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

Art Exhibit: New Paintings by Kathy Halper

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.

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. There is an artist talk scheduled for Sunday April 14 from 3-6 pm.


View Event →
First Saturday Evanston Art Events April
12:00 PM12:00

First Saturday Evanston Art Events April

Allen Meyer.jpg

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

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

Raúl Ortiz Paintings, One Rive School of Art, 1033 Davis Street, 5-7p

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

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

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

SPACE900, 816 Dempster St. 5-8:30p

Open Studio Project, 903 Sherman Ave, 4-7p.

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

View Event →

to Mar 24

Group Show: Trajectory : Process Revealed


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.

View Event →
to Mar 18

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


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

View Event →