Past Events and Programs

Motion And Light In Art

Date: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

As a prelude to his Fall two-day workshop at the Evanston Art Center, Daniel Miller will be giving a presentation of his and other artists' use of kinetic motion and lights in artwork. Daniel Miller is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. "Motion and Light in Art" takes place in the main EAC building, all are welcome to attend, and admission is FREE!

Re-Create: A Built Environment

Date: 
Saturday, July 30, 2011 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Artist Tanya Gill will be helping all those people, young and old and in between, who enjoy building things. In this case, with your help, Tanya will be building an entire "environment" made of of recycled paper products. Materials like phone books, egg cartons, paper towel rolls, paint color chips, used menus, shredded paper and more will morph, under the talented direction of Tanya, into a one-of-a-kind paper structure.

Playing with Your Food

Date: 
Saturday, July 16, 2011 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Yes, that's right. We're encouraging children (and adults) to play with their food. Sculpture on the Grounds artist, Gary Orlinsky, will offer this one-time workshop before the official opening of his site-specific sculpture, "Elevated" is unveiled on the front lawn of the Art Center.

"Playing with Your Food" is a free workshop that is designed for all ages. Orlinsky teaches basic elements of 3-D design and sculpture by using foods from around the world. The end products are definitely abstract. 

Fabric as Paint Weekend Workshop

Date: 
Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 9:30pm to Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 1:00pm

Jesse Harrod, one of the artists exhibiting in our summer exhibition CUT will lead the FABRIC AS PAINT weekend workshop: Saturday, June 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 26 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. You'll work with colorful fabrics and embellishments while you learn basic embroidery and piecing skills along with an introduction to color theory. All students will finish a beautiful piece of artwork by end of this fascinating workshop.

Art Center members: $80, non members: $95. Please go to our Art School registration page to sign up.

Trees Speaking to the Wind

Date: 
Monday, June 20, 2011 - 7:00pm

The Evanston Art Center and Borderbend Arts Collective are proud to present "Trees Speaking to the Wind", a nature-themed performance event at the Evanston Art Center on Monday, June 20, 2011, with poetry readings by Allan Johnston and Tim Hunt, as well as phonography performed by an ensemble. This event also commemorates the 38th World Environment Day. "Trees Speaking to the Wind" is supported by funding from Poets & Writers, and it is free and open to the public, all ages.

CUT - Artist's reception and discussion

Date: 
Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 1:00pm

Join CUT exhibition curators Eleanor Spiess-Ferris and Beth Hart for the opening reception of this fascinating exhibition. At 2 p.m. you are welcome to join us for a discussion with some of the exhibiting artists about their art practices, the use of paper as a medium, and more. This exhibition will be on view from June 5 through August 7, 2011.

2011 Benefit - Kaleidoscope

Date: 
Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 11:30pm to Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 4:00am

All of us here at the Art Center send an enormous THANK YOU to all of the talented artists who donated their art work to this year's Spring Benefit "Kaleidoscope", as well as to all those individuals who attended the Benefit and took home some art work. 

Open House

Date: 
Sunday, February 27, 2011 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

If you've ever wondered what goes on inside the Evanston Art Center, now is your chance to have a behind the scenes look. Come by yourself, with friends, or bring the whole family. There will be tours of the historic Harley Clarke Mansion and grounds. Artists will demonstrate ceramics, pop up books and portraiture. Refreshments will be served. All activities are free and open to the public.

We hope you'll join us.

Physio / tasma / gorical

Date: 
Sunday, February 20, 2011 -
2:00am to 10:00am

This exhibition, curated by Susan Sensemann, investigates dream and reality in biology, in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, sculptural installation, and fiber art. Artists in this exhibition evoke the Enlightenment-era identity of mystical and medical discovery; their works look inside the human body in the hope of reconciling the quickly evolving world of clinical science with the un-mined depths of the psychic, the dreamlike, and the imaginary. 

Complex Repeat Event

Date: 
Repeats every day every Wednesday and every Friday until Sun Oct 31 2010 except Wed Oct 20 2010, Fri Oct 22 2010.
Friday, October 29, 2010 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

This event repeats every Wednesday and Friday during the month of October with the exception of the 3rd week.

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