I want to thank PhantomMinuet for her kind words in regards to my Easter bonnet rant. There's still hope to get women at my church to wear hats on Easter. I had this fantasy that I could round up a gaggle of ladies in hats for next year. Bribe 'em with free Starbucks coffees afterwards. We'd be the talk of the town! Little children in the pews would stare at us and remember us forever. That would be cool by me. Of course, it's still better in my book for my hatty self to bring a handsome man in a suit. That would set more tongues wagging, don't you think?
Wearing hats might not be Chicago's strong suit, but making them is. The Windy City is one of the few places in the world where you can study millinery, namely at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Advanced headwear artists from that program are exhibiting their work at the Flatfile Galleries, beginning April 22. This is the same place where Eia exhibited a few years ago. If the closing reception is half as much fun as Eia's party on the premises, I'd go (but I will be out of town this year, sadly). Let's hope for an online gallery. I plan to visit one day next week.