Sunday, October 22, 2017

This was a great downtown Chicago parade that included lots of folks from the creative community. Halloween meets La Dia De Los Muertoes meets drum line with dancing in da streets.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

_________________________________________________________Onli's practice tend to produce groups or bodies of Rhythmistic visual art that hubs around a central theme of concept and then manifest with a series of works.  He sees these as open ended on-going processes in which he randomly contributes newer works of art and enhancements.

His current available for exhibition or speculation collections are:

"No Evils", "Rhythmistic Quilts" , Passion Fruit", Artistic & Spritiual Legacy", and "Cosmopolitan Daydream".
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"No Evils" at the Southern Shore Art Association group exhibit.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Link: Southern Shore Artists Group Exhibition: " La Nouvelle Femme"

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sept. 15th 2017 was the opening reception of Black & White photo portraits by Tony Smith of various major players in the Chicago Art scene. On exhibit at the historic, newly designated "National Treasure" ( the black space here is the link to the story) "National Treasure" by the National Trust,  the South Side Community Art Center in the ever changing  Bronzeville District of Chicago. 

Here an executive of an organization of art collectors is reviewing a portrait of Turtel Onli, ,his own image along with many other members and participants of the Black Art Scene. Onli is shown in sun-glasses.

Onli started his career there in 1970 and has maintained his professional and creative practices association with the SSCAC over the decades.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Onli's practice often includes a narrative quality that he inherited from his tenure as a major-market illustrator. He inserts Rhythmistic abstractions in each painting or drawing to expand the reach of his future-primitif adventures to expand and explore this genre. 

Above: Prof. Onli  with "Blue Evils" acrylics on canvas and "The Alchemist" Acrylics on museum profiled canvas. From the Artistic & Spiritual Legacy colleciton.
Below: "Play Angels" Oils on museum profiled canvas from Onli's "No Evils" Collection.

Thursday, August 17, 2017


"Brushin' Brew" is an acrylics on canvas triptych with sections that are 24"W X 54" H.
Leading the way to a new direction and collection for Onli.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Prof. Onli with his two Rhythmistic entries to the Southern Shore Artists' Gallery group exhibition in, smooth runnings, lake front, Michigan City.  The Exhibitions theme is : "Pattern, Color, and Light".  These are essential design elements that play a role in Onli's continued Rhythmistic practice as a visual artist.

Left: "Play Angles" 40" X 40" oils on canvas. "The Alchemist", 30"W X 40"H. Acrylics on canvas. Both with a museum profile.  Smart collectors will appreciate this opportunity.