Evanston is home to a thriving arts community of practicing artists and thriving arts organizations. “There is tremendous excitement for the first Open Studios Evanston, with more 50 artists and arts organizations participating,” says event producer Lisa Degliantoni.
The general public is invited to tour art studios throughout the City of Evanston on Saturday, June 7, from 3-8 p.m. A list of studios is posted on the event website openstudiosevanston.blogspot.com and maps will be made available.
“Artists without a gallery don’t have many opportunities to show their work and an event like this is ideal,” says artist Julie Meridian who will show her photography alongside florist and visual artist Barbara Bellamy at Ixia Flowers on Chicago Avenue.
Fine art photographer Teb Glasoe has a studio on Davis Street featuring photographic work that combines the compelling alliance of nature and urban environments, specializing in images of Lake Michigan, Chicago and the North Shore.
The Evanston Art Center will open its Printmaking and Jewlery studios to showcase the work of its talented students and teaching artists. The Music Institute of Chicago will host a free panel discussion with the Civic Fellows of the CSO's Civic Orchestra and a free public concert of chamber music from civic orchestra players-all at 1702 Sherman.
Alfonso “Piloto” Nieves Ruiz, an award-winning Mexican-born sculptor and art teacher will open his studio. His work has been widely exhibited in metropolitan Chicago and was one of the most successful shows at the National Museum of Mexican Art.
This event will unite the Evanston Art Community and enable local artists to connect with not only one another, but with the community at large. This event will take place again in October, during Arts & Humanities month.
Contacts: Lisa Degliantoni 847-544-8205