at the Zhou B Art Center

Next up in my arts column on the Examiner.com:  Parallel Vision, an exhibit by one of my favorite Chicago artists, Sergio Gomez. The show runs from Friday, Oct. 19 through Friday, Oct. 31 at the Zhou B Art Center in Bridgeport. … Continue reading

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Wulfers’ sculptures light up Bridgeport Art Center for Chicago Artists Month

Touch, feel, and see the light! at the Bridgeport Art Center on Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.  Read all about the exhibit, which is held in conjunction with Chicago Artists Month, here, on the Examiner.com.

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Don’t miss the Ravenswood Artwalk Sept. 29 and 30

I do love the Ravenswood Artwalk, and it may very well be my favorite art festival of the year here in Chicago.  Not just because you can stroll along Ravenswood Avenue on a beautiful fall day, but because you meet … Continue reading

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Strange beauties by Dennis Manarchy

My latest column in the Examiner.com features the photographs of Dennis Manarchy, who is rated as one of the world’s top photographers.  While Manarchy has been commercially successful, he has followed his own muse throughout his 30 year career and … Continue reading

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Meet decorative fiber artist, Renee Harris

If you have a chance to attend the American Craft Exposition in Evanston, IL this weekend, be sure to check out decorative fiber artist Renee Harris. Here is the story I wrote about Renee for the Examiner.com. Decorative fiber artist … Continue reading

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Off the grid with Chicago graffiti artist ZORE

Oh, how I love my job at the Examiner.com. I get to write about whatever and whoever I want, which means I often write about off-the-grid artists who are hell-bent on making art their own way. If you haven’t ever … Continue reading

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Sikh art, in the wake of the Milwaukee massacre

Sadly, I add this latest post following the August 5 massacre of 6 people who were praying at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The article appears in the August 6, 2012 edition of the Examiner.com Sikh art and religion … Continue reading

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Magical Mystery Artist Sergio Gomez

As the new Chicago Arts and Crafts Examiner for the Examiner.com, I wrote about artist Sergio Gomez last week.  Gomez is a true “off the grid” artist who diligently practices his craft and continually expands his artistic vision.  It is … Continue reading

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