Evanston Made is working to create Artist-in-Residency programs with community partners. We are grateful to our partners at Frances Willard House who hosted Melissa Blount's Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt in 2017 and are hosting Vanessa Filley (see below) in 2018. Funding for both these residencies was provided in part by grants from the Evanston Arts Council.
Photographer Vanessa Filley, Visiting Artist at the Frances Willard House
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!