Weekend Art Walks

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 levelAdvance registration recommended.  Call 847.328.9222


West Loop Galleries       Saturday   March 4, 2017
Discover vibrant collages depicting African Americans in everyday life and television history as we discuss works on paper by our cover artist Derrick Adams at Rhona Hoffman Gallery. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY and winner of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, Adams gets inspiration from fabric and furniture stores in his neighborhood as well as old TV shows seen on YouTube. At Carrie Secrist Gallery, we’ll view Ryan Fenchel’s mysterious large-scale mythology inspired paintings depicting the transformation of vessel like shapes into strange humanoid shapes. This LA based artist will also be showing light boxes. We conclude at Thomas McCormick Gallery with another artist who loves color. At the age of 95, Mary Abbott produces highly energetic paintings of nature. One of the surviving members of the New York Abstract Expressionist School, the artist continues to paint every day in her South Hampton, NY studio.
Meet at 118 North Peoria St., Chicago

Evanston West Side Art Spaces                      Saturday     June 3, 2017
Celebrate EvanstonMade, Evanston’s open studio day and meet artists in their work spaces and collaborative galleries. At Beth Adler’s studio, we’ll talk to the artist about her biomorphic forms and how she uses mixed media techniques to produce prints, drawings and paintings that are inspired by nature and travel. Multi-talented Alice George will talk about how she combines two different areas of work, art and writing. Next is the new Degliantoni Gallery where we’ll discuss sculptures by Dave Ford. Talk to Lisa Degliantoni, editor of the EVANSTON magazine about her focus for this new space. Our tour ends at Space 900, an artists’ collaborative where artists Ken Avick, Clark Ellithorpe, Colleen Conley, Judith Freilich, Dustin Harris, Joanna Pinsky, Lea Pinsky and Peggie Robinson will be holding “An Art Sale.”
Meet at 1129 Florence Ave., Evanston.

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If you are a “Friend” level member, please email info@artencounter.org to register.