September 28, 2017 – Home Studios of Artists Dana DeAno and Kristin Mariani

Meet artists and neighbors Dana DeAno and Kristin Mariani in their Evanston home studios. We will begin the evening at Dana’s studio, where we will get to look closely at the organized collection of everyday materials that she uses to create her work, using drawing and collage. Next, we will head across the street to meet Kristin, a designer and dressmaker whose studio is filled with thread, cloth fragments, and garment remnants. We will get to learn more about how they approach these very tactile materials, and discover the ways they complement each other as neighbor artists.

November 16, 2017 – The Art of Taco Diablo, Lulu’s, and Five & Dime

Prepare to feast your eyes on the colorful artwork at three of Evanston’s favorite local restaurants. We will talk with Dan Kelch, the chef/owner of Taco Diablo, Lulu’s and Five & Dime to learn about how he curates the eclectic art collection that fills the walls of his restaurants. We will also get a chance to meet some of the artists whose work hangs in the restaurants– and of course, we will enjoy delicious drinks and snacks as well!

January 18, 2018 – Midwest Clay Guild, A Ceramic Co-Op Studio

Meet the artists who share space at the Midwest Clay Guild, one of the oldest co-op studios for ceramic artists in the United States! Founded in 1971, this space is a creative home to 14 local artists. We will get to see the potters and sculptors in action, and learn about the different ways they approach working with clay.