Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Traveling from Zwolle to Berlin by train only takes seven hours… That is almost a short trip compared to the time it takes to fly to Chicago on a plane. And travel to Berlin this last week is exactly what Tali did.  While we were in Chicago Alpha Bruton, The Phantom Gallery Chief Curator, introduced us to Marianna Buchwald who had organized with the German photographer, Ina Lunkenheimer an event/symposim called Berlin-Chicago Kaleidoscope, Connecting Cultures.

Through Alpha Tali and I were invited to be in Berlin to present a report along with our art and Alpha's documentation to artists and visitors alike.

With the birth of a new grandson, Royce was unable to go to Berlin, but Tali loaded up her suitcases with multi-media stuff and her big black portfolio and headed off to Ina's Lunkenheimer's Gallery in Pankow, Berlin, Germany.

Tali presented a report of what we did with our Colorboration Project - Chicago in March, as well as a video made up of still images and video that was shot during project in Logan Square. Tali was give a lovely little raw space in the attic that actually resembled in many ways a miniature version of what we had in 2515 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Tali's space in Berlin, it looks like Chicago doesn't it?
Artwork from a few of our projects were on display in this unique space plus some of the marvelously charming painted bags that Tali has been producing. (Those bags are available for sale by the way as well as a reward with our current Kickstarter program) Check out our latest Kickstarter.

Along with with Tali, other artists from Chicago were on hand. Sculptor Alan Emerson Hicks, and Pioter  Wolodkowicz were there to present their work as well.  The work of Hans -Ulrich Buchwald (Marinanna's father), Gabriel Patti, Kathryn Gauthiers and Alpha Burton were on display.

There was in the end a great exchange of cultures and art. Every one mingled and were given tours of Berlin and it's museums and galleries.

Tali and Alpha and the reception.
It was a really great opportunity that Tali had to be a part of this group and event, we hope that there will be many more like it and that we can continue to be a part of such a vibrant group.

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