YOUTIME 2018- 2019
Enjoy our fourth year of YOUTIME, an evening series of stimulating art discussion, wine and refreshments without the kids or career pressures. Join us as we discover Evanston’s cultural treasures through visits to artist studios, galleries, and unique collections!
Time: Thursdays, 7:30- 9:00 pm
Fee: $25 per individual event OR $80 for the series of four
First time series registrants will receive a free Art Encounter membership
Proceeds from YOUTME support Art Encounters’ outreach programs in area schools.
Platform Gallery & Open Studio Project
October 11, 2018
Meet photographers Maggie Meiners and Justine Bianco this fall to explore MISSbehaving, their thought- provoking exhibit, investigating female identity and the roles it has played throughout history. Next, we bring our beloved snack wagon across the street to Open Studio Project to talk about The Art of Infertility, a multi-media travelling exhibition that portrays the realities and emotions of living with infertility.
The Saw Room @Alley Gallery
January 17, 2019
Join us in our return to this charming gallery space in winter to view a group exhibition of artwork by the four artists who run the Alley Gallery: Darren Oberto, Ross Martens, Chris Green, & Avram Eisen. After discussing their work on display, in a variety of media, see how it’s created in their lively studio spaces in the back of the store.
Vanessa Filley and Ellen Greene at home of Vanessa Filley
April 11, 2019
In spring, get to know Vanessa Filley and Ellen Greene, two Evanston artists whose work portrays narratives around womanhood, girlhood, domesticity, and place at Vanessa’s lovely Victorian home in south Evanston. We will explore their current series of work and learn about their inspiration and journeys as artists working in their home studios.
Creative Co-Working Gallery
June 20, 2019
This summer, tour three floors of curated artwork at Creative Co-Working in downtown Evanston. This shared work space is run by Angela Valavanis, who believes that working around art, is essential to nurturing collective creativity and productivity. We will discuss the main exhibition in her first floor gallery, explore the space, and talk to Angela about her vision as a curator and business owner.