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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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'In the Shadow of the Cathedral of Lost Constellations' works by Dunan Robert Anderson
Oct
1
to Oct 20

'In the Shadow of the Cathedral of Lost Constellations' works by Dunan Robert Anderson

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

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

Midwestern! Punk! Mom! DIY Retrospective by Ellen Greene

Photo by Matt Golosinski

Photo by Matt Golosinski

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.

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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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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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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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