Holiday Party, Sponsored By The Lake County Housing Authority
Today at Beach Haven Towers in Round Lake Beach, the Lake County Housing Authority held it’s annual Senior Feast to celebrate the Holidays. The event was supposed to be held at State Bank of the Lakes, however, due to an elevator mal-function the event was moved to Beach Haven Towers in Round Lake Beach.
A miraculous undertaking in just over an hour, the Administration took up the challenge of making sure that the event was held, and on time. So under the leadership of Lorraine Hocker, and Aaron Broeski, plans were adjusted, and all of the food, and complimenting elements were quickly, and carefully taken to Beach Haven Towers.
All of the guests came to the party on time, and we all celebrated the Holidays together with good cheer. Thank you Lake County Housing Authority!
Senior Feast #615Z or Holiday Party sponsored by the Lake County Housing Authority Holiday Party by artist Stephen F. Condren with prints, and scans.
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Senior Feast #615Z or Holiday Party sponsored by the Lake County Housing Authority by artist Stephen F. Condren.
Veterans Breakfast #600Z ~ Congressman Brad Schneider hosted a Veterans Breakfast or patriot breakfast, honoring Veterans Day by artist Stephen F. Condren, of CondrenGalleries. A breakfast honoring Veterans with good food, camaraderie, a special guest speakers from the Community, Education, and Armed Forces of the United States of America.
This morning Congressman Brad Schneider honored Veterans with a gracious breakfast at the College of Lake County, in Grayslake, Illinois, because he respects, and honors Veterans. On this cold November day there was a record turn-out to this Veterans Day event, because the cold will not stop us. The police stopped in to bring to our attention that the Grayslake water main had broken cutting of the fresh water supply, because of the cold. However, the College of Lake County made provisions, and all was well taken care of.
Congressman Schneider was accompanied by is staff, including Karyn D. Davidman, and Greg Claus, because they work hard to make sure all the details are carried out.
All in all it was a most honorable, and respectable event. Thank you Congressman Brad Schneider!
Below are photos of the event show the good time that people had, because there was patriotism, and good food.
The National Anthem
Presentation Of Colors
Retiring The Colors
Veterans Day Message
Our Nation’s Flag
Stephen F. Condren ~ Artist
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Congressman Brad Schneider’s Veterans Breakfast #600Z or patriot breakfast, the image of the program of events by artist Stephen F. Condren.
This article is about the Better Business Bureau’s Complaint Free Award written by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, BFA-SAIC, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery.
Good Business Practice
At the mid-point of every year the Better Business Bureau sends out to it’s member businesses the Complaint Free Award, based on the previous year’s good business practice. The award is given in the middle of the year, so business can promote the practice. Once all the data has been gathered and sorted the Better Business Bureau sends out the award to complying member companies. I advertise my award, so as to get more business. The Complaint Free Award is good, because people trust those who have it. I have made it a practice to ask clients for reviews, so as to build better trust in my business. Many people have written reviews, because they like my service.
Trust is the foundation of good business practice, because it builds up your reputation.
The most important thing about the Better Business Bureau is that it is a reputable company. When you work with the BBB, you will always be welcomed. All business trust the Better Business Bureau because it is honest. I have joint the BBB because it is good for business. The BBB is strong because it works all over the country. Because the BBB has a good history of giving advice, it follows good educational practices. The BBB work with many Colleges, and Universities, to help educate new students. The best practice is to be hones, because people will come to you.
This article is about a private, racist, consortium that has been illegally formed on May 24, 2019, by David Kalk, and publicly announced with the official Consortium Notice #316Z, in the Hawley Manor Garden, on Lake County Housing Authority property, located in Grayslake, Illinois, which is a HUD property. This is article is written by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, BFA-SAIC, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery.
The members of Consortium or “clique” that David Kalk has chosen into this exclusive membership is for white people only. All of the tenants that are listed on the membership of the Consortium are white. There are no tenants in the Consortium that are Black, Asian, or Hispanic descent. Diversity, Pluralism, and Equal Opportunity are restricted on this HUD property under the aegis of Lake County Housing Authority, thanks to David Kalk.
Lake County Housing Authority is a government agency that is under the auspices of HUD, which is a Federal agency. The Lake County Housing Authority is meant for low income seniors, because they need financial help. House is a well run, and takes care of it’s tenants, because HUD provides assistance. Lake County Housing Authority is the largest one in Lake County, because it is the only one.
The Hawley Manor Garden is under the control of David Kalk, and he is operating a private business in this government property by running a nursery.
The entire area of the Hawley Manor Garden is divided into two equal parts. The northern part, or section is for the exclusive use of David Kalk alone, and his nursery business, where you can see all the potted plants that he is raising for merchandising.
The southern half of the Hawley Manor Garden is subdivided for the rest of the tenants, with only a very small match of land to grow a garden.
David Kalk has committed a crime, because he is practicing discrimination on government property. This leader has posted a public notice, and needs to be prosecuted for it, because he has committed a crime. Posting discriminating signs on government property is illegal, because it is the law.
This article is about Grayslake Beer Festival #306Z, located in downtown Grayslake, and written by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, BFA-SAIC, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery. Congratulations to the Village of Grayslake, The Grayslake Chamber of Commerce & The Exchange Club of Grayslake!
The Village of Grayslake, The Grayslake Chamber of Commerce & The Grayslake Exchange Club
People Love The Grayslake Beer Festival #306Z
The mood was festive and the music lively here at the annual Grayslake Craft Beer Festival, in downtown Grayslake. Because everyone enjoys a good time together with friends, there could be no better way to share time than here. Most importantly, the beer was outstanding, and everyone took interest in the music, and food.
Thought the clouds were hanging over our head for most of the day, the raid did not rule the day. Because we had many large and spacious tents to gather it, there was no worry about the rain. I must say, the rain did a good job of backing off during the whole day.
When it came to taking down the festival, the clouds rolled way, and we had no rain to interfere with the dismantling of the grounds. Because the clouds were not really heavy cumulus clouds, but rather status nimbus, they did not contain a lot of water, saving the day for us. Most importantly, the Grayslake Chamber, and Exchange Club of Grayslake did an excellent job of setting tents and facilities in such a manner that even in a hard downfall, everyone would be ok.
Thank you to the Village of Grayslake, Mayor Taylor, and the Village Board of Trustees, The Grayslake Police Department, The Grayslake Fire Prevention District, The Grayslake Public Works Department, The Grayslake Chamber of Commerce, and the Exchange Club of Grayslake for making this fine event possible, and making Grayslake a better place to live, and work.
Condren Galleries Ltd. For Grayslake Beer Festival #306Z
Grayslake Beer Festival As A Great Social Gathering
Condren Galleries is pleased to have been to participate in the execution of watercolor house portrait #000Z.
Stephen F. Condren For Grayslake Beer Festival #306Z
Grayslake Beer Festival As Community Enrichment
Because as an artist I have made Grayslake Beer Festival #306Z a place to be.
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Grayslake Beer Festival #306Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.
This article is about Lake County Housing #303Z, honoring tenants with flowers and dignity, written by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, BFA-SAIC, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery. Congratulations Lake County Housing!
This morning Lake County Housing Authority came to Hawley Manor in downtown Grayslake, to honor it’s senior residents by planting flowers along the parkway of the outside of the building. Their efforts have made a showcase of this fine building.
The team of workers were staff members of Lake County Housing Authority. Heading up the team was Lorraine Hocker, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer and Arron Broeski, Senior Property Manager, both can be seen at the top of the page.
Hawley Manor is a senior citizen residential facility in downtown Grayslake, just one block from the Grayslake Fire Prevention District. Since many of the residents are not able to get out and do gardening the administration of Lake County Housing Authority has taking up the banner and set things in order at the manor.
Both Lorraine Hocker and Aaron Boeski are veteran public service administrators and have the ability, knowledge , and talent to get things done, and with stealth. With smiles on their faces and garden tools in their hands Lorraine and Aaron came to make things better. Thank you!
Taking The Task In Hand
Condren Galleries Ltd. For Lake County Housing #303Z
Lake County Housing #303Z Honoring Senior Citizens
Fine Arts Gallery
Condren Galleries is pleased to have been to participated in the execution of Lake County Housing #303Z.
Stephen F. Condren For Lake County Housing #303Z
Lake County Housing #303Z As Beautifying Grayslake
As an artist I have made Lake County Housing #303Z a site a beauty with more flowers in the city.
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Lake County Housing #303Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.
This article is about the Grayslake Exchange Club’s Food Frenzy #299Z, an annual event that raises money for distressed families and children, and written by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, BFA-SAIC, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery. Congratulations Grayslake Exchange Club!
College of Lake County, Saturday, 5/12/2019, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Food, drinks, snacks, and lots of fun! As a new member to the Grayslake chapter of the Exchange Club I have to say that I was very impressed. I had just become a member this last Thursday and I cannot express to you how pleased I was with the graciousness shown to me, as though I had been around for a long time. These people really know how to make you feel at home.
With this kind of favor I could not help but offer my services to the setting up of the Food Frenzy this coming Saturday. So at 8:00 AM I was at the site ready to assist. Club members were coming in with their pickups and vans filled with tents and tables that would be used to put the event in order.
I also had the honor to meet Scot Warren, the National President of the Exchange Club for 2018 & 2019! But do not be fooled, Scot was pitching in like everyone else, by lifting tables, chairs, tents!
The weather during setup was overcast but fine. There was no rain and the temperature was nice. You only needed a light jacket. At 10:00 AM when my shift had ended I had to depart to do my services at the First Holy Communion for the Second Graders at St. Gilbert’s Parish, in Grayslake.
Later in the afternoon, after the church event I came back to check on things. The weather was getting cooler and a bit of raid started to set in. But this did not stop the program. There were a lot of people in attendance and people were enjoying themselves.
At the end of the day I returned to help take down. It was a pleasure to work with such fine, friendly, and good natured people.
Food Frenzy #299Z
Hosted by the Grayslake Exchange Club
Condren Galleries Ltd. For Food Frenzy #0299Z
Photos For Food Frenzy #299Z
I took the photos that appear in this article. Please feel free to make copies from this site.
Condren Galleries is pleased to have been to participate in the execution of Food Frenzy #299Z.
Stephen F. Condren Food Frenzy #299Z
As an artist I have made Food Frenzy #299Z a place to be and get ideas for drawing.
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Food Frenzy #299Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.
This article is about the Grayslake Arts Alliance art exhibit called May Fest #291Z, written by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, BFA-SAIC, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery. Congratulations Grayslake Arts Alliance!
May Fest was hosted by the Heritage Center of Grayslake, Illinois. Because the Heritage Center is right downtown on Hawley Street next door to the Grayslake Fire Prevention District, it is easily accessed by the entire community.
Grayslake Arts Alliance
May Fest was sponsored by the Grayslake Arts Alliance. Because the site is provided to us by the Village of Grayslake, we extend to the city our gratitude. The time of the exhibit was from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM. Most importantly, the weather was beautiful.
May Fest #291Z
The weather could not have been better as we were blessed with sunshine and balmy weather all afternoon. People from all over Grayslake came to see what was new here at the exhibit and also to take in the good music that complimented the fine snacks offered just inside the Heritage Center. Because many of the Alliance members were in attendance along with patrons, the show had personal meaning.
Aruna N. Sarode
Among the members that were present, we had artist Aruna N. Sarode, do a plein-air oil painting of the Heritage Center right before us. Because of Aruna’s attention to detail and amazing speed astonished those of us that had the honor to see her at work. Thank you Aruna!
Let us look carefully at this finely executed work of art. Because as an astute artist, Aruna has properly prepared her canvas board for this out side painting. Because Aruna knew that this will be done on the spot and therefore with brevity, she approaches the oil with expertise.
Immediately in photo #2, you can see that she has use the correct tones to prepare the canvas board. This mix of ochre, red, and yellow are clearly seen. These tones will be the foundation of the painting. The warmth of the ochre will support the blues and greens in the sky that is above the image of the Heritage Center.
In photo #3, you can see that now that she has set down the background, so Aruna is free to build the foundation of the painting from the lower section of the canvas board. The strong yellows nicely enhance the bottom section of the oil, and follow true to the colors of the music canopy that she is in the process of capturing.
With supreme stealth, Aruna has detailed the structure of the water tower behind the Heritage Center. Aruna has captured this image with great success. I say this with good reason, for any object that is so salient in the composition of work of art, has to be very carefully crafted. The water tower is a difficult object to successfully incorporate into the imagery of the cityscape that she is creating.
Shade & Shadows
Because the water tower is very different form the structure of the Heritage Center and it sticks out like a soar thumb. Most importantly, this is not the case here, as Aruna has masterfully incorporated this difficult object into the composition of the painting. Because the shade and shadows of the water tower are delicately painted, they are a delight to behold.
Aruna’s supreme achievement with this oil painting is her thorough understanding of the use of color. Unlike so many artists, Aruna does not utilize local color. That is: the sky is blue, the grass is green, and the flowers are red. A true master of color knows how to properly blend the color so that all of the tones are seen in every part of the painting, and that is exactly what Aruna has accomplished here.
When all is said and done, you have before you a masterly crafted work of art. This work of art is an artistic success and Aruna is to be commended.
Images for May Fest #291Z
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Scans of May Fest #291Z are available in JPEG or PDF formats for making prints, note cards, or posters.
Condren Galleries Ltd. for May Fest #291Z
May Fest #291Z
Fine Arts Gallery
Condren Galleries is pleased to have been to participate in the execution of watercolor house portrait #291Z, because it promotes the arts. Because the weather was good many people came to the art fair. Most importantly, May Fest help local artist display their works of art.
Stephen F. Condren for May Fest #291Z
Most importantly, as an artist I pleased to be a part of May Fest #291Z. Because drawings of city scenes has been a long time passion of mine since childhood. Most importantly, I like doing the drawings right on the spot and not from photos.
This article is about Edward Jones Art #283Z, hosted by Travis M. Brown and Rick Melone, and it’s exhibit in conjunction with the Grayslake Arts Alliance, written by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, BFA-SAIC, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery. Congratulations Travis and Rick!
Yesterday afternoon Travis M. Brown and Rick Melone of Edward Jones financial advisors hosted an art exhibit in conjunction with the Grayslake Arts Alliance. This was a great opportunity for Edward Jones to showcase their offices along with displaying artwork of local Grayslake artists.
Edward Jones is located at 10 N. Lake Street, Suite 113, Grayslake, IL 60030. Contact information:
The reception started at 4:00 PM, and lasted until 7:00 PM with many Edward Jones clients as well as members of the Grayslake Arts Alliance in attendance.
Because the tone of the exhibit was up-beat everyone had a good time. Edward Jones offered a fine array of refreshments and things to drink. The office nicely displayed the artwork that is on display for the exhibit. This is the first of a series of exhibits that Edward Jones is doing with the Grayslake Arts Alliance.
Travis and Rick, thank you for sharing with the community the joy of Art and celebrating your successes with your community friends and colleagues at the Grayslake Arts Alliance!
Condren Galleries Ltd. for Edward Jones Art #283Z
Fine Arts Gallery
Condren Galleries is pleased to have been to participate in the exhibit of Edward Jones Art #283Z.
Stephen F. Condren for Edward Jones Art #283Z
Edward Jones Art #283Z is an outstanding example of a local business working with the art community, and enriching the tone of their business, and uplifting the character of the community. What better thing that art displays the image of a community?
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Edward Jones Art #283Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.
Ashton Kroner of Road Home Program, spoke on what she was offering to Veterans of all walks of life, and regardless of the discharge status. The Road Home Program is affiliated with Rush Edu. The Road Home Program is an out patient program that has a treatment window of time ranging from one to approximately 25 days. Road Home Program is not a residential program. However, it works in tandem with other agencies that can assist Veterans with those needs.
We were all honored by the presence of Karyn Davidman, Casework Director for Congressman Bradley S. Schneider. Because Karyn brought up points that were germane to women’s issues and Veterans, she enriched the discourse of this seminar. Most importantly, Karyn was able bring out the resources of the different Veterans at the table. Karyn Davidman was “Sine quo none”.
Clearly as different people came to the table with their life stories pertaining to women’s issues and the Military a sense of camaraderie and fellowship came to fore. Sharing, understanding, and open mindedness to all issues regarding women, the Military, was at hand. Above all, answers to difficult questions, and solutions were made manifest right on the spot by an attorney, educators, and caseworkers. Truly, this was a seminar that enriched the lives of all that attended and it can be said that we all walked away as better people from it.
Images Of Lake County Veterans Honors Women #274Z
Condren Galleries Ltd.
Condren Galleries honors all Veteran women past and present. Because I am a veteran that served on board the USS Midway CV-41, I have made it my mission to give back to our country what it has given to us.