Evanston Made BIPOC Members Group Show Art Encounter

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Evanston Made BIPOC Members Group Show Art Encounter

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Evanston Made BIPOC Members Group Show Art Encounter

Joanna Pinsky, artist, Co-founder and Artistic Director of Art Encounter and Fran Joy, artist and Curator will lead a tour of the BIPOC exhibit at the Evanston Art Center. Pinsky will engage viewers in a conversation about the artworks featuring how the artists’ choices of materials, colors, textures, composition, scale and subject matter contribute to our interpretations of the work. Joy will talk about how the artists’ personal stories and backgrounds are part of the work.

Free w RSVP. Friday, June 30, 11a

Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St., Evanston


Abby Stahr- Visibility Arts, Al Hawkins, Alexia West, Amatziyah Thurman, Andrew Walker III, Billy Taylor, Braulio Martinez, Chenya (Isobel) O’Hara, Cherie Lockett, Cheryl Iino-Jue, Christian Aggari, Crystal McDonald, Daniel Aquino, Danielle West, Debra Salter, Elsie Bell, Fran Joy, Genesis Falls, Gregory Jue, Indira Johnson, Jacqueline Sanchez, Jaden Ford, Jasmmine West, Jennifer Turner, Jennifer Joyce Zoleta, Jevoid Simmons, John Wangendo, Jose Serna, June Ahleman, Kali (Leo) Taylor, Kristel Becares, Mariana Morales, Marissa Domantay, Marissa Krielaart, Orman Ward- Visibility Arts, Paula Cofresi-Silverstein, Peyton Evans, Robert Brewer, Samuel Onche, Sarita Kamat, Sholo Beverly, (Sirimas) Benz Amatayakul, Tanea Crawford, Thomas Mosley, Tiffani Elmore, Timothy Erickson, Vanessa Barrett- Visibility Arts, Yancey Hughes and Yeefah Thurman


The exhibit is on display May 27 – June 30, and will host public programming throughout the month to include artist-led workshops, artist talks, panel discussions and more. All events will be FREE and open to the public, during the exhibit and will announce and promote events on the Evanston Made Community Calendar here.

Join us Thursday, June 29, 7-9p for a closing party and reception.

Hosted at Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60202.

OPEN: MON-THURS: 9 am – 6 pm, FRI: 9 am – 5 pm, SAT & SUN: 9 am – 4 pm


Evanston Made continues to bring visibility to BIPOC artists in our community with annual Group Shows and opportunities for BIPOC artists to build community with one another. The BIPOC Annual Group Show, started in 2022, was born out of Evanston Made’s “Equity & Inclusion” discussions. We committed to increasing membership for BIPOC members to 15% and to creating opportunities designed specifically for BIPOC artists. The BIPOC Group Show serves as a membership drive for the organization and addresses the growing interest of art collectors in the region who are passionate about supporting BIPOC artists. Evanston Made plans to host events to connect BIPOC artists to new collectors and patrons.

Evanston Art Center has partnered with Evanston Made to host Annual Group Shows featuring Member’s work since 2017. Located at 1717 Central Street, blocks from the Metra stop, the Evanston Art Center features an exceptional exhibition space, ADA accessible galleries and a professional curatorial team. Evanston Made is grateful for the opportunity to exhibit artists and host events in this space. Learn more at https://www.evanstonartcenter.org/

Please reach out with any questions to Lisa Degliantoni, Founder and Co-Director of Evanston Made, (847)544-8205


Evanston Art Center
1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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