There is something romantic about the world of visual arts. We the artists, express to the viewer, the perception of how we view the world. It is in this task, each artist faces and challenges us the most. No matter our own perception of our own work or the work of others, it will always mean something else to someone else. Our lives are on display for you and it is within ourselves that we have to let go of our own perception and trust in the viewer to take their own meaning from what we've created.
A woman, by the name of Danielle Kyrst or more commonly known as The Jealous Curator, had an idea of showcasing art through a daily post/email. In each of these posts, she presents an artist's work that, as she says, "stops her in her tracks" and wishes she could create. I had the great pleasure of speaking with her about her process and how she got started. It was from this conversation, that I had my idea of showcasing local Chicago North Shore artists. It seemed to me, that even though arts and entertainment is represented in publications, the visual arts were missing greatly in this category. So this is where I begin. My adventure of discussing with local artists/galleries/art fairs about their work and where to find it.