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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Morrison Hotel Gallery Announced As The Official Gallery For The Monterey Pop International 50th Anniversary Celebration
Morrison Hotel Gallery Announced As The Official Gallery
For The Monterey Pop International 50th Anniversary Celebration
The Who by Henry Diltz, Monterey Pop Festival, 1967
Another Planet Entertainment and Goldenvoice in association with the Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation announced today that Morrison Hotel Gallery - the international leader in fine art music photography - is now the official gallery for the 50th anniversary celebration of The Monterey Pop Festival, occurring 50 years later. Morrison Hotel Gallery will be on site at the festival with a pop-up gallery that will have over 50 photographic prints for sale, of the artists that performed in the original Monterey Pop.
The dream of bringing together artistson the cutting edge of music in the name of charity, developed into what would become one of the seminal concerts in rock history. With the war in Vietnam on the world stage, cultural awareness and protest took a form of "music, love and flowers" with 170,000 people gathered at the Monterey Fairgrounds. The festival, produced by Lou Adler and John Phillips, was a beautifully orchestrated, peaceful gathering created a groundbreaking experience for attendees to embrace the music and be a part of what would become an explosion of culture that has impacted generations.
"Morrison Hotel Gallery is honored to be the official gallery, and part of the anniversary celebration of the historic Monterey Pop Festival. That's what our gallery is all about - the music, the history, the culture. It's what we and all the photographers we work with, represent, and it's coming full circle, 50 years later to the day, on the same spot," says gallery co-owner Timothy White.
Morrison Hotel Gallery co-owner and founder Henry Diltz - also the official photographer for Monterey Pop 50 years ago - will be on site to greet fans and sign autographs. A number of photographers represented by Morrison Hotel Gallery, who were on site at the original Monterey Pop Festival will be there to celebrate this culturally historic event with the gallery and fans. Filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker, the man behind the Monterey Pop movie, will also be on site at the gallery to talk to fans. All the photographs in this gallery will be for sale on site. There will also be a Monterey Pop exhibit at the NYC gallery from June 16th thru July 3rd.
The three-day music celebration event will take place at the Monterey County Fairgrounds from June 16 to 18 - exactly 50 years to the day and on the exact same spot of the legendary festival in 1967. Festival schedule and ticket information can be found here.
About Morrison Hotel® Gallery
Morrison Hotel®Gallery (MHG) was founded in 2001 by former record company executive Peter Blachley, music retail industry professional Richard Horowitz, and legendary music photographer Henry Diltz. In 2012, author, director and photographer Timothy White joined the team, launching an additional West Coast gallery at The Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood. The partners just launched a new location at Mick Fleetwood's General Store in Maui, Hawaii.
MHG is the world's leading brand in fine art music photography representing over 100 of the world's finest music photographers and their archives. Their vast catalog of photography encompasses jazz, blues, and rock imagery spanning several generations through to today's contemporary music artists and now includes iconic photographs in the world of sports as well. MHG has a robust online presence, featuring over 100,000 images searchable by photographer, music artist, band or concert. www.morrisonhotelgallery.com
Morrison Hotel Gallery
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Alexander Hamilton and Abraham Lincoln History Come to Life in Exceptional Showing of Rare Documents & Original Letters(Chicago,IL.)
Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show
Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Ill, May 18-21, 2017Chicago, ILL., May 18-21, 2017 – The Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show at the historic Merchandise Mart will offer an opportunity to view and purchase fine objects from throughout the nation and world at the four-day show, May 18-21, 2017.
For the first time it will feature a collection of rare documents and letters from Alexander Hamilton and Abraham Lincoln, from the Historic Documents and Legacy Collections of Seth Kaller, Inc., White Plains, NY (www.sethkallerinc.com).
“We’ll be showing a significant part of our Alexander Hamilton Collection, including a somewhat erotic handwritten letter from A. Hamilton to Eliza Schuyler in 1780, and a mere teaser for the astonishing Alexander Hamilton Collection. We will also highlight Abraham Lincoln documents, and a selection of other items from our inventory,” says Kaller, an acknowledged leader in the field of historical documents.
The show kicks off Thursday evening May 18 with a preview benefiting the Illinois Executive Mansion Association, from 6 to 9 p.m., hosted by former Governor James R. Thompson.
Synopsis of Items from the Seth Kaller Collection, on exhibition at the show:
- Even for Treason, Lincoln Can’t Fire an Appointee of N.Y.’s Governor: Abraham Lincoln Autograph Letter Signed…-
- Eliza Hamilton Dockets a Statement Sent to Her Husband. Manuscript Document Sent to Alexander Hamilton…
- Thomas Paine Fights Foreign Interference: No King for America! Thomas Paine Autograph Letter Signed…
- The Only Lincoln Letter to his Fiancée Mary Owens Still in Private Hands—Long on Politics, Short on Love. Abraham Lincoln Autograph Letter Signed, 1836.
- Abraham Lincoln—Lengthy and Attractive Signed Legal Brief. Autograph Manuscript Signed
- Hamilton Asks His College Roommate and Two Other Friends to Pay Their Share for Surveying a Speculative New York State Land Investment. Alexander Hamilton Autograph Note Signed on larger document…
- Harper’s Weekly Original Civil War Newspaper Showing President Lincoln Commissioning General Grant. Original Civil War newspaper…
The Alexander Hamilton Collection is a Show-Stopping Gathering of Highly Important Original Letters, Documents and Imprints (or, the Genius, Passions, Foibles and Flaws of our Founding Fathers). Visit with the orphan immigrant founding father who fought for independence, founded our financial system, and fostered a government capable of surviving internal factions and foreign foes. The collection contains hundreds of documents from leaders, soldiers, citizens and the press, written when the Revolutionary War and Founding were current events. The Collection includes powerful letters and documents of Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Aaron Burr, among many others. See highlights here, or 156-page catalog here. The collection is priced at $2,300,000.
Even for Treason, Lincoln Can’t Fire an Appointee of N.Y.’s Governor. In a complex matter involving allegations of treason, President Lincoln responds to a lawyer informing him that he has “no power to remove a Lieut. Colonel appointed by the Governor of New York.” $22,000
Eliza Hamilton Dockets a Statement Sent to Her Husband. A “Communication” sent to Alexander Hamilton, praising attorney Egbert Benson, who was instrumental in negotiating the land claim which New York had made to Vermont. Settling the land dispute was a congressionally mandated prerequisite for Vermont joining the Union as a state of its own, rather than being divided between New York and New Hampshire. $2,400
Thomas Paine Fights Foreign Interference: No King for America! Paine asks a publisher for the source of a report, that Britain was behind a proposal “among the most influential federalists” recommending that the Duke of Clarence be made King of America (including Canada). This letter is a prime example from Paine’s campaign against any challenges to American democracy and independence. Paine responds to the report, “This might have been easily answered by saying We have blackguards enon of our own.” $55,000
The Only Lincoln Letter to his Fiancée Mary Owens Still in Private Hands—Long on Politics, Short on Love. In this highly important 1836 letter to his fiancée, Lincoln complains of his physical and mental health, and delves into Illinois politics.
“The new State House is not yet finished, and consequently the legislature is doing little or nothing. The Governor delivered an inflamitory political message, and it is expected there will be some sparring … as soon as the two Houses get to business…
The opposition men have no candidate of their own, and consequently they smile as complacently at the angry snarls of the contending Van Buren candidates and their respective friends, as the Christian does at Satan’s rage….
Though I belive I am about well now … other things I can not account for, have conspired and have gotten my spirits so low, that I feel that I would rather be any place in the world than here…. Write back as soon as you get this, and if possible say something that will please me, for really I have not been pleased since I left you. This letter is so dry and stupid that I am ashamed to send it, but with my present feelings I can not do any better…”
Lincoln’s letter may have revealed more than he intended. Owens later lamented his deficiencies “in those little links which make up the chain of a woman’s happiness.” $390,000
Abraham Lincoln—Lengthy and Attractive Signed Legal Brief. 670 words in Lincoln’s hand in a case heard by Judge David Davis, soon to be Lincoln’s campaign manager, his U.S. Supreme Court Justice appointee, and the administrator of Lincoln’s estate. $11,500
Hamilton Asks His College Roommate and Two Other Friends to Pay Their Share for Surveying a Speculative New York State Land Investment. In 1795 Hamilton and three friends purchased 21,800 acres in Herkimer County, New York. Hamilton’s quarter interest was worth about $9,000 at the time of his death. $13,500
Harper’s Weekly Original Civil War Newspaper Showing President Lincoln Commissioning General Grant. Contents include scenes connected with General Custer’s movement across the Rapidan (centerfold) and views of Mobile, Alabama; Louisiana Governor Michael Hahn. March 26, 1864, complete, 16 pages. $120
The Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show will debut at the recently renovated and historic Merchandise Mart in the heart of downtown Chicago on the 7th Floor over the weekend of May 18-21, 2017. The show will feature 100 premier national and international exhibitors presenting fine antiques, decorative and fine arts reflecting all design periods from ancient to 20th century modern. For additional information visit: http://www.chicagoantiquesartdesign.com/
About Seth Kaller Inc.
Seth Kaller has acquired and represented some of the Nation’s most important documents including all six copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and all five copies of the 13th amendment to have come on the market in the last 20 years. Seth Kaller, Inc. * Historic Documents & Legacy Collections, 235 Main St., Suite 510, White Plains, NY 10601;(914) 289-1776 www.sethkaller.com email@example.com
Fifth Star Honors on Aug. 28 wil celebrate - Common, Jeanne Gang, Steppenwolf, Kerry James Marshall (Chicago,IL.)
2017 FIFTH STAR HONORS PRESENTED BY ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY WILL CELEBRATE CHICAGO ARTISTS COMMON, JEANNE GANG, KERRY JAMES MARSHALL AND STEPPENWOLF THEATRE COMPANY
Chicago artists and cultural institutions, as well as youth “Rising Stars,” will be honored at a free show and concert in Millennium Park on August 28
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and institutions for their contributions to the city’s cultural landscape at the 4th annual Fifth Star Honors presented by Allstate Insurance Company. The 2017 honorees are hip hop artist and actor Common, celebrated architect Jeanne Gang, artist Kerry James Marshall and legendary Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Several youth artists will be recognized on the “Rising Star Honor Roll” for their emerging creative work. The free-admission show and concert will be at 7pm on Monday, August 28 at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
“I am proud to honor these organizations and artists, who bring Chicago to the rest of the world and the world to Chicago,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Their work has changed and enhanced our city, and they have inspired and mentored new generations of artists who call Chicago home.”
The event will feature live performances and tributes recognizing this year’s honorees and their artistic work. The evening’s program will be announced at a later date. Last year, celebrity presenters included Cindy Crawford, and performers included Guy King and Shemekia Copeland.
“The Fifth Star Honors recognize the significant influence that these four honorees have had on Chicago’s magnificent art scene but also the world’s,” said Mark Kelly, Commissioner of DCASE. “Our honorees share one thing in common: they have brought beauty and enlightenment to the world while representing a city that respects and values the magic they have created.”
The City of Chicago will also honor outstanding youth with The Rising Star Honor Roll – a recognition program for students who show creative leadership, passion and exceptional skill in the arts. The Rising Star Honor Roll inductees will be announced later this summer, and an awards ceremony will be held in their honor at the Chicago Cultural Center in advance of the Fifth Star Honors show and concert in Millennium Park. DCASE is currently working with arts organizations to identify the Rising Stars for 2017. The honor celebrates the creative spirit of the next generation as an essential part of Chicago’s cultural life.
“At Allstate and The Allstate Foundation, we believe good starts young,” said Vicky Dinges, Allstate’s senior vice president of corporate responsibility. “Helping America’s youth gain the skills, resources and confidence to achieve success in their lives is an Allstate priority. That’s why we’re so proud to present ‘The Rising Star’ award, recognizing the tremendous talent among our hometown youth.”
Fifth Star honorees this year include:
Common is a hip hop recording artist, actor, film producer and poet from Chicago, Illinois. After debuting in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar?, Common gained an underground following that led to his critically acclaimed and commercially successful album Like Water for Chocolate. He’s been honored by the Grammy Awards several times, winning Best R&B Song in 2003 for "Love of My Life" with Erykah Badu and in 2008 for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "Southside," featurin g fellow Chicago artist Kanye West. Common won the 2015 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the 2015 Academy Award for Best Original Song for his song "Glory" from the 2014 film Selma, in which he co-starred as Civil Rights Movement leader James Bevel. Common's acting career also includes starring roles in the films Smokin' Aces, Street Kings, American Gangster, Wanted, Terminator Salvation, among others. He also narrated the award-winning documentary Bouncing Cats, about one man's efforts to improve the lives of children in Uganda through hip hop/b-boy culture.
Jeanne Gang is an architect and MacArthur Fellow advancing the possibilities of architecture and design in the twenty-first century—including their ability to make a positive social and environmental impact. She is the founding principal of Studio Gang, an architecture and urban design practice based in Chicago and New York. Her analytical and creative approach has produced some of today’s most innovative architecture, including the 82-story, undulating Aqua Tower in downtown Chicago; the world’s first purpose-built structure for social justice education, the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College; and the University of Chicago’s Campus North Residential Commons, whose curving landscape and pre-cast concrete buildings enrich the campus’ neo-Gothic tradition. Jeanne is the recipient of the National Design Award for Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and is a Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur of France. In 2017 she was honored with the Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award and elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the author of three books and her work has been published and exhibited widely.
Kerry James Marshall is an accomplished artist and MacArthur Fellow. Widely known as a painter, he also uses a broad range of media including collage, photography, video, sculpture, murals and comic books. His work addresses American culture and history, including the Civil Rights era and the Black Power movement. Painting in a Realist style, he depicts dark figures that celebrate black beauty and confront general racial stereotypes within contemporary American society. Marshall studied in Los Angeles at Otis Art Institute, graduating with a BFA in 1978. He spent one year, 1985-86 in the residency program at the Studio Museum in Harlem. He has had solo exhibitions throughout Europe and North America and his work has been included in such prestigious surveys as the 1997 Whitney Biennial, the 2003 Venice Biennial, the 2009 Gwangju Biennial, two Documentas (1997 and 2007) and the 1999 Carnegie International. His paintings are in the permanent collections of major public and private museums throughout the world. Marshall's 30 year retrospective, Mastry, debuted at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in April 2016, then traveled to the Metropolitan Museum in NY, and the Contemporary Art Museum, Los Angeles, and included nearly 80 pieces.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is the nation’s premier ensemble theater. Formed by a collective of actors in 1976, the ensemble has grown to 49 members who represent a remarkable cross-section of actors, directors and playwrights. Thrilling and powerful productions from Balm in Gilead to August: Osage County—and accolades that include the National Medal of Arts and 12 Tony Awards—have made the theater legendary. Artistic programing includes a seven-play season; a two-play Steppenwolf for Young Adults season; Visiting Company engagements; and LookOut, a multi-genre performances series. Education initiatives include the nationally recognized work of Steppenwolf for Young Adults, which engages 15,000 participants annually from Chicago’s diverse communities; the esteemed School at Steppenwolf; and Professional Leadership Programs for arts administration training. While firmly grounded in the Chicago community, nearly 40 original Steppenwolf productions have enjoyed success both nationally and internationally. With Anna D. Shapiro as artistic director and David Schmitz as executive director, Steppenwolf’s artistic force remains rooted in the original vision of its founders: an artist-driven theater, whose vitality is defined by its sharp appetite for groundbreaking, innovative work.
The Fifth Star Honors is made possible through generous private support from Allstate Insurance Company. Media support provided by the Chicago Transit Authority. For event details visit fifthstar.org and join the conversation on Facebook (Fifth Star Honors and Millennium Park), Twitter @fifthstar_CHI and @Millennium_Park and Instagram @Millennium_Park.
Millennium Park is Chicago’s town square, the #1 attraction in the Midwest and among the Top 10 most-visited sites in the U.S. Millennium Park is located on Michigan Avenue, bordered by Randolph St. to the north, Columbus Dr. to the east and Monroe St. to the south. The Park is open 6am–11pm daily. For the latest news and events, download the Millennium Park app, visit millenniumpark.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram, @Millennium_Park.
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Spring Wine Dinner at Hearth
On Wednesday, May 24th at 7:00pm, Hearth Restaurant & Lounge invites you to an exclusive wine event featuring H2Vino wines. Enjoy a delicious five course menu paired perfectly with hand-selected wines from around the world. Tickets are $100 / person (exclusive of tax and gratuity).
Sour Cream Panna Cotta | Everything Bagel | Shaved Salmon
Digby “Leander Pink Brut Rosè”
Pinot Noir | Pinot Meunier | Chardonnay
Asparagus | Egg | Mushroom | Pork Broth
2015 Michael Gindl “Little Buteo”
Rabbit Sugo | Ramp | Pea | Rhubarb
2014 Domaine Guy Robin “Ier Cru Vallions”
Whey| Artichoke Barigoule | Chickpea | Parsley
2014 Sanquis “Bossman”
Syran / Viognier
Santa Barbara California
White Chocolate Namaleka | Basil | Marcona Almonds | Balsamic
Bodegas Tradicion “Fino Viejo”
Tickets can be purchased by calling (847) 570-8400. Hearth Restaurant & Lounge is located inside The Homestead hotel at 1625 Hinman Ave. in Evanston, IL.
About Hearth: Located inside the historic Homestead hotel (1625 Hinman Ave.,) Hearth Restaurant & Loungeis a contemporary eatery and bar that offers exquisite food and imaginative drinks in a warm and welcoming setting.
Chef John “Woody” Linton’s eclectic yet cohesive menu draws inspiration from international styles of cooking including Italian, Asian, Czech and French influences. Highlights include Cured Salmon Crostini with Apple, Horseradish Cream & Mustard, Macadamia Mahi Mahi with Baby Bok Choy, Fried Rice, Bacon & Soy-Orange Garlic Ginger Sauce, Saffron Tagliatelle with Butternut Squash, Pomegranate, Sage & Pepita and Svickova made with Beef Tenderloin, Garlic Spaetzle, Wild Mushroom and Sour Cream Dill Sauce. Many entrées are available in half orders, allowing guests to enjoy a small plates-style dining experience and sample multiple different dishes.
Located across from the dining room, a modern lounge features clean lines, contemporary furniture and décor in muted tones, providing an appealing contrast to the dining room’s decidedly rustic aesthetic. Guests can grab a seat at the bar and choose from Scheler’s list of ten different craft cocktails including the Blood Orange Manhattan (Bulleit Rye, Pur Blood Orange Liquor, Dubonnet Blanc + Rouge, Havana Butter,) the London Fog (Earl Gray-infused Vodka, Letherbee Fernet, Lemon, Simple Syrup, Aromatic Bitters) and the Magnate (Cranberry-infused Oppidan Gin, Thyme + Cardamom Simple Syrup, Lemon, Prosecco, Bitters.)
Hearth’s central location and proximity to public transportation makes it the ideal Happy Hour spot for commuters. Hearth’s Happy Hour program is available in lounge Tuesday – Thursday and Sunday from 5:00 pm – 6:30pm and features $8 specialty cocktails, $6 glasses of house red and house white wines and $5 select beer. A number of food specials, which change on a daily basis, are also available.
Weekend brunch is served on Sundays from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm.