Monday, April 28, 2008

ARTropolis 2008: 8 Galleries that set 'The Pace.'

The dep-ART-ure of ARTropolis 2008

DateLine: Monday, April 28, 2008 – 12 Noon CST

In just a few short hours, ARTropolis ™ will pass into the Annals of History (Art History, that is) as one of the greatest Art Exhibitions of all time, if not Thee Greatest. The reason I say that is:

INSPIRATION ASIDE: Even if a Person finds one piece of Art (of which there are thousands upon thousands of exquisite pieces ranging and racing the gamut of Tastes), the Time, Effort and Exercise expended at THE FAIR will leave an indelible mark in one’s psyche. Of course, scoffing husbands are muttering that ‘The only Mark’ will be left in their wallet(s), but for the most part, ART IS AN INVESTMENT. In Time. In Money. In Aesthetics. Three out of three is not bad odds.


In just a few short hours, ARTropolis ™ will pass into the Annals of History (Art History, that is) as the greatest Art Exhibition of all time. The reason I say that is:

FROM: Natural Stone Fossil Murals dating from 50,000,000 years ago

TO: Michael Teller’s Golden Royal Oriental Crowns dating back 1000 years at TK Asian Antiquities (of New York, Williamsburg & Zhuhai)

TO: Louis Wain’s Whimsical Ceramic Cats (circa WW I) found at John Featherstone-Harvey’s Titus Omega in London

TO: Illustrious Silver Collections found at Susan Tosk’s Orientations Gallery with Robyn Turner Gallery (highlighting Jade & Asian Art) of New York City

TO: Warm, cuddly and homey Furniture and Quilts found at Raccoon Creek at Oley Forge, Pennsylvania

TO: Chris Randall’s Indo-Persian Arms & Armours, Netsukes, Special Jades, Snuff Bottles, Dirks and other Ancient Art Collectibles, found at J.W.A. Multinational, Inc. of Miami, Florida

TO: Lee Stoetzel's Wooden Life Size VW Hippy Bus - Courtesy of Mixed Greens in Manhattan

TO: Erika Wanemacher's Lifesize Onyx Taxidermy Sculpture found at Linda Durham's Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico,

the Selection and Quality represented under one roof on three floors could not be compared.

For your QP: Quick Perusal, the afore-mentioned Booths can be easily accessed on line at:


We (as a Society of People inclined to appreciate, enjoy and advance THE ARTS) are indeed lucky to be living at this relevant Point in Time when and where Reachability to such a Bounty of Great and Colossal Pieces is possible. Crossing Cultures and Time Zones, the Magnificence of the Art is mind-boggling.


You really hate to see the Show pack up and leave as the Excitement and Variety is so captivating. I asked Kasey Madden, the Public Relations Director of The Merchandise Mart, as to why the 3 floors of space are not permanently rented to these Dealers, keeping the ambiance in tact. She explained that many of the Merchants are active Trade Shows Exhibitors and this is their Passion and do not wish to be confined to one space. Others are Gallery Owners found across the World who call other areas ‘home’ but wish to expand into the Midwest, the Heart of America. But for 5 Days in April, The Home of Art is found at ARTropolis, Chicago’s Very own.

KOOPERSMITH’s Note: Although ARTropolis closes today, so much information has been collected since April 24 (as I walked the miles of aisles throughout the Fair) that an ARTropolis BLOG-A-DAY could be penned (almost every Hour of each Day) about those

Galleries and

that challenge all Our Senses until THE NEXT SHOW returns.

AS THE PROMISE STANDS: More VO: Valued Opinions will be written in the months ahead until ARTropolis 2009 arrives. Stay tuned for those. If you wish to be placed on an ARTropolis eMail List, contact me at:

and I will be happy to oblige and let you know when those specific Signatures will be appearing.


For those of you living in and around Chicago, I invite you to my Upcoming Shows on:

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 (6-9 PM)
Entitled: “Once Upon A Chair”
6219 N. Sheridan Road in Chicago

as I discuss CHAIRS derived from my 1999-2000 Book called: CHAIRS & Fifteen (15) new Pages on Chair Ideology have been created for the April 30TH Pre-ZEN-tation.

The Closing Show of “Once Upon A Chair”
will be held @:

5358 North Ashland Avenue in Chicago
on Saturday, June 7, 2008 (12 Noon – 4 PM)

After all, most ART does begin while being seated in the Comforts of a Chair.

©2008. Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

More than a Pretty Picture. Marcus-McKennART moves The (Human) Spirit.

VIA: Very Important Artist
(...of the Day...)

Scene & Setting:
ARTropolis: 2008
Chicago, IL USA

Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 4:43 PM CST

Reading Barbara Marcus-McKenna's Press Literature will notify the reader that Words can capture what the Artist is visually messaging and creating. For those who can't meet an Artistic Great (which is most unlikely in this fast day and age when travel ‘moves’ the masses at incredible speeds in little time), the 'Art Encounter' lets them know more detail about the PIQ: Person(ality) in Question, known as the PIQ Factor.

One part of Barbara's highly detailed and info-packed Press Kit relayed a Story that (when paraphrased), all boils down to:

A rich couple bought an Artwork from her. Barbara and Husband, Daniel helped load it into the rich folks' Bentley. After the show (which are always tiring), while loading up their own vehicle (a moderately priced and sized van), a vagabond (evidently homeless gent with a true entrepreneurial flair) approached them, wanting to help them pack the truck, thus earning a few bucks for his days' needs. They took him up on his offer.

Emanating from the McKenna's Experiences here, two important Inter-Connections were made. Although different in outward appearance and means, all were intricately involved with and in each other in the Appreciation, Promotion and Furtherance of Art in their own way.

That's pretty cool.

That's the Way Art symbolically works....moving and transcending with each square inch and person it touches.


As Daniel & Barbara teamed up as Life Partners, so this Story follows the same energetic and spirited Path through their Days.


Barbara Marcus-McKenna
PO Box 1158
Lyons - Colorado 80540 USA

Saturday, April 26, 2008

ARTropolis: The Real HOOK of The Art Industry exposed.

Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 3:34 PM Posting

Somebody left 3 of Ty Wadley's business cards laying on a table top near the Press Room. Tired, I grabbed a seat and picked one up. Ty, the Principal of FINE ART PEDESTALS in Cherry Valley, IL has the right idea. His Business is in Display as in Fine Art Pedestals. This set me to thinking of all (and I do mean ALL) the off-springs and off-shots People have created since Art became such a hot commodity. This had to have been some time after Neanderthal 'got Art' and artistic.

Honestly, if you think about it: What doesn't have to deal with Art? Life imitates Art. Art is lively. It's all relative. It's all the same, but then, it's not. Giving myself a 10 minute break, I decided to compose a Top 10 List of Accessories, Supplements, Adaptations and/or Auxiliary Items that enhance ART and make it what it is today.

Write-off the top of my head, beginning with Ty's Pedestals, those are:

1. Pedestals
2. Frames
3. Cameras (loaded with Film or Digitalized)
4. Adjectives (that include Paper, Pen, PCs and a few stray Ideas)
5. Galleries
6. Space (Floor - Wall - Ceiling)
7. Lighting
8. Crating
9. Hooks
10. Glass

OK: The 11th would have to be Canvas - but I thought of that while composing this ePage, not while relaxing...

After all, what else is there?

If you have more Suggestions, send them this way via:

There's bound to be more. But breaks are limited, you know.


Because Somebody dis-CARD-ed 3 of Ty Wadley's business cards laying on a table top near the Press Room, TW (as in Ty Wadley, Principal of FINE ART PEDESTALS @ received a Feature in my Blog here, forever immortalized. I took only one of those orphaned business cards; and left the 2 others behind. Maybe somebody else will pickup the Idea...and a few of Ty's Pedestals.

ARTropolis: 2008. Is it Photoshop or is it ART?

Inquiring Minds want to know.

Some Minds don't even care.

Other Minds are mildly interested.

Only 15 years ago, this question would never have come to mind, but it kept springing up floor-after-floor and aisle-after-aisle, much like it does at grocery lines we visit each day (with the cheap tabloid celebrating photographs that really are questionable). If it's visually appealing, does it really matter what it is as long as the message - or display -- is visually arresting? Isn't that the Magic of Art? To make a person stop and look; inquire and comment. Perhaps later to write about the Piece. For the collector to stop; look and then shell out money for an Objet d'Art that can't be taken with you, but the Art will last forever.

As Walt Fydryck, a Chicago based Artist says: "Don't touch The Art. Let The Art touch you."

Understandably, it probably does not really matter how the End Affect is arrived upon. The ever-lasting Effect is what lasts. That First Impression will influence and delight. However, for the Struggling Artist with Talent (where the 'with' is emphasized) who has not gotten his/her Break yet, the Current Marketplace is ttoally gutted, saturated and flooded with 'Wanna-Be' Artists who can afford a PhotoShop Program and have the intellect to 'figure it out.' However, they are not Natural Artists who are lacking in the Flair Category.


Clyde Hampton (an Artist for 30 years now) laments: "You're not an Artist even if you can afford a pricey Photoshop Program." Clyde's other Gripe is:

"Just because you (meaning an Art Dealer or Gallery) can afford a booth at ARTropolis (or any other trade fair), doesn't mean you undersatnd and promote the 'Best Art.' Will that Art be around 100 years from now or longer?"

These are Good Points, Clyde, that can be used for a lively debate, although I know most people will not readjust their stand.

This Convenience provided by P-shop leads (some) Photoshop Users to believe they can create ART with a few points and clicks, not brush strokes and rubbings. Artists who do have the sparkle and pizzazz to employ PC Graphic Techniques in with their own Medium(s) of Choice can further develop their Talent at a much more rapid pace. But again, the Quadrant of Bottom Lines remain:

1. Who's the Audience?
2. Who'll write about the Art?
3. Who will buy the Art?
4. Will the Art as an individualized Entity or Title pass the Test of Time?

Oh well, in a Society where homes are in foreclosure, does it really matter how the Art is created as long as The Work(s) sell(s)?

The Question then arises:

Why should PhotoShopmanship suddenly gain such wide Appeal?

That Answer is simple. There's plenty of capitol backed by premium marketing tactics while the present focus happens to be on that particular art, genre and/or topic.

TO CONTINUE with the Question:

Why should PhotoShopmanship suddenly gain such wide Appeal?

It's not that we who are boldly Art-centric shun the Introduction of New Art Mediums. The more the merrier. Keeping an Open Mind allows a person to grow as The Art evolves in its own platform dependent on what is produced to advance it across Inter-Cultural Divides.

Today as Reality TV proves, even a 'Flash in the Pan' gets its Day.

ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival:
Entertainment is what Art ultimately provides, as Dance, Theatre and Song. The merrier an element is, the more inductively exciting and inspiring Experiences can become. But, what a No-Talent conceives as Art only pollutes and destroys the Chance of Real Art (which is in the Eye of the Beholder from getting to The Top.

"How can real Art rise to the top when it's suffocated out? Mr. Hampton asks.

Strict Observations concerning Art run rampant at ARTropolis. What's appealing is as individualized as ever. Having the Ability to see so much at one time under one roof, in one precise area derived from all observation points (cultural, regional and artistic) across the Planet is an absolute Treat.

SUMMARY: Airbrushing and Photoshop: Pseudo Art Impersonators. If Cave Man had access to them, imagine how marketing Art would be vastly different. Sometimes it's better to just leave well enough alone and move on to the next Booth...

Friday, April 25, 2008

ARTropolis: Best of Show 2008 goes to PAUL VILLINSKI - Metamorphosis

Art is definitely judged by one's valued opinion, as it's been doing that since Cave Man painted the first bison on a limestone wall so many eons ago. Art in itself is universal. Acceptance is not. That's why it's always interesting to check out new Art when it's produced as it is an Indicator of the Time, for the Times and stands the Test of Time.

After attending ARTropolis' Premier Opening on April 24, 2008, I can say that Art has reached a new Level of Beauty and Concern with the Arrival of New York based Artist:


whose Piece: Metamorphosis

is as complex as it is far reaching. Paul creates Butterflies out of Tin. Tin Cans. 1000s of Butterflies are mounted (pin-pointed, we could say) on a white wall, fluttering about and stopping people as they pass through the aisles. There's nothing like them anywhere, although TCA: Tin Can Art has been 'around' and is now becoming Haute Art because of its Pliability.

Paul then paints the Tin on some of his Butterflies. He crafts the Butterflies in all their rich intricate detail meticulously out of Tin, which is rather pliable, but it can prove to be a Challenge as his hands bore.

While I chatted with Paul, he proudly showed me the Earth Day Issue of the New York Times Magazine (from Mid-April) in which his Butterflies had their Spread. The NYT Editors could not have picked a better Artist to represent, especially since the USA is covered in a thin film of tin filth. If more people (altho most do not have The Vision and Talent that PV possesses) recycled the way he does, Earth Day would be all the more successful.

"Astounding. Seeing is believing!" Because the Product is the Tin Can, Paul is not only creating Art, he is recycling. With all the Soda and Beer Drinkers in New York, Paul definitely has his work cut out for him. After all, to reparaphrase Bob Dylan's Hit:

'Everybody must get canned.'

Find out more about Paul Villinski's METAMORPHOSIS by visiting:

ARTropolis at the Merchandise Mart
April 24-28, 2008

or inquiring at:

(Art Gallery)
317 10TH Avenue
(Between 28 & 29)
New York City 10001


Visit Paul's Web Pages at:

As I emailed my friend, Audrey this Morning, I stated: “Some of the Work there is Art, truly Art…if you only see one Artist this year, PV’s the One.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

ARTropolis in Chicago: Day #1: April 24, 2008. Hit the Floor running with PAUL KLEIN.

As I had said to my Associate, Paul Klein, former Art Gallery Owner and now publisher/editor of:


"Aren't U glad we're electronic, digital and computerized these days - otherwise, we wouldn't even be able to get 1/2 of ARTropolis done?"

That Comment, of course, generated the Idea that (unfortunately) many People will not be able to physically 'walk the Show'; see the fabulous Interpretations + Renditions or even 'physically be in town' for the Event(s). However, they can checkout the official ARTropolis Website at:

Although 1/2 The Fun is being there to absorb every Sight, Sound and Sensation that arises (which is an ART in and of itself), ART transcends (all on its own) and with the Aid of Modern Technology, you can be at The Shows without any pain, but all gain.

Furthermore to expand your Dimensions on 'The Arts,' you can subscribe to Paul's eNewsletter in order to keep up with all Artistic Break-Throughs & Thoughts by sending him a Note at:

Stay tuned for more ASKian ARTropolis Updates posted by 10 AM beginning on April 25, 2008 - April 28, 2008.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Day Trippin @ ARTropolis 2008 - Chicago Style

To all devoted Fans, Friends & CoHorts:

From April 24-28 this BLOG will be written live from the International Art Event that is occurring in 'The Windy City' aptly called ARTropolis/Chicago.

A brief Summation taken from their own words follows:

"Art Chicago™ 2008, the annual international fair of contemporary and modern art, brings together 180 of the world's leading emerging and established galleries, representing 56 international cities to showcase the work of over 2,000 renowned artists. Art Chicago™ offers curators, collectors, artists and art enthusiasts a comprehensive survey of current and historic work, from cutting-edge to modern masters in a wide variety of media including: painting, photography, drawing, prints, sculpture, video and special installations."

Location: The Merchandise Mart
7th - 8th - 12th Floors
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago, IL USA

A precise Rundown of the Show(s) and my favorite Artists will be formulated in KOOPERSMITHin' throughout the Days, based on who and what inspired me to take it 'to word.'

The ARTropolisation of America: *

Try to fit ARTropolis into your Schedule, as it, undoubtedly, is the Culmination of the Best Artistic Presentations ever to be gathered under one roof.

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*Editorial Note: The ARTropolisation of America:
Term created by ASK specifically for this Forum.

ARTropolising deals with and is defined as: The Act of attending the Shows year-in and year-out.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Chairs: Talks & Exhibitions (Chicago-Style) on April 30 & June 7. Mark your Literary Calendar.

Penned & Distributed by:
ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Koopersmith’s Global Communications
“People read what Adrienne writes about…”
Chicago, Illinois USA

DateLine: Friday, April 18, 2008

“See, it does pay to reply to Newspaper Articles,” I always say as a Means to reach-out and network with People. It’s a Public Relations Ploy as well as a Method of Learning something new. I did this myself a few Weeks ago after reading an interesting Column that caught my Attention & Interest (both) in a local ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ Neighborhood Newspaper called Inside Editions.

Evidently, Kathy Gemperle of the North Lakeside Cultural Center and Edgewater Historical Society would be curating Two Exhibitions on The Chair. As a Creative Writer and addictively ardent Sitter since Birth, I immediately sent a complimentary Email to her about this ingenious Endeavor (that is clearly near and dear to me for an endless Variety of Reasons) about The Shows which are prudently entitled: ONCE UPON A CHAIR.

We all have our Chair Stories to share. Kathy’s Theme is to collect as many Chairs show-side as possible with an accompanying Explanatory Story, Poem or Commentary as to its Uniqueness. What defines ‘Uniqueness’ is totally left-up to the individual Artist’s and Writer’s Imagination.

“How cool is that,” I enthusiastically mentioned to Kathy when We initially met on Saturday, March 15TH – the Ides of March – a Date that lives in Infamy. After all, if JC: Julius Caesar had only been seated on a Chair instead of being a Trouble-Maker that Day, he may have lived through that perilous Moment.

TO CONTINUE: Way back in 1999 when The Mindset was ‘The Turn of The Millennium’ (and Century, too, for that matter) and the Critical Concern was if the Y2K Bug would infect and set us back 1000 years, I was diligently concentrating on and examining Inventions that were produced (and taken to market) from 999-1999 that We, as a People and Advancing Global Economy, could not easily do or live without.

My Realization or Decision (unanimously and without a doubt) selected:


To me, all Great Ideas are born on, in or near a Chair. If you think of a Master Plan, you may (very well) be seated. In order for you to advance that Impression moreso, you need to be seated comfortably in order to further contemplate its Steps or Procedures; write it up; draw it out, set it up, discuss it at length and then to disperse or dispense it via eMail or in Snail-Mail Fashion (tucked into an Envelope), all of which are Tasks that We do best while seated…in The Comfort of a Chair.

“Historically, The Chair can be seen and traced back as ‘The Catalyst or The Grandfather’ that began The Process which We now commonly know, acknowledge and recognize as ‘Multi-Tasking.’”

Quote of: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Monday, April 7, 2008 – 9:50 AM

As a Prime Example, I myself am curled up on a Chair as I compose these Thoughts for you to read and consider.

“After all, if you’re going to ‘walk The Walk and talk The Talk’ you might as well ‘DO IT’ while being seated in or on a Chair.”

Quote of: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Saturday, April 5, 2008 – 9:48 AM


I was seated on my Bike Seat (a mobile Chair, in my mind) during The Afternoon of Sunday, November 7, 1999 when I peddled past an Antique Shop on North Ashland Avenue in Chicago (not far from Wrigley Field), Home of The Cubs where Fans gather and robotically sit for Hours on Bleachers, a modified Chair (if We want to get technical about it).

In front of this Antique Parlor, (to get the Passersbys’ Attention) stood Six (6) Chairs – all from different Periods of Time, Styles and Material Compositions. I stopped my Bike. I was mesmerized. They inspired me so much, I was forced to go directly Home (without stopping at The Grocery Store for Chocolate, Candy and Salty Snacks or to ‘collect $200’) and for three constant Weeks (Day-in and Day-out; from Dawn-to-Dusk) wrote about Chairs.

Oh, these Writings were not resource-laden and filled with Names of renown Designers, etc. These Chapters were lighter Literary Lots that gave The Chair more of an animated Personal Feel packed with culled Insights, collective Truths and consistent Observations – as if you were reading about a Dear Friend who, after 1,000 Years was finally getting their Honorary Due for withstanding the The Tests of Time, Trials, Space and Hardships. After writing 35 Chapters and carefully illustrating The Pages with Assortments of squawking Comics and appealing Black & White Drawings and Clipart, I named The Book: ©1999.


Whereby the next 38 .com Prefix Words (and their relevant Meanings) symbolize the Action Verbs and/or Nouns that are normally achieved mentally, physically and/or spiritually found in The Usefulness of THE CHAIR. With The Aid of a Chair, these Actions are highly obtainable and many times, without much Exertion or tremendous Physical Effort.

Combine * Comeback * Comfort * Comfortable * Command Commemorate * Commence * Comment * Commentary
Committee * Communal * Communicate * Communique
Community * Compadre * Companionship * Company
Compare * Compassion * Compatible * Compatriot
Compeer * Compel * Compendium * Compete
Compilation * Complement * Complete * Compliance
Compliment * Comply * Component * Compose
Composition * Comprehend * Comprehensive * Comprise

And yes, I performed and engineered all that ‘COM-motion’ while sitting in The Confines of Chairs I have known and loved throughout my Lifetime. You have, too, if you stop and think about your Past. That immense .com-List allows me to gratefully reflect on all The Things I have successfully ac-COM-plished while ‘Sitting in a Chair.”

“Challenge yourself every Day from now on to tackle
(derived from those .com Prefix Words or others
that may apply to your particular LifeStyle Endeavors)
thereby expanding your Horizons.”

Sunday, April 13, 2008 – 7:38 AM

Having earned the Literary Designations as:

‘America’s Premier Eventologist’
by Gene Koprowski of Insight Magazine (Washington, DC) in August of 1997


‘The Premier Eventologist in The History of The World’
by Eric Zorn of The Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL) in January, 2001,

in accordance with The Times, I took The Liberty to significantly declare The New Millennium Year of 2000 as THE YEAR OF THE CHAIR.

WAS IT MERE COINCIDENCE? Then, in August, 2000, I noticed in a local Newspaper (again) that The City of Chicago was sponsoring an Urban Furniture Public Art Event called SUITE HOME CHICAGO that would be comprised of life-size Fiberglass Forms (namely a Sofa, Chair, Ottoman & TV).

I then said to my Self: “Why not follow-up with a Book on THE TABLE this Time around?” I again got started on that Inspiration. After plugging and penning away (Day-in and Day-out; from Dawn to Dusk), like clockwork, 3 Weeks later: ©2000

appeared. ©2000 follows the same explicit Format as ©1999 and is the most appropriate Sequel any Book could or should ever have. The Finishing Touch was adding The Third and Final Section of The Text recognizing The Union between The Chair and The Table.2 This Trilogy can be published, viewed and read as One, Two or Three Books.

In precise Eventological Manner, I proclaimed 2001 as:


“Events turn Our Days into Memories that express Our Wills and Temperaments.”

Quote of: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Tuesday, April 8, 2008 – 3:02 PM

Eleven Years previously with this Mindset firmly sewn into place, I solely embarked on The Great Creative Journey and Launch of:

The Art of Event-Making
Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith’s Campaigns For Humanity ©1990

by designing and promoting that nouveau Literary Style that Today contains 1,700+ HOLIDATES TO CELEBRATE ®. Falling into 39 fastidious Categories, EVENTOLOGY ® is a sure-fire Way to address Issues in order to spotlight their Significance. Now, 11 Years later, Two of EVENTOLOGY’s Primary Tools, THE CHAIR & THE TABLE were receiving their ‘Just Desserts.’ There’s nothing more enjoyable and relaxing than to be seated in a Chair holding an open Book in your Lap with a Table at Arm’s Length away. After that Point, any Thing gains The Potential to happen and has The Ability and The Agility to take on a Life of its very own. Few would disagree with me on those solicited, coveted Statements.

EVENTOLOGY ® is and remains as The Modus Operandi of my PRAM: Public Relations – Advertising – Marketing Business ® and ultimately, my Legacy that’s been artistically unfolding and cultivated since 1979 that positively aims to place ‘The Pop’ into Pop Culture.


Then, I decided to fuse ‘The Two’ together because People2 share a Common Tendency and Thread. My Reasoning was:

“If there’s a Chair in a Room, Chances are, a Table is near. This handsome Duo is found on every Continent from Cabins to Condos. The Chair and The Table go together like Baseball & Cracker Jacks.”

Quote of: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Sunday, April 6, 2008 – 8:57 AM

Voila, the complete Book called:

“The Chair & The Table…Salutatory Expressions”
An Insider’s Study When ‘Considering Beginnings’ ©1999-2000

is labeled as an IHP: Informational Humor Primer by Genre.

FLASHBACKING TO MARCH 15, 2008: While Kathy and I were discussing The Merits of ‘The Exhibitions and my Book’ (that currently needs to be re-published), she asked if I’d speak about Chairs and design (some) Posters for the Shows. How could I resist?

THE SHOWS will be held at:

The North Lakeside Cultural Center
6219 North Sheridan Road in Chicago
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 – 6-9 PM


The Edgewater Historical Society
5358 North Ashland Avenue in Chicago
Saturday, June 7, 2008 – 12-4 PM

HOTA: HOT ON THE AGENDA: I will be speaking about The ARTists’ Submissions and their accompanying Stories about (The) Chairs and reading Passages from ©1999 (at both Occasions).

SCHEDULED TIMES FOR The North Lakeside Cultural Center Event will be on Wednesday, April 30 at:

6:15 PM – Opening Welcome
7:15 PM
8:15 PM
8:45 PM – Closing Statement

SCHEDULED TIMES FOR The Edgewater Historical Society Event will be on Saturday, June 7 at:

12:15 PM – Opening Welcome
1:15 PM
2:15 PM
3:15 PM
3:45 PM – Closing Statement

Thirty (30) custom designed ‘Wall Hangings’ consisting of Quotes & Passages derived from THE MANUSCRIPT will be available for viewing at each Location.

ADDITIONALLY: Segments focusing on the 5W’s of this Exhibition and my CHAIR-ished Writings will and have been appearing on My Blog, KOOPERSMITHin’ ® that is found at:

An open and lively Discussion about GRAMMAR & THE CHAIR as to whether Mankind sits ON or IN a Chair will also be debated.


“Chairs. There’s nothing like them. ‘What’s COM-parable?’ is a difficult Question to intelligently answer as there really isn’t an Object that comes close.”

As I ponder that Puzzle, I find my Self using The Convenience of a Chair for a Make-Shift Closet. Sometimes, I place my Treats on it and temporarily store Items on them. I have even been known to hide Things under them! Like every Dog, every Chair gets its Day(s). The Chairs’ Days have arrived. That Period is noted as: April 30 through June 7.

“This Celebration of The Chair COM-mands a Standing Ovation.”

Quote of: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Sunday, April 6, 2008 – 9:02 AM

On behalf of all Chair Lovers since ‘way-back-when,’ I sincerely hope you can stop-in for these Events and to share and increase your CHAIR-ished Experiences.


For any and all Comments & Queries or Questions you may have, send them over to me at:

If you’d like to interview Kathy Gemperle about these Exhibitions, she may be contacted at:


AS MORALS GO:If a Moral to this Media Release exists, it would be:

“See, it is beneficial to read Newspapers...while seated in a Chair.”

And about those Scientists who thought DNA was ‘The Link’ that joined all People together. Evidently, they were sorely mistaken.

“It’s The Chair and nothing but The Chair.”
(Go ahead and quote me on that one).




(1) COM (Prefix Words) derived from: The American Heritage ® Dictionary of The English Language. 4TH Edition. ©2006. Houghton Mifflin Company. Boston/New York. Pages 367-380.

(2) Then, I decided to fuse ‘THE TWO’ together because People share a Common Tendency and Thread.

ASK’s NOTE: Pets also gravitate to Chairs, Tables and other Furniture(s) to sit and lay (up)on.

The CHAIR’s & The TABLE’s Flexibility to ‘crossover’ cannot be denied or undermined. Check out My Book for a more detailed and sophisticated Accounting of ‘Who sits on Chairs and Why their Popularity continues to grow.’

For those of you wondering, my Third Choice of Top Inventions for the Last Millennium were Johann Gutenberg’s Printing Press that later led to The Proliferation of Typewriterization & The LapTop. Those Fetes consequently ignited to The Upsurge in Reading, Language and Communication. My Fourth Selection was The Invention of The Toilet (that really is a Chair, in disguise) which catapulted The Convenience of Indoor Plumbing. Fortunately for Mankind, The Cycle of Life continues with beneficial Results that never cease to amaze, amuse and pamper me. Appreciating and Praising them is what We often neglect to do.

As History repeatedly proves:

Creature COM-forts elevate Life to its Fullest.

For those of you concerned about my Future Literary Topics, if the Proper Funding is advanced I may explore The Wonders of THE STEP which has proven to be as valuable as The Contributions consecutively bestowed upon us by THE CHAIR & The TABLE per my unabashed Standards. Following suit, I will devote Three Weeks Day-in and Day-Out; from Dawn to Dusk scoring that Document, step-by-step.


After perusing ‘Sweet Home Chicago’s’ Cultural Calendar for April, 2008, it is discovered that Dates for:

‘Chicago’s Celebration of Art, Antiques & Culture’
(featured throughout The Merchandise Mart)
April 24 – April 28
(Thursday – Monday)

Rest up and ‘swing on over’ to this Show opening on Wednesday, April 30 (from 6-9 PM).

“Sitting in a CHAIR will feel mighty good by then!”

Quote of: ASK
Friday, April 11, 2008 – 5:45 PM

‘Once Upon A Chair’ officially closes on Saturday, June 7 (from Noon to 4 PM).

However, its Memory will linger with each Chair you subsequently meet.


Thursday, April 3, 2008

Koopersmith Unveils: Matzo Month International for 2008

“Matzo & Memories”

Penned and composed by:
ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Koopersmith’s Global Communications
“People read what Adrienne writes about…”
Chicago, Illinois USA

DateLine: Thursday, April 3, 2008

Many, many years ago when I was a Teenager and exploring the World, I had an Experience in Central Park in New York City. Hailing from a small Town in mid-Illinois, this came as no Surprise to me. Things did happen in Central Park. It made News every Day.

However, this Story did not make News. It actually was buried for nearly 36 Years until I spotted a Column in the Jewish Forward in their March 28TH Edition stating that Streits Matzo Company was closing its Manhattan Plant after a glorious span of 83 years (beginning in 1925) of providing the best Matzos on the Planet. Thinking of my particular Story, I decided to share it now. There’s no Audio or Video, just a Written Account, to be sent via eMail, one Item that was not on my ‘Menu’ in Spring of 1971 when I visited ‘The Big Apple’ and this Occasion happened.

My Mother was 19 when she first ventured to New York City with her Parents. Wishing to share The Experience and because I was leaving for School (College) in only 6 Months, this was her going-away present to me, one I would not ever forget. We arrived before Passover and visited all the hot shopping Neighborhoods; went on site-seeing Excursions and even saw Fiddler On The Roof, my first stage play.

Wanting to see a bit of Nature, we decided to picnic in Central Park. Always watching my Weight, I knew from 5 years of Teenage Dieting that unleavened Crackers was just as filling as Bread but with less Calories. It possessed Character, Tradition, Taste and a History of its very own. I picked up a Box before We began our Trek into this ‘Concrete Jungle.’

Mom and my younger Sister left me alone to sit and wait till they bought Refreshments from a Vendor who was posted just ‘up the beaten Path.’ As I sat on a Bench waiting for their return, munching on my Streits Matzo, a blind Man slowly approached me with his wooden carved Cane in hand.

“There’s a Seat here,” I told him, knowing he could not rightly see the ¾ empty Bench.

“You can sit down here, if you like.” I probably sounded like Jenny inviting Forrest Gump to sit with her when they initially met on the old school bus back in Green Bow, Alabama.

He slowly made his Way over, patted his Hand on the wooden Bench, smiled and sat down.

“You visiting, Young Miss?” he asked me.

I surmised he could tell I was young through the Inclination in my Voice.

“Yes, I am, Sir.” I confirmed. “From a small Town 100 Miles southwest of Chicago.”

“Is it a nice Place to live?” he asked.

“I think so. We don’t lock our Doors. This is the first Time I’ve been to New York City in my whole Life!” I enthusiastically replied.

“Have you lived here long?” I then asked him in return.

“Yes, Young Miss. All my Life.”

“There’s a lot to SEE here…” I began to say when I realized he could not physically SEE all the Wonders New York City had to offer. Then, I asked in an innocently, subtle but fumbling Voice: “Is it hard to get around and all?”

“I’m used to it,” he said, nodding his Head.

Realizing I was eating in front of the Man (even though I’m not sure if he could detect the Matzo on my Breath, I reached into the Box and grabbed a big Square and handed it to him. “Here, take this,” I said.

“Why thank you” he said as he took the perforated Dough Strip from me.

“What is this?” he said with his Voice rising as he raked his Fingers over the Matzo. “Who wrote this Stuff?”

Floored that he thought I handed him a Page of Braille Text, I said: “You eat it not read it!”

Matzo has not only crossed many, many Cultures, but Time, Age, Sight vs. unSighted and Historical Barriers of People inhabiting big Cities to small Villages since it was first baked Thousands of Years ago. The unleavened Bread continues to leave its Mark on People with every Passing Date and Crumb and can even make Friends from mere Strangers as my Story entailed.

“Matzo Matters”

Today in a Contemporary Setting, Chicago Jewry eats (a) lot(s) of Streits, Manischewitz (since 1888) and Yehuda Matzos year round, but this Story is what happened to me personally on the Streets of New York City mingling with the Natives in Central Park, a Story I am happy to share and one, indeed, that would make for a very fine TV Ad and/or Commercial.

After all, you don’t need to be observant – or even Jewish – or even SEE the ‘Stuff’ that matters and to enjoy the Taste and Flavor of Matzo. Generations before you and after you have and will…thanks to the arduous Work and Recipes of Companies like Streits Matzo.


Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, born in Mendota, Illinois in 1952 is known as: ‘America’s Premier Eventologist’ & ‘The Premier Eventologist in the History of the World’

Her 1,700+ HOLIDATES fall into 39 specialized Categories of which 408 of them deal with FOOD and eating wisely and healthily. This Segment is classically known as EAT-Vents ® and are Part and Parcel of her: EAT-Vent-O-Pedia ® that was first released in 1998.

MATZO MONTH INTERNATIONAL ©2008 is her latest Food Event in honor of the Passover & Purim of 2008.

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