Pugs Asst Trainer Jeff Lanas vs Roberto Duran
Pug's Hall-of-Famer, Ricky Lanas vs. Montell Griffin
Pugs' CutMan Lorenzo Meyer & James 'Lights-Out' Toney
139lb Chicago Silver Glove Champion Deon Johnson sparring w/ Crusierweight contender Dimar Ortuz
9/26/11 - Northern Illinois University will host guest artist Gary Dobry, Head Trainer @ Pug's Boxing Club, whose work is currently on display @ The Jack Olson Gallery in the show "Inked". Dobry will speak on Monday, September 26, at 5:00pm
Pug Hall-of-Famer, current light-heavyweight contender, Mike Lee
Pugs' Head Trainer, Gary Dobry
The Castro Brothers, Pug's 7 & 12 yr. old Jr. prospects
WBC Lightweight Champ David Diaz & Bill Heglin
Pugs' Hall-of-Famer Jose Hernandez
Trainer Tony Prignits & Pug's Prospect Chris Hill (2012)
Pugs' Hall-of-Famer, Golden Glove Champ, John Venesanakos
Jose & Tony
Pugs' Hall-of-Famer, Rick Lanas
Pugs' owner Gary Dobry (r)
Buzz Kilman, Radio Legend (l)
Pugs' Cut-Man Extraordinaire, Lorenzo Meyer (cornering in Smokin' Joe Frazier's last fight vs. Jumbo Cummings)
(l) Pugs' Hillary Slater
Dobry & Danny Bonaduce
Jimmy Younan, Danny Bonaduce, Gary Kruse, Pat Gavin & Pug's owner, Gary Dobry
Pugs' Owner Gary Dobry (l)& Gary Kruse (r)
WHAT'S NEW? (cont'd)
11/02/11 - DAILY HERALD article
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LOCAL GYM OWNER TO EXHIBIT NEW PAINTINGS AT PACKER SCHOPF GALLERY IN CHICAGO
'The Garden I Tend', 30" X 40", acrylic on canvas, 2012, Gary Dobry
9/26/11 - Dobry will be Guest Artist @ N.I.U.
Northern Illinois University will host guest artist Gary Dobry whose work is currently on display @ The Jack Olson Gallery in the show "Inked". Dobry will speak on Monday, September 26, at 5:00pm. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
2012 CHICAGO GOLDEN GLOVES
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9/13/2011 - Patch Article
Boxing Coach to Lecture at NIU on the Art of Tattoos
Gary Dobry, owner of the School of Hard Knocks, will talk about boxing, his paintings and tattoos at an art gallery in DeKalb.
There are two Gary Dobrys: the boxing coach and the artist.
When he’s teaching a boxing class — with the “ding” of the automatic round counter sounding and people shadowboxing in front of mirrors at The School of Hard Knocks in Crystal Lake — Dobry speaks crudely, hollering at his pupils, telling them to keep their hands up and to throw more jabs.
But he is soft-spoken and careful when talking about art. And his take on tattoos as art may make you dizzy, like a stroll down Queer Street, a term in boxing that connotes an out-of-body experience caused by a Sunday punch.
“A tattoo is literally you wearing your heart on your sleeve,” Dobry said. “It’s like when scientists beam messages into outer space, hoping for a response, for just a trace of humanity. A tattoo is a visual message, meant to elicit a response.
“From the time cavemen first painted images on the wall, it’s always been about one’s need to get some sort of response.”
During a lecture at Northern Illinois University later this month, Dobry will specifically focus on the kinds of tattoos found on boxers. Dobry said a boxer is likely to get a tattoo after a big ring loss, after he gets clobbered. Look at Mike Tyson, he said.
Dobry has two tattoos, one on each of the beefy upper portions of his arms. They are renderings of boxers striking the classic pose: one the devil, with horns, a pointy tail and on fire, and the other an angel, with a halo.
Ask Dobry to explain his own tattoos, and he is vague and evasive, in an artistic way. He wants you to figure it out for yourself, for he believes there is a relationship between the viewer and the artwork totally apart from the artist.
Dobry, a few years ago, worked as a part-time tattoo artist, as an apprentice under Ernie Gonzales at Fox Lake’s Electric Art Tattoo.
“I was never as good with a tattoo machine as I am with a paint brush,” Dobry said. “Ernie taught me a lot. I wanted to grow as an artist. Ernie gave me that chance.”
Last year a show focusing on tattoos was well received at NIU so the university decided to have another, said Peter Van Ael, coordinator for the art gallery and museum studies program at NIU.
“Gary does it very well,” said Van Ael, commenting on why Dobry was one of a handful of artists asked to the show. The exhibit is called “Inked: Tattoo Imagery in Contemporary Art,” which runs through Oct. 13, according to NIU Today.
A reception for artists is planned from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Northern Illinois University’s Jack Olson Gallery, at the School of Art, 200 Visual Arts Building, DeKalb.
Dobry will be lecturing from 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 26.
Dobry vs. National Golden Gloves semi-finalist, Ruperto Chavez
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FEBRUARY 22, 2011 - Examiner Article
Crystal Lake boxing coach, British historian to discuss granddad, Jack Johnson
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3/25/10 Fitness Examiner
Pug's Hall-of-Famer, Jeff Lanas, meets-up again with his nemesis, Roberto Duran
Duran vs. Lanas: Former foes are all smiles at a get-together in Rosemont over the weekend
ormer Chicago Golden Glove champ Jeff Lanas met up with legendary boxer Robert Duran at the Rosemont Convention Center over the weekend.
Jeff Lanas v. Roberto Duran
CHRIS HILL VICTORIOUS!
Chris Hill & Pug's Asst. Trainer, Tony Prignits
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March 2010 - Examiner Article
Concrete contractor seldom misses a workout at the boxing gym
Gary Klatt @ Hard Knocks
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1/13/10: Chicago Fitness Examiner article
By Tim Kane
She stays trim with the help of a boxer's workout
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1/07/10: Chicago Tribune article
6/7/2010 : Chicago Tribune article
article about current exhibition of Pug's Head Trainer, Gary Dobry's, recent paintings
Dobry included in
"This more recent tradition, in which the realist and the caricatural meet, was continued, as we see in chapter 5, in the work of George Bellows and is also visible in other artists of the late nineteenth and early twentith century period, for example, the early watercolors and pen and ink sketches of Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957). It is also continued to the present day in the work of contemporary artists such as Sergei Chepik (b. 1953) and the ex-boxer Gary Dobry." (page 149)
Art and Aesth
The Art and Aesth
4/25/06 : Olin Kreutz training w/ Pug's owner Gary Dobry
Chicago Bear's All-Pro Center Olin Kreutz back in training developing his hand-speed with
Pug's owner Gary Dobry
3/15/06: Chicago Tribune
2/27/06: Dobry training Obed Sullivan
Gary Dobry signs contract to train former NABF
and IBF Heavyweight Champion Obed Sullivan. Obed fought Vitali Klitschko for the WBO belt in 1999.
The Freckled Spectacle * Danny Bonaduce vs. Pat Gavin
MAIN EVENT * PUG'S BOXING GYM * PALATINE
(l) to (r): Jimmy Younan, Danny Bonaduce, Referee: Gary Kruse, Pat Gavin, Gary Dobry
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