Events and Programs
In addition to our ongoing exhibitions and art classes, we offer special fund-raising events, public programs and an artist-in-residence program designed to engage audiences and offer new insights into contemporary art and practice. You will find a listing of these happenings on the agenda below, or you can link to our calendar. For information on other issues and developments regarding the Evanston Art Center, please read our news articles.
Get interactive! Come to the Art Center and join Northern Illinois University Professor, Steve Ciampaglia and artists from The Plug-In Studio for this extraordinary pop-up, drop-in art + technology workshop. Use electronic components and found materials to make interactive artworks that move, make sound, and light up.
FREE workshop. No registration is necessary, just drop in anytime and make something cool that moves. All ages welcome.
Saturday, May 10 from 1-4pm
Design your own posters and promote your band, event, or fund drive! Nicolette Ross of Spudnick Press will be at the Art Center on Saturday, May 17 from 1 to 4pm. This is your chance to work with one of the most talented printmakers in the Chicago area as you explore two elements of relief printing (letterpress and linoleum block printing) through creating your own edition of broadside posters.
Text will be laid out using wood type and printed on the Line-O-Scribe cylinder press. Imagery will be incorporated through a hand-carved linoleum block. Explore the interplay between image and text while learning technical carving and printing skills.
You'll take home your own edition of posters, and we encourage a group share so you can also take home a poster from each of your classmates.
SAVE THE DATE
Mark your calendars for our upcoming Benefit - Saturday Night, May 17 at the Evanston Art Center. TICKETS $100 per person, $75 for guests 35-years old and younger
6:30pm - fine art auction featuring a Live Auction (8pm Live Auction begins) of a selection of artist-made books fashioned specifically for our Benefit, an Experience Auction, wine, food and more fun!
All auction items will be on view in the galleries for preview and advanced silent auction bidding from April 27 at 1pm until May 17 at 3pm.
Proceeds from the auction benefit the Evanston Art Center's exhibition, scholarship and community outreach programming.
This special teacher development program, organized by Rachel Harper and co-taught with Nick Hostert and W. Keith Brown, offers Illinois State-Certified teachers the opportunity to explore the practice and implications of teaching as a contemporary art form through immersion in imaginative play, creative challenge, and reflective discussion. Teachers will also earn CPDU credits.
Program participants will also be given access to the Art Center’s gallery the weekend of September 27 and 28 with the intention of animating the space with art work, curriculum, responses to the June program, or other activities of their choice.
Please consider joining us on Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22 from 1 – 4pm. This workshop is limited to 15 teachers and has a $25 per person fee, which includes lunch and a free sketchbook.
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