Past Events and Programs

2020 Winter Arts & Crafts Expo

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The Evanston Art Center’s Winter Arts & Crafts Expo is one of the largest and most celebrated craft shows in the Chicago area. The annual Winter Expo features original arts and crafts by over 140 selected artisans, featuring works of jewelry, ceramics, fiber, metal, glass, painting, photography, mixed-media, and more.

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"IN FOCUS" LECTURE SERIES: Angela Tate, That’s What a Song Can Do

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Join us for a lecture “That’s What a Song Can Do:” Etta Moten Barnett, Black Chicago, and Performing the  Global Freedom Struggle, featuring Angela Tate, Public Historian and Ph.D student in History at Northwestern University. 

This lecture is a part of the ongoing EAC series, "In Focus." "In Focus" features a variety of talks and presentations by ​artists, art professionals, historians and more!

"IN FOCUS" LECTURE SERIES: Richard Townsend, The ABCs of Art Collecting

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Join us for a lecture about the ABCs of Art Collecting featuring Richard P. Townsend, President of Townsend Art Advisory LLC. 

This lecture is a part of the ongoing EAC series, "In Focus." "In Focus" features a variety of talks and presentations by ​artists, art professionals, historians and more!

VIRTUAL ARTIST TALK: CHRIS HYNDMAN & CARLOS MELIAN

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Join us for a virtual panel discussion with Chris Hyndman and Carlos Melian via Zoom on Thursday, October 22 from 5:30 - 6:30pm!

At this virtual artist talk, guests will have the opportunity to hear from each of the artists Chris Hyndman and Carlos Melian. The artists will both talk about their work, and at the end of the event, we will have a Q&A session.

MEET THE ARTISTS: JELENA BERENC, CHRIS HYNDMAN, CARLOS MELIAN & HIROMI TANAKA

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The Evanston Art Center is pleased to invite the public to the opening of four exhibitions featuring the work of Jelena Berenc, Chris Hyndman, Carlos Melian and Hiromi Tanaka.

The artists will be present during the event.

Sign up via Eventbrite to meet the artist in-person! 

Summer Gala Virtual Art & Wine Party

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The proceeds from the benefit will help the Evanston Art Center to make arts more accessible to our community by providing scholarships for students in need of financial support, and funding our exhibitions and outreach programs.


Thank you for making the Summer Gala a success!

EVANSTON ART CENTER THANKS . . .

Our Generous Donors:

Gala Chair: Shari Daw

Gala Committee: Debra Favre, Jolie Fleming, Karen Hunt, Jane Litin, Leslie Scattone, Pam Voitik and Art Williams

VIRTUAL PANEL DISCUSSION: MORGAN CRAIG & SHERI RUSH

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Join us for a virtual panel discussion with Morgan Craig & Sheri Rush via Zoom on Friday, July 10 from 5 - 6:30pm!

At this virtual panel discussion, guests will have the opportunity to hear from each of the artists Morgan Craig and Sheri Rush. The discussion will be moderated by EAC Faculty Member, Artist and Curator Steve Juras.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

SUSAN BEINER: VIRTUAL STUDIO TOUR & ARTIST TALK

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Join us for a virtual studio tour and artist talk featuring upcoming exhibiting artist Susan Beiner via Zoom!

Please register in advance through Eventbrite. The event is free and open to all, but space is limited. We will be sending instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting to those who register.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

MELODIES ON CANVAS II

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The Evanston Art Center (EAC) is excited to collaborate with students from the Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) to create a series of four musical performances inspired by four pieces of artwork on display in the 2020 EAC Faculty Exhibition. Each string quartet will perform in the EAC First Floor Gallery in front of the artwork that inspired the piece.

PANEL DISCUSSION: AZADEH HUSSAINI, ArchiWalls

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Join us for a panel discussion with Azadeh Hussaini and Leili Adibfar. 

Azadeh Hussaini is a Chicago-based Iranian-American visual artist and art educator. She holds an MFA in Non-´¼ügurative Painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a BFA in Painting from Azad Art University in Tehran. She is also co-founder of Didaar Art Collective, a Chicago based Iranian Artists community, and curator and board member at Theatre- Y, a Chicago based theater company.

2019 WINTER ARTS & CRAFTS EXPO

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The Evanston Art CenterÔÇÖs Winter Arts & Crafts Expo is one of the largest and most celebrated craft shows in the Chicago area. The annual Winter Expo features original arts and crafts by over 140 selected artisans, featuring works of jewelry, ceramics, fiber, metal, glass, painting, photography, mixed-media, and more.

 

EVENTS CALENDAR

PREVIEW PARTY

November 15, 6-9pm

Tickets are  $45 at the door

 

SILENT AUCTION

November 16-18, closes at 4pm