Thursday, October 30, 2014
Community members are encouraged to view Evanston’s latest public art installation, “Geocommunetrics: An Intersection of Evanstons,” on the corner of Davis St. and Oak Ave., where a major fire took place in December 2013. Over the next two weeks, local artists will work with the designer Jason Brown, also known as "The Zip Code Kid" (TZCK), to complete the art display paying tribute to the three Evanston zip codes: 60201, 60202 and 60203.
The Evanston Arts Council brought this idea to life to provide a unique way to challenge perceptions on the use of empty lot space. This display aims to showcase how all public areas can be transformed into a point of interest through art, even during a business’s development stage.
The plaid-based design will be woven based on the numbers in the zip codes and will include the following colors: brown, for land, representing 60201; blue, for Lake Michigan, representing 60202; green, for wilderness, representing 60203; and orange, which serves as the common thread that weaves our community together.
Once completed, the mural will be on display for the general public until the development at Davis St and Oak Ave. is completed in 2015. To view similar designs, please visit cargocollective.com/geocommunetrics.
For more information on the mural, please contact Cultural Arts Coordinator Jennifer Lasik at 847-859-7835.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The following is from the City of Evanston:
Evanston’s 40th Annual Fall Flea Market will be held on Saturday, November 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St.
There’s something for everyone at the market. More than 70 tables will sell a wide variety of items at this year’s event, including sporting equipment, household goods, jewelry, books, toys, games and much more. Proceeds from table rentals benefit the Robert Crown Center Advisory Board.
Admission to the flea market is free (no early birds, please). For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Traveling downtown? Check out Evanston’s latest public art installation, “Geocommunetrics: An Intersection of Evanstons,” on the corner of Davis St. and Oak Ave. The art display pays tribute to the three Evanston zip codes: 60201, 60202 and 60203.http://goo.gl/QpDULm
Enjoy a free "Day of the Dead" concert with Sones de Mexico Ensemble on Sun., Oct. 26, 4 p.m., at the Levy Center! The event will also feature interactive arts stations where families can create ofrendas, and a costume parade for all ages. http://ow.ly/D7r6g
Monday, October 20, 2014
From City of Evanston website:
In an effort to promote bicycle safety in Evanston, on Thursday, October 30, the City of Evanston will hold the “Pedal Bright” Bike Light Giveaway and Installation event.
The exciting initiative will provide bicycle safety information and help cyclists increase the visibility of their bikes as the days get shorter during the fall and winter months. Teams of volunteers will install 400 free bicycle lights, distribute city bike maps, and provide a quick tutorial on the rules of the road for bicyclists. Bicycle lights will be installed on Thursday, October 30, from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., at two Evanston locations:
- Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St.
- The Weber Arch at Northwestern University, Chicago Ave. and Sheridan Rd.
Illinois law requires that every bicycle when in use at nighttime be equipped with a front lamp capable of emitting a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet, and a red reflector on the rear visible from 100 to 600 feet. A lamp emitting a red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear may be used in addition to a red reflector.
This event is sponsored by the City of Evanston, Northwestern University, the Evanston Bike Club, Wheel & Sprocket, Downtown Evanston, Active Transportation Alliance, Roycemore School and The Illinois Bicycle Lawyers at Keating Law Offices.
For more information about the event, please contact Cindy Plante at 847-448-4311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, October 17, 2014
artruck is coming back for the 7th time! Saturday, October 18th, 7pm - 10pm, folks will gather around and inside of two UHaul trucks to look at art and talk on the 1100 block of Ashland in Evanston.
For more information, visit artruck.org or visit the artruck Facebook page.
See below for list of artists who's works will be on display:
- Carol Bobrow
Lea Basile Lazarus
Leslie J. Riley
Discover Evanston’s Notable Places!
A walking tour of notable Evanston places has been planned by Design Evanston for this fall. The places on the tour are featured in the book, “Evanston: 150 Years 150 Places” published by Design Evanston in 2013. Books ($15 cash/check) will be available for purchase at the end of the tour. The tour will last approximately 1.5 hours and will be led by authors of the book. Leaders will lead the group back to the start.
Light refreshments will be provided at the end of each tour. Reservations are required by contacting email@example.com. Tours are limited to 20 people.
Day/Date/Time: Saturday, October 18, 10am Start: Fountain Square Leader: Kris Hartzell Tour Length: 2 miles Parking: Sherman Plaza Garage Restroom: Public Library Fee: $20 (cash/check)
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
We're thrilled to have maps available for another Open Studios Evanston! Print this one here (it looks best 11x17), pick one up at Creative Corworking at 922 Davis Street or view it on your phone. You've got 4 hours to hit as many studios, galleries, boutiques, etc. as possible. Do your homework and see who is showing, the full list is below, then map out your time wisely.
Also the day is filled with special events, all free, and some include art making fun. Start your day at the public art making event on the corner of Davis & Oak and go from there! Click here for a full list of events.
And lastly, try and walk away with art by purchasing or commissioning a work by an Evanston artist.
Below is the alphabetical list of participating artists, galleries, boutiques, arts orgs & more...
Pat Armato, 600 Hartrey Ave., www.sculpturesix.com
Kevin Avick, 1042 Wesley Ave.
Raissa Bailey, 922 Davis St.
Ann Baker, 2502 Park Place., annpetrusbaker.artspan.com
Ruth Ann Begelman, 927 Noyes Ave.
Florin Berca, 1401 Lincoln St.
Patricia Biesen, 922 Davis St.
Colleen Conley, 1042 Wesley Ave.,
Julie Cowan, 1209 Maple Ave., www.solidprint.com
Rory Coyne, 707 Chicago Ave., www.sidetrackedstudio.com
Lauren Levato Coyne, 707 Chicago Ave., www.sidetrackedstudio.com
Susan Curry, 1601 Payne St., www.susancurryceramics.com
Mark DeBernardi, 922 Davis St.
Melanie Deal, 922 Davis St.
Aydin Dincer, 1921 Central St., www.prairiejoes.com
Joyce Elias, 1210 Sherman Ave., www.joyceeliasart.com
Clark Ellithorpe, 1042 Wesley Ave.
Vanessa Filley, 1126 Main St., www.vanessafilley.com
Judith Freilich, 1042 Wesley Ave.
Sheila Ganch, 927 Noyes Ave., www.sculpturebysheilaganch.com
Larry Geni, 922 Davis St.
Tom Graham, 1209 Lee St., www.tomgrahamartist.com
Marla Gunderson, 2148 Asbury Ave.
Carol Hammerman, 1119 Hinman Ave., www.carolhammerman.com
Dustin Harris, 1042 Wesley Ave.
Justin Hart, 1601 Payne St., www.justinhartceramics.com
Chris Heisinger, 922 Davis St., www.heisingerdesign.com
Jessica Jacobs, 1707 Central St., www.jessicajacobs.com
Fran Joy, 2527 Jackson Ave.,1E, www.franjoy.com
Fay Kaiser, Voice Studio, 927 Noyes St.
Bonnie Katz, 922 Davis St.
Emily Klik, 600 Hartrey Ave.
Preston Klik, 600 Hartrey Ave.,
Jack Kraig, 1532 Crain St., www.jackkraig.com
Joanna Kramer, 1601 Payne St., www.joannakramer.com
Lea Basile Lazarus, 1209 Maple Ave., www.leablazarus.com
Erdmut Lerner, 2733 Thayer St., www.erdmutlerner.com
Stephen Lloyd, 922 Davis St.
LP Lundy, 922 Davis St.
Michelle Mallin, 922 Davis St.
Ross Martens, 1712 Sherman Ave. #2,
Maggie Meiners, 1610 Payne St., http://www.maggiemeiners.com
Donovan Mixon, 1042 Wesley Ave.
Sheila Oettinger, 927 Noyes Ave., www.sculpturebyoettinger.com
Sara Piepmeier, 927 Noyes Ave.
Joanna Pinsky, 1042 Wesley Ave., www.joannapinsky.com
Lea Pinsky, 1042 Wesley Ave., www.leapinsky.com
Adriana Poterash, 1601 Payne St., midwestclayguild.org
Layna Portugal, 912 Michigan Ave., www.artoverture.com/laynaportugal
Jennifer Presant, 927 Noyes Ave., www.jenniferpresant.com
Joanne Ramseyer, 912 Sherman Ave.
Joann Rea, 927 Noyes Ave., www.joannrea.com
Peggie Robinson, 1042 Wesley Ave.
Nadine 'Yadi' Royster, 1031 Ridge Court
Nadine 'Yadi' Royster, 1031 Ridge Court
Matthew J. Schaefer, 1004 Ashland Ave., www.matthewjschaefer.com
Bridgette Schneider, 922 Davis St.,
Ray Schooley, 1601 Payne St.
Barbara Seyfried, 922 Davis St.
Dana Shearin, 1601 Payne St, www.formingground.com
Lindsay Sherman, 1601 Payne St., www.lindsayshermanceramics.com
Laura Allen-Simpson, 922 Davis St.
1310 1/2B Chicago Ave., www.donnawesleyspencer.com
Lindy Stockton, 1402 ½ Greenleaf Ave.
Emily Testa, 1601 Payne St.
1601 Payne St.
Amy O. Woodbury, 1127 Florence Ave., www.amyowoodbury.com
Jerry Woods, 922 Davis St., www.jwoodspaintings.com
Galleries & More
Adiana Strings, 636 Church Street, www.davidyonan.com
Adler George Studio, 1125 Florence Ave.,
Alley Gallery, 1712 Sherman Ave. #2, www.thealleygallery.com
Artist Seeds a Studio Workshop, www.artistseeds.com
Ausrine's Art Room, 1123 Florence Ave., www.ausrinesartsroom.net
Black Top Gallery, 1031 Ridge Court
Blue Lotus Studio, 912 Sherman Ave., www.bluelotusartstudio.blogspot.com
Botti Studio, 919 Grove St., www.bottistudio.com
Botti Studio, 919 Grove St., www.bottistudio.com
Creative Coworking, 922 Davis St., www.creativecoworking.com
Dance Center Evanston, 1934 Dempster St., www.dancecenterevanston.com
etc. Music School, 927 Noyes St., www.etcmusicschool.org
Galleria in Evanston, 1627 Sherman Ave., www.galleriainevanston.com
Jill King Studio & Artist Seeds, 1402-1/2 Greenleaf Ave., www.jillkingstudio.com
Midwest Clay Guild, 1601 Payne St., midwestclayguild.org
Mill Creek Miniatures, 1127 Florence Ave.
Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St.
Open Studio Project, 903 Sherman Ave,. www.openstudioproject.org
Sidetracked Studio, 707 Chicago Ave., www.sidetrackedstudio.com
Stumble & Relish, 1310 1/2 A Chicago Ave., www. stumbleandrelish.com
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
October 10 - November 5
Noyes Gallery, 927 Noyes St.
Curated by Harvey Pranian
Friday, October 10, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.
This exhibit features the works of artists with different ability status. This exhibit seeks to recognize people who have emotional, psychological, and developmental disabilities as valued members of our culturally diverse society. The extraordinary skill and imagination demonstrated in their art is at once startling and inspirational. The selected works come from three organizations that share similar missions: Project Onward, Little City, The Arts of Life, Equestrian Connection Art Therapy. All artwork will be for sale.
Sponsored in part by City of Evanston, Whole Foods Market Evanston, and Young Evanston Artists (YEA!).
Monday, October 6, 2014
This October is Arts & Humanities month in Evanston and there are numerous events where you can celebrate and engage in the arts. This Thursday night will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the arts in Evanston. The City of Evanston and the Evanston Arts Council created a program where the arts will be celebrated and honored in a fun and creative way. Join the event to learn more about innovative arts programs in Evanston and participate in a silent auction featuring works by Evanston artists. See more info below
Dear Arts Enthusiasts,
As of today, more than 150 people have RSVP'd for our "Bright Night for the Arts" event on October 9th. It's so exciting. Please join us for this inaugural event!
It is a pleasure to announce that the recipients of the Mayor's Awards for the Arts (presented at the event) will be etc. Music School and Jack Weiss.
“A Bright Night for the Arts” program features:
Remarks and Awards:
The Honorable Elizabeth Tisdahl
Bright Spot presenters:
- Ines Sommers, Percolator Films
- Michael O’Mara, etc. Music School
- Emily Campbell, SITE Festival
- Andy Ludington, Web Sci-Fi
- Michael Miro, Mudlark Theatre
- Alice George
- Joann Rea
- Jennifer Presant
- Amy Woodbury
- Sarah Kaiser
- Katherine Orr
- Alfonso Nieves Ruiz
- Ted Glasoe
- Verna Todd
Menu catered by International Café:
Spanakopita braised spinach feta phyllo
Mini beef Wellingtons with horseradish dipping
Pan seared mini crab cakes with Old Bay mayonnaise
Bacon wrapped dates with roasted red pepper puree
Vegetable egg roll spicy chinese mustard
Fresh fruit and cheese tray
Vegetable and dip tray
Bruschetta-tomato basil mozzarella
Sweets and Temptations
Fresh brewed Starbucks coffee reg and decaf
Assorted cold beverages
Beer and wine
Thank you to the following organizations, who will be in attendance:
- Next Theatre
- Evanston Arts Council
- Evanston Chamber of Commerce
- Evanston Art Center
- Dance Center of Evanston
- North Shore Visitor and Convention Bureau
- Evanston Public Art Committee
- Piccolo Theatre
- Sommer Filmworks
- Northlight Theatre
- Mudlark Theater
- Etc. School
- Northwestern University
- Open Studios Evanston
- Evanston City Council
- City of Evanston Department Managers
- North Shore Choral Society
- Evanston Dance Ensemble
- The Honorable Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl
- Evanston Community Foundation
- Actor’s Gymnasium
- Woman’s Club of Evanston
- Evanston Arts Council’s Arts and Business Committee
- Block Museum
- Fleetwood Jourdain Theatre
- Light Opera Works
- Evanston Design
You don't want to miss this special event. You can still purchase your tickets here.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Art in the Alley tonight at 5:30! Come join us for food, fun and the unveiling of the Bookman's Alley commemorative plaque.
Address: 1712 Rear 2 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Open today · 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
This Sunday at 10 a.m. St. Luke's Episcopal will host a Blessing of the Animals! We're bringing our turtle.
What is Blessing of the Animals? As autumn arrives, people in various places may notice something odd. A procession of animals, everything from dogs and cats to hamsters and even horses, is led to churches for a special ceremony called the Blessing of Pets. This custom is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures.