Midwestern! Punk! Mom! DIY Retrospective by Ellen Greene
Sep
7
to Sep 19

Midwestern! Punk! Mom! DIY Retrospective by Ellen Greene

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Midwestern! Punk! Mom! is a three word title that both describes artist Ellen Greene as a person as well the three phases of development in her artwork.

In her latest exhibition that Greene describes as a “DIY retrospective”, her art and objects hang on the gallery walls of the Evanston Gallery, 1100 Florence, with painted text and infographics surrounding them. Together they tell Ellen’s story of her life in art.

“I am obsessed with reading memoirs and wanted to try my hand at it. But the words and memories wouldn’t come. I kept digging into my storage unit for objects that would trigger memories and hopefully words. Then it hit me. I think in pictures, and I make pictures. My artwork and objects are the core of the story. My whole life things like zines, journals, records, toys, books, clothes and photographs influenced my work. Also that work was in direct response to what I was going through emotionally and therefore completing to the overarching narrative. Call it a ‘DIY retrospective’ or ‘punk rock show and tell’… its my life and my stuff so I just want to share it in the most direct way I know how: put it up on a wall and then write about it.”

Greene’s art is diverse, spanning the period of 40 some years, and includes everything from childhood drawings to her well known “tattooed gloves” to self portrait oil paintings. In Midwestern! Punk! Mom! Greene’s narrative, like her work is unflinching. From intense subjects like sex and addiction to the banality of growing up in the Midwest, Ellen is brutally honest in word and image. As one of her mid 90’s self portrait polaroid pieces instruct: “Delicate People should look away.” but those who dare to look will be rewarded with a refreshing vulnerability.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 6-8p
Artist Talk, Sunday, September 15, 3-5p
Closing Party, September 19, 6-8p

1100 Florence Gallery is located at 1100 Florence Avenue in Evanston, IL 60202. Gallery hours are Sunday 12-5p, Wednesday 6-8p and Friday 6-8p. View art by appointment by emailing 1100florencegallery[at]gmail.com. Visit 1100florence.com for more information.

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Nasty Women Evanston 3: Art Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Nasty Women Evanston 3: Art Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood

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Join us Sept. 28 for yet another amazing fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. Artists can sign up August 6, to donate a 12"x12" 2D work. The public is invited to shop Sept. 28, 6-9p, all art is $100 each! Stay tuned for more news!

Ciick here to RSVP
Artists can sign up to participate here https://nastywomenevanston.org/artist-sign-up/

This is also an "Allies" section this year, open to feminists who identify at men! Join the cause here https://nastywomenevanston.org/artist-sign-up/

Questions? Email 1100florencegallery@gmail.com

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Aug
1
to Aug 16

Photo Exhibit: Nelson Armour and Jordan Scott

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Photo left: Nelson W Armour, Photo right: Jordan Scott

1100 Florence is pleased to present Oblique – Streetscapes of Chicago, a two-person exhibition featuring work of Jordan Scott and Nelson W Armour. Scott’s mixed-media artwork and photography pays homage to his beliefs in the interconnectedness of the universe and inspired by theories of the collective unconscious. Armour’s photography includes various genre, landscape, environmental portraiture, and social documentary. Both have exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally. 

Oblique – Streetscapes of Chicago explores the urban landscape, searching out lesser-recognized streets, structures, and views. The flat urban typography yields different perspectives, both close and far, both recognizable and unknown. These Chicago’s streetscapes may feel familiar but are presented in unusual perspectives, tones, and feelings. 

 

Opening: Saturday, August 3, 2019, 6-8 pm

Artists’ Talk: Sunday, August 11, 2019, 3 – 4 pm

 

1100 Florence

1100 Florence, Evanston, IL (Greeenleaf and Florence)

Gallery Hours: Wednesdays 5-8p, Fridays 5-8p, Sunday 12-5p, by appointment via evanstonmade@gmail.com or call 847-544-8205



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Jul
20
to Jul 21

David Hinske Painting Exhibit

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‘just between you and me…’

a solo exhibition of eighteen new paintings by

david hinske


~ two days only ~

opening july 20, closing july 21

both days 2-5pm

priced to purchase at the opening

whatever you want to pay at the closing


1100 florence gallery, 1100 florence avenue, evanston, il, call for july 19 preview 575.779.2103


Click here to listen to David and his wife Carolyn’s interview on The Lisa D Show podcast.

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Jul
6
to Jul 12

Swing Set Drum Kit by Dave Ford

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SWING SET DRUM KIT by DAVE FORD

Swing Set Drum Kit by Dave Ford is an interactive sonic sculpture encouraging people to build rhythmic sounds through their swinging. Visit the gallery during open hours and play the drums! All ages welcome!

Visit the gallery July 6, 12-8p during First Saturday Evanston Art Events.

Learn more about artist Dave Ford at davefordart.com

Photo credit: Above, Erika Anderson, Chicago 2013. Below, Chalk the Block Festival in El Paso, TX, 2011.

See Swing Set Drum Kit at Square Roots Festival, July 13, 14, 2019.

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Jun
28
to Jun 30

Group Show: Nina Weiss Painting Students

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Nina Weiss/Art Endeavors Studio is excited to celebrate the work of her talented studenst!

Join us for the opening of their group show; only on exhibit June 28-30.

Opening reception Friday, June 28, 6-8p. Gallery hours Saturday and Sunday 12-5p.

Featuring new works by Di Andreoni, Catherine Schulte, Linda Rubin Shayman, Claire Tarnacki, Merle Browdy Chalem Terry

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Evanston Made Artist Studio Tour 2019
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Evanston Made Artist Studio Tour 2019

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Visit artist studios & creative spaces June 1, 12-5p, in Evanston, IL, maps at locations across Evanston and online at evanstonmade.org

1100 Florence Gallery is hosting artist Dave Ford’s Truck Drawings, with several tour stops just blocks from us; Julie Cowan, Alice George, Beth Adler, Judith Lewin, Lindy Stockton, Ben Blount, Amy O. Woodbury, Rembrandt Chamber Music, WARE Ceramics, Joanna Kramer.

Visit Evanston Made Group Show at Evanston Art Center, opening party May 31, 6-10p, to see more works by the artists below. Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street. Learn more at evanstonmade.org

Pictured above: Artist Ben Blount at his studio MAKE, 1123 Florence Ave, Evanston, 60202

During the sixth annual Evanston Made Artist Studio Tour visit artist studios & creative spaces, June 1, 12-5p, in Evanston, IL, maps at locations across Evanston and online at https://evanstonmade.org/evanston-made-tour-map-2019/

Slide show of all participants online at https://evanstonmade.org/evanston-made-studio-tour-2019/

#collectevanstonart #evanstonart #evanstonmade— in Evanston, Illinois.

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First Saturday Evanston Art Events
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

First Saturday Evanston Art Events

Saturday, June 1: Celebrate and elevate the visual arts in Evanston, attend First Saturday Art Events 12-10p. Hosting sites and events:

Evanston Made Group Show & Pop Up, Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street, 9a-4p

Evanston Made Artist Studio Tour, Click here for Map, 12-5p

Boundary Issues Warehouse Show, 942 Pitner, 12-10p

Dave Ford Truck Drawings, 1100 Florence Ave., 12-8p

Ice House Gallery, 609 South Blvd., 5-8p

Steve Geer | Verna Todd, Perspective Photography Gallery, 1310-1/2 Chicago Ave, 5-7p

Group Show, SPACE900, 815 Dempster, 12-8:30p

Cécile Trentini & Stephen Murphy, The Saw Room at Alley Gallery, 1712 Sherman Ave., 5-8p

Victor Ing Paintings, Swantiques Pop Up, 2016 Central St., 11a-6p

Hosting sites, please email info[at]evanstonmade.org to be listed and promoted.

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Closing Weekend of Phases: New Paintings by Victoria Loeb
May
4
to May 20

Closing Weekend of Phases: New Paintings by Victoria Loeb

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1100 Florence Gallery exhibits artist Victoria Loeb this May. Join us for an opening reception May 4, 6-8p, as part of First Saturday Evanston Art Events.

Friday 5-8p and Sunday 12-5p are the two final days to see Victoria Loeb’s fantastic show of new works. Thank you everyone who attended the artist talk. Click here to listen to the talk.

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Artist Statement for the show:

“Phases”

A distinct period or stage in a series of events, or a process of change or development. Exhibiting works made using acrylic, oil, charcoal, latex/enamel

Artist Bio: Victoria Loeb was born in 1980 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1992 she met Argentine Artist Alicia Maffei and began studying with her. In 1996 she became her Drawing Assistant and worked with her through 1999. During that time, she was accepted at the Fine Arts InstitutePrilidiano Pueyrredon, where she studied until 2002.

She also studied under Argentine Artist Miguel Ángel Bengochea, and later attended the studio of contemporary Artist Eduardo Medici.

She moved to Chicago in 2003. 

After being represented by several galleries in the Chicago area, she moved her Studio to downtown Evanston and has worked on her Art since.

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First Saturday Evanston Art Events May
May
4
12:00 PM12:00

First Saturday Evanston Art Events May

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Saturday, May 4: Celebrate and elevate the visual arts in Evanston, attend First Saturday Art Events 12-8p. Hosting sites and events:

Open Studio: Socorro Mucino, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Studio 220, 927 Noyes St., 12-4p

Open Studio: Jane Rickard, Rimma Mitchell, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Studio 109, 927 Noyes St., 12-4p

Sarah Kaiser Figurative Drawing/Painting Class, 927 Noyes St., Studio 215, 1-4p.

Ben Blount, MAKE Open Studio for Chicago Print Crawl, 1123 Florence Ave., 11a-5p

Bridget Stump’s Transplanted Opening, Open Studio Project, 903 Sherman Ave., 4-7p

Victoria Loeb New Paintings, 1100 Florence Ave., 6-8p

Contemporary Finds Main Show Opening, Ice House Gallery, 609 South Blvd., 5-8p

Student Perspectives Show, Perspective Photography Gallery, 1310-1/2 Chicago Ave, 5-7p

Confluence: works by Judith Roston Freilich and Casey Sills, SPACE900, 815 Dempster, 12-8:30p

Artist Reception: Corey Ciszek, Melanie Deal, Howard Kanter & Steve Sager, The Saw Room at Alley Gallery, 1712 Sherman Ave., 5-8p

Victor Ing Paintings, Swantiques Pop Up, 2016 Central St., 11a-6p

Hosting sites, please email info[at]evanstonmade.org to be listed and promoted.

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First Saturday Evanston Art Events April
Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

First Saturday Evanston Art Events April

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Saturday, April 6: Celebrate and elevate the visual arts in Evanston, attend First Saturday Art Events 12-8p. Hosting sites and events;

Kathy Halper Paintings, 1100 Florence Ave., 6-8p

Stephanie Taiber Photography, Perspective Photography Gallery, 1310-1/2 Chicago Ave, 5-7p

Allen Meyer Photography, Ice House Gallery, 609 South Blvd., 5-8p

Early Spring Group Pop-Up Show, SPACE900, 815 Dempster, 12-7p

Corey Ciszek, Melanie Deal, Howard Kanter & Steve Sager, The Saw Room at Alley Gallery, 1712 Sherman Ave., 5-8p

Dorit Jordan Dotan, "Everything Must Go" Closing Event, Wedge Projects, 1448 W. Howard St, 5-8p

Puzzle Project Exhibit by One River Evanston students, children's section of Evanston Public Library, 3-5p

Hosting sites, please email info[at]evanstonmade.org to be listed and promoted.

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Art Exhibit: New Paintings by Kathy Halper
Apr
5
to Apr 21

Art Exhibit: New Paintings by Kathy Halper

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April 6, 5-8p, join us for the opening of Kathy Halper’s solo exhibit "What a Day it's Been" at 1100 Florence in Evanston. Halper will be showing work created over the past two years, as well as some embroidered pieces.

Gallery Hours: Sunday 12-5p, Wed 5-8p, Fri 5-8p

Listen to Kathy’s Interview on The Lisa D Show podcast, click here.

Artist Statement

A series of six paintings explore the angst and absurdity of our political climate. Embracing Russia's recent influence in our lives, I used the culture's beautiful folk art for my inspiration in creating these narratives.

Other new works use discarded Amazon boxes as my primary material. Painting, gluing, printmaking and carving work together to create unique stories of my life.


The show runs thru April 22. Artist talk Sunday, April 14, 3-5 pm.

Visit 1100florence.com

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Mar
22
to Mar 24

Group Show: Trajectory : Process Revealed

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Trajectory : Process Revealed

Seven friends on connection & the creative path

Opening Reception //  Friday, March 22, 6–8pm

Artists@Work // Saturday, March 23, 10am–2pm

Artists’ Debrief // Sunday, March 24, 3–4pm

Artwork by Leah Lemelin

ARTIST BIOS

Don Miner resides in Skokie but is from Evanston. He is writing a book. Very slowly, but it will get done. He works in a school serving troubled youth, not just because he loves these kids but also for the ease of access to copy machines in the event he can’t get a publisher.

Jayme Gualtier is a heavily tattooed, scooter-riding, music-loving, world-traveling, reclusive introvert who is fascinated by people and their stories. Her art is an ever-evolving conversation about the masks we all wear and what lies beneath them.

Leah Lemelin explores presence, awareness, and fragile human perception within the Transparency Collection, a growing body of artwork on transparent, breakable surfaces. The work is a layerable catalog of ephemeral connection and an offering of gratitude and reflection. It plays in this way of ‘seeing’ for all who engage with it.

Marjory Oliva has been making things her entire life, but it wasn’t until recently that she called herself an artist and built a studio in her basement. Marjory’s current work is acrylic and mixed media on canvas, though she is easily distracted by textiles, wood, and sparkly things. Marjory is fascinated by the power of color. Her favorite painting tools are credit cards and kitchen spatulas.

Matthew Huang Cummins is an engineer/artist/educator on a mission to expand curiosity and community through the wonders of geometry.  He is artist-in-residence at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago and teaches in the Segal Design Institute at Northwestern.
Peter Durand is a globetrotting visual artist who lives in Evanston. Born in Kenya and raised in Tennessee, he studied visual communications, painting, and printmaking in St. Louis, Paris, and Kraków, Poland. He will happily bounce on a trampoline when the opportunity presents itself.

Sarah Jolly is a part-time poet and a full-time student beginning to realize a body of written work in the space between past, present, and perfect.

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Project REACH Youth Gallery Series: Stories and Photographs Opening Party
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Project REACH Youth Gallery Series: Stories and Photographs Opening Party

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Join us for a Celebration of Photography and Storytelling curated and created by students from Evanston Elementary School YOU programs to include Dawes, Edison (Skokie), Oakton, Walker, and Washington.

Students will showcase photography and narratives that display community, leadership, and inspiration through their lens.

All ages and all Evanston community members welcome.

Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.


Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 ,1100 Florence, Evanston IL , 6 - 8p

Learn more about YOU here

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Mar
2
12:00 PM12:00

First Satuday Evanston Art Events - March 2

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Saturday, March 2: Celebrate and elevate the visual arts in Evanston, attend First Saturday Art Events 12-8p.

New works and light installation by Darren Oberto, 1100 Florence Ave., 5-8p

LENS 2019, Opening Reception, Juried Photography Exhibit, Perspective Photography Gallery, 1310-1/2 Chicago Ave, 5-7p

Salvador Campos Featured Artist Reception, Ice House Gallery, 609 South Blvd., 5-8p

Paintings by Joseph Taylor, The Saw Room at Alley Gallery, 1712 Sherman Ave., 5-8p

Synergia: “Working Together", current and past students of Jill King. SPACE900, 816 Dempster St. 5-8:30p

Inner Balance, Exhibition featuring artwork by: Helen Butler, Janise Curry, Lauren Herrmann, Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle, & Nancy Wong. Open Studio Project, 903 Sherman Ave, 4-7p.

"The Human Factor” exhibit of new works by Adriana Kamenetsky. Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes, 5-8pm

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Mar
1
to Mar 18

d@1100: "The Light Within" Exhibit and Installation by Darren Oberto

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Join us as multidisciplinary artist Darren Oberto breathes new life into an ongoing project.  His kinetic, process-based project develops each drawing from a solitary line into a seductive layering of marks.  Images emerge from the paper similarly to a piece of ceramic being thrown or wood being turned on a lathe, and the introduction of chemicals and ink manipulation create an interplay between randomness and order, organic and plastic.  In this show, Darren directly confronts the gloomy, mundane spirit of the season by literally bringing new light to his turntable drawings. In building layers of back-lit transparent drawings, he explores new textures and searches for new meaning and beauty within this kinetic drawing project.


Opening Reception: Saturday, March 2, 5-7p

Artist Talk, Saturday, March 16, 3-5p


Learn more about Darren at dmoberto.com




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Kristin Mariani Artist Residency at 1100 Florence Gallery
Feb
2
to Feb 24

Kristin Mariani Artist Residency at 1100 Florence Gallery

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Kirstin Mariani photographed in her studio by Joerg Metzner for his Picturing Evanston project, Info

Artist Kristin Mariani will be the Artist in Residence at 1100 Florence Gallery this February, “Two Sides to the Horizon”

Meet Kristin and learn about her process Saturday, Feb. 2, 5-7p, during First Saturday Evanston Art Events.

Project Description and Residency Hours

Two Sides to the Horizon - Is an extended wall installation to reflect the viewpoints from inside and outside the corner space of 1100 Florence. Merging these viewpoints over the four week period of the residency, this installation will evolve, merging multiple vantages into the visible sphere of the gallery space.

Below is a schedule where the public is invited to come into the gallery space to see Kristin’s works in process.

Week 1:

Friday 2/1 12-3:00 p.m.

Saturday 2/2 5-7 p.m.

Week 2:

Tuesday 2/5 12-3:00 p.m.

Thursday 2/7 3-6:00 p.m.

Friday 2/8 12-3:00 p.m.

Saturday 2/9 12-3:00 p.m.

Week 3:

Tuesday 2/12 1-4:00 p.m.

Thursday 2/14 12-3:00 p.m.

Friday 2/15 12-3:00 p.m.

Saturday 2/16 2-3:00 p.m.

Week 4:

Tuesday 2/19 12-3:00 p.m.

Thursday 2/21 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

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Artist Bio & Statement

Bio: Kristin Mariani is a Chicago based dressmaker, designer, artist, and educator. In her art and design practice she investigates hidden layers of labor discovered inside found cloth and garments, incorpo- rating physical responses to material that emphasize process, chance, and patience. In 2000 she founded her label RedShift; a line of contemporary couture created from salvaged materials and found garments. Her designs have been distributed internationally. She is faculty at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an artist member of The Arts Club, Chicago. She maintains an in- terdisciplinary practice creating works for dance, performance, and installation.

Artist Statement:

My practice is an ongoing discourse between design and art. I acknowledge the unstable distinctions between the two disciplines, and my investigations unfold in this unstable territory, continually questioning how the body is figured through fashion, place, and labor.

Dressmakers are often confined to small spaces, small motor skills, mechanical cycles and repetitive processes. Handiwork is concealed in the inner linings of a garment. I don’t always want to stay inside of a dress. How can I use my skill set to address other spaces that the body occupies? How can I build coherent relationships from disparate parts? How can I connect the flow of raw material in my studio to a larger material stream and thought process?

My raw material is a by-product of my dressmaking process and comes in parts. Thread is my drawing tool and connective device to reintegrate cloth fragments and garment remnants into coherent visual relationships. Stitching on two-dimensional surfaces enables me to create fronts that reveal what is commonly concealed in the facades of fashion. Structuring a crosshatch of materials to establish a new value for what is typically discarded, I deploy aesthetic strategies and skill- based knowledge to probe the historical, material, and labor-oriented underpinnings encapsulated in any effort to clothe the body.

-Kristin Mariani

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Kristin Mariani Kristinmariani1[at]gmail.com

http://www.redshiftcouture.com

http://kristinmariani.blogspot.com









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Jan
27
12:00 PM12:00

Artist Fran Joy Closing Reception at 1100 Florence

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Artist and social activist Fran Joy will exhibit a body of work this January at 1100 Florence. Joy's new work focuses on the elements, fire, earth, air and water and what they mean in terms of interactive relations.

Join us for a closing reception Sunday, January 27, 12-4p, to hear how Joy put together this recent body of work.

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Wednesday, January 16, 7-9p, join Joy for an intimate Energetic Dynamics workshop.

Discover and understand your basic energy and how it operates within you as well as how it interacts with others. Does it oppose some, conflict with others but work smoothly with a few? There are explanations to help you understand and manage how your energy relates to others. We each have elements that make up our constitution.

The solar system is full of knowledge and information that you can use as tools to gain a better understanding of life itself and your family, friends, associates and loved ones. You're born with certain elements that are also impacted by transits.

Fran Joy has 20 years experience in life and spiritual coaching to share and teach. This workshop is designed to provide attendees insight on their life and loved ones.

Please register early, as space and time will be limited. $50 per person and please email fwjoy@icloud.com to register and reserve your space.

Learn more about Fran Joy at franjoy.com

Photo credit above: Chris Bradley

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Exhibit: Paper Dolls, works on paper by Socorro Mucino and Janet Webber
Dec
1
to Dec 9

Exhibit: Paper Dolls, works on paper by Socorro Mucino and Janet Webber

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Exhibit: Paper Dolls, works on paper by Socorro Mucino and Janet Webber

Two printmakers examine the social construct of “dolls” from cherished playthings to lingering female ideals. Image left by Socorro Mucino and image right by Janet Webber.

Congratulations to artists Socorro Mucino and Janet Webber on the Paper Dolls exhibit up they 12/0.

Opening night had babies, Bling, cheese and lots of people celebrating and elevating the arts!

Gallery hours,

12/2, Sunday 1-6p
12/5, Wednesday 5-8p
12/7, Friday 5-9p
12/9, Sunday 12-5p & Artist Talk 3-5p

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Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

First Saturday Art Events - December

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Dec 1: Celebrate and elevate the visual arts in Evanston, attend First Saturday Art Events

The Saw Room Gallery: "View Finder" Exhibit works by Ross Martens, Avram Eisen, Darren Oberto, Chris Greene. 1712 Rear 2 Sherman Ave., Art Opening, 5-8p

Perspective Gallery: Katsy Johnson's "Dark Pretty Things" and Larry Chait's "Noir". 1310-1/2B Chicago Ave., Opening 5-7p

Evanston Public Library Gallery: Standing Rock: Photographs of an Indigenous Movement and Lecture. 1703 Orrfington Ave., 3-4p.

1100 Florence Gallery: "Paper Dolls" Exhibit w Socorro Mucino & Janet Webber. 1100 Florence Ave., Art Opening, 5-8p

SPACE900 Ceramics Pop Up Sale, works by Ilana Birg, Irina Ratner, Vicki Schwartz-Mided & Judy Solomon. 816 Dempster Street, 10a-5p,

Midwest Clay Guild Holiday Ceramics Sale, 1601 Payne St., 11a-6p

Jack Kraig Photography Inc. Studio Sale, 1123 Florence Ave., 12-8p

Lindy Stockton at Collage Cafe, Studio Sale, 1129 Florence Ave., 12-8p

Open House & Sale, Alice George, Laura Fatemi, Bonnie Katz, David Rubman. 1123 Florence Ave., 6-8p, Screening of Alice George’s video at 7p

Mill Creek Miniatures, works by Amy O. Woodbury, 1127 Florence, 1-5p

Cheri Lasher Scarves and Gift Sale, 1123 Florence Ave., 12-8p

Ben Blount Print Sale, 1123 Florence Ave., 12-8p

Learn more at evanstonmade.com

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First Saturday - November
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

First Saturday - November

Celebrate and elevate the arts in Evanston by attending First Saturday Evanston events.

Event: Discover the stories hidden beneath the surface of the art, ages 3-8yo, The Block Museum, 11a-12p, free registration. Info http://ow.ly/MB6r30mmUs7

Exhibit: Chris Greene paintings at Saw Room Gallery, 1712 Sherman Ave. Opening Reception 5-8p


Exhibit: Daniela Kovacic paintings at 1100 Florence Ave. Opening Reception 5-9p

Exhibit: Jill King and Joanna Pinsky at Space 900, 816 Dempster St. Opening Reception 5-9p

Exhibit: Brennen French, Ice House Gallery Evanston, 609 South Blvd, Opening Reception 5-8p

Exhibit: Stephen Murphy's "Steppin' Out" ("Crossing Wabash", below) & Bob Tanner's "Traces". Perspective Photo Gallery, 816 Dempster, Opening Reception 5-7p

Performance: Mat Rappaport's "range", Location: At the various gallery sites and on the streets of Evanston, 6-9p
Description: a video performance using the new Range Mobile Lab. The Range Mobile Lab, a converted a 1995 GMC step van, captures images from the surrounding environment which are mixed with preexisting video and projected onto screens mounted in the side windows of the truck. Sitting in the passenger seat of the truck, Rappaport “remixes” the environment in real time, performing a moving intervention into architectural space.
https://twitter.com/rangemobilelab for links to social media and YouTube live stream.

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Exhibit: "This Show we are in" works by Daniela Kovacic
Nov
1
to Nov 22

Exhibit: "This Show we are in" works by Daniela Kovacic

Photograph of Daniela Kovacic in her painting studio by Joerg Metzner w Picturing Evanston

Photograph of Daniela Kovacic in her painting studio by Joerg Metzner w Picturing Evanston


This November we are hosting paintings by artist Daniela Kovacic at 1100 Florence. Opening reception is Nov. 3, 5-8p, Artist talk is Nov. 11, 3-5

“This show we are in”

‘There is this little moment before going out into the world that gives me a vague feeling of sadness, right when I am getting dressed. In the midst of this everyday act, where I prepare myself to be accepted, I pause’  


Artist Statement:

Clothing plays a relevant roll in human history. It can suppose a social status, a quest of identity, an aesthetic or protective function, etc.  Clothing can affect the judgments of how others see you and can influence people’s insertion in society. In This show we are in, I display the act of getting dressed in a continuous group of repetitive images within indoor settings.

This body of work also alludes to an interruption of a subtle intimacy through the relation between the viewer and the depiction of women, in the middle of the everyday ritual of dressing up. This intimacy interruption relates, at the same time, with the common and yearned process by the artist of exhibiting his/her works of art, which usually have been created in seclusion.


Artist Bio:

Daniela Kovačić Muzio is a figurative painter born and raised in the Chilean Patagonia and is currently working in Chicago.

Her work explores different topics around self-identity, largely through the depiction of women and children.  

Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. She has a master's degree from the New York Academy of Art and a bachelor's degree from Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile.

Daniela has received prestigious awards and scholarships such as Fulbright, Becas Chile, Robert Gamblin Painting Award, NYAA scholarships and residencies.

Learn more at daniela-kovacic.com







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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Teen Book Making Workshop w Ben Blount

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In this personal workshop with letterpress artist Ben Blount, students will learn to create a hand-bound book as a vehicle for sharing stories, art, interests and ideas. Attendees will be introduced to the basic skills, tools and vocabulary needed to create simple book structures. This workshop will focus on the Japanese stab binding as the book structure to house our ideas. Students should come with artwork, clippings, sketches, notes, etc. that they may want to include in their books. Students of all levels welcome. All materials included.

Tickets $40, 8-10 attendees for workshop max

Tickets http://ow.ly/cNbR30m7YO1

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Oct
6
3:00 PM15:00

First Saturday - October

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Celebrate and elevate the arts in Evanston by attending First Saturday Evanston events on October 6, 2-8p.

Up Is Down Opening: Hands-On Design Lab, Block Museum, 1999 Campus Drive, 10:30a-1p

Exhibit & Talk: Up is Down w author Thomas Dyla, The Third Coast, Block Museum, 1999 Campus Drive, 2p

Exhibit: Out of the Blue, works by Darren Oberto @The Saw Room at Alley Gallery, 1712 Sherman Ave., Reception, 5-8p

Exhibit: Dana DeAno & Joanna Kramer @WARE, 1040 Wesley Ave., Reception 5-8p

Exhibit & Residency: Ben Blount, 1100 Florence Ave., Reception, 5-8p

Exhibit: Photography by Alexa Frangos & Marcia Mahoney, Perspective Photo Gallery, 1310 Chicago Ave., 5-7p

Exhibit Todd Anderson, Ken Avick and Colleen Conley. “Remnants” @ SPACE900, 816 Dempster St., Reception, 6-8p

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Ben Blount Artist Residency & Show
Oct
1
to Oct 21

Ben Blount Artist Residency & Show

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Oct. 1-21, 2018: Residency will be a space to explore the idea of community in the city of Evanston.

Using the power of print, artist in residence Ben Blount, will create an environment to elevate the voices of the people to create a visual, and tangible conversation. Interactive events include; letterpress making station, postcard station to include writing messages to your neighbors, photo with neighbors (photo booth), tote bag making station

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Oct 6 Saturday, 5-8p: Opening Reception

Oct. 7, Sunday, 5-8p: Community Potluck, Free w RSVP, limited seating, Click here to RSVP.

Oct 10 Wednesday, 6-9p: Mom wine & bind, Click for Tickets

Oct 14, Sunday, 3-5p: Artist Talk

Oct 19, Friday night, 7-9p: Teen book making, Click for tickets


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Postcarding Parties this September
Sep
11
to Sep 14

Postcarding Parties this September

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Postcarding Parties at 1100 Florence Avenue in Evanston

We’re off to the races again for the FINAL PUSH running up to the Midterm Elections on November 6!

We will host two postcarding parties with our partners are Indivisible Evanston this September to get people out to vote on November 6. Right now we have addresses to get out the vote in Illinois.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th POSTCARDING OPEN HOUSE from 3:00 - 6:00 PM.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th POSTCARDING OPEN HOUSE from 3:00 - 6:00 PM.

While postcarding, we are excited to share inspirational art on the gallery walls by Evanston Artist Lea Basile Lazarus, for her solo art exhibit, “The Spirit of Community”. Learn more about the show and our art/event space at 1100florence.com.

Share this invitation with your network! Please let me know if you can join us so we can plan refreshments, RSVP at http://ow.ly/KG5030lGvhp

 

 

 

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West Evanston YOUTIME Evening Art Walk
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

West Evanston YOUTIME Evening Art Walk

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West Evanston YOUTIME Evening Art Walk: Wednesday JUNE 27, 7:30- 9:00 pm

Florence Avenue has often been referred to as “Artist’s Row” in the burgeoning arts district of West Evanston. Join Art Encounter’s YOUTME to meet the artists and visit the studios and shows at Alder George, Collage Café, and 1100 Florence on exhibition this June during Evanston Made.

Yummy bevvies and snacks will be served from spot to spot, get to know the artists and their processes.  Art Encounter will share starting location upon registration. $25, all proceeds support Art Encounter outreach programs. To sign up, click here!

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Collective Cartography Residency w Jason Brown
Jun
26
to Jul 6

Collective Cartography Residency w Jason Brown

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Collective Cartography

with Jason Brown

EXCITING NEWS: From June 26 - July 6, Community Artist and Organizer Jason Brown (@thezipcodekid) will be taking over the gallery for an experimental residency: Mapping (in) Progress. He will be compiling research, displaying maps, and having community conversations around his ongoing project Collective Cartography. Below is a list of events the public is invited to attend;

KIDS + MAPS
SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 10 AM -12 PM
This family-friendly event will be for parents and kids of elementary age (1st-5th grade) to explore mapping home with a kids-eye view.
We'll have a time of learning, mapping, playing, and sharing.
Click here: FREE W RSVP on Facebook
Learn more at geocommunetrics.com/1100florence/

COMMUNITY POTLUCK
SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 5:30-8:30 PM
Community is central to the Collective Cartography process.
Let's come together for an evening of conversation, observation and research! Jason Brown will be sharing from his experience leading Collective Cartography mapping sessions around Evanston. Participants will be led through observation and collective, qualitative research around a collection of large-scale, hand-drawn maps of our city and some of our neighborhoods.
Bring a dish to share, bring a friend and meet a new neighbor.
Click here to RSVP on Facebook
Learn more at geocommunetrics.com/1100florence/

COLLECTIVE RESEARCH SESSION
SUNDAY, JUL.1, 3-5 PM
Observation will be happening throughout the weeks, but this is a time for us to do some closer reading of the maps together, and have a conversation about our findings.
This is a great opportunity for those who have taken the Collective Cartography workshop to compare notes and experiences. Also nice for newbies - fresh eyes and experiences welcome.
Click here to RSVP on Facebook
Learn more at geocommunetrics.com/1100florence/

OPEN LAB times are for anyone to stop by and meet Jason Brown, view his Collective Cartography maps, contribute to the survey, and explore the library and merchandise tables.
SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2-5 PM
SUNDAY, JULY 1, 11 AM - 3 PM
Learn more at geocommunetrics.com/1100florence/

OFFICE HOURS are daytime hours where Jason Brown would like to talk to folks whose job or passion is community development and organizing, to discuss the process and future of Collective Cartography.
MONDAY, JUL.2, 9A-NOON
TUESDAY, JUL.3, 9A-NOON
WEDNESDAY, JUL.4, 9A-NOON
THURSDAY, JUL.5, 9A-NOON
Click here to sign up for 45 minute slots with Jason
Learn more at geocommunetrics.com/1100florence/

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Quinn's Awkete pop-up shop!
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Quinn's Awkete pop-up shop!

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Quinn's Awkete pop-up shop!

Join us for a one night only art making experience! Quinn will be producing a t-shirt that will be available only that night. We'll also have t-shirts available for a small contribution, for young artist to try their hand at making their own hand painted t-shirt.

Quinn will be giving a brief talk on debate at ETHS, this is a perfect time for 8th graders who are going into ETHS to hear about the program! He'll answer questions about Afro-pessimism and critical race theory that he has been introduced to in debate at ETHS.

They'll be a slide show with people and images that been influential to him.

You'll be able to buy the t-shirt he's creating that night, place an order for his T-shirt #1, purchase a post card or make a donation to his fundraiser!

We hope to see you there!

[Backstory: A few weeks ago, Quinn asked me if he could got to a summer debate camp that focuses on issues of race and gender equity. I just started my business this year and I explained, that while we can't afford to send him, I thought he was old enough to start a business and raise some money. Quinn has started a small t-shirt business and he's very close to having all the money he needs. If you would like to learn more, see his 45 second video about it, buy a t-shirt or make a donation, please click on the link in the comments. Thanks!]

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