Night Visions

3/5 of All Persons by Ben Blount

Join us for our evening series of stimulating art discussion, wine, and refreshments, where we explore exceptional artist studios and unique collections within our hometown of Evanston.

Due to public health concerns involving COVID-19, this event has been postponed. If you have any questions, please email us at 

We appreciate your patience.

When: Thursday evenings, 7:30pm-9:00pm
Where: Exhibition spaces and artist studios throughout Evanston
Price: Art Encounter members $22 per program; non-members: $25 per program

Ben and Melissa Blount, April 23, 2020

Meet Ben and Melissa Blount, a husband-wife artist couple from Detroit who have made Evanston their home for the past five years. Ben is a letterpress printer and book and paper artist who explores questions of race, identity, and the stories we tell ourselves about living in America. Melissa, a psychologist and fiber artist, creates embroidered portraits and leads community quilt projects that bear witness to African American history, memory, and contemporary issues brought to light through the Black Lives Matter movement.