These works took shape in the long shadows of the cathedrals of my homeland, the mountains of East Tennessee, and walking in the shadows of the churches of Chicago’s Ukrainian Village, where I live. -Duncan Robert Anderson. Exhibit runs Oct. 1 - 20, 2019, Artist Talk, Sunday, October 20, 3-5p
First Saturday Evanston October
Saturday, October 5, 12-8p, attend art openings, studio tours, Terrain Biennial and more across Evanston. #collectevanstonart
Family Art Making Workshop, North Branch of the Evanston Public Library, 2026 Central Street, 11a-2p
Connections: Learning to Dance/ Raissa Bailey Paintings. Open Studio Project Gallery 901, 901 Sherman Avenue, Reception 3-5p
'In the Shadow of the Cathedral of Lost Constellations' exhibit by Duncan R. Anderson. Terrain Installations 'Cocoons' by Rose Camastro-Pritchett, Arcos en Arbol by Paul Hertz, 1100 Florence Ave., 6-9p
Bob Tanner | Kurt Kramer. Perspective Photography Gallery, 1310-1/2 Chicago Ave, 5-7p
Valerie Kahan Art Reception & ICE Children Fundraiser. Ice House Gallery, 609 South Blvd., open 12-8p, reception 5-8p
'The Possibility of Multitudes' exhibit by Vanessa Filley. Photo credit Vanessa Filley. The Saw Room at Alley Gallery, 1712 Sherman Ave., 5-8p
ORGANIC / INORGANIC works by Pamela Feldman and Judy Solomon. SPACE900, 816 Dempster St., 12-7p
Noyes Arts Group Open House! Art making, studio tours, art on display. 927 Noyes St., 12-5p
Artem Pop Up Gallery, 1627 Sherman Ave., 12-6p
Fall Artist Studio Tour, Saturday & Sunday, 12-5p, Map: http://ow.ly/bhkI50wyP3W
Terrain Biennial Evanston Tour, 12-8p. Map: http://ow.ly/bhkI50wyP3W
Join us Sept. 28 for yet another amazing fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. Sept. 28, 6-8p, shop for 12"x12" 2D and some 3D art, $100 each! Ciick here to RSVP
Business owners in Evanston are stepping up and gifting a % to Planned Parenthood, in honor of Nasty Women Evanston. Shop in support of Planned Parenthood!
Saturday, Sept. 21, Page 1 Books, 10% of all day sales to PP.
Sunday, Sept. 22, The Wine Goddess sponsor day! Mention Nasty Women at purchase and Wine Goddess will give 5% to the Nasty Women Fundraiser.
Thursday, Sept. 26, Peckish Pig Happy Hour, 4-6p, % of sales to PP.
Saturday, Sept. 28, stumble & relish, 10% of all day sales to PP.
Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery made Plant Parenthood T-shirts, $5 from each sale goes to PP.
This year's event co-chairs, Carolyn Irving Hinske and Jessalyn Bertone, are bringing energy and excitement to the cause and are determined to raise $10,000 for Planned Parenthood. Thank you, Carolyn and Jessa!
Please join us for an Art Fundraiser in support of Family Focus Evanston's programming for Fall 2019 — This fundraiser will feature 2D and 3D art priced at $150 each.
Sept. 22, 2-5p — 1100 Florence Gallery and Ben Blount’s Studio, MAKE.
Located in the Fifth Ward, Family Focus Evanston has been serving Evanston families since 1976. The Family Focus building and programming house numerous resources to the community.
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.
"Run don’t walk to the awesome new show by artist Ellen Greene! Midwestern! Punk! Mom! DIY retrospective at 1100 Florence Gallery. Whimsical, funny, powerful, overwhelming, inspiring, unique." -Matt Golosinski
Click here to listen to an interview with Ellen on The Lisa D Show podcast.
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, Evanston, IL (Greeenleaf and Florence)
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays 5-8p, Fridays 5-8p, Sunday 12-5p, by appointment via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-544-8205
‘just between you and me…’
a solo exhibition of eighteen new paintings by
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Artist Statement for the show:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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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.
Friday 2/1 12-3:00 p.m.
Saturday 2/2 5-7 p.m.
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.
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.
Tuesday 2/19 12-3:00 p.m.
Thursday 2/21 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.
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.
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 Kristinmariani1[at]gmail.com
Celebrate and elevate the arts in Evanston by attending First Saturday Evanston events.
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.
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’
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.
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
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
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!