January 29-February 5
Art Encounter invites you to join artists Joanna Pinsky and Ellen Kamerling on a unique People to People trip that provides a rare insight into Cuba. Art Encounter’s twelfth trip to Havana explores Cuba’s artistic wealth through a lens that focuses on history, architecture, music, art and dance. You will discover Cuba’s national treasure – its people! Joanna and Ellen’s “art encounters” bring you together with Cuba’s creative community. You will have a unique opportunity to connect with the people of a country caught in a time warp about to change.
Wednesdays February 11, 18, 25
Winter Series: The Evolution of the Modern Eye
Join Joanna Pinsky for an exploration of the rapid development of art ideas in European art from the 1870s to the first half of the twentieth century. Discover major movements from Impressionism to Surrealism at the Art Institute this winter.
Saturday, January 17
John Hancock Building Galleries
Visit 3 galleries on the same floor, each with a different focus. We begin at Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago’s premier space for seeing museum quality modern and contemporary masters including David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine and Alex Katz. Next, at Valerie Carberry Gallery, see mid twentieth century works as well as a few outstanding Chicago artists including Jim Lutes and Evelyn Statsinger. We’ll end at the Mongerson Gallery which specializes in paintings and sculptures from the United States westward expansion as well as international contemporary works.
Meet at 875 North Michigan Ave., Suite 2503 Chicago
“I like the way Joanna helps us see the art first, then the artist discusses his/her concept and processes used. All of you do a wonderful job of exposing me and the group to art that I wouldn't ordinarily see or know about.” Mary Burns, Expanding Visions participant