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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

New Exhibit Shines Light on Artist Gertrude Abercrombie

New Exhibit Shines Light on Artist Gertrude Abercrombie

WDCB's Gary Zidek takes a closer look at artist Gertrude Abercrombie.  The Chicago painter was friends with some of the most talented jazz musicians of the 40's & 50's.

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 Gertrude Abercrombie and Sonny Rollins, Chicago IL

Gertrude Abercrombie and Sonny Rollins, Chicago IL

 Frand Sandiford, McKie Fitzhugh, Dizzy Gillespie, Gertrude Abercrombie, Sonny Stitt, 1961, McKie's Disc Jockey Lounge, Chicago IL

Frand Sandiford, McKie Fitzhugh, Dizzy Gillespie, Gertrude Abercrombie, Sonny Stitt, 1961, McKie's Disc Jockey Lounge, Chicago IL

 Gertrude Abercrombie, Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Sandiford at an outdoor art exhibition, 1956 Aug. / unidentified photographer. Gertrude Abercrombie papers, 1880-1986, bulk, 1935-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Gertrude Abercrombie, Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Sandiford at an outdoor art exhibition, 1956 Aug. / unidentified photographer. Gertrude Abercrombie papers, 1880-1986, bulk, 1935-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

 Wall of photos on display at Elmhurst Art Museum's GERTRUDE ABERCROMBIE: PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A LANDSCAPE

Wall of photos on display at Elmhurst Art Museum's GERTRUDE ABERCROMBIE: PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A LANDSCAPE

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 John McKinnon, executive director of the Elmhurst Art Museum

John McKinnon, executive director of the Elmhurst Art Museum

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GERTRUDE ABERCROMBIE: PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A LANDSCAPE will be on display at the Elmhurst Art Museum through March 4 2018.

Diving Into Shattered Globe's FIVE MILE LAKE

Diving Into Shattered Globe's FIVE MILE LAKE

New Documentary 42 GRAMS Provides Food For Thought

New Documentary 42 GRAMS Provides Food For Thought