Art for the Earth 2022

Welcome back Art for the Earth!

Join us in creating an outdoor nature art exhibit across Evanston this April in celebration of Earth Month!

Evanston Made invites the public to create outdoor art experiences across parks, green spaces and yards!

April 1 through 30, the public is invited to create visual treasures throughout Evanston to surprise and delight visitors. Projects can range from the simplest activities that children can produce to thought provoking installations created by professional artists.

Scheduled Activities- Check back for updates!

Please sign up to host an event: Host an April Event

 

Calendar Listing:

April 1st

4/1, 5-8 pm Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse/The Wasteshed
(1245 Hartrey Ave, Evanston, IL 60202)
Earth Month Kick off Party- "We're no Fools"
Shop for recycled art materials and celebrate the Kick off of Earth Month plus find information and demonstrations from our partners.
The Wasteshed and Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse welcome you to reuse, repurpose, rebuild and rethink how you might create art.  In conjunction with partners Evanston Made, Citizen's Greener Evanston and Art Maker's Outpost,  we invite the public to come explore, shop and engage with artists and pro repurposers!
Drinks, snacks and entertainment

Book signing: More or Less by Susannah Q. Pratt

 

  “Make art not Waste”

Guests include Evanston Made artists Joyce Elias, Lisa Haskin, Jim Parks and Jamie Thome and partners Kids Create Change and Art Maker’s Outpost, plus Art on display for the event by:  Terri Michaels, Joyce Elias, Lisa Haskin, Ron Cramer, Frank Gallagher and more.

Recap of the event:  https://evanstonroundtable.com/2022/04/03/evanston-earth-month-kickoff-party/

https://dailynorthwestern.com/2022/04/06/multimedia/video/evanston-environmental-groups-host-earth-day-kickoff-party/

April 1st- 20th
Kids Create Change - 
access art: a community arts initiative
Help us provide free ongoing virtual arts engagement and free art materials for Evanston kids and families! access art initiative
April 2nd
First Saturday Evanston Art Events

Explore 40 Venues, Events & Openings.  Times and Locations:  Event Listing

April 2nd

Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse Workshops:Home Improvement Series:

  • How to Rewire a Light Fixture. 10:30 am - 1:30 pm $70
  • Beginning Caning. 2:30pm-5:30 pm $80

April 3rd

  • Harley Clarke Sketching Opportunity Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Email an RSVP to Jamie Thome at programs@artistsbookhouse.org Artists Book House (ABH) graciously has agreed to let our local sketching group inside and to extend the invitation to Evanston Made members. Currently Harley Clarke is closed to the general public.

April 3rd-14th

April 6th

GCE: Presenter: Dennis Swiftdeer Paige, environmental educator, naturalist, habitat restorationist, native landscaping consultant/landscaper.

April 8th-18th

Daily Walking Exhibit with Cécile Trentini, 2014-2021

Art, books and “Next Level Recycling” installation

1100 Florence Gallery, 1100 Florence Ave., Evanston, IL 60202

Exhibit Dates, April 8 - 18, 2022,  Opening Reception, April 8, 6-8p

Artist Talk, April 10, 2-4p

Photo: Runes of the 21st Century: 2020, 34” x 57”, "100 hundred black objects collected during my walks." -Cécile Trentini

April 9th

  • Repair Cafe at Robert Crown
  • The Bias Inside Us, community art making with Kids Create Change

April 10th

Art Maker’s Outpost Open House 12-4pm, 609 South Boulevard

Please join us for a day of reuse, music, recycle arts & crafts, drumming, Community mural painting, seed & plant exchange, create an accessory for your D65 10 second Earth Month Video, materials drop off and more!

April 13th

  • CGE: Let's talk all things Climate with Rachel Rosner, President of Citizens' Greener Evanston in our very own Circles, as defined by Dr. Katharine Wilkinson in the All We Can Save Anthology. VIRTUAL EVENT
  • ERW Home Improvement Series: Updating Your Light Fixtures and Switches.  6:00pm- 9:00 PM $70

April 16th

LEVIATHAN presented by The Block Museum

(Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel, 2012, 87 min, DCP digital) Co-sponsored by the Hoffman Visiting Artist Series, the MFA in Documentary Media,the Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs and the Climate Crisis + Media Arts Working Group. FREE & OPEN TO ALL

April 16th

  • Retro*Fit event
  • The Bias Inside Us, community art making with Kids Create Change
  • Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse: Make It Take It: Side Table Time/Cost:10:30 am - 2:30 pm $125 – $155

April 22nd    EARTH DAY

April 22 @ 5:00 pm - April 23 @ 7:00 am

Event Organizer: Generations of Environmental Justice:  

(RSVP here!) is an all-night Earth Day “teach-out” hosting a variety of presentations and workshops from individuals and organizations at the heart of the current environmental justice movement. There will also have opportunities to enjoy live music, make art, and watch films. All are invited to join, participate, and lend their own lived experience and perspective to this effort. Action is a core focus of the night. Inspired by Project Survival, a precursor event to the original Earth Day organized by Northwestern students in January 1970, Generations of Environmental Justice will serve as a catalyst for action on dire matters of the climate crisis, with a specific focus on community-based projects that we collectively identify as moving us towards our visions of a transformed world. Event details: Date & Time: 5pm, April 22nd - 7am, April 23rd, 2022 Location: Alice Millar Chapel and Parkes Hall, Northwestern University Agenda: 5-5:30pm: Mingling time 5:30-7:00pm: Keynote Speakers in Alice Millar Chapel 7:00pm: Dinner 7pm-12am: Workshops sessions around Parkes Hall 12am: Midnight snack 12am-6am: Visioning, discussion, project work time 6-7am: Sunrise ceremony Featuring keynotes from Doug Kiel, Patty Loew, Nina Simons; Workshops with Lyla June, Keala Uchoa, Divest McGill, Jasmine Jones, West End Garden Club, Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization, Melanie West, Kelli-Ann Alcott, Valerie Kahan, Ricardo Levins Morales, Warren Muir, Chef Q. Ibraheem, Robinson Markus, Leslie Shad, Georgie Nakima, Jessy Bradish, In Our Nature, Wild Roots, NU Dissenters, Cats Who Compost, Fossil Free NU, Lucy London, Jack Jordan, Zachary Brown, Eric Budzynski, Rachel Rosner, Nikki McDaid, Forrest Bruce, Lily Aaron, Heather Menefee, Melissa Rosenzweig, Keith Woodhouse, Jacob Smith, Kim Suiseeya, Abigail Foerstner, and Elham Hoominfar. And music from Debbie Marie Brown, Moyana Olivia, MaMuse, and more!! All are invited; come when you can, leave when you need to! Bring a notebook, a cozy blanket, and a friend, and get ready to buckle down and turn the greatest crisis of our times into an opportunity for radical transformation.

Evanston Made Artists participating in Event demonstrations: TBC

April 22nd

MAKE A DISTINCTION and FIELD RESISTANCE  RSVP

This program brings together two recent hybrid documentaries that prove that the botanical is political.  MacKenzie and Mausert Mooney will appear for a discussion following the screening. This screening is supported by the Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs and the Climate Crisis + Media Arts Working Group.

About the films: FREE & OPEN TO ALL

Field Resistance. (Emily Drummer, 2019, 16 min, 16mm-to-digital)

Make A Distinction. (Kera MacKenzie & Andrew Mausert-Mooney, 2021, 62 min, 16mm-to-digital)

April 22nd

Celebrate Earth Week with D65 Climate Action Teams and Citizens’ Greener Evanston on Friday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rotary auditorium,1560 Sherman Ave. The event will feature a screening of 10 second environmental films created by District 65 students.

The deadline to submit a film is midnight on April 21. Visit https://10secondfilmfestival.com for details.

Tickets are free, but are required for entrance as there are a limited number available. Get tickets here.

April 22nd-29th

Virtual Screening: Inhabitants: Indigenous Perspectives on Restoring Our World- Mitchell Museum.

https://mitchellmuseum.org/filmscreening/

We invite you to get involved in the Indigenous Medicine Garden through an upcoming event: screening of the award-winning documentary film Inhabitants: Indigenous Perspectives on Restoring Our World. This feature documentary follows five Native American Tribes across deserts, coastlines, forests, and prairies as they restore their traditional land management practices. In observance of Earth Day and Earth Week, we offer the option to screen the film virtually from April 22-29 or celebrate in person at our watch party on April 24 at 5:00 p.m. CT featuring Indigenous foods and refreshments at the Mitchell Museum. Both virtual and in-person viewers are invited to participate in a virtual panel discussion with filmmakers Costa Boutsikaris and Dr. Michael Kotutwa Johnson on April 24 at 7:00 p.m. CT.

April 22nd-23rd Evanston Clean ups

Downtown Evanston Spring Clean Up, Friday, April 22, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with Downtown Evanston by volunteering at their Spring Clean Up! Downtown Evanston will provide gloves, bags and pickers and direct volunteers to areas where trash tends to accumulate. The group that collects the most trash throughout the downtown area will receive a prize! RSVP today!

Ecology Center Celebration - Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. to noon
Stop by the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., for family-friendly activities.

Self-Organized Neighborhood Clean Up - Saturday, April 23
Clean up a park or public space in your neighborhood. Volunteers can pick up gloves and trash bags at the Evanston Ecology Center or Robert Crown Community Center beginning Thurs., April 21.

Main-Dempster Mile Earth Day Clean-up - Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sign up to help clean along the Main-Dempster Mile on Earth Day! Any volunteers who help with the Earth Day Cleanup will get some treats from neighborhood businesses.

April 23rd 

  • Retro*Fit event
  • The Bias Inside Us, community art making with Kids Create Change
  • Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse: Make It Take It: Plant Propagation Station.  Time/Cost: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm $40
  • Visit the Evanston Art Center for a free family Earth Day Workshop on Saturday, April 23 from
    10 am - 12 pm! Use recycled materials to create fun creatures and sculptures!

April 24th.

 Mitchell Museum event

Screening: Inhabitants: Indigenous Perspectives on Restoring Our World

In Person watch party on April 24 at 5:00 p.m. CT featuring Indigenous foods and refreshments at the Mitchell Museum.

AND Virtual panel discussion with filmmakers Costa Boutsikaris and Dr. Michael Kotutwa Johnson on April 24 at 7:00 p.m. CT. 

April 27th

  • CGE: Let's talk all things Climate with Rachel Rosner, President of Citizens' Greener Evanston in our very own Circles, as defined by Dr. Katharine Wilkinson in the All We Can Save Anthology. VIRTUAL EVENT
  •  ERW Workshop: Make One Give One: Wall Mounted Coat Rack.  Time/Cost: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm $50 – $80

April 30th

  • The Bias Inside Us, community art making with Kids Create Change at the Evanston Public Library (EPL)
  • ERW Workshop: Make It Take It: Leopold Bench  Time/Cost: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm $130 – $160
  • Free Rangoli Workshop- Evanston Association of Indians 11-12p at EPL Free and Everyone is welcome.
  • Sign up :Rangoli Workshop Sign Up Genius.

 

Thanks to all who are contributing to making Art for the Earth Month a success and building awareness for Climate Awareness and Action within our community.

Art connects and we welcome community art making and thought provoking art this month and all year round!

Daily Northwestern feature: EM Honoring Earth Month

How to Participate

Create your own Nature Art through Evanston and share with us on social media #evanstonmade and complete the form below!

If you plan on being a visitor, RSVP at: eventbrite

How to Participate with art:

  • Create your nature art and install in a public space or your own yard within Evanston.
  • Take a photo of your art and upload photo and location to this form.
  • Share photo of your nature art on social media using #evanstonmade #evanstonartconnects
  • or Fill out the form below 

What kind of art can I make?

We are encouraging participants to make "nature art", or art that uses natural materials that can be found outdoors. This can be sculptures created in the parks or art pieces created at home/studio. Check out our Winter Wonderland gallery for ideas or the hashtag #landart on Instagram.

Any materials brought in will need to be removed by May 1, 2021 and are the responsibility of the artist. Deinstallation will happen on a case by case basis.

FAQs:

  • What is nature art? We are encouraging people to make art using materials they find in nature. We are also happy to hang non-natural pieces such as yarn art and painted boxes. BUT they must be removed at the end of the month!
  • Will the art be protected? Absolutely not! Do not hang or install anything valuable. In addition to snow, rain and wind, it would not be surprising to find art disrupted by human interference.

Thanks for submitting images of your Art for the Earth creations! Keep sending!