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Giannoulias Campaign: “Another Kirk ad, another lie: Kirk did not serve in Iraq”

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   Giannoulias campaign challenges Kirk to answer, ‘yes or no, were you shot at?’

 

Chicago, IL  – As a New Prosperity Foundation ad hits the airwaves repeating a lie that Congressman Mark Kirk served in Iraq, the Alexi for Illinois campaign demanded that Congressman Kirk come clean and answer yes or no on whether or not he was shot at while flying over Iraq and that he stop hiding behind his military fitness reports as an answer.

“Another ad, another lie about Congressman Kirk’s military record and another day that he refuses to come clean and answer yes or no on whether he was shot at while flying over Iraq. That fact is he won’t answer the question because he doesn’t want to admit to another lie about his service,” said Alexi for Illinois campaign spokesman Scott Burnham.” Let’s be clear  you don’t forget getting fired upon. If Congressman Kirk can’t be honest about his service, then how can he be trusted to serve the people of Illinois in the United States Senate?”

FACT CHECK:

New Prosperity Foundation Claim: “When Mark Kirk was serving his country in Iraq…”

 

The truth: Mark Kirk never served in Iraq.  On June 2, 2010, in a radio interview Kirk admitted: “I have never served in Iraq as a military man, I have been Iraq as a congressman, and then as part of operation Northern Watch, I deployed to Incirlik Airbase, Turkey, where we supported the no fly zones, so we were flying over Iraq, but we didn’t set boots in Iraq.” [AP, 6/4/10]

While speaking on the floor of the House in 2003, Kirk claimed “The last time I was in Iraq, I was in uniform flying at 20,000 feet and the Iraqi Air Defense network was shooting at us.”  But during an appearance before the Chicago Tribune editorial board, Kirk admitted that this claim “may not be correct.”  [House Session, 10/1/03, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeFf4JNx3tc; Chicago Tribune, 6/3/10]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHICAGO – As a New Prosperity Foundation ad hits the airwaves repeating a lie that Congressman Mark Kirk served in Iraq, the Alexi for Illinois campaign demanded that Congressman Kirk come clean and answer yes or no on whether or not he was shot at while flying over Iraq and that he stop hiding behind his military fitness reports as an answer.

“Another ad, another lie about Congressman Kirk’s military record and another day that he refuses to come clean and answer yes or no on whether he was shot at while flying over Iraq. That fact is he won’t answer the question because he doesn’t want to admit to another lie about his service,” said Alexi for Illinois campaign spokesman Scott Burnham.” Let’s be clear  you don’t forget getting fired upon. If Congressman Kirk can’t be honest about his service, then how can he be trusted to serve the people of Illinois in the United States Senate?”

FACT CHECK:

New Prosperity Foundation Claim: “When Mark Kirk was serving his country in Iraq…”

 

The truth: Mark Kirk never served in Iraq.  On June 2, 2010, in a radio interview Kirk admitted: “I have never served in Iraq as a military man, I have been Iraq as a congressman, and then as part of operation Northern Watch, I deployed to Incirlik Airbase, Turkey, where we supported the no fly zones, so we were flying over Iraq, but we didn’t set boots in Iraq.” [AP, 6/4/10]

While speaking on the floor of the House in 2003, Kirk claimed “The last time I was in Iraq, I was in uniform flying at 20,000 feet and the Iraqi Air Defense network was shooting at us.”  But during an appearance before the Chicago Tribune editorial board, Kirk admitted that this claim “may not be correct.”  [House Session, 10/1/03, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeFf4JNx3tc; Chicago Tribune, 6/3/10]

Kirk Campaign: Giannoulias wrong on Broadway Bank, Taxes, Spending and Health Care

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Kirk Campaign Issues Fact Check    

 

GIANNOULIAS CLAIM:  He didn’t know the extent of his criminal borrowers’ pasts.

 

Fact:  As the Chicago Tribune reported on April 1, 2010, the Giannoulias family was made aware of Giorango’s past when they read about in the Chicago Tribune in 2004.

 

“Demetris Giannoulias said the bank learned of Giorango’s bookmaking and prostitution promotion convictions from a spring 2004 Tribune report detailing those cases.

 

The Tribune report that Demetris Giannoulias refers to states:

 

“In 1989, Giorango pleaded guilty to helping direct a south suburban bookmaking ring that used threats of bombings, beatings and robbery to collect unpaid debts. Nicknamed “Jaws,” Giorango managed bookie parlors that moved periodically, as well as monthly floating “smokers,” or casino gambling nights.

In 1991, while Giorango was in federal prison for the bookmaking case, he was convicted of additional gambling and tax violations stemming from his role in a separate bookmaking operation overseen by Chicago Heights gambling boss Dominic Barbaro. At Barbaro’s several wire rooms, Giorango accepted wagers totaling more than $40,000 a week and settled up with customers, prosecutors said.”

 

On April 27, 2006, the Chicago Tribune reported that Giannoulias had travelled to Miami to meet with convicted mobster Michael Giorango and inspect a hotel that Broadway Bank had loaned him money to purchase: 

 

“But on Wednesday, Giannoulias said he traveled to Miami “about a year or two ago” to inspect property the bank had financed for Giorango and met with him there. Giannoulias declined to provide details of that meeting.”

 

At the time of Giannoulias’ trip, the Giannoulias family was well-aware of Michael Giorango’s mob connections and criminal past. 

 

GIANNOULIAS CLAIM:  There are no inconsistencies.

 

Fact:  Alexi Giannoulias told the State Journal-Register on December 20, 2005 that he “currently serves as vice president and senior loan officer at the four-branch Broadway Bank in Chicago .” (Senator announces run for treasurer, State Journal-Register, December 20, 2005)

 

Fact:  Alexi Giannoulias told the Windy City Times in March of 2006 that “I’m senior loan officer and vice president, so I oversee a $600 million loan department. I’m also chief investment officer and invest about $150 million.”

 

Fact:  After Broadway Bank was taken over by the FDIC, Giannoulias posted on his campaign blog that “It was because my father instilled in his sons the importance of helping others that I decided to leave the bank in 2005 to pursue public service.”

 

Fact:  When the Chicago Sun Times broke a story about a Broadway Bank loan to Tony Rezko that was granted on February 14, 2006, Giannoulias’ spokesperson said “Alexi left daily operations of the bank in September of 2005, months before this loan was made.”

 

Fact:  When the Chicago Tribune broke a story that if Giannoulias had left the bank in 2005 he would not qualify for a $2.7 million tax write-off that he claimed in 2009, Giannoulias said “Giannoulias said he has been clear that he left the “day-to-day” operations of the bank in September 2005 to prepare his first run for public office, but was on paid leave until May 2006 when he left completely to campaign full time for treasurer.”

 

Fact:  A week after the Chicago Tribune story, Giannoulias told the State Journal-Register that “I left day-to-day operations in 2005, and I fully left the bank about April 2006”

 

 

GIANNOULIAS: WRONG ON JOB CREATION

 

 

SMALL BUSINESSES OPPOSE THE HEALTH CARE BILL, CALLING IT “JOB KILLING”

AND DECRYING ITS $525 BILLION IN TAXES

 

The Health Care Bill Increases Revenues By $525 Billion Over The Next 10 Years. “The legislation will increase the size of the federal budget by increasing outlays by $411 billion and revenues by $525 billion over the next 10 years . . . .” (Congressional Budget Office, Director’s Blog, “The Effects of Health Reform on the Federal Budget,” 4/12/10)

 

“The New Health Care Law Will Impose New Compliance Regulations, Employer Mandate Taxes, Taxes On Business ‘Flow-Through’ And Investment Income, And Numerous Indirect Costs On Small- And Medium-Size Companies. Altogether, these constraints will dramatically affect companies’ per employee costs, firm-level allocation of labor, desire to take on health coverage, and motivation to grow both in terms of income and employment.” (John L. Ligon, “Obamacare: Impact on Businesses,” Heritage Foundation Web Memo No. 2883, 4/27/10)

 

“Employees Will Likely Bear Most Of The Burden Since These Costs Will Likely Be Passed On To Them In The Form Of Reduced Wages, Discontinued Hiring, Or Loss Of Employment. Instead of adding more regular full-time employees, some businesses will simply increase hours for current employees, hire low-skilled and low-income labor, or opt for more temporary or seasonal workers.” (John L. Ligon, “Obamacare: Impact on Businesses,” Heritage Foundation Web Memo No. 2883, 4/27/10)

 

The National Federation Of Independent Business (NFIB) Called The Health Care Bill “Job Killing” And “Devastating” For Small Business. “The National Federation of Independent Business, which characterized the health care bill as ‘devastating’ for small business owners, said its members are outraged that members of Congress didn’t vote against what it is calling a ‘job-killing’ bill.” (Joshua Rhett Miller, “Health Care Reform Will Hurt Small Businesses, Some Entrepreneurs Say,” Fox News, 3/23/10)

 

·  “‘This isn’t a health care bill, this is a tax bill wrapped up in health care paper,’ Susan Eckerly, NFIB’s senior vice president, said in a statement. . . . [T]he only thing this bill does is drive costs even higher. It will raise, not lower, insurance costs and it will increase both taxes and the cost of doing business for the very people they said they wanted to help – small business.’” (Joshua Rhett Miller, “Health Care Reform Will Hurt Small Businesses, Some Entrepreneurs Say,” Fox News, 3/23/10)

 

 

 

GIANNOULIAS: WRONG ON TAXES

 

GIANNOULIAS SUPPORTS INCOME TAX INCREASES AT THE STATE LEVEL

 

Giannoulias Said That Income Tax Increases Were Necessary In Order To Fix The Budget Crisis In Illinois. “Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias hasn’t played a leadership role in the tax debate, but he does answer the tax question clearly, arguing an income tax increase must be part of the solution with state government drowning in red ink. . . . Giannoulias, the newest of the statewide officials and a likely candidate for U.S. Senate next year, believes state government must cut waste and trim costs where it can, said spokesman Scott Burnham, but it’s simply impossible to cut enough to balance the budget. That makes a tax increase a vital part of any solution.  ‘If we don’t address these issues now, the state’s financial health will only get worse,’ Burnham said. ‘We need to address our long-standing budget deficit rather than using accounting tricks, gimmicks and Band-Aids.’” (Christopher Wills, “ Ill. Officials Stay On Sideline For Tax Debate,” The Associated Press, 6/9/09)

 

·  Watch Giannoulias Say, “While Politically It Is Not The Smartest Thing To Say, We Need An Income Tax Increase.” (www.youtube.com)

 

Giannoulias: “I Don’t See Any Other Way Than New Revenues.” “Giannoulias also predicts lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn will have to support a tax increase or another way of bringing in new money to deal with a state government budget deficit pinned at more than $10 billion by some, with cuts alone not nearly enough to fix the problem. ‘I don’t see any other way than new revenues. You’re irresponsible if you say that,’ Giannoulias said.” (Ryan Keith, “Giannoulias Not Always In Lockstep With Obama’s Policies,” The State Journal-Register, 12/14/09)

 

·         Gov. Quinn’s Budget Director Says The Income Tax Rate Will Rise To 5% In January 2011. “Lawmakers probably will increase the individual and corporate income-tax rates by 2 percentage points, generating $6 billion of new revenue, the budget director, David Vaught, said in an interview. The Legislature failed to address the deficit this year because of the November election, he said. ‘We’re going to pass a tax increase in January,’ Vaught said. ‘We expect it is going to be substantial.’”(Darrell Preston, “ Illinois Will Probably Raise Income-Tax Rate To 5%, Budget Director Says,”Bloomberg,, 7/28/10)

 

GIANNOULIAS WOULD ALLOW KEY PARTS OF THE CURRENT TAX CUTS TO EXPIRE, DESPITE THE SEVERE ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS FOR ILLINOIS

 

Giannoulias Would Allow The Current Tax Cuts To Expire. “The Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans generated some of the largest deficits in U.S. history and contributed nearly $2 trillion to our deficits.  Those tax cuts were unnecessary and irresponsible, and Alexi would allow them to expire.  Any new tax cuts should be geared toward middle-class Americans and small businesses.  This would put more money in the pockets of those most likely to spend it, and would support the businesses that are responsible for most new job growth in America .” (Alexi Giannoulias Website, www.alexiforillinois.com, Accessed 10/5/10)

 

A September, 2010 Study Found That Illinois Could Lose, On Average, 30,083 Jobs A Year Between 2011 And 2020 If The Tax Cuts Are Not Fully Extended. (The Heritage Foundation, “Obama Tax Hikes: The Economic and Fiscal Effects,” www.heritage.org, 9/20/10)

 

·         The State Of Illinois Could Lose $13,097 In Total Disposable Personal Income Per Household. (The Heritage Foundation, “Obama Tax Hikes: The Economic and Fiscal Effects,”www.heritage.org, 9/20/10)

 

·         The State Of Illinois Could See Total Individual Income Taxes Increase By $25.4 Billion.(The Heritage Foundation, “Obama Tax Hikes: The Economic and Fiscal Effects,” www.heritage.org, 9/20/10)

 

“Small-Business Owners Say Unease About Tax Policy, Along With The Economy, Has Led Them To Hold Off On Hiring And Investment. And many advisers are encouraging well-to-do clients to sell appreciated assets to avoid higher capital-gains taxes.” (John D. McKinnon, Ben Levisohn, and Justin Lahart, “Worries Over Tax Hikes Coloring Business Decisions,” The Wall Street Journal, 9/13/10)

 

GIANNOULIAS SUPPORTS KEEPING THE “DEATH TAX”

 

“Giannoulias Told Illinois Agriculture Leaders Wednesday That He Supports Keeping The Estate Tax — Or ‘Death Tax,’ As Critics Call It.” (“Giannoulias: Shield Family Farms From Estate Tax,” The Associated Press, 8/25/10)

 

Although, Giannoulias Said He Would Exempt Family Farms Worth Less Than $10 Million From The Death Tax, Inexplicably Exempting Some Businesses But Not Others.“But Giannoulias says he would exempt family farms worth less than $10 million from the tax. The Chicago Democrat says people should not be forced to pay a tax bill by selling property that has been in their family for generations.” (“Giannoulias: Shield Family Farms From Estate Tax,” The Associated Press, 8/25/10)

 

·          Giannoulias Didn’t Explain Why Family Farms Deserve That Break And Other Family Businesses Don’t. (“Giannoulias: Shield Family Farms From Estate Tax,” The Associated Press, 8/25/10)

 

A July, 2010 Study Argued That Extending The Estate Tax Would Be Economically Harmful. “The death tax slows economic growth, destroys jobs, and suppresses wages because it is a tax on capital and on entrepreneurship.” (The Heritage Foundation, “The Economic Case Against The Death Tax,”www.heritage.org, 10/4/10)  

 

A February, 2009 Study Found That A Full Repeal Of The Estate Tax Could Create Roughly 1.5 Million New Small Business Jobs, While Hiking The Estate Tax Could Result In The Loss Of 500,000 Jobs. “Eliminating the estate tax would raise the probability of hiring by 8.6 percent, increase payrolls by 2.6 percent and expand investment by 3 percent. . . . If small business payrolls were to rise by as much as 2.6 percent strictly through additional hiring, this translates to roughly 1.5 million additional small business jobs. Alternatively, a higher estate tax that lowers payrolls by 0.9 percent would translate into a reduction of over 500,000 jobs.” (Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Cameron T. Smith, “Changing Views Of The Estate Tax: Implications For Legislative Options,” The American Family Business Foundation, February 2009)

Runaway Justice

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(Northwestern University News)

Book describes important role slavery played in developing legal defense

 

Chicago, IL  –  A new book by a Northwestern University School of Law professor tells the stories of three dramatic fugitive slave trials of the 1850s. Each of the trials underscores the crucial role runaway slaves played in building the tensions that led to the Civil War, and the three trials together show how “civil disobedience” developed as a legal defense.

“Fugitive Justice: Runaways, Rescuers and Slavery on Trial” (Harvard University Press, November 2010) also highlights the role of the lawyers who took on these cases and pioneered the idea of civil rights litigation.

“It’s an untold story, and, as both a lawyer and an American, I wanted to tell it,” said author Steven Lubet, the Williams Memorial Professor of Law and director of the Bartlit Center for Trial Strategy at the School of Law. “The heroes, of course, were the fugitive slaves themselves, who risked their lives for freedom, and that story hasn’t been told very much either. But it is also important that lawyers put their careers on the line to defend fugitives and resisters to slavery.”

Most significantly, Lubet said, the fugitive slave trials revealed the risks fugitives were willing to take to set themselves free. They also showed how much support for fugitive slaves was within the free African-American community in the North.

“Being a free black person in 1854 was difficult enough, and being willing to risk even their own freedom to come to the assistance of other fugitives was remarkable,” said Lubet. “It is a story of courage and commitment. And those people were supported by white abolitionist allies, who included some of the most daring and inventive lawyers of the era.”

The fugitive slave trials also revealed how much slavery dominated both legal and political discourse in the United States — even in the free states — and how much the free-state political establishment was committed to protecting the rights of southern slave owners.

“We had judges who quite sincerely would say they were personally opposed to slavery, but the law and Constitution required them to condemn fugitives to be returned to slavery,” said Lubet. “It is a conundrum because the evil of slavery should have been obvious by 1859, and yet, in the name of the law, we had free-state judges quite calmly ordering people to go back in chains.”

Initially, the lawyers representing the fugitive slaves limited themselves to conventional factual and legal arguments, but as political divisions in the country increased regarding the institution of slavery, the lawyers progressively became more militant in their arguments. By 1859 they were urging judges and juries simply to disobey the law.

“They moved from a position [in 1851] of saying, ‘The Fugitive Slave Act is valid and enforceable, but we have a factual defense,’” Lubet said. “By 1859 they were saying, ‘To hell with the law.’ ”

 www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/

Local artists draw inspiration from the poetry of Chicago’s youth

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America SCORES Chicago’s Inspired Art Project will feature the art
work of 29 artists, based on original poetry written by 3rd-8th grade West Side public school students

 

 

Chicago, IL – On October 14th, the South Halsted Gallery at 1825 S. Halsted will host the Opening for the Inspired Art Project, a two-week art event “drawing voices together” across Chicago.  Through the Inspired Art Project, local artists will highlight and support the creativity of youth in America SCORES Chicago’s free after school program.  America SCORES provides comprehensive youth development after school for nearly 500 under-served K-8th grade public school children in Chicago’s North Lawndale, Little Village, and Pilsen neighborhoods.  America SCORES’ uses soccer to teach healthy lifestyles and uses poetry along with service learning to promote literacy.

 

Through the Inspired Art Project, Chicago artists were invited to create original works inspired by selections of the students’ poetry.  More than two dozen artists answered the call and their works will be shown through the end of the month in the South Halsted Gallery.  “Inspired Art is an incredible project,” said Kate Korroch, an artist participating in her second Inspired Art.  “It brings creative minds from different places together.”  The project’s website, www.InspiredArtChicago.wordpress.com, features the poetry, the art, profiles of the artists, online bidding options, and additional information about the events.

 

Starting at 6 p.m. on October 14th, the opening evening will include a wine and cheese reception, an artist meet-and-greet, and a “buy now” option on all 32 pieces of art. Tickets are $20, and all proceeds will directly benefit America SCORES. The exhibit will run for two weeks, culminating in a reception and art auction at the South Halsted Gallery on October 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The evening will feature gourmet hors d’oeuvres, wine, live music, and door prizes for $35 in advance or $50 at the door.

 

Each Saturday throughout the show, America SCORES will host student nights in the gallery, inviting youth in its program to come, see the works which they inspired and engage with the art thereby completing the cycle of inspiration-from student to artist and back to student.

 

The public is invited to attend the Inspired Art Project, and all proceeds from the event will help enable America SCORES Chicago to continue providing its programming free in some of Chicago’s most under-resourced communities. 

 

 

 

 

 

Voters will get the last word on November 2nd; not the pollsters

Posted by Juanita Bratcher On October - 13 - 2010 1 COMMENT

Commentary

 By Juanita Bratcher

I’ve never been one that fully believed in the results of political polling. Even in this Election Year, I am apprehensive about the overall poll data I have read from various sources. However, I do believe that the data from these polls can sometimes have a resounding effect on public opinion.

 Pollsters survey a small group of people (who knows who – party affiliation, background, race) and use that data as a determining factor as to how thousands or millions of people – depending on whether it is a local election or a national election – will vote at the polls on Election Day.

 Remember the Exit Polls on Election Day where voters were asked how they voted when exiting the Polling Place? And when the news media would report the exit polls’ data, reportedly some voters whose candidate were not ahead in the late hours of voting would call it a day and lose interest in going to the polls to vote.

 In this Election Year, on a daily basis the media is giving a dim outlook for Democrats running for election or re-election; especially incumbents. That’s because, they report, Americans are “angry” about the economy and the policies of the Obama Administration.

 I agree that most Americans are aggravated and certainly attentive to the state of the economy, job losses, foreclosures, and a lot of other issues. But some are quick to forget or have a memory loss about eight years of President George Bush’s Administration that drove us into this ditch. When President Barack Obama took over the helms of the federal government, he took over a sinking ship that needed to be put back on the right track, the right course, from his perspective.

 One wonders what the state of the economy would have been like if President Obama had not bailed out financial institutions, the auto industry – which kept jobs for many; credit card overhaul for consumers’ protection, and an overhaul of healthcare. If not, the economy would be in worse shape than now. Just as it took years to push the economy into such a dire mess, it will take time to get it out of this dire mess.

 As one who keeps up with the political landscape, Republicans in Washington have done everything in their power to see that policy changes made by the Obama Administration to get things back on the right track were sidetracked, derailed or ridiculed. Washington Republicans have been looked upon as the “Party of No” when voting on major pieces of legislation that passed the Congress, without their support.

 First, let me make it clear: I am an Independent Voter. I don’t vote for a Party, I vote for the individual running and his/her ideology. Is it somewhat in line with mine or the good of America and its people? I don’t care what party they belong to – whether they’re Democrat or Republican.

 I talked about that independence in voting in one of my book of poems, “I Cry For A People: In Their Struggle For Justice and Equality” (1994), which follows:

                                     The Dynamics of Politics

                                     I am not a party Republican

                                    I am not a party Democrat

                                     I’m an Independent voter

                                     That’s just a political fact

                                     Makes no difference to me the party

                                     It’s the man/woman who carries the plan

                                     They’re considered the main attraction

                                     Whether a Democrat or Republican

                                   I don’t belong to either party

                                     Neither do I choose to be

                                     I’m an Independent voter

                                     That’s the choice I made for me

                                    Impotent rhetoric I have no use for

                                     Mistakes and blunders I can understand

                                     But broken promises are unacceptable

                                     Whether from a Democrat or Republican

                                     Many support over burgeoning war chests

                                     Have deceitful agendas twenty feet long

                                     The most they’ll give is a slanted assessment

                                     And they’re too arrogant to admit when they’re wrong

                                     Sure, I’ll vote for a fair-minded politician

                                     Whose ideology coincides with mine

                                     I don’t care what party he/she belongs to

                                     As long as he/she is diplomatically inclined

                                    Give me a corrupt-free politician

                                    God-fearing and a honest woman/man

                                    Someone whose hands are in his/her own pockets

                                    Whether a Democrat or Republican

                                    I am not a party Republican

                                    I am not a party Democrat

                                    I’m an Independent voter

                                    And that’s just a political fact

When we go to the polls to vote on November 2nd, we should be mindful of our actions – and vote for those candidates whose main agenda is to make America a great country, and that their motivations and actions are in the best interest of all Americans.

Floating World Gallery celebrates One-Year Anniversary of their Halsted Street Gallery

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Free event includes a short presentation on the current exhibition a Celebratory Champagne Toast and Reception

 

Floating World Gallery (FWG) celebrates the one-year anniversary of their Halsted Street Gallery space, located at 1925 N. Halsted St., Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will provide an opportunity for guests to view “Creating What Has Never Been,” the exciting new exhibition, of Japanese post-war masterpiece paintings and contemporary ceramics. Director of Exhibitions Elias Martin will provide a short presentation on the exhibition to be followed by a celebratory champagne toast and cake. 
 
“Elias and I are excited about this opportunity to celebrate the gallery’s one-year anniversary with longtime friends, members of the community and new acquaintances alike,” says gallery owner Bill Stein.  Adds Martin, “In light of our ongoing mission to educate the public and increase awareness of the rich world of modern Japanese art, I’m especially thrilled to be able to share insights about our current groundbreaking exhibition.”
 
The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and reservations are recommended. To RSVP or for more information call 312-587-7800 or email artwork@floatingworld.com

Floating World Gallery, located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, takes its name from the English translation of “ukiyo-e”, referring to images of an evanescent, impermanent world of fleeting beauty. The gallery has been one of the world’s leading dealers in Japanese art for more than 20 years, offering clients, private collectors and institutions the highest quality works of art. Floating World Gallery opened its new 8,200 square-foot gallery space in October 2009 and is now actively engaged in helping to educate the public and increase awareness of the rich world of modern Japanese art. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information call 312-587-7800 or email artwork@floatingworld.com.
 
FWG’s current exhibition, “Creating What Has Never Been” continues through Nov. 19.  The exhibition features more than two dozen works including masterpieces in Japanese post-war paintings (including Sadamasa Motonaga’s “Untitled” work from 1963, previously exhibited at MOMA’s 1965 watershed exhibition of Japanese post-war painting), and works by some of the most sought after artists in the ceramic art world today. FWG presents “Behind Paper Walls: Self-Printed Masterworks by Jun’ichiro Sekino” Dec. 3, 2010 to Jan. 14, 2011. This exhibition, featuring an impressive selection of works, many never before exhibited, provides a keen insight into this master artist who pushed the limits of the art of woodblock printmaking and adds a new dimension to his legacy.

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