Art Encounter 40th Gala: Sunday May 6, 2018

Sunday May 6, 2018

Join us for a spectacular event in the Woman’s Club of Evanston elegant ballroom where we will be honoring gallerist William Lieberman, owner of the Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, and the
host of our first benefit 40 years ago. William has been a major force in promoting Chicago artists, emphasizing a 50/50 balance between women and men. We will also be recognizing Art
Encounter’s co-founder and Artistic Director, Joanna Pinsky for four decades of dedication to developing programs that connect people of all ages and backgrounds together through visual
art. Enjoy wine and food at our Chefs’ Tables prepared by outstanding chefs from Evanston and Chicago restaurants, a unique art and music installation by Camille Iemmolo, and an interactive
art activity. The highpoint of the event will be a silent auction of art by some of Chicago’s most prominent artists. Best of all, you will be helping Art Encounter continue to bring the joy of art
to Chicago and Evanston public schools, assisted living residences and community centers, as well as to the public.

Woman’s Club of Evanston, 1702 Chicago Ave., Evanston

Sunday, 2:00 pm -5:00 pm

Contributing artists:
Heather Becker, Rhonda Gates, Barbara Blades, Phyllis Bramson, John Himmelfarb, Hebru Brantley, William Conger, Judith Roth, Pearl Dick, Buzz Spector, Tony Fitzpatrick, Jay Stommen, John Fraser, Maria Tomasula, Josh Garber, Chuck Walker, Glenn Wexler, Todd Anderson, Cesar Conde, Jill King, Indira Freitas Johnson, David Kroll, James Mesple, Dennis Lee Mitchell, Michelle Stone, Michael Nakoneczny, Jason Pickleman, Joanna Pinsky, Carly Silverman, Rene Romero Schuler, Herb Murrie, Vera Klement, Mary Ellen Croteau, and Igor Kovlosky and Marina Sharapova

Choose Your Own Raffle from the following FABULOUS prizes!

* Cocktail party on the terrace at Evanston Five and Dime restaurant for 20-25 people
* SOFA VIP package for two (2) people including VIP tickets, festival lunch, show catalog, SOFA show t-shirts, and two (2) drink tix
* NBC Behind the Scenes Interactive Chicago Studio Tour – 2-4 people
* One of a Kind Show Package for two people including Chicago Hotel stay, two (2) tickets, market bags, lunch at the show, and a complimentary bottle of wine
* Exclusive Peggy Robinson Jewelry
* Exquisitely draped black leather Michael Kors bag valued at $1,000
* EXPO Chicago VIP package for two (2) people including tickets, dinner and parking
* Dinner party at William Lieberman’s home for 8 people prepared by a local chef; “art encounter” of William’s collection by Joanna Pinsky
* Canal Shore Golf Course in Evanston: golf foursome with carts at one of the North Shore’s premier courses
* Milwaukee art extravaganza: Swan Lake Ballet tickets June 2, 2018, Milwaukee Art Museum tickets and parking, hotel stay


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