Earth Day. Chicago. March for Science. 60,000 strong!

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March for Science photos

photography©Nancy Bechtol, APA photojournalist

shot on location, Earth Day, Chicago. 2017.

The “Brain Hats” were excellent!

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Click above! Here is the link to my photos, on Location. Share and comment at will. Peace on Earth, now and forever. Peace through Justice.

March for Science Quote from their Press Release Info:

Contact:  media@sciencemarchchicago.org

One Of The Largest Gatherings In The Global Movement, Chicagoans Show Up United For Science And Evidence Based Policies

CHICAGO, IL: The March for Science Chicago took place on April 22, 2017. The crowds drew estimates of nearly 60,000 marchers united under the March’s nonpartisan mission and evidence-based policies that are built on an ethical approach to science.

Dr. Lee Bitsoi, Karen R. Weigert, Garry Cooper, PhD, 8th Grader Fredy Lopez, March For Science Chicago Directors Adam Arcus and Kristian Aloma, and Keynote Speaker Emily Graslie all spoke to the gathering of scientists, science enthusiasts, and science supporters early on Saturday morning.

Chicagoans then marched to Museum Campus at the foot of The Field Museum’s South Steps, where they took their next step in supporting and engaging science. Over fifty organizations, institutions, researchers, and scientists gathered at tables with the energized crowds and held conversations about science, recruited volunteers, and discussed potential citizen science efforts in Chicago.

March For Science Chicago now continues its mission of bridging the widening gap between the public and the science that serves it through community involvement, advocacy, design, and science communication. For more information visit: sciencemarchchicago.org

Fort Sill Apache Woman Director: THIS IS INDIAN LAND. FILM preview! (trailer released)

“THIS IS INDIAN LAND” first peek at the Trailer!

This is an Indie film produced by Shadow Bechtol Studio. Chicago. Sharon Okee-Chee Skolnick, Fort Sill Apache is the Director with a deep vision of telling the story through the eyes of Native People from the American Indian Center.  David Bechtol, Director of Photography/Tech Supervisor and Nancy Bechtol, Cinematographer/Editor/SFX

Clik here:: Trailer for This is Indian Land

thanks for viewing and all the interest in this truly unique film ! your feedback welcome.  More as it comes.. Currently in Postproduction. Do send good vibes our way. Indie is awesome but DIY truly is an eyeopener…yes,  we will prevail for true history.  Release for 2017.

 

“Oppositions”& Resistances: ART and Life= t h e n and N O W:: a photo essay

NOW, PAST and ongoing..

selection of images from decades of resistance and opposition.

Currently in the group show at the Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago  “Oppositions”

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and.. more…decades of social justice: photojournalism and art hybrid.

SWAN for Nancy Bechtol at Lost Artists Colony April 2017

Social Documentary

selections:

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ARC Gallery Shows: “Persistence of Vision: Scene & unseen”

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ARC Email: info@arcgallery.com

More info on March Show

“SCENE & UNSEEN: Persistence Of Vision”

David Bechtol and Nancy Bechtol

“SCENE & UNSEEN: Persistence Of Vision” a two-person show inhabiting disparate worlds of photography.

David Bechtol’s images are founded in the “SCENE” of majestic high resolution art photography, including large panoramas of landscapes and beautiful vistas. The work invites and places the viewer in the footsteps of the artist, transporting them to where these remarkable images were captured.

Nancy Bechtol’s art/photo manipulations are entwined with the “UNSEEN” manifestations of the internal workings, the flights of fantasy which revel in highly colorized visions.

Both individually have over 40 years of work/history in the media.

The public is welcome to the Opening Reception,

Friday, March 3, 2017   6-9pm  The Artists will be present.

The exhibit runs March 1 – 25   2017.

Gallery Hours: Sunday 12-4 pm.  Wed – Sat   12-6pm

By the Beard of the Last Hippie : LEE GROBAN (tba. soon a film)

By the Beard of the Last Hippie : LEE GROBAN (tba. soon a film) Cure for Insomnia found!

by the Beard of

..LEE GROBAN    (gesture pound chest and give the Rest in Power gesture 3x) …it’s a drag..

LEE GROBAN SPEAKS-YOUTUBE NBECHTOL

(above is a short, not the “official trailer for the upcoming movie, but you have a bit of a taste)

If I could write across the sky, for all to see it would be this:

“Legendary Artist,/Poet, LEE GROBAN, fnally finds the “CURE for INSOMNIA!”

…And the word is, there was a ripple in the fabric of the Cosmos, embracing LEE into infinity..enjoying,

 experiencing the ultimate trip.

To describe Lee is to indeed, describe the indescribable…an artist, a scholarly researcher of obscure names, a Chicago Icon. A very interesting being. A good man.

You did not just know Lee, You Experienced him. Truly. What I ..and I am sure many can relate to, the “Lee Groban Experience”i

…at this point every one of you can fill the blank space,with the stories, the memories you have of Lee,

And they may pop in your mind, in most unusual ways, to remind you of your connection with him as Indelible tattoos on our souls.

I first met Lee in the late 70s—Lee was performing spoken word, poetry, with his amazing ,body gyrations and stunning vocals at the Omega Center, a hip Chicago Venue using Laser lights and psychedelic multimedia Time arts, with his artist friends, Frank Garvey, (of OmniCircus, San Francisco) and Michael Markowski (Director/ musician/Video artist)

it was intensely overwhelming attack of all your senses—in a good way.

Decades of Art and Poetry..

Lee was at I believe at every festival that existed,  including his art wanderings to places like the Rainbow Festival, New York, Calif, and Canada and beyond, which he reveled in, as he would say, “getting exposure” for his work. A fixture at the Chicago Art Scene. (and banned by some of the “best” galleries in River North”

Lee loved an audience, he intensely embraced the Poetry Scene (and the poets really understood him), as he would say they dug me..Lee was an enthusiastic performer live and on videos –And in his daily life as an artist.

The last art show Lee collaborated with me on was at the Zhou Bros Art Center, at the 4Art Inc , “Somnambulist” curated by Jenny Lam. (under the auspices of Robin Rios, artist, director and mentor)

The subject was an art/installation tribute I made of Lee, 2010, the title,

“at second glance, you notice something is different, Lee is dreaming…”

The Lee Groban Experience wove into the fabric of the Chicago Art Scene for over 4 decades. With his unique and personal visions. It was a gift to know him.

Finally, a quote, I stole off a video interview on poets– by the artist Wes Heine,

Lee said:

I DANCE WILD DANCES, AND MAKE WEIRD WILD FACES,

BUT WE ALL WERE DOING THAT TOGETHER, SO

I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE DOING IT

By the beard of.. Lee Groban

 PEACE

As spoken by

…Nancy Bechtol

at the Memorial tribute

 held at Packer Schopf Gallery

942 W. Lake Street. Chicago    December 17, 2011