Weekend Art Walks

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Chicago’s art community is vast and diverse. Our gallery walks are a great way to gain access to the wide variety of work and to really take the time to experience it. Tour Chicago area galleries to discover new ideas and a variety of media through discussions led by Joanna Pinsky and other artists. Take your experience a level deeper by engaging in a dialogue-driven tour of sights new and old. Foster a sense of community by engaging in an art experience with a group of people.

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

Fee:               $15 admission, FREE for Art Encounter members at the Friends level
Advance registration recommended.  Call 847.328.9222 Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush                      Saturday, March 3, 2018
You won’t want to miss this ten year retrospective of one of the most important young artists dealing with African American history and culture. The exhibit, organized by Duke University’s Nasher Museum and curated by Marshall M. Price, includes large scale paintings, water colors and collages informed by news media, hip hop culture and animated cartoons. Using vivid colors and lively graphic patterning, Abney deals with difficult socio-political issues such as incarceration of African Americans and inequities in higher education, along with consumerism and celebrity culture with wit and satire.Meet at Chicago Cultural Center, 4th Floor Exhibit Hall, 78 East Washington St., Chicago

West Loop Galleries                                             Saturday April 7, 2018
Begin at Rhona Hoffman Gallery, one of Chicago’s most established galleries featuring national and international contemporary artists, where we’ll explore vivid large-scale abstract paintings by Judy Ledgerwood. The artist, whose work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago, creates bold and colorful unpredictable loose patterns with references to abstract painting and decorative art made by women across cultures. Next at Kavi Gupta Gallery, discover “Nobody is Watching” paintings by Manuel Mathieu, a rapidly rising star in the international art world. Raised in Haiti and educated in Montreal and London, the artist makes expressive paintings with references to nature, people and the spiritual world. Then at Thomas McCormick Gallery, we’ll discuss Janis Pozzi-Johnson’s paintings which hover between the physical and the atmospheric. Meet at Rhona Hoffman Gallery, 118 N. Peoria St., Chicago

EvanstonMade                                                       Saturday June 2, 2018
Celebrate Evanston’s annual open studio day and meet artists in their work spaces and collaborative galleries. We’ll meet at Space 900’s new location to view paintings by Joanna Pinsky, Ken Avick and Clark Ellithorpe, mixed media pieces by Colleen Conley and Judith Roston Freilich, ceramics by Judith Solomon and photography by Todd Anderson. Next we’ll visit Linda Kramer’s studio and meet an artist whose work ranges from abstract to representational to conceptual in a variety of media including watercolors, acrylic, gold leaf, wood and more. Then on to Perspective Group and Photography Gallery, a not-for- profit, community-oriented cooperative whose purpose is to promote fine art photography. Meet at Space 900, 816 Dempster St., Evanston

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