Past Tours and Events

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:Cathy Bruni-Norris,April 3
Studio:Cathy Bruni-Norris,April 3
Meet an artist who has designed her expansive 8,000 sq.ft. home to be a work of art in itself. Cathy brings her love of color and drama into both her home and her art. She creates large canvases, as well as work on plexiglass.
Private Collection: Glorya and Neal Spero, April 10
Private Collection: Glorya and Neal Spero, April 10
The private home collection showcases a large collection of art including paintings by Dan Ramirez, Roger Brown and Ed Pasche, as well as photography by Sandy Skoglund and Glorya Spero. There is also a wide array of studio art glass, lithographs, and more!
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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