Nancy Bechtol: no RAIN no RAINBOWS

Opening: Friday, Mar 3, 2023 5 – 8 pm
Friday, Mar 3 – 25, 2023

1463 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

Nancy Bechtol: no RAIN no RAINBOWS    

Opening Reception Fri.  Mar 3, 5-8pm 

no RAIN no RAINBOWS is a Hawaiian saying, and indeed has deep meaning universally. Art has Social Impact and saves lives. Welcome to my self -curated show.

Ideally, the pain, the rain, the difficult times yield to the earned results, visionary colorful, kaleidoscopic lights of personal achievements. Past. Present. Future collides.

If done right, we get there standing on the shoulders of giants that came before us and show gratitude. Tribute to Don Baum,  Painting Class with Imagists in 2 years at Roosevelt University; and Mentored by Phil Morton, Time Arts/Video Founder, MFA 84, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

If done right, we get to hold hands with others to help them to their goals and achieve too.

To speak of the highlights of this show, creating a multitude of art images, over 50 years, in multiple formats — Surprises me.  The Pandemic gave me time to pause and reconsider my art history. The volumes of work I created, no matter what my “real job” was, daily life influenced me.  The indie/art films, fine art media from an array of materials (everything is a crayon) acting and interacting in social-political arenas for 12 years as a Photojournalist.  Here are a few of my favorite things over the years. Believe me, the Studio carries enough to fill a museum. Sending this out to the universe…