News and Happenings

 Winter 2018 – we have had a very busy new year so far and are excited to share our news with all of you!
Grants and Awards
We are proud to announce we have received several exciting awards and honors over the past few months!
In our Outreach programming, we have received a Creative Schools Fund program grant from Ingenuity to bring our “ARTiculations” art and writing residency to 3rd and 4th graders at Stone School in Chicago, and a Rolling Grant from the Evanston Community Foundation to bring our “Language of Art” residency to Washington School in Evanston. We also received a Responsive Grant from Foundation 65 to bring our “Learning by Doing” residency to special needs students at Park School  in Evanston this spring.
To support organizational growth, we received the Evanston Commnuity Foundation’s highly  competitive root2fruit grant, which will help us achieve the goals we’ve just finalized in our Strategic Plan over the next three years. It is all hands on deck this winter!
We are thrilled beyond belief to have our founder and Artistic Director Joanna Pinsky honored as the Non-Profit Person of the Year at last months’ Evanston Chamber of Commerce‘s98th Annual Celebration and Awards.
Art Encounter in the Press
We encourage you to flip through  the December of issue of Evanston Woman which features Art Encounter’s Joanna and Lea Pinsky on the cover!
Also learn about Art Encounter’s artistic director and founding member, Joanna Pinsky, in her interview with VoyageChicago!


Past Art Encounter News:

AUGUST 19, 2013

Art Encounter announces it’s 35th Anniversary Benefit, Mi Casa Es Su Casa.
35 Outstanding artists will create miniature homes in homage to legendary Chicago Artist, Don Baum. Enjoy an afternoon celebrating Latin Culture in Music, Dance, and Edible Delights. SUNDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2-5 pm.

For more information, contact us at 847-328-9222

JULY 9, 2013

Artistic Director,  Joanna Pinsky was recently named “Artist of the Month” by the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts for her work with Space 900. Watch her interview as she discusses her art and that of her group.

JUNE 20, 2013

Long term Art Encounter participant Bonnie McGrath joined us recently for our trip to Bronzeville. She so enjoyed the trip and was reminded of an article she wrote about us 23 years ago in the Chicago Reader. You can read it here:

APRIL 25, 2013

A review of our Expanding Visions program and of tour leader, Joanna Pinsky’s unique interactive discussion method.