Jun
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

See Them Through Launch Party

Hosts Allie Payne and Silveria Steele present a night of art and inspiration at the See Them Through laun. Art exhibit featuring works by Madridel Beltran-Todd and Tatiana. Music by DJ Noleian. 10% of the proceeds from their sales at the event go to support STT.

How does art impact us and how does the world impact art. Maridel and Tatiana both represent current events in their work and bring their talents to the exciting new gallery at 1100 Florence.  Maridel is a life long evanston resident with kids in Evanston and strong ties to the community.


10% of the proceeds from their sales at the event go to support STT.

 

See Them Through provides Evanston children ages 11-18 the opportunity to engage in out of school experiences that foster a sense of purpose, belonging and social acceptance.  Our mission is to create memorable experiences that will promote college readiness, support academics through field experiences and build self awareness and community.

info@etownstt.org

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Jun
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Nasty Women Evanston Art Exhibit

We are excited to host this pop up event on Saturday, June 3, 6-9 p.m.

From the organizers: We are a sister show to the Nasty Women Art Exhibition that was produced in NYC in January. It sold out and raised over $42,000 for Planned Parenthood! And now Nasty Women Exhibitions are being produced all over the world!

We know what a mighty force the women of Evanston are, so we just had to bring a Nasty Women Art exhibition to town! Along with our neighbors on the North Shore we hope to do our part to let our voices be heard and contribute to a worthy cause.

Whether you’re a women, man or self identified, we welcome your support, creativity, donations and especially your presence at our kick ass event on June 3!

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May
20
5:00pm 5:00pm

Closing Party: Mound Town, works by Joey Garfield

Photo taken at Mound Town art opening by Jeff Phillips

Photo taken at Mound Town art opening by Jeff Phillips

Mound Town, works by Joey Garfield

May 6-20, 2017

Joey Garfield is a filmmaker, photographer and multi-disciplinary artist. His work focuses on rhythm, flow, simplicity, attitude and humor. He honors and documents the counter cultures of his youth, which saved his life creatively and soulfully. Repurposed wood, spray paint, earth, found objects and album vinyl are some of the tools of his trade.

His current show at 1100 Florence Gallery, Mound Town, includes 2D/3D works of photography, sculpture and mixed media. The project consists of a series of photographs of Mounds. These photographs profile different mounds, which are found in their natural outdoor environment. All mounds in the series are rare and unique characters captured in a fleeting moment of their existence because no mound is permanent. They are all made naturally from dirt, snow, wood chips, and the pile ups of stuff that we see in the corners of our world everyday.

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Feb
26
3:00pm 3:00pm

Artist Talk with Ben Blount

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The public is invited Sunday, Feb. 26, 3-5 p.m. for a talk with Ben and his wife Melissa on everything from social justice, xenophia, book arts and more - it will be a dynamic talk. Ben will will discuss his art, Melissa and Ben will talk about on their work in social justice initiatives in Evanston. Ben is a founding board member of OPAL (Organization for Positive Action and Leadership). He is interested in equity issues in Evanston and how we as a community can affect change through political participation. Seats are limited, please register. 

Ben will also talk about the works on display at 1100 Florence in his show Recollection. Recollection examines the notions of race and culture we encounter growing up in the United States. Shared through reimagined learning tools and remembered narratives, this work explores how we collect these formative ideas about identity and commit them to memory. This collection of work from artist Ben Blount includes letterpress prints, handmade books, and various interactive elements. See more of his work at http://benblount.com/

Ben Blount is a printer who uses books, posters and installations to explore notions of race and identity in America. Shaped by two decades of experience in design and advertising, his work draws on a common cultural language of objects, stories and experiences to draw attention to the differences between what we see, and how we are seen. With a range of contemporary influences from Dave Chappelle and Kara Walker to Mos Def and Amos Kennedy, Blount’s work is often provocative and topical. He has taught book arts courses at The Cleveland Institute of Art and Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago. A native Detroiter, he earned an MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago and currently lives in Evanston, IL. 

Gallery weekday hours by appointment only, evanstonmade@gmail.comGallery weekend hours, Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.

1100 Florence is a new art event space in West Evanston, IL, owned and operated by Lisa Degliantoni and Dave Ford. For access and hours to Recollection email evanstonmade@gmail.com

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Feb
12
3:00pm 3:00pm

Artist Talk with Ben Blount

Join Ben Blount in a discussion about his work on race, identity and how we see one another. Ben's show Recollection is on display at 1100 Florence in West Evanston Feb. 4 - 28.

Ben Blount is a printer who uses books, posters and installations to explore notions of race and identity in America. Shaped by two decades of experience in design and advertising, his work draws on a common cultural language of objects, stories and experiences to draw attention to the differences between what we see, and how we are seen. With a range of contemporary influences from Dave Chappelle and Kara Walker to Mos Def and Amos Kennedy, Blount’s work is often provocative and topical.

He has taught book arts courses at The Cleveland Institute of Art and Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago. A native Detroiter, he earned an MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago and currently lives in Evanston, IL.

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Feb
4
to Feb 28

Recollection, works by Ben Blount

ABC: An Abecedarium of Black Culture

Recollection examines the notions of race and culture we encounter growing up in the United States. Shared through reimagined learning tools and remembered narratives, this work explores how we collect these formative ideas about identity and commit them to memory. This collection of work from artist Ben Blount includes letterpress prints, handmade books, and various interactive elements.

Ben Blount is a printer who uses books, posters and installations to explore notions of race and identity in America. Shaped by two decades of experience in design and advertising, his work draws on a common cultural language of objects, stories and experiences to draw attention to the differences between what we see, and how we are seen. With a range of contemporary influences from Dave Chappelle and Kara Walker to Mos Def and Amos Kennedy, Blount’s work is often provocative and topical. He has taught book arts courses at The Cleveland Institute of Art and Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago. A native Detroiter, he earned an MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago and currently lives in Evanston, IL.

The public is invited for the Opening Reception Saturday, Feb. 4, 6-9 p.m. 1100 Florence is a new art event space in West Evanston, IL, owned and operated by Lisa Degliantoni and Dave Ford.

Image above: Spread from ABC: An Abecedarium of Black Culture,

This art opening happens on the First Saturday of the month in partnership with several Evanston community art partners. In an effort to create numerous art happenings in one night, we are asking arts organizations host openings, shows, performances, etc., on the first Saturday of the month.

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