Welcome Back, Binkey (Photos)

About a year ago, our friend and local Chicago legend Lawrence "Binkey" Tolefree went on what was supposed to be a three-month-long artist trip to Thailand. What he found kept him there longer than any of us expected. He built a following in Chiang Mai, and helped to found Blackpackers, an organization devoted to building connections between black world travelers. This past week, he finally came back to Chicago to pay us a visit. I took a few photos from the small gathering he held at the Silver Room in Hyde Park.