Our first "posed" photo from July, 1998, taken by
Another photo and caricature he did of us appear
further down this page.
Behind us is the glass block window in her apartment, which was
the inspiration for her painting of the same name.
That work can be seen at the top of this page.
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Opening Night, 1998
With the Lyric Opera Cow
Inside the Opera House, Fall, 1999
With composer Robert Ward* at a private reception
at Northwestern University, February, 2000
To read the interview done at this time, click HERE
(*Pulitzer Prize Winner)
At the Chicago Avenue "L" stop in August, 2000
(Photo by James Mesplé)
To see KC & BD with James Mesplé
at the 2001 Chicago Art Open,
To see some paintings by James Mesplé,
In the WNIB Control Room during the
final broadcast, February 11, 2001
With composer Melinda Wagner* at a private
at Orchestra Hall, March, 2001
To read the two interviews we had on other occasions,
(*Pulitzer Prize Winner)
Suite Home Chicago - Michigan Avenue
Evanston Art Center Faculty Exhibit July-August,
KC's painting is entitled Announcing the Harvest
To view the painting, click HERE
KC ready for her watercolor demonstration at the
Lakeshore Arts Festival in Evanston, August, 2001
Our second visit to China - Aug/Sept, 2001
(We flew home on Sept 9, blissfully
unaware of what was about to happen)
To see more pictures from this trip, click HERE
To see pictures from our 1999 trip to China, click HERE
At her brother's home in New Mexico, Thanksgiving, 2001
The stained-glass picture above KC is her creation
To see this work, click HERE
Photo and caricature of us by Robert Kameczura
at the Chicago Artists' Coalition, December, 2001
RK did many of the covers for the WNIB Program Guide
To see a photo he took of himself at the station, click HERE.
(This was long before the term 'selfie' had been coined!)
To see one of his WNIB covers, click HERE.
(left) At KC's Solo Exhibit Visions
of the Spirit, April, 2002
To see the invitation and other photos of the artwork,
(right) At the Chihuly exhibit,
Garfield Park Conservatory, summer 2002
On the Atlantic Coast in South
Florida, September, 2002
Scouting the Edgebrook Library
prior to her show
which ran from December 16, 2004
to February 10, 2005
For more information and to see some photos, click HERE
At Gallery Mornea in Evanston,
beside Jazzman in October, 2006
At a birthday gathering in December
of 2006, where one of Kathy's colleagues
turned out to be the grand-daughter
of one of Bruce's interview guests!
It truly is a small world after
To read that interview with conductor Fiora Contino, click
At our 10th Anniversary Party
Heading toward a more formal party
just up the path...
We're about to
enjoy a ride in a rebuilt 1905 Columbia XLIV,
similar to my
grandfather's record-setting cars, but lighter weight.
To see photos
of those cars from 100 years ago, click HERE.
A Duet in front of a Quartet
To see some unusual
photos of the monument, click HERE
A cellphone snap at the Opera
House in February, 2010
At a gallery in Chicago displaying artistic kites, September, 2011
To see Kathy's piece in this show, click here
Year by year at the USA Tree...
At the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago,
next to the USA Tree, which
members of the the
Chicago Chapter of the DAR had just finished decorating.
This tree is part of the Museum's annual exhibit
Christmas Around the World,
on display during November-December, 2011.
Rather than just using store-bought decorations,
Kathy had the idea of making an ornament for each state.
She gave suggestions, supervised the entire project, and made
Texas, New Mexico, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma herself.
To see the finished tree, and individual photos of all 51(!) ornaments,
Same time, next year!
To see the 2012 edition of the USA
To see the 2013 edition of the USA TREE,
The photo above shows us in 2017 in front of the Grand Tree.
To see the USA Tree from this year, click the image.
On to 2018, and we are in front of the USA Tree.
To see photos of the new ornaments, click HERE.
As to whether I will or will not wear this same sweater
again next year, the betting window is now open.
Since this 2019 tree is very much the same as the previous year's
effort, it is fitting that we show the back of the tree this time.
Even though it is against a wall (when placed in its display position),
the tree needs to have ornaments on all sides. This view, taken
as we finished, is what cannot easily be seen by the visiting public.
To see this year's group at work decorating it, click HERE.
Oh, for those who bet I would be wearing the same sweater,
winnings can be collected at the payout window.
The year 2020 and the Covid Crisis have brought immense changes in the
Despite not knowing from day-to-day whether the Museum would even be open,
we were able to decorate the USA Tree. Being in the high-risk
group, I did not
attend in person. However, I was there in spirit, and sent a self-caricature!
For the tree istelf, many new ornaments were created, and they replaced
the Star Boxes (which will return in future years). To see the 2020
tree, plus close-up photos of all the new items, click HERE.
At the Evanston Art Center in January, 2013,
where Kathy's work Largess
was on display.
To see that work, click HERE.
The two of us at a private party in December, 2019.
Different group, different tree, and yes, a different sweater!
Pictures of us with our dads