Wrigley Field Centennial Seats – June 27, 2014


It’s the home of Chicago Cubs’ 100th year anniversary this year. From the website, wrigleyfield100.com: “Explore the rich history of one of America’s most iconic ballparks with a walk down Michigan Avenue. See all 50 sets of authentic ballpark seats below, each uniquely and artistically designed by community groups, artists and celebrity fans of the […]

Opening of “On The Road Again” Photo Exhibit – May 6, 2010


Yours truly posing in front of my photos. The opening was a huge success … over a hundred people came and went. The opening at the Chicago Photography Collective Pop-Up Art Loop Gallery on 29 E. Madison was a part of the First Thursdays art walk sponsored by the Pop-Up Art Loop and Chicago Artists’ […]

On The Road Again


New show at the Chicago Photography Collective Pop-up Art Loop Gallery entitled “On the Road Again” showcasing the photography of Rebeka Raleigh and yours truly, Ken Ilio – opening on May 6, 2010. I am in good company! Rebekah holds a BA in Art History from Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.) and has finished the coursework […]

“In the Real World” Opening – Pictures from the Exhibition


Chicago photographers Ron Seymour and Karen Hoyt “In the Real World” is the theme of Chicago Photography Collective’s newest exhibit featuring the photography of Karen Hoyt and Ron Seymour. The gallery is located at 29 E. Madison in the Loop and the exhibit will run until the first week of May 2010. The Chicago Photography […]

Chicago Photography Collective Opening – February 5, 2010


Marc Pokempner,

Chicago Photography Collective Opening – December 18, 2009


What started as a group of four photographers having lunch once a month has turned into the “Chicago Photography Collective” A group of twenty-five Chicago-based professional photojournalists and fine artists who have come together to build a sense of community among photographers. The group’s exhibition includes compelling portraits, abstracts, nature, black and white and color […]

Chicago Photography Collective – November 15, 2009


First meet-up with the Chicago Photography Collective. I spent almost the whole day helping to tidy a vacant store-front in the Loop to make it ready for a photo exhibit that was opening the following week. The exhibit is under the auspices of PopUp Art Loop Galleries, an initiative started by the Chicago Loop Alliance […]

Digitally Entwined – March 10, 2007


Digitally Entwined exhibit meet up at Handlebar on North Ave. in Wicker Park.

Digitally Entwined Exhibit Opening – Acme Gallery, March 2, 2007

There was cake?

The Chicago Flickr Meetup club had an exhibit entitled “Digitally Entwined” showcasing works of fifteen Chicago-based photographers who met through Flickr. The opening was on March 2, 2007, attended by well over 400 people. The gallery was so packed that it was difficult to see the art. The show ran until the end of that […]

Gearing up for Digitally Entwined, February 24, 2007


Chiflickr Meet Up Club members hanging photographs in preparation for the opening of our exhibit, Digitally Entwined at the now defunct Acme Gallery in Bucktown/Wicker Park. It’s no joke. I thought I would finish in an hour. I was able to hang only two pictures!

Tagaytay and Taal Lake and Volcano, Philippines – January 28, 2006


Taal Lake and Volcano With Rey Nocum (of myislandsphilippines.com and flickr and my nephew and nieces. Rey, actually is based in the Tagaytay area … so he led the walk. We even went to the island and up the volcano to see the crater.

Beyond the Barrelman – June 25, 2005


Opening of Beyond the Barrelman at Acme Gallery in Wicker Park/Bucktown area. The curated exhibition showcased contemporary art by Filipinos in the US and around the world. Three of my photographs made it to the exhibit. These are my photos that made it to the exhibit: The Race Smiley Face As the crow flies License […]

Marc PoKempner’s Down at Theresa’s Book Launch – May 9, 2000


Product description (amazon.com): Stunning black and white photographs capture the people and the atmosphere at the world famous blues venue Theresa’s Lounge in the late 1960’s. Marc PoKempner’s shots are full of the very vigor that characterized the gritty, garish, good-time working class Chicago blues era when legends such as Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Otis […]