Monday, April 21, 2014

Support Young Evanston Artists One Dime at a Time!

During the months of April, May and June, Young Evanston Artists (YEA!) will be the beneficiary of Whole Foods Market One Dime at a Time Fundraiser.

One Dime at a Time allows Whole Foods customers to accept their refund, or direct the cashier to donate the cash to the store's chosen non-profit through the registers at Whole Foods Market. This program supports a local non-profit and reduces the community’s impact on the environment at the same time. 

Starting April 1st 2014, Whole Foods Market South Evanston will collect dime donations to benefit Young Evanston Artists, a nonprofit volunteer driven organization whose mission is to provide the children of Evanston with a unique forum and experience for the exhibition and performance of their art. 

The 27th annual YEA! Day, to be held Saturday May 17th, 2014, serves as the culminating arts event for many Evanston schools and invigorates their arts programs throughout the year.

WHOLE FOODS Market  •  EVANSTON SOUTH  •  1111 Chicago Ave  •  847.475.9492

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Citywide Art Party on June 7 at Open Studios Evanston

Visual artists with a studio in the City of Evanston and select art galleries and organizations will open their doors to the general public 3-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, in celebration of the arts in Evanston. 

The website ( will feature a list of all participating artists on a Google Map; the public can choose how to get to the studios and what time. Artists are encouraged to provide marketing materials to share with the public, treats and refreshments are encouraged too.

This is a 100% FREE event!

Participating artists and gallery spaces will be listed below. Please share this information with anyone interested!

Interested in being a part of the fun? Email

List of Participating Artists in Alphabetical Order by First Name

Adriana Poterash -
Annie Andrews
Alfonso Piloto Nieves Ruiz -
Alice George -
Ausrine Kerr - 1123 Florence Ave., Ausrine's Art Room

Beth Adler - 1125 Florence Avenue

Carol Hammerman -

Dana DeAno -
Dana Shearin -
Dave Ford -

Emily Testa -

Fran Joy -

Heather Hancock -

Janet Trierweiler -
Jennifer Presant -
Jerry Woods -
Jessica Jacobs -
Jill Birschbach  -
Jill King -
Joann Rea -
Joanna Kramer  -
Joanna Pinsky -
Joyce Elias -
Julie Cowan -
Julie Meridian -
Justin Hart -

Kim Jones -  -

Lauren Levato Coyne -
Lea Lazarus -
Lea Pinsky -
Lindsay Sherman

Maggie Weiss -
Matthew J. Schaefer -

Naomi Sondak - Noyes Cultural Arts Center
Nicole Gordon -

Ray Schooley -
Rory Coyne -

Sarah Kaiser-Amaral -
Sheila Ganch
Sheila Oettinger -
Susan Curry - 

Ted Glasoe -

Continue to check back for event information and if you know anyone interesting in participating in this event, email 

Save this tree on Chicago Avenue!

Attend City Council meeting on April 28 and tell City Council to adhere to the 5 feet set back required in the zoning code.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

This Friday: Heather Hancock Art Opening at Creative Coworking in Evanston

Heather Hancock opening Friday, March 28th at 5-8p, at Creative Coworking922 Davis St, Evanston

Photo of Bloom 4.0 and Scan 3.0,

Heather will also participate in Open Studios Evanston on June 7 click here for more info or visit

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Evanston Birding: Is this bird a hawk?

Today on my way to Jewel, I spotted two large birds building a nest. Below are three images; the tree where they're building, the nest (see the tail feathers on the left?) and a close up of one of the two birds. Are these hawks, falcons?