Quote

Chris Drew: 10th Anniversary of Class 1 Felony Arrest selling art. Illinois Eavesdropping Law! ART is Speech! More.Legacy: what he taught/gave us. | LinkedIn

Chris Drew: 10th Anniversary of Class 1 Felony Arrest selling art. Illinois Eavesdropping Law! ART is Speech! More.Legacy: what he taught/gave us.

Special Thanks for the film’s heartbeat.

Music courtesy of Behind the Sun- Alton & Mansfield. available album online.

No alt text provided for this image

I invite you to see the film. Filmed in Chicago without any permits. The indie film streams or for DVD on demand (with closed captioning) at:

https://www.amazon.com/Speech-Transcendent-Journey-Street-Artist/dp/B016LFJHJM

No alt text provided for this image
No alt text provided for this image
No alt text provided for this image
No alt text provided for this image
No alt text provided for this image

Special Thanks for the film’s heartbeat. Music courtesy of Behind the Sun- Alton & Mansfield. available album online.

No alt text provided for this image

photos/art by Nancy Bechtol.

Nancy Bechtol

Nancy Bechtol

Shadow Bechtol Studio/Artist; Photographer/Media Specialist; APA Photojournalist
Published • 2w

photos/art by Nancy Bechtol.

Published by

Nancy Bechtol
Shadow Bechtol Studio/Artist; Photographer/Media Specialist; APA Photojournalist
Published • 2w

via Chris Drew: 10th Anniversary of Class 1 Felony Arrest selling art. Illinois Eavesdropping Law! ART is Speech! More.Legacy: what he taught/gave us. | LinkedIn

“Fashioning the Self: You Are What you Wear” as I see it. All Women at Koehnline Museum Exhibition!

No alt text provided for this image

Nancy Bechtol

“Fashioning the Self: You are What you Wear?”

Koehnline Museum  Oakton CC/WGS  Women’s Gender Studies

“I am the other: through your eyes, I see myself”  2019

Medium: Photography _metal print/montage/digipainting/writing on edges of frame/ with QR code      18” X 24” framed

Charged with the impact of the moment. The realization that we are all the “other” The way we look or think of ourselves may not be what others see in us. You are what you wear. Yes. you wear your clothes and you wear your skin, you wear your thoughts, words and deeds.

The clothing is the outward sign. An action. This image transformed me.  A thought-provoking moment when I found a street sign discarded. It was well used-gritty, grimy, honest and even humorous.  I was alarmed then compelled to hold it. I am the other. Bonded, in solidarity.COA_Nancy_Bechtol_Koehnline2019NBechtol_VERYPsychoSpecial2=300

Within the moment, seeing through the eyes of the other person. Yes. The prior bearer of the sign heralds the increasing number of people wandering, and in tent cities citywide, the abandoned in the era of Trumpian deceit and evil doers. Let US be empowered. Unite In solidarity, In truth. I add my voice and continue to witness/document/Speak TRUTH to power. Art is Speech.

QR Code links to video on YouTube I made of Emjayee. RIP. Poet, Vietnam Vet, homeless living on a golf course.

https://youtu.be/Q5jUvc4VyNg

You are noticed or you are passed by, you are discarded or have a seat at the table, you are praised, you are honored, you are branded or you are anonymous. Clothing is optional, can be changed and discarded, but signal to the others of what tribe you profess to be with. Clothing and ornamentation or lack of is a powerful thing.

Nancy Bechtol is an artist, photographer, director/indie filmmaker, educator, and media specialist/consultant. Photojournalist, APA.  Member of Chicago Society of Artists, ARC Gallery Affiliate, Lost Artists Colony guest artist, Chicago’s CAN TV indie producer. Studied painting with the legendary Don Baum, Chicago Imagists. Influenced by the Hairy Who with BA from Roosevelt Univ and at Loyola Univ of Chicago MA Ed, Interdisciplinary arts III, and evolved as a techno-fetisher in the early 80s MFA/SAIC mentored by Phil Morton, founder of Video Dept The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She always collects experiences.

COA_Nancy_Bechtol_Koehnline2019

PRESS RELEASE:: “The Last Hippie Freak: By the Beard of LEE GROBAN” the 25 year-in-the-making – indie film TBR 2019!

PRESS RELEASE

15 August 2019  –

For Immediate Release

The filmmaker, Nancy Bechtol, gives us a 43 minute romp of an indie film, and full engagement with the artist, the happening, the time. 

Film To Be Released FALL 2019.

Nancy Bechtol, creator, on IMDb

“The Last Hippie FREAK: By the Beard of Lee Groban”  is an aural and visual experience and the essential story of the poet and artist whose mind, body and spirit exploded on the stages, galleries, and underground locations in Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Vancouver, Canada and reaching many beyond.

lee be art

LEE GROBAN in a multi-sensory approach is synonymous with the 60s and 70s. Lee elevated the divine status of “Hippie”. His art was his life. Original and really capturing the time in this artistic film.

 

On this 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, it is fitting to reflect on an age of innocence and a time when the artist and the lifestyle was the definition of Freedom!  Hear Lee speak about Woodstock in this film with his colorful oratory. Hear Lee powerfully recite sections from the “Cure for Insomnia” AT 87 HOURS, LISTED IN THE GUINNESS BOOK OF FACTS AND FEATS BEATING OUT ANDY WARHOL’s Film. Additionally, LEE’S POEM IS OVER 5,700 PAGES.

Film Trailer 2019 HERE

woodstock94

Who are—dare we say—not just viewers, but actual fans and participants?

Over 4 decades, Lee Groban elevated the experience as his book states “Higher than the Ground” generating his playful words and art, music, vocals/performances, poetry .

Lee Groban Images available on SAATCHI


This film is in cooperation with Frank Garvey, OmniCircus, S.F. Omnicircus on wiki,and includes excerpts from his masterful film, “Leviathan”.  Frank Garvey – OmniCircus bio

frankgarvey CU

Vittorio Carli, Vittorio Carli – art interview.com is the Narrator and storyteller, Vito Carli – some info he knew Lee for quite some time as a friend and poet, and gives personal  insight into a man not many really knew.

vitowith colorblockd

David Bechtol,  David Bechtol fine art photo portfolio is the Tech Guru and Production Supervisor of Shadow Bechtol Studio, who produced this film, and wrangled the original footage and photography which was shot on archaic formats in a collection of 100s of hours.

DVDCoverTemplateLEEFlatLastversion

It took Nancy Bechtol  Nancy Bechtol Art Portfolio the artist/filmmaker, a while, 25 years to create the film,  and now she crystallized it to a 43 min gem. An artistic film based on true life and events surrounding Lee Groban.

Contact: Nancy Bechtol

NBechtol_VERYPsychoSpecial2withMP.jpg

nbechtol@ameritech.net

Quote

The Last Hippie Freak: By the Beard of LEE GROBAN IS a wild indie romp & of a arty film. Release Fall 2019 see trailer now!

 

 

Truly, the Experience of a Lifetime. I knew Lee and ongoing documented him,  as a friend, for 25 years.  here you now see it mashed up in an unusual arty romp..like a time arts work. of an artist, made by an artist. so expect the unexpected non linear abstract narrative.  just experience it with an open mind.

43 min (TBR Fall 2019)

Lee Groban, art of the spirit. c. nancy bechtol

last-hippie-colorfulspiralsmltrailer is HERE!! view and do let me know any comments, appreciate the journey.

Peace and Art always,

a film by Nancy Bechtol

feature is Lee Groban and his experiences in arty format

see hear clips from Frank Garvey, of Omnicircus legendary S.F. scene. and Leviathan

see hear stories by Narrator Vitto Carli, who is also a poet of note

ongoing endless thanks to David Bechtol Tech Guru and all around the best supporter of all things weird i do….and more forevermore

Shadow Bechtol Studios. c. 2019

contact: nbechtol@ameritech.net

LINKS will get you there:: yes SHARE!


LEE GROBAN film The Last Hippie Freak..

Update info and more

 

Chicago Artists Say… Feb 1, 2019 opening.. come=engage! ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL

ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL: Chicago Art Says… Feb 1, 2019 opening.. come=engage!

ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL is a collection of 23 artworks featuring works from 14 different artists. All artworks reference the important issues that our upcoming mayor will soon face. Between the ousting of Ed Burke and alderman elections, Chicago really has a chance to choose how it proceeds into the future. Even on a national level all issues have a local consequence, but local politics are the first step in a path to national influence.

Featured Artists:

Alfonse Pagano, Anne Evans, Brian Morgan, Denise Poloyac, James Mesple,Kaitlyn Hwang, Kelly Mathews, Kelly Witte, Laura Lee Junge, Mark Nelson,Nancy Bechtol, Peter Broitman, Richard Laurent, Tiphanie Spencer

ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL, runs February 1, 2018 – March 3, 2019, with an artist’s reception, Friday, February 1, 2019 from 6:00-10:00 pm.

ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL

Group Exhibit

February 1 – March 3, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 1, 2019  6-10PM

The Jackson Junge Gallery presents ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL, its first group exhibition of the 2019 season. The exhibition features 23 works of art in various mediums by artists from all around the United States. The opening will be hosted on Friday, February 1, 2019, with an artist’s reception from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. Admission is FREE to the public.

It has been claimed that all politics are local. The Legislated and Executive branches of the United States government are currently at a standstill and numerous Americans are wondering what the future of our great country will be. Many of the current national issues are relevant to the citizens of Chicago, a city that is both known for its great leaders and “windy” politicians. In September of 2018, Rham Emanuel announced that he would not be running for re-election as Mayor, shocking the citizens of Chicago. A record-breaking number of 15 candidates currently have put their names on the ballot. The prospect of a new Mayor is always an exciting one. The upcoming change of leadership will address and stir the debate about what is best for our great city. This exhibition touches on subjects including the current outlook of the United States, unlawful incarceration, Black Lives Matter, gun control, police brutality, women’s rights, the environment, immigration, big business development, and LGBTQIA rights.

 

ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL is a collection of 23 artworks featuring works from 14 different artists. All artworks reference the important issues that our upcoming mayor will soon face. Between the ousting of Ed Burke and alderman elections, Chicago really has a chance to choose how it proceeds into the future. Even on a national level all issues have a local consequence, but local politics are the first step in a path to national influence.

Artists:

Alfonse PaganoAnne EvansBrian MorganDenise PoloyacJames MespleKaitlyn HwangKelly MathewsKelly Witte, Laura Lee JungeMark NelsonNancy Bechtol,Peter BroitmanRichard Laurent, Tiphanie Spencer

ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL runs February 1, 2019 – March 3, 2019 and is curated by Gallery Director Chris Jackson, Assistant Gallery Director Kaitlyn Miller and Gallery Assistant Jordan High.

preview by clicking below on red. yes. I see red.


Exhibition Artwork

Chicago New Media~1973-1992. as I see/saw history being marked and I walked among legends ~~~~~at Gallery 400 UIC

on 11.2.2018

NBChicagoNewMediaTribute-WBX

AICvideopNancySAICMFA84

NBchgoNewMediaStill (1 of 1)

Gallery 400. Univ of Illinois. Installation view c. 2007 Nancy Bechtol. “Native Vibes”. trt 2:43. Large projection of digital art video included in the Chicago New Media 1973-1993. curated by jon cates. in the exhibition:: ARTISTS Craig Ahmer Dick Ainswoth Josephine Anstey Anna Anthropy National Center for Supercomputing Applications Tamas Kemenczy and Ben Babbitt)Bally Annette Barbier Geoffrey Allen Baum  Nancy Bechtol Natalie Bookchin Nick Britz Rachel Bronson Barry Brosch Drew Browning Lief Brush Charlie Chaplin Glen Charvat Carolina Cruz-Neira Jan Heyn Cubacub Jeffery Daniels Sumit  DasGreg Dawl Tom DeFanti Chip Dodsworth Margaret Dolinsky Cardboard Computer (Jake Elliott Jamie Fenton George Francis Janine Fron Jackbox Games Petra Gemeinboeck Azadeh Gholizadeh Copper Giloth Marientina Gotsis Rylin Harris John Hart Chris Hartman Alex Hill Louis Kauffman Chris Kemp Electronic Visualization Laboratory Ya Lu Lin Josephine Lipuma Doug Lofstrom Sara Ludy Richard Mandeberg Todd Margolis Stephan Meyers Midway Keith Miller Phil Morton Dan Neveu Rick Panzer Dave Pape Beth Cerny  Patiño Stu Pettigrew Dana Plepys Tim Portlock Sabrina Raaf Sticks Raboin William  Robertson  Jason Salavon Dan Sandin  Ellen Sandor Richard Sayre Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists  Mimi Shevitz Brenda Lopez  Silva  Bob Snyder Laurie Speigel  Essanay  Studio Barbara Sykes Jim Teister Gunether  TetzDiana  TorresJoseph Tremonti John Tsui  Jane Veeder Siebren  Versteeg Williams

For the REAL Scholarly and Documented history, refer to the catalogue, “Chicago New Media 1973-1992” by jonCates.

I will ramble with my thoughts, for history..

………..stream of consciousness on the show. opening. yes visionary…………………………….

thank you jon cates for making the history known, and including my work. wordless now..but visions persist. you make an excellent difference for many.

event of swirl of video/computer art history. I am overwhelmed by the power and creative vibe in the room..art historians speak.

.and solo intense.. with hours and overnight with the magic..and my dear understanding and partner, David Bechtol, who is always there, understanding the mania.. and my opened my eyes to the IP Dan Sandin who brought a personal IP for exhibit, and the EVL ..CAVE views..and I do acknowledge ISM curator Jane Stevens, who showed so many, many over decades, of the artists in media, even before anyone would.. she would lift and carry TVs and do installations like no one I ever saw before, I so appreciate all, especially the “Electronic Immersions, featured at ISEA 1997 of which I was co-curator-catalogue available.. and I have unedited hours of interviews and on location including the legends..ah, some day, think it is on well a now obscure format…maybe I will dig that up. great stuff..I dream of finishing it after 11 years in the can…but the future always beckons..forward, the new horizon, been into it…and hearing..Oliver Grau, art historian with oversight, overview, context. grand. symposium… with all his reviews of creations. ..Drew Browning there, ever present on the scene, Ellen Sandor, who encouraged me to try the new VR. awe struck!! yes. Dana Plepys and so many more which took a while, or I missed, since it has been more than 30 years seeing most, and recognizing people over time…well. the pixels are everywhere. Jamie Fenton of famed glitches. and equal legend on the scene, and very animated .. manipulation of tv, the pixels, creating phosphorous light images projected from my mind directly to the the TV canvas. Intensely wonderful, Bob Snyder, Emu Sound synthesizer, of which I found myself in the advanced class, when I had no background in, but hey, artists create…and I created so much that it overflowed from sound to video and back in “1984, Under Surveillance” hands on including processing my “art sounds/music to my ears” banging of the depths of lockers to art performance.

and there is always MORE on the horizon…

spoke to Tom DeFanti, who I told him I was so very overwhelmed to be included in the show, and all I could think of to thank him..and of course, the statement that so often I voiced, paying tribute to the Pioneers in the Media who were my teachers and influencers.. ” I stand on shoulders of giants” to that he said, “yeah, my shoulders are getting pretty tired right now…”

legendary Chicago scene. I reflect on my mentor from SAIC.

I give tribute to the late, great, Phil Morton. founder of the Video Department at SAIC, and of Video Research Consultants, his shop. gave me first wack/job at the inner workings of Siggraph…San Francisco, Dallas, Minneapolis, the wise and wacky, keen eyes, insights.who taught me the Bally Basic, when seeing the circle cross the screen which took me 2 hours to do, with sound..who was a most amazing human I am forever grateful …and then code we were offered from Jane Veeder, and then it was more interesting, images, timing..who visited and shared often for us..in MFA in the basement, and carrying the big heavy portapaks, which used the UMatic 3/4″ tape. and made lifelong friends which we called each other our “pack animals”: Michael Markowski, Stevo Wolfson, and Ken Monroe, with the conversations/comrades… Jessee Affelder, Mark Resch with Ron Grenko (RIP) and Mark Blottner,

Still. image L to R. K.Mack, Lee Groban and Peter Kostakis. at ARC Gallery, Groban and Bechtol Collaboration. from upcoming 2019 film:: “The Last Hippie: by the beard of Lee Groban” with narration by Vitto Carli, and film excepts from Frank Garvey. Produced by Shadow Bechtol Studio. David Bechtol, supreme Tech Guru and co-producer.

also….and enjoy knowing the mindset of https://vimeo.com/michaelanthonybohacz

and there is always MORE on the horizon…

spoke to Tom DeFanti, who I told him I was so very overwhelmed to be included in the show, and all I could think of to thank him..and of course, the statement that so often I voiced, paying tribute to the Pioneers in the Media who were my teachers and influencers.. ” I stand on shoulders of giants” to that he said, “yeah, my shoulders are getting pretty tired right now…”

©photo by Mel Theobald. portrait of Nancy Bechtol. 2016 “in her own likeness”