Past Tours

Art Encounter explores the contemporary art world in a vast array of private home collections and artist studios.  Browse our past tours to get a taste of what our Expanding Visions program has to offer.

Studio Tour: James Mesple, May 1
Studio Tour: James Mesple, May 1
Delve into mythological archetypes in a contemporary context. James develops narratives with images from mythology and Chicago as well as from objects found in his home. His personal objects include a large collection of antique woodwinds and natural objects as well as a collection of works by other artists.
Studio Visit: DZine and Connie Noyes, April 17
Studio Visit: DZine and Connie Noyes, April 17
DZine incorporates the ideals of craft making, appropriation and the baroque in vivid paintings, sculptures and installations. Connie Noyes takes a feminine approach in creating seductive art from utilitarian materials.
Chicago Cultural Center, February 16
Chicago Cultural Center, February 16
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