DAVE VORLAND: Photo Gallery — Once Around Chicago
Bloomington, Minn., photographer Dave Vorland and his partner, Dorette Kerian, recently returned home after attending the 40th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival, which showcased the greatest jazz artists from Chicago and around the world, including headliner performances in Millennium Park that featured Ramsey Lewis, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves, Maceo Parker and Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. Among the activities on their agenda was a guided architecture tour of the city. Here are some of the sights they saw along the way.
A portrait of the famous American artist and expatriate James Whistler (1834-1903), which hangs in a special exhibit in the Art Institute.
The Chicago Hilton on Michigan Avenue.
The Chicago River on a day of light rain and mist.
A statue of Irv Kupcinet, 1912-2003. Yes, that’s Dorette in the blue top. When I met “Kup” in 1965 he was a nationally known Chicago Sun-Times columnist, television talk show host, and radio personality. I had just graduated from the University of North Dakota and was on my way to work on a master’s degree at Northwestern University. My UND advisor, Prof. Alvin Austin, a friend of Kup’s, had arranged for me to meet him in Chicago before my classes began in Evanston. Kupcinet, legendary Chicago Sun Times columnist
Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” which is on loan to the Art Institute of Chicago.
Jazz singer at the Chicago Jazz Festival.
Chess game on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue.
Chicago River tour boat.
Chicago’s John Hancock Center.
Lake Michigan, photographed from Navy Pier in Chicago.
Crowd at Chicago Jazz Festival.
Pull pork, Chicago style, at the Jazz Festival.
The Chicago Picasso, an untitled monumental sculpture by Pablo Picasso, in Chicago’s Daley Plaza.