Weekend Art Walks

Chicago Gallery Tours 2018 – 2019

Tour area galleries and art spaces for an in-depth view of art to discover new ideas and a variety of artistic media through discussions led by Joanna Pinsky and other artists.

Time:  Saturday mornings: 11:00 am  -12:45 pm

Fee:  $15, free for Art Encounter members at the Friends level

Advance registration recommended. Call 847.328.9222 or email info@artencounter.org

West Town                                                                                                            

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Explore the newest Chicago art hub where galleries are opening  and established galleries are relocating. See a mix of mid-century furniture and the exhibit Tracing Space, colorful abstract paintings by Ted Stanuga at Matthew Rachman Gallery.  At Rhona Hoffman Gallery, study spatial relations in the work of Torkwase Dyson who makes abstract paintings that symbolically grapple with ways space is perceived and negotiated. Next, feast your eyes on shifting spaces in Edie Fake’s complex, yet pristinely  patterned gouache paintings at Western Exhibitions.  We’ll also view Paolo Arao’s unique geometric fabric collages made from second hand clothing, canvas paint and stitching that allude to color field painting.

Meet at Matthew Rachman Gallery, 1659 W. Chicago Ave. , Chicago, IL 60622


835 West Washington St.                                                                                

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Stay warm as we visit several galleries in the same building.  We’ll begin at Thomas McCormick Gallery featuring contemporary art and mid-century art estates.  We’ll compare abstract art from the 20th century with abstraction today. The other galleries include Carrie Secrist Gallery focusing on contemporary painting, sculpture and video art, and Kavi Gupta Gallery which displays cutting edge art in Chicago and in the Berlin, Germany gallery.  At the time we are going to press, the galleries have not finalized their schedules so please check out our website at www.artencounter.org  in December.

Meet at Thomas McCormick Gallery,  835 W. Washington St., Chicago


Museum of Contemporary Photography                                      

Saturday, February 23, 2019

This Columbia College affiliated museum is one of Chicago’s treasures showing thought-provoking work by internationally renowned photographers. We’ll investigate Stateless: Views of Global Migration by eight photographers who have experienced personal migration. The artists are dealing with contradictions inherent to the crisis, finding beauty and strength in the face of collective trauma. Their powerful images portray memories and connections to places where it may no longer be possible to return. The artists include Bissane Al-Charif of Palestinian background who grew up in Syria; Israeli artist Simon Attie deals with Israeli and Palestinian refugees in NY City; Daniel Castro Garcia from England working in Sicily; Fidencio Fifeld-Perez from Oaxaca, Mexico, but raised in North Carolina and Omar Imam from Syrian now in Amsterdam as well as, Leila Alaoui,and Hiwa K.

Meet at 600 South Michigan Ave., Chicago


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