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Lee Groban Memorial on December 18, 2011

December 12, 2011

Last Sunday my printmaking collaborative spent the day printing contributions to the Art Patch Project that had been drawn by local Chicago artist Lee Groban.  I had never met him myself.  Many are saddened by his passing and a public annoucement for his memorial is going out across Chicago.

“Chicago artist and poet, Lee Groban, died December 9, 2011 in Evanston, Ill at age 64.

Lee was an integral part of Chicago’s art community all his life. Outside of Chicago he was best known for his epic poem, A Cure for Insomnia, which is more than 5,000 pages in length .

In addition to his written creations Lee was an artist with a unique vision which he described as based on “Avant-Garde Blueprint” line patterns. His work has been shown in numerous galleries including the Aron Packer Gallery, Jett Sett Gallery, the ARC Gallery, RawSpace and the Gallery at Paper Boy. Lee has been a featured artist in Pulp Magazine, the Chicago Reader, the Globe and New City.
Groban was an accomplished performer appearing in the video game Duelin’ Firemen as the Crest Gawker, Stagefright Chameleon as the Mole King, and in a filmed version of A Cure for Insomnia.

Much of his work was based on his extensive research in ancient ancestries and cultures.

His website www.lee-groban.com showcases his best work. There are many videos of him performing on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfUgvwpR9Qc

There will be a CELEBRATION OF LEE GROBAN’S LIFE & WORK on Sunday, December 18, 2011 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Packer Schopf Gallery, 942 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60607. We encourage friends and family to bring their stories about Lee, as well as artistic, written or musical tributes, and to dress in Lee’s style if you wish. If you would like to make a presentation during the event, please email dickolson@comcast.net so we can allocate time. Please also send a copy to dgo@esoplaw.com.”

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