Art in Alternative Spaces


Please join us in celebrating the Second Annual Evanston Art Walk, a juried exhibition of artwork by Illinois artists displayed in storefront windows and other areas inside businesses along Central Street in Evanston, Illinois during the month of October 2009.    Evanston Art Walk festivities include a benefit/award ceremony/artist reception at Symphony's Cafe, 1945 Central Street on Thursday, October 1, 2009 from 7 - 9 pm, where the Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award will be presented to Evanston resident, Joanna Pinsky, Founder/Artistic Director of Art Encounter, an Evanston nonprofit visual art education organization founded in 1978; and an "Evening of Retail Therapy" on October 8, 2009.

The Evanston Art Walk is presented by Anatomically Correct, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is endorsed by the Central Street - Evanston Business Association.  

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2009 Participating Central Street Merchants/Sponsors 

   

Allegro Dance Boutique

2114 Central Street

Baird & Warner 2926 Central Street

Beadazzled

2002 Central Street

Casteel Coffee 2922 Central Street
Chalk Boutique 2611 Prairie Ave

Chester & Chester

2004 Central Street

Dame Couture 1926 Central Street
East of the Tracks 1812 Central Street
Evanston Public Library, North Branch 2026 Central Street
The Great Frame Up 2814 Central Street

Great Harvest Bread Co.

2126 Central Street

Happy Husky Bakery 2601 Prairie Ave

Heaven Meets Earth Family Yoga Studio

2746 Central Street

Lois & Company

2014 Central Street

Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony

1917 Central Street

Millefiori Florists Ltd.

1943 Central Street

Montoya Fiber Studio 2566 Prairie Ave

Perennials

2022 Central Street

Pinto Thai Kitchen 1931 Central Street

Prairie Shore Properties

2110 Central Street

The Spice House

1941 Central Street

Stella

2116 Central Street

Symphony's Cafe 1945 Central Street
Table Manners 2112 Central Street
Treat Nail Lounge 2118 Central Street
Walsh Natural Health 2116 1/2 Central Street
Weichert Realtors

 

2006 Central Street

 


2009 Participating Artists 

Ann Baker, Clark Bending, William Bridges, Peter Bullock, Laura Cerf-Dahl, Melanie Deal, Bonnie Donaghy, Judith Edelman, Alli Farkas, Rachela Fogelfeld, Suzanne T. Isaacs, Paula Jacko, Howard Jacobs, Katsy Johnson, Kristin Klopack, Erdmut Lerner, Mays Mayhew, Suzanne Metzel, Peter J. Nussbaum, Caren Helene Rudman, Mila Ryk, Cornelia Maude Spelman, Tanya Sugarman, Karen Vierneisel, Erin Waser, Sandra Wilcoxon, C. Dianne Williams, Cheryl Wolfberg and Bonnie Zak

 

Ann Baker, Tone Poem, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24"

On Display at Dame Couture

 

Ann Baker, Petals, Oil on Canvas, 22 x 28"

On Display at Treat Nail LOunge

 

Thomas Balsamo, Collaboration, B/W Photography, 20 x 20"

On Display at Allegro Dance Boutique

Thomas Balsamo, Ribbon Dance, B/W Photography, 20 x 24"

On Display at Allegro Dance Boutique

 

Clark Bending, Gross Pointe Lighthouse, Evanston, Oil on Canvas, 8 x 10"

On Display at Prairie Shore Properties

 

William Bridges, Sidelined, Photograph Pigment Print    16 x 20"

On Display at Prairie Shore Properties

second place

 

     

                               Peter Bullock, The Emerald Buddha , Mixed Media,  30 x 24"                                                                             Peter Bullock, Golden Salome, Mixed Media, 40 x 30"

On Display at The Spice House

 

Laura Cerf-Dahl, Sky, Lake 6,  Oil on Canvas  48 x 36"

On Display at Symphony's Cafe

 

Melanie Deal, Monkey Kiss,  Mixed Media,  30 x 30"

On Display at Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony

third place

 

Melanie Deal, Mood Indigo, Paper Collage, 40 x 32"

On Display at Pinto Thai Kitchen

  Bonnie Donaghy, Teal Hat, Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24"

On Display at BEdazzled

   Bonnie Donaghy, Michele, Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24"

On Display at Happy Husky Bakery

 

Judith Edelman, A Rose is a Rose, Monoprint - Oil on Paper, 20 x 16"

On Display at Stella

 

Alli Farkas, Blue Night, Oil, 28 x 40"

On Display at Casteel Coffee

 

Rachela Fogelfeld, 2 Ladies, 25 x 33" Mixed Media

On Display at Lois & Company

 

Suzanne T. Isaacs, The Gaming Code, Oil on Canvas, 60 x 40"

On Display at The Great Frame Up

 

Paula Jacko, Untitled, Watercolor, 26 x 20"

On Display at Montoya Fiber Studio

 

Howard Jacobs, Farm Stand, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 24"

On Display at Baird & Warner

 

Katsy Johnson, House of the Satin Shoes, Mixed Media, 30 x 30"

On Display at Perennials

 

Kristin Klopack, Air Varie, Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 24"

On Display at Millefiori

 

Erdmut Lerner, Boats Returning, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 18"

On Display at The Great Frame Up

 

Mays Mayhew, What ...?,   Oil, Gems, Glitter,    18 x 24"

On Display at CHALK BOUTIQUE

BEST OF SHOW

 

Peter J. Nussbaum, Look at Me, Digital Photography, 16 x 20"

On Display at Weichert Realtors

HONORABLE MENTION

 

Caren Helene Rudman, Letting Go, Mixed Media/Wood, 31 x 15"

On Display at Chester & Chester

 

Mila Ryk, Tree of Life, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20"

On Display at Millefiori

 

Mila Ryk, Wheat and Poppy I, Oil on Linen, 20 x 20"

On Display at Walsh Natural Health

 

Mila Ryk, In Full Bloom, Oil on Linen, 20 x 20"

On Display at The Great Frame Up

 

 

Cornelia Maude Spelman, At the Dog Hotel, Ink & Watercolor, 24 x 36"

On Display at Happy Husky Bakery

                              

Tanya Sugarman, Homage to Mothers, Mixed Media, 16 x 20"

On Display at

Heaven Meets Earth Family Yoga Studio

Tanya Sugarman, What You Hold in Your Heart,

Mixed Media, 18 x 24"

On Display at

Heaven Meets Earth Family Yoga Studio

Tanya Sugarman, Angel on a Lotus Flower, Mixed Media, 18 x 24"

On Display at

Heaven Meets Earth Family Yoga Studio

Tanya Sugarman, Holding a Vision of Peace, Mixed Media, 16 x 20"

On Display at

Heaven Meets Earth Family Yoga Studio

Tanya Sugarman, Angel on my Shoulder, Mixed Media, 20 x 24"

On Display at

Heaven Meets Earth Family Yoga Studio

Tanya Sugarman, Awakening to the Energy of the World,

Mixed Media, 18 x 24"

On Display at

Heaven Meets Earth Family Yoga Studio

 

Karen Vierneisel, Southwestern Splendor, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20"

On Display at the great frame up

 

Erin Waser, 1622 Squared, Oil on Panel, 32 x 32"

on display at East of the Tracks

honorable mention

Jenn Weinshenker

Magenta Flower, Oil on Canvas,   16 x 20"

on display at Evanston Public Library, North Branch

 

Sandra Wilcoxon, Ripped Pearls, Black Cultured Fresh Water Pearls, 18"

On Display at Bedazzled

 

C. Dianne Williams, Citrus Juicer, Photograph, 29 x 39"

On Display at Table Manners

 

Cheryl Wolfberg, Cycling Classic, Oil on Canvas, 22 x 28"

On Display at Great Harvest Bread Company

 

Bonnie Zak, Let Sleeping Dogs Lay, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 26"

On Display at Happy Husky Bakery


Evanston Art Walk Committee

Members of the Central Street - Evanston Business Association

Evanston Art Walk 2009 Juror:   Susan A. Gescheidle

Susan is an eleven-year resident of Evanston.  Gescheidle owned and operated Gescheidle Gallery for eight years, located first in Chicago's River North neighborhood, eventually relocating to the West Loop.  The primary focus of the gallery was well-crafted contemporary paintings, drawings, and photography with a challenging or quirky edge to them.  The gallery closed its doors in summer of 2008 when the building was sold, but Gescheidle still gets out to support the local art scene.  She collects art, and still enjoys jurying and curating exhibits on occasion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award Recipient:    Joanna Pinsky

Joanna is the Founder/Artistic Director of Art Encounter, an Evanston nonprofit visual art education organization founded in 1978.   Art Encounter brings original art works and workshops to schools, residences for the elderly, and community centers; and organizes group tours to museums, art galleries, and private collections to discuss works of art.   Joanna has led training programs in Art Encounter’s educational approach for teachers, college students, parent groups and social workers.   As an artist, Joanna has exhibited her shaped paintings in solo shows at Perimeter Gallery in Chicago, AIR in New York City as well as group shows in Chicago, Minneapolis, Santa Fe, N.M. and Japan.   Art Encounter celebrates its 30th year in 2009!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit:    Niko Konsulov

 

“Socratic Shell”   An artwork created to honor Joanna Pinsky by Jill King

When I was  asked to create an artwork to honor Joanna Pinsky, my immediate  answer was  absolutely, yes! Joanna’s endless contributions to the artworld, her community  and to individuals like myself, has truly been an inspiration.  Joanna has created a small organization with a big message. What is that message?  I believe she would say, “Ask  questions”.   I have taught and facilitated with Art Encounter for over 10 years.   My collaboration with this wonderful organization has given me the tools to  become a better teacher and elevated my appreciation for the artworks I have  been in contact with.   I chose to  create a shell form for Joanna because, through her practices, I have learned  to dig beneath the surface of what I am looking and see beyond  it’s shell.  Embedded into the surface of  “Socratic Shell”, you will discover questions that Joanna frequently asks her patrons.  Questions that have given  her audience greater awareness and  insights into the artworks they are viewing. I have also incorporated  transparent images of Joanna and Socrates in to this shell as tribute to her work with schools, galleries, artists, art collectors and art appreciators.  Joanna, in the tradition of Socrates is a  master teacher who has taught me and the many people who have been fortunate  enough to participate in her programs, to observe, ask questions, and be accepting of others responses. I feel blessed to have crossed paths with  Joanna and our community has been enriched through her programs and presence.

Jill King’s academic credentials includes a Masters of Art, (painting emphasis) from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Bachelors of Fine Arts, (sculpture emphasis) from Northern Illinois University. She has been working as a professional artist in Chicagoland for many years. King’s works have appeared in several group and one person exhibitions including; Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, The Evanston Art Center, The Art Center Highland Park, The Chicago Anthenaeum Art Museum, The Wright Museum of Art and University Galleries throughout the country. Her artwork has been featured in the publications; NorthShore Magazine, New American Paintings, Art Scene Chicago, Hot Ideas For A Cooler Planet and Midwest Gallery Guide.  Jill’s art resides in private and corporate collections throughout the country.   King presently teaches adult painting and drawing classes through the Evanston Art Center and Artist Seeds, a new studio/workshop she recently opened up right in the heart of Evanston. Jill founded "Artists Seeds" with a fellow local artist/art therapist Rachel Prendergast and the doors open this September 2009.  In addition, King has taught and developed art enrichment classes through local cultural centers and organizations. She taught classes through the highly esteemed Art Encounter for over 10 years, along with creating and teaching programs for Chicago’s nationally acclaimed Gallery 37. Jill was an instructor at the American Academy of Art from 1991 – 1995.  For more information about Artists Seeds, www.artistsseeds.com

(L to R) Jill King and Art Encounter Founder Joanna Pinsky     Photo Credit:    Niko Konsulov

 

 

 

Evanston Art Walk 2009 Benefit Reception

 (L to R)   Tom Erd, Owner of The Spice House;

Lynn Bednar, Owner of Walsh Natural Health;

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl;

Photo Credit:    Niko Konsulov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evanston Art Walk 2009 Award Ceremony

Susan Gescheidle (R) presents William Bridges (L) with an award

Photo Credit:    Niko Konsulov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evanston Art Walk 2009 Award Ceremony

Lea Pinsky accepts the Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award on behalf of her mother Joanna Pinsky

Photo Credit:    Niko Konsulov

 

 

 

 

 

Silent Auction Donors:

Adler Planetarium, Bedazzled, Casteel Coffee, East Bank Club, Happy Husky Bakery, Light Opera Works, Lois & Company, Lou Malnati’s, Lu Lu's, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, Next Theatre, Old Town School of Folk Music, Perennials, Piccolo Theatre, Raven Theatre Co., Ravinia, Stella, The Spice House, Theatre Bldg Chicago, Victory Gardens Theatre, Writers Theatre and much more!

Special Thanks to:

Lynn Bednar, Walsh Natural Health

Jill King

Eileen Finegold

Niko Konsulov, Official Art Walk Photographer

Blick Art Supplies

 


Accessibility

The businesses and locations where artwork is on display are all handicap accessible.    Central Street is an east-west street located 2 blocks south of the northern border of Evanston.  Many major streets intersect with Central Street including Sheridan Road, Ridge Avenue, Green Bay Road, and Crawford Avenue. 

Travel & Parking

Metered Parking is available along Central Street.

Rail Connections
The closest Metra stop is the Central Street Station - at the corner of Central Street and Green Bay Road.   For Metra schedules, please visit www.metrarail.com

Purple Line trains operate every 10-15 minutes daily. For train schedules and travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com or call the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Travel Information Center, 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. daily, at 836-7000 from any local area code. Visitors can make bus connections from the Central (Purple Line) station #201.

Founded in 1991, Anatomically Correct is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to showcasing works by artists in alternative spaces in a combined effort to educate, diversify, and promote community awareness of the visual and performing arts.    Contributions are tax-deductible according to law.  

Anatomically Correct is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Chicago - based visual art organization.      ©2011 Anatomically Correct.   No text or photograph contained in the pages of this website may be reproduced without the expressed written permission of the artist and/or Anatomically Correct. 

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