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Our galleries exhibit contemporary artworks by emerging and established artists. Group shows, solo artist exhibitions and retrospectives are juried by our exhibitions' committee, which includes exhibiting artists, curators, arts instructors and gallerists.

Our galleries are free and open to the public seven days a week. We offer docent led tours for individuals or groups, exhibition publications, exhibiting artists’ talks, interviews with curators and exhibition opening receptions at no charge to the public. 

STUDIO EXHIBITION: CERAMICS DEPARTMENT

Studio Exhibition: Ceramics Department

February 3 – 26, 2017

EAC Students’ artwork from the Ceramics Department will be on display in the Second Floor Atrium Gallery.

In the EAC Ceramics Department, students of all levels learn to create pottery and develop a solid understanding of ceramics, learning and using hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Multiple glazing and surface treatments are explored in each class, such as colored slips, terra sigillata, Majolica glazing and more. 

 

STUDIO EXHIBITION: STUDENTS OF SARAH KAISER

Studio Exhibition: Students of Sarah Kaiser

February 3 – 26, 2017

Opening Reception, Sunday February 5 from 1 – 4PM

 

EAC Students’ artwork from Sarah Kaiser’s Seeing the Body: Anatomical Figure Drawing and Birds and Botanicals will be on display in the Second Floor Gallery.

 

THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHS ALONG THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

January 28 – March 16, 2017

 

In partnership with the Evanston History Center, the Art Center will present photographs by Jeanine Michna-Bales, who has spent more than a decade meticulously researching ‘fugitive’ slaves and the ways they escaped to freedom. These dramatic photographs will piece together a narrative of the Underground Railroad, and the escape of an estimated 100,000 slaves between 1830 and the end of the Civil War in 1865.

 

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NEW WORK: LINDA ROBINSON GORDON & ANNETTE TUROW

February 3-March 4, 2017

Opening Reception: Sunday, February 5, 1-4PM

 

Annette Turow’s complex paintings and Linda Robinson Gordon’s drawings and mixed media sculptures create a dynamic relationship in this exhibition. Working with various materials such as copper wire, mud, and paper, Robinson Gordon’s work speaks to a subtle beauty and delicate craftsmanship while Turow’s paintings complement these organic sculptures and drawings by referencing the human body and abstracted forms.

JILL BIRSCHBACH

February 3-March 4, 2017

Opening Reception: Sunday, February 5, 1-4PM

 

Jill Birschbach creates small sculptures that combine photography and ceramic material in order to document the people, spaces and important objects in her life. Combining these two elements by using photographic ceramic decals, Birschbach’s images merge with the glaze rendering these moments permanently preserved and frozen in time.