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Our exhibitions committee, which includes artists, curators, educators, and gallerists work year round planning our highly regarded exhibition program. The Evanston Art Center's exhibitions feature emerging and established artists in three main galleries and the work of Art Center students in the Studio Gallery on the second floor. Those exhibitions accepting submissions can be found on the 'Call For Artists' tab under the 'Exhibitions' section on this site and we encourage you to send in your work for review.

SOCIETY! ARTWORK-IN-RESIDENCE | ADRIANA KURI ALAMILLO

March 5-26, 2017

 

What if an artist’s body of work could exist and develop somewhere in between the studio and the exhibition space? In order to provide artists a semi-public, hybrid work and exhibition space, the Evanston Art Center launched an inaugural “artwork-in-residence” program. Artists work on projects-in-progress, experiment with the display of their artwork, host studio visits and engage the community of the Evanston Art Center and the broader art community in the development of their work ways that they see fit.

LOYOLA AP EXHIBITION

March 9-12, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, February 10

 

The EAC is excited to host Loyola Academy’s AP and Honors art students in our galleries for the sixth year! The Loyola Academy students work together to curate, install, and publicize the event, as well as speak publicly about their artwork and inspirations. The artwork is beautifully executed and offers audiences a window into what is on the minds of our younger artists.

 

NATURE VS. NURTURE

March 17-April 23, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, March 17, 6-8PM

 

This group exhibition curated by Younsoo Kim Flynn will aim to redefine the complex relationship between natural and urban landscapes. By using sensory values and powerful graphic practices, each artist will reveal, conceal and create unique perspectives of their own environment. Participating artists include Everything is Collective (Jason Lukas, Zachary Norma and Aaron Hegert), Jack Flynn, Robin Dluzen, and Sae Jun Kim.

 

SOCIETY! ARTWORK-IN-RESIDENCE | DAVID GIORDANO

April 1-28, 2017

 

What if an artist’s body of work could exist and develop somewhere in between the studio and the exhibition space? In order to provide artists a semi-public, hybrid work and exhibition space, the Evanston Art Center launched an inaugural “artwork-in-residence” program. Artists work on projects-in-progress, experiment with the display of their artwork, host studio visits and engage the community of the Evanston Art Center and the broader art community in the development of their work in ways that they see fit.

MONU / MENTAL: MATT BODETT, KANDI JAMIESON AND MEGAN STERLING

April 27-May 29, 2017

Opening Reception: Sunday, May 7, 1-4PM

 

Monu / Mental is an exploration of mental health as a major social issue, empowered by community understanding and involvement. Through a visual dialogue the artists seek to give voice to conditions that have evaded concrete descriptions.

Matt Bodett, diagnosed with Schizo-affective disorder, uses his artwork to discuss the complexity of language in mental illnesses and its human effects. 

SHULIN SUN

May 3-29, 2017

 

Shulin Sun grew up in Beijing, China shortly following the Communist Revolution. Growing up during this tumultuous period lead to a passion for the strength and resiliency of life and its ability to thrive even under extreme conditions. Sun combines traditional Chinese painting techniques with elements from contemporary art to create energetic shapes, exaggerated gestures and free flowing lines that reflect the energy and life in nature.

 

EVANSTON MADE

June 2-30, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, June 2, 6-8PM

 

The Evanston Art Center will partner with Evanston Made, a month-long celebration of the arts in Evanston designed to create opportunities for artists to engage with the community. The exhibition will feature works from local Evanston artists and celebrate the Evanston arts community.

 

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JAVIER JASSO

June 2-30, 2017

 

Javier Jasso’s mixed media sculpture uses personal experience and research to address the social and cultural issues in searching and finding a place to call “home”. Metal, plaster, plastic and wood, which provide the foundation for protective structures, are turned into art installations that express an importance of family and home. 

 

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SURFACE TENSION: BEAUTY AND FRAGILITY IN LAKE MICHIGAN

July 7-30, 2017

 

Ted Glasoe and Nelson Armour collaborate in this traveling exhibition designed to provoke viewers into considering the hidden but profound pollution of Lake Michigan. Poignant photographs of Lake Michigan that invite the viewer to contemplate the lake’s power are combined with altered photographs of the lake that unsettle the viewer’s sense of beauty.

 

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GEO-SCIENCE EMBRIODERY: WORKS BY BONNIE PETERSON

July 5-30, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, July 7, 6-9pm

 

Bonnie Peterson’s work investigates cultural and environmental issues by mixing scientific data and early explorer’s journals with embroidery. Stitching words and phrases on velvet and silk fabrics to make large narrative wall hangings, Peterson examines both art and science and interprets key scientific concepts. 

 

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