Local Artist, Major Fashion Designer Virgil Abloh Dies At 41




Source:  Thibault Camus/ AP File


Source:  Rockford Register Star, USA Today Network, Nov. 29, 2021.

Joyful Public Murals

Source: Northwest Quarterly Winter 2020

“Memorial Day weekend to feature multi-sports festival” 2017

Source:  The Rock River Times, May 17, 2017

“815 Day” or “Rockford Day” – 2016, editorial

Source: Rockford Register Star 8/16/2016

Community Sculptures – Boaz Vaadia and Hans Van de Bovenkamp

Source:  Rockford Register Star 4/20/2017


Boaz Vaadia died Feb. 25, 2017 in his home, in Manhatten, New York, of pancreatic cancer at age 65.  Additional information is available in the New York Times newspaper, www.nytimes.com, Wikipedia.com, artforum.com and more.  Isreali-American artist and sculptor, who exhibited/loaned sculptures of stacked stone here.

“Welcome to a New Rockford” – 2015

Since 2009, John Groh has been director of Rockford Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

John Groh,photo

Darrell Snorek, photo, past chairman of the RACVB board

Bobbie Holzworth, photo, the bureau’s board chair

Jay Graham, photo, owner and co-creative director of GrahamSpencer, full-service strategic communications

Source: Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Holiday/Winter 2015, pp 132 – 137 inclusive