Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

First Saturday Art Events - October 6

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Exhibit: Out of the Blue, works by Darren Oberto @The Saw Room at Alley Gallery, 1712 Sherman Ave., Reception, 5-8p


Exhibit: Dana DeAno & Joanna Kramer @WARE, 1040 Wesley Ave., Reception 5-8p

Exhibit & Talk: Up Is Down - Exhibition Opening Talk with Author Thomas Dyja, The Third Coast, Block Museum, 1999 Campus Drive, 2p


Exhibit & Residency: Ben Blount @1100 Florence Ave., Reception, 5-8p

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Sep
7
to Sep 17

"The Spirit of Community" art exhibit with 2D/3D works by Lea Basile - Lazarus

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his September we are excited to host "The Spirit of Community" art exhibit with 2D/3D works by Lea Basile - Lazarus. Sept. 7-17, at 1100 Florence.

Opening Reception, Sept. 8, 5-8p & Artist Talk, Sept. 16, 3-5p

Lea Basile Lazarus photographed by Andrea Peterson

Artist Bio

Lea Basile Lazarus received her BA in Art Education from The College of New Jersey and her MFA, with a concentration in Printmaking, from the School if the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been teaching for 20 years. After teaching art for 16 years in Winnetka District 36, Lea retired from public school education and is currently at Beacon Academy, a Montessori High School in Evanston, teaching IB Visual Arts. Through her years of teaching, Lea has worked with Chicago public schools on collaborative social justice art projects. She has been a recipient of a Teacher Fulbright trip to Japan, spending three weeks abroad learning about Japan’s culture, art, and education system. And through a non-profit organization called Do Your P'Art, Lea was sent to Africa to visit Ghanaian schools and villages. These experiences have affected the images that she has created over the years.


Lea is a working artist making contemporary prints, paper pulp collages, and sculptures. She exhibits her work in the Chicagoland Area. Over the past couple of years, Lea has had one person shows at the Center of Halsted, Chicago, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, and Curt's Café in Evanston. She has also participated in a two-person art and poetry show at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston.  Lea happily owns and operates a Conrad Printing Press, but a majority of her recent work has been created through using pigmented paper pulp.

 

The Spirit of Community Artist Statement

I have been deeply affected by the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election. I have attended two Women’s Marches, the Science March, and two Immigration Marches. We, the community of people who gather at these events, are peaceful, but strong.  We stand united in causes that we feel passionate about and this stance reflects our own personal beliefs and values.

I have spent the last 18 months creating a body of work that reflects the awareness and power of strength in numbers. People have gathered together to express concern for issues that conflict with our communities’ beliefs and rights. There is a sharp sense of wanting to belong and to be proud of who we are, but also the need to embrace our differences and provide a safe environment in which we all can live.

As reflections of these concerns, expressive figures, text, and symbolic houses have become integral parts of my work. Words weave in and out of my images, sometimes hardly recognizable, other times up front to be read loud and clear. My figures have stepped off the paper and onto the wall, speaking out, not specifically identified, but representing us all. My figures stand united and strong, embodying the depth of concern that is being felt around the world. The house structures might interact with figures or replace them. This shape can symbolize a safe place or an expression of one’s personal identity. These structures also represent people uniting together to become a strong community, a force that seems unbreakable. Yet, this community that appears so strong, can be broken and suffer turmoil within. The frenetic marks that emerge are conversations, are unrest, and are a passionate expression of a desire or belief. The audience will determine the meaning, which becomes individual and personal.

As I have moved through this body of work, I have found that using pigmented paper pulp has been an effective way to express my ideas. Even though I have been a printmaker for many years, I was immediately attracted to the process of making images using contemporary handmade paper techniques. Like printmaking, this process has allowed me to work on several images at one time, moving from one to another, layering different stencils, colors, and ideas. Paper pulp painting is spontaneous; I am actively engaged in the process. My entire body is always moving, from mixing pigments in paper pulp, to cutting stencils, to making marks or writing words with syringes and turkey basters with the gestural movement of my arm. The mental and physical energy it takes to think, move, and react to the images that are emerging is what makes this process so exciting and invigorating. Recently, I have begun removing paper pulp from the wet surface, “tearing” the wet pulp and creating interesting negative space that has added depth to the meaning of the piece. Exploration of these materials and contemporary processes has allowed me to express artistically my feelings about our fundamental needs: to belong and to feel safe.

See more of Lea's work at leablazarus.com

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Sep
1
8:00 AM08:00

First Saturday Art Events - September

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First Saturday Art Events
 

Exhibit: Overlap //// Ortiz / Gates / Neveu / Bozif

The Saw Room at Alley Gallery, 1712 Sherman Ave.

Reception 9/1, 5-8p

 

Exhibit: FARMLANDIA:  New work by Christopher Schneberger

Perspective Gallery, 1310-1/2B Chicago Avenue

Reception 9/1, 5-7p

 

Exhibit: Aidan Hercules Opening

Ice House Gallery, 609 South Blvd.

Reception 9/1, 5-8p

 

Amy O. Woodbury 18th Annual Yard Sale

1931 Colfax Street, 9a-5p

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Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

First Saturday Art Events

Celebrate the First Saturday of the month by attending Evanston Art Events.

 

Saturday August 4:

Exhibit: Overlap //// Ortiz / Gates / Neveu / Bozif

Four painters build and rebuild landscapes of their own invention.

The Saw Room at Alley Gallery, 1712 Sherman Ave.

July 21 – Sept 1

Receptions Saturday, Aug. 4, 5-8pm & Saturday, Sept. 1, 5-8pm.

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Exhibit: #metoo: a photographic exhibition exploring sexual harassment. Curated by Jane Fulton Alt.

Perspective Photo Gallery, 1310-1/2B Chicago Ave.

August 4, 5-7 p.m., opening reception

 

 

 

Exhibit: Redefining Tradition: Nature, Nudes & Landscape

Ice House Gallery, 609 South Blvd.

Reception Saturday, Aug. 4, 5-9pm

www.icehousegalleryevanston.com

 

 

 

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EM2018 Sip 'n Shop
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

EM2018 Sip 'n Shop

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Enjoy a night of art, shopping, bevvies, ladies and community! We're hosting the annual Evanston Made Pop Up Shop Sip 'n Shop, June 28, 6-8 p.m. at the Evanston Art Center. Ladies are invited to enjoy adult beverages and 10% off ALL merch!

The Evanston Made's Pop Up Shop is located in the lobby of the Evanston Art Center (June 1-30) and features works for sale by Evanston Creatives.

This event is FREE and open to Ladies Only!

Email evanstonmade[at]gmail.com for more info.

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Artist Talk: Sell Me Direct by Erin Hayden & Jeff Robinson
Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Talk: Sell Me Direct by Erin Hayden & Jeff Robinson

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Artists Jeff Robinson and Erin Hayden install temporary public art installation Sell Me Direct outside the Evanston Art Center during Evanston Made

Exhibition Dates: June 1 to June 30, 2018

Artist Talk & Performance: Saturday, June 16, 1:00pm

Please join artists Erin Hayden and Jeff Robinson for an artist’s talk and performance. The talk will begin at 1pm inside the Evanston Art Center with a slide presentation about the artists’ work. The talk will be followed by a performance, titled NOT FOR SALE, outside the Center at their installation by Hayden and special guests.. Hayden will activate the SIDE/LOT through a series of sayings and gestures that speak to the impersonal passageways we transition through on a daily basis while also hosting a selection of past and present Northwestern MFA artists to perform, enacting the SIDE/LOT as a stage.

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EM2018 Kids Pop Up Shop
Jun
10
12:00 PM12:00

EM2018 Kids Pop Up Shop

Evanston Made Kids, June 10, 11a-4p, features a family-friendly FREE day of making, creating, selling and celebrating Evanston's Young Creatives hosted by the Evanston Art Center!

From 12-3 p.m., we're inviting Kid Makers to sell their goods at the Evanston Made Kids Pop Up Shop. Parents will need to sign up their kids and attend the sale with them, which is a good thing as the Evanston Art Center will be full of amazing art on display and a pop up shop for grown ups to.

Sign up your kid to sell goods at evanstonmade.com/sign-up, choose Evanston Made Kids and we will be in touch!

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Evanston Made Kids
Jun
10
11:00 AM11:00

Evanston Made Kids

Evanston Made Kids, June 10, 11a-4p, features a family-friendly FREE day of making, creating, selling and celebrating Evanston's Young Creatives hosted by the Evanston Art Center!

The Evanston Art Center opens art studios for demos and making, giving kids the chance to explore creative activities and take home their creations.

Kid Makers can sell their wares in the Kids Pop Up Shop, 12-3p. Sign up your kid to sell goods at evanstonmade.com/sign-up, choose Evanston Made Kids and we will be in touch!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

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Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Talk w Tim Kazurinsky

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This special edition of the The Lisa D Show podcast features a LIVE 20-minute conversation with comic and artist Tim Kazurinsky.

Tim Kazurinsky is an American actor and screenwriter best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for his role as Carl Sweetchuck in the Police Academy films.

Lisa Degliantoni wears many hats and for this event she will appear as the host of The Lisa D Show, her weekly podcast; the podcast features 20 minute conversations with creatives. Learn more at http://thelisadshow.blogspot.com/

This event is free and open to the public with RSVP. Click here to RSVP via Eventbrite.

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Free Portrait Drawing Workshop
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Free Portrait Drawing Workshop

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Learn how to draw portraits for free during the Evanston Made Open Studios Event!

Participants will draw with graphite pencil and charcoal and learn about the basic proportions of the human head and facial features.

This activity is for ages 10 and up. Children under age 16 must be under adult supervision. Limit 10 people.

Click here for more info. To RSVP, please email sarah@studio215.org

 

 

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EM2018 Studio Tour
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

EM2018 Studio Tour

Click here to download a copy of the Evanston Made Artist Studio Tour Map

Evanston Made's Annual Artist Studio Tour is a self-guided tour of artist studios in Evanston, June 2, 12-5p.m. Maps are available online and in print, and provide access to more than 50 studios. Visit a slide show of participating studios at evanstonmade.com/studios/

Create your tour by visiting the Evanston Made Group Show on Friday, June 1, 6-9p, and choose which studios to visit. Then hit the road Saturday, June 2, 12-5 p.m., visit studios, shop for new art and meet Evanston creatives!

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Photographer Vanessa Filley, Visiting Artist at the Frances Willard House
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Photographer Vanessa Filley, Visiting Artist at the Frances Willard House

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From the Frances Willard House May Newsletter:

2018 Visiting Artist: Photographer Vanessa Filley
We are pleased to announce our new visiting artist program. Through this annual program we will partner with a local artist who will create new work inspired by the museum - its story, its collection - and display this new work in the museum. Our inaugural artist is Photographer Vanessa Filley and she will working at the house starting this month. We will be showing her work (in progress) starting Saturday, June 2nd with an open studio as part of Evanston Made from 12-5 pm. Her work will be on display and viewable throughout the summer when the museum is open for tours (Sundays 1-4 pm) and select special dates to be announced.

Vanessa Filley is a fine art photographer whose current work focuses on women's organizing movements. While in residence at the FWHM she will be working on a project that imagines a web of connections bridging the perseverance of women organizing throughout history to women organizing today. Come see what she creates!

The Frances Willard House is located at Frances Willard House
1730 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, 847-328-7500
info@franceswillardhouse.org

 

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Instagram Photo Contest
Jun
2
to Jun 24

Instagram Photo Contest

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Each week we’re drawing winners from our Instagram photo contest and taking them out for a meal in Evanston from either Lulu's, Taco Diablo or Five & Dime!

How to Enter: Follow @evanston_made on Instagram, Use the #evanstonmade hashtag when posting your photos

Weekly Contests:

Artist Studio Tour on June 2, 12-5p -  take a photo of an artist in their studio, post your photo using #evanstonmade - drawing June 3

Arts & Business - find art on display in an Evanston business, post your photo using #evanstonmade - drawing June 10

Heart Art - take a photo of Heart Art in Evanston, post your photo using #evanstonmade - drawing June 17

Evanston Art Collector - Take a photo of art or goods purchased by an Evanston Creative, post your photo using #evanstonmade - drawing June 24

Winners will get a DM from our Social Media Manager at Evanston Made on Instagram and given the choice of where they'd like to enjoy a delicious Evanston Made meal on us!

 

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In Real Life Exhibit
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

In Real Life Exhibit

Platform is pleased to be part of Evanston Made and presenting IN REAL LIFE, organized by SAIC professor, Tom Burtonwood. Artists include, Burtonwood, Aimee Beaubien, Nick Bontrager, Assaf Evron, Burton Isenstein, Christopher Meerdo + Rosalie Yu.

“In Real Life” is an exhibition of work made by artists concerned with the translation of the physical into the virtual and back again. They are invested in the production of art works and experiences to produce outcomes that probe and examine our relationship to the real and how we perceive it to be. While the pursuit and accordant unraveling of artifice is nothing new the current anxiety surrounding “fake news” and the malaise around what is presented to us as real opens up fertile ground to mine new modes of representation.

Volumetric image capture and reproduction represents an evolutionary moment for photography and other types of technical image making mediums. One that is tied inextricably to the history of the mechanical image but also points to many possible new futures in terms of interaction, and simulation. Central to this shift in types of representation is a set of technologies commonly referred to as 3D scanning.

Quietly and without great fanfare we are seeing image, object and time based media production collapse into singular streams of productive behavior. Scenes and surfaces are being generated from technical apparatus and fabricated without intervention from the hand of the artist. It is within this context that a new form of representation is evolving, a form of volumetric photography, that exists in many different versions congruently – as image, as form, as experience, as data, as transmission, all at once.

For more information visit http://www.platform904.com/

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Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

Art Encounter Art Tour

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Joanna Pinsky leads an Art Encounter tour of Space 900, Linda Kramer's art studio and Perspectives Gallery.

Celebrate Evanston Made and meet artists in their work spaces and collaborative galleries. We’ll meet at Space 900’s new location to view paintings by Joanna Pinsky, Ken Avick, Jill King-Wynn and Clark Ellithorpe, mixed media pieces by Colleen Conley and Judith Roston Freilich, ceramics by Judith Solomon and photography by Todd Anderson. Next we’ll visit Linda Kramer’s studio and meet an artist whose work ranges from abstract to representational to conceptual in a variety of media including watercolors, acrylic, gold leaf, wood and more. Then on to Perspective Group and Photography Gallery, a not-for- profit, community-oriented cooperative whose purpose is to promote fine art photography.

Meet at Space 900, 816 Dempster St. in Evanston

Time: Saturday, June 2, 11:00a-12:45p

Fee: Complimentary Admission in honor of Evanston Made

Advance registration recommended. Call 847.328.9222 or email info@artencounter.org to sign up free of charge!

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DIY Heart Art Making
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

DIY Heart Art Making

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Come to the warehouse the morning of the Evanston Made Artsits Studio tour and make some "heart art" to celebrate Evanston and our creative community!

We'll be working on a community project, painting vintage windows, and have a string art station for those who missed the chance to pound some nails at the Young Evanston Artists - YEA Festival (or for those who just really want to do it again!).

Studio Tour maps will be available. Information about the Evanston Rebuilder Designer Challenge will be available for pick-up as well.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Great for families and young makers of all ages at 2101 Dempster Street in Evanston!

 

 

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Jun
1
to Jun 26

SIDE/LOT Experimental Video Showcase 2018

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SIDE/LOT experimental and short-form videos screening, of videos created by Evanston Residents as part of Evanston Made. Screenings take place indoors every Tuesday night (June 19 & 26) at Evanston Art Center, 7-8p. FREE and open to the public. Meet the filmmakers for a Q&A session after the 30min screening!

SIDE/LOT is an experimental video showcase of work by local Evanston artists. Featured filmmakers include Jonah Charlton, Sabba Elahi, Joey Garfield, Alice George, Kevin Valentine, D65 Animators (Benji, Faith, Finn, Jahvon, Josie and Sophia).

This event is created and produced by curators Mat Rappaport, Anne Stevens and Alice George.

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EM2018 Group Show
Jun
1
to Jun 30

EM2018 Group Show

Visual artists living and/or working in Evanston are invited to participate in the Annual Evanston Made Group Show at the Evanston Art Center, June 1-30, 2018. This is a non-juried exhibit designed to showcase Evanston artists. More than 100 artists participate; it's an impressive volume of work.

Below are details about how to participate in the Group Show:

  • Deadline: Loan Document and photo of exhibiting piece due MAY 14, 2018

  • 2D Size Maximum: 24”w x 36”h

  • 3D Size Maximum: Must be installed on a 12”w pedestal.

  • Pricing: All work must be for sale

  • Exhibit Dates; Opening Party, June 1, 6-9p. Exhibit dates June 1-30. All art openings and exhibits are FREE and open to the public.

  • Sign up at

The Evanston Made Group Show is curated and produced by a group of volunteers. Contact info: Lisa Degliantoni at evanstonmade@gmail.com.

Below are photos of the Annual Evanston Made Group Show Opening Reception at the Evanston Art Center.

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EM2018 Pop Up Shop
Jun
1
to Jun 30

EM2018 Pop Up Shop

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The Evanston Made's Pop Up Shop is located in the lobby of the Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street, June 1-30, and features works for sale by Evanston Creatives. The Pop Up Shop is open during Evanston Art Center hours, visit evanstonartcenter.org

Vendors must live or work in Evanston to participate. This shop is produced by Amy Amoroso with AnoMaly Productions, fill this form to participate evanstonmade.com/popup

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EM2018 Group Show Opening Party
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

EM2018 Group Show Opening Party

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Celebrate & Elevate Evanston Creatives at the Annual Evanson Made Group Show Opening Party!


The Annual Evanston Made Group Show at the Evanston Art Center, June 1-30, is a non-juried show designed to showcase Evanston visual artists. More than 100 artists participate; it's an impressive volume of work.

The opening party will include a pop up shop filled with works by Evanston Creatives; a video installation by artist Mat Rappaport and Anne Hayden Stevens; 2D/3D work by more than 100 artists; bevvies and a fantastic crowd.

Pick up MAPS for the Artist Studio Tour too!

Free and open to the public at Evanston Art Center, 1717 Main Street

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Picturing Evanston Portrait Session & Talk
Jun
1
to Jun 21

Picturing Evanston Portrait Session & Talk

Evanston Made is excited to announce a partnership with photographer Joerg Metzner on Picturing Evanston, an intimate look at Evanston’s arts community, one of the most vibrant and creative communities around. Hear from Joerg June 21, 7-8p, at Evanston Art Center, on how this documentary project came to life.

Metzner began his documentation by visiting the artist studios of Beth Adler, Ben Blount and James Deeb. He plans on meeting ALL Evanston Creatives in person, and if off to a fast start. Visit picturingevanston.com to see the results of Joerg's work.

Evanston Creatives are invited to have their portraits taken by Joerg at the Evanston Art Center, June 1, 6-9p.m. during the Evanston Made Group Show Opening Party.

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Picturing Evanston is an intimate look at the city’s arts community, one of the most vibrant and creative communities around.

Documenting community has always been important to me. I’ve lived in Germany, Ireland and California, but Evanston has been my home longer than any other place. 

Here is a growing arts community, fueled by the many visual artists, writers, musicians, and other creatives that call Evanston home. There is a palpable energy and excitement that enterprises such as Space, Hewn, the Squeezebox, 1100 Florence and others are tapping into.

I plan to document all this in a book and photography exhibit featuring the artists and artisans in their spaces. A companion website (picturing-evanston.com) and Instagram account (instagram.com/picturingevanston) will be updated frequently as the project progresses. 

Along with the portraits of people and their environments I will examine the natural and built environment that inspires and nurtures so many creatives on the shores of Lake Michigan, just north of Chicago.

-Joerg Metzner, picturing-evanston.com

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Evanston Made 2018
Jun
1
to Jun 30

Evanston Made 2018

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The annual events listed here take place in June, and are open to artists and artisans living or working in Evanston.

Contact evanstonmade@gmail.com for more information

Evanston artists photographed in their studios by Chris Bradley. Left to right Jennifer Presant, Fran Joy, Joe Taylor and Heather Hancock.

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Jun
1
to Jun 30

Baker Joe Art @Blick

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Join us June 8, 6-8p, for an opening party celebrating Baker Joe's Art Exhibit at Blick in Downtown Evanston, 1755 Maple Ave.

Joe Falcinelli AKA Baker Joe is a Chicago area Certified Baker and Visual Artist. Joe has been working in the baking industry for 9 years and has learned the craft from some of the best bakers in the country. However, for the last 5years, Joe has made a strong effort to reconnect with his passion for art. The night starts at 10:00pm when Joe fires up the oven at HEWN bakery In Evanston IL to bake off the award winning hand forged artisan breads. When the flour settles and the sun comes up, Joe hits the studio to sketch, cut stencils, and paint whatever “canvas” he can get his hands on. Using recycled materials found or donated, Joe has created Colorful and sometimes practical pieces of art with what some might think is junk. His vinyl wall clocks are made from donated and found records that are then painted by hand and fitted with a clock movement. He has also works with recycled windows, wood panels, and other found materials, literally anything that the paint will stick to. His style of using negative space and abstract shapes to create his images has a mixture of pop art, abstract, and street art. Using layers of bold colors and painting techniques he creates an abstract base for his piece. He then sketches and hand-cuts the images in to one time use stencils. These stencils are than placed over the top of the background and applied. Baker Joe’s work is currently being displayed all over the country from Doughnut shops in New Jersey to man caves in Los Angeles. As well as, locally At "The Pop-up Gallery" 1627 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL. You can visit his online store by following the link below. Stay up to date on the Baker Joe happenings by following him @bakerjoeart on both facebook and instagram.

See more of Joe's art at bakerjoeart.com

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Ceramics Pop Up Sale
May
5
to May 6

Ceramics Pop Up Sale

We are excited to host our Spring Pop Up, Women Who Work with Mud Ceramics Sale. Featured ceramicists include; Annie Asebrook, Jill Birschbach, Liz Cramer, Julia Finlayson, Mie Kongo, Joanna Kramer and Sandra Robinson.


Shop Saturday and Sunday, 12-5 p.m., at 1100 Florence Avenue, Evanston, IL.

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Jaimie Brunet Exhibit @Backlot
May
2
to May 31

Jaimie Brunet Exhibit @Backlot

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We're excited to showcase artist Jaimie Brunet this May at Backlot Coffee in Evanston. We are grateful for community partners like John Kim and the team at Backlot Coffee for activating their walls to build community through the arts!

Where: Backlot Coffee at 2006 Central Street in Evanston.

Each month Backlot features an art exhibit of Evanston artists. All works are for sale, with 100% of the proceeds going to the artist.

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This art partnership is a fantastic way for the business community to support the arts in Evanston. Interested in showing your work or hosting an artist? Email evanstonmade@gmail.com

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Bonnie Katz Exhibit @Noyes
Apr
20
to May 24

Bonnie Katz Exhibit @Noyes

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"Find Your Place" is Bonnie Katz's rediscovery into drawing and painting. From dinner parties to daily routines, this series explores the forms and spaces that make up Katz's life.

Opening reception Friday, May 4, 5:30-8p

Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., 1st Floor, Evanston, IL

See more at bonniejkatz.com

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The Midnight Broadcast: Paintings and Drawings by James Deeb
Apr
13
to Apr 15

The Midnight Broadcast: Paintings and Drawings by James Deeb

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Opening: Friday, April 13, 6-9p

Slow Art Day Discussion w Joanna Pinsky of Art Encounter, Saturday, April 14, 12-1p

Artist talk/mirror drawing demonstration: Sunday, April 15, 3-4p

Evanston artist James Deeb presents The Midnight Broadcast, featuring paintings and drawings from his on-going series, Mythic City. The work is made up of tronies (composite faces) pieced together from the artist’s memory, creating a personal and sometimes fantastical record of Deeb’s observations. Infused with pathos and mystery, James Deeb’s art adds up to more than the sum of its parts.

Exhibit Hours:
Friday, April 13, 6-9p
Saturday, April 14, 12-5p
Sunday, April 15, 12-5p

Artwork above: Mummer, 2018, oil on board, 30" x 22"

Learn more at jamesdeeb.com

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Photographic works by Joerg Metzner
Mar
2
to Mar 4

Photographic works by Joerg Metzner

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TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS – Exhibit Opening March 2nd, 2018

In a world that feels unreal, I ask myself, “What is real?”

Uncertainty at every corner. I say “Hello old friend”.

There is beauty in not knowing, in seeing what you want to see,

in places that don’t exist until you get there.

Embracing existence at this moment, in a reality of my own making.

Photographic works by Joerg Metzner

 

What: Photography Exhibit

Where: 1100 Florence Ave., Evanston

Opening: Friday, 3/2, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Artist Talk: Sunday, 3/4, 2 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Friday - 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 12 - 9 p.m.; Sunday 12- 5 p.m.

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Click here to listen to Joerg's interview on The Lisa D Show podcast

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Sue Arends at Backlot Coffee
Mar
1
to Mar 30

Sue Arends at Backlot Coffee

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We're excited to showcase artist Sue Arends this March at Backlot Coffee in Evanston. We are grateful for community partners like John Kim and the team at Backlot Coffee for activating their walls to build community through the arts!

Where: Backlot Coffee at 2006 Central Street in Evanston.

Each month Backlot features an art exhibit of Evanston artists. All works are for sale, with 100% of the proceeds going to the artist.

This art partnership is a fantastic way for the business community to support the arts in Evanston. Interested in showing your work or hosting an artist? Email evanstonmade@gmail.com

 

 

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Social Justice Sewing Circles with Melissa Blount
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Social Justice Sewing Circles with Melissa Blount

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Join Melissa Blount, Evanston-bas­­­ed artist and activist and creator of the Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt, to produce a new collaborative quilt. The community is invited to two evenings of craft, activism and dialogue, remembering the names of women and girls who lost their lives to gun violence in Chicago.

The sewing circles will take place at 1100 Florence Ave. in Evanston. No sewing skills needed, just an RSVP as there are only 30 spaces each day. All ages welcome.

Feb., 23, Friday, 6-9p, RSVP at http://ow.ly/koPI30isbKw
Feb. 24, Saturday 10a-2p, RSVP at http://ow.ly/5HFv30isbzK

Photograph taken at the Block Museum's Witness Quilt Event on February 2, 2018.

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