Special Events

Friends Party featuring the collection of Irving Stenn, Jr.

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Irving Stenn’s Streeterville home; address provided upon RSVP
Price: FREE for Art Encounter members at the Friends level and above, $75 for guests of Friends

Join us for our bi-annual celebration of Art Encounter’s Friends level members! Meet a collector with an outstanding collection of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture focusing on geometric work form the 1960’s and 70’s. Stenn, a Trustee Emeritus of the Art Institute, lives in a renovated Streeterville Condo, beautifully decorated with the help of his wife Judi, and interior designer. Large-scale paintings are dramatically displayed, including a vibrant new work by Al Held. Investigate works by Ellsworth Kelly, Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella, Lucio Fontana, Fred Sandback, Roy Lichtenstein, and many more while getting to know other Art Encounter Friends.

To RSVP, email info@artencounter.org. To learn more about Art Encounter Friends, visit our membership page.

Layers of Time: Art Exhibit by Joanna Pinsky and Todd Anderson

When: Opening reception Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 5:30pm-9:00pm; Artist Talk Friday, November 8, 2019, 11:00am-12:45pm
Where: Space 900 Gallery, 816 Dempster St., Evanston, IL
Price: Free and open to the public

Join artists Joanna Pinsky and Todd Anderson on Saturday, October 19 to celebrate the opening of their exhibition. Enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments as you explore concepts of time in photographs by Todd Anderson and acrylic shaped paintings and works on paper by Joanna Pinsky. Todd’s work includes photographs that capture specific moments and others that collapse several moments or time periods into one experience. Joanna layers time by reinterpreting objects and sculptures from the past and creating installations of works from different periods that speak to each other through time. Joanna and Todd will also discuss the inspiration behind their subject matter as well as their creative process at an artist talk on the morning of Sunday, November 8. Mimosas and a light brunch will be served.

To RSVP, please email info@artencounter.org.