Sunday, May 22, 2016

"My career started at the historic South Side Community Art Center before I went on to earn a BFA & MAAT from the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago."
"My Rhythmistic take on the classic "Dinner at Emmaus" which I named "Breaking Bread" is available for a new home."
"Lower left is "Birds of Paradise" along with other items presented for auction.  It was a bit surprising that the evening was filled with personal tributes and not educational insights about art, the artists, or more sophisticated principles  toward building a quality fine art collection.  They should all attend my Art Appreciation class in the near future to learn more about the valued role of art & artists in the history of humanity. I left early as the banter was painfully low-brow….if you know what I mean."

Saturday, May 21, 2016


Prof. Onli started his career in 1970 at South Side Community Art Center in the historic Bronzeville District before he went on to earn two degrees at the prestigious School of the Art institute of Chicago. 

He has often participated in the Art Center's Annual Art Auction.  This event is the oldest with this type of focus.  important Rhythmistic works to this event included the oils on canvas called "Birds of Paradise", ( circa 2016), and the Dinner at Emaus classic Rhythmistic homage, "Breaking Bread" which is acrylics on canvas, (circa 1994). NOTE: 

Both are still available for collecting. Both offer great opportunities to astute collectors and investors.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

CHICAGO- 2016- After eight years of innovative operation, the innovative ONLI STUDIOS has closed its doors at the Bridgeport Art Center. But very active in other venues and online.

Smart curators, serious collectors and insightful fans of contemporary visual art will love the power and varied stylizations and concepts explored by these talented independently minded artists.








Prof. Onli circa 1999.