Evanston Made BIPOC Members Group Show

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Evanston Made BIPOC Members Group Show

June 3, 2022 @ 9:00 am - June 30, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Closing Week BIPOC Show

The Evanston Made BIPOC Members Group Show at Evanston Art Center features contemporary art works across several mediums by more than 30 artists. The exhibit will be on display June 3- 30, and will host public programming throughout the month.

Curated by Artist and Community Activist Fran Joy, this exhibit highlights the work of people in the community who identify at Black, Indigenous or People of Color. 

Lectures Series accompanying the show is free and open to all;

    • Social Justice Sewing Circle with Dr. Melissa Blount, Wednesday, June 29, June 29, 7p. RSVP here, space is limited to 30 people max. 

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

Gallery Hours; MON-THURS: 9 am – 6 pm, FRI: 9 am – 6 pm, SAT & SUN: 9 am – 4 pm

PRESS RELEASE May 19, 2022

Contact: Lisa Degliantoni, Evanston Made 

Phone: 847-544-8205 

Email: evanstonmade@gmail.com


BIPOC Group Show at Evanston Art Center 

Fran Joy and Evanston Made present the BIPOC Members Group Show

EVANSTON, IL, MAY 16, 2022 – Kicking off the Evanston Made 2022 exhibit series, is the BIPOC Members Group Show at Evanston Art Center, featuring contemporary art works created by Evanston Made’s BIPOC Members. BIPOC members of Evanston Made identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color. 

Curated by Artist and Community Activist Fran Joy with Advisory Council members Indira Johnson, Laurice Bell, Anne Wolff and Lisa Degliantoni, the group show will be on exhibit June 3- 30, and will host free public programming throughout June. The public is invited to the opening reception Friday, June 3, 5-8p.

“Supporting and promoting BIPOC artists and curators is a priority of mine and I am honored to collaborate with Evanston Made in the beautiful Evanston Art Center,” Fran Joy, artist and curator. The public is invited to a tour and curator’s talk, Thursday, June 16, 7p.

Evanston Made and Evanston Art Center will forgo the traditional commission structure and pay artists 100% of art sales. “This BIPOC Group Show is part of a national trend on making bold and long overdue amends to black and brown artists, who have been massively underrepresented in the arts,” says Lisa Degliantoni, Executive Director of Evanston Made.

“The Evanston Art Center is very honored to be partnering with Evanston Made and Curator, Fran Joy, on this important BIPOC Group show by providing the gallery and programming space to underrepresented and marginalized artists.”

Paula Danoff, President & CEO of Evanston Art Center.

More than 25 artists are participating in the exhibit, listed here in order of first name; Angela Williams, Ben Blount, Bryana Bibbs, Cherie Lockett, David Niari, DeeAnna Villabreal, Debra Salter, Elizabeth Thomas, Fran Joy, Indira Freitas Johnson, Jevoid Simmons, Juan Gerena, June Ahleman, KL Wolff, Levern Dahlman, Makeba Kedem-DuBose, Melissa Raman Molitor,  Michael Winchester, Orman Ward, Paula Cofresi-Silverstein, Peyton Evans, Rose-Marie Lamour, Sholo Beverly, Stacy Thomas, Susan Cua, Tasha Nemo, Theo Hall, Yancey Hughes and Yaounde Olu.

The BIPOC Group Show takes place June 3-30, at Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street, in Evanston, IL.


If you would like more information about this topic, please call Lisa Degliantoni at 847-544-8205 or email at info@evanstonmade.org


June 3, 2022 @ 9:00 am
June 30, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
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