EVANSTON ART CENTER HOSTS AWARD-WINNING EXHIBITION OF WORKS FROM AMERICAN CRAFT EXPO
On August 5, EAC opens &ldquo The Art of Craft: Works from NorthShore University
HealthSystem&rsquo s Collection of Fine American Craft.&rdquo
EXHIBITION: &ldquo The Art of Craft: Works form NorthShore University HealthSystem&rsquo s Collection of Fine American Craft.&rdquo
DATES: August 5-August 25, 2013
GALLERY HOURS: 10 am-6 pm Monday-Thursday, 10 am-4 pm Friday & Saturday, 1-4 pm Sunday
From August 5 through August 25, the galleries of the Evanston Art Center (EAC) will feature &ldquo The Art of Craft: Works from NorthShore University HealthSystem&rsquo s Collection of Fine American Craft.&rdquo The exhibition will showcase works from master craft artisans and twenty years of Purchase Awards from the American Craft Exposition, which raises funds for ovarian and breast cancer research at NorthShore. The exhibition is a prelude to the 2013 American Craft Exposition (ACE), which will be held August 23-35 at the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion on the Evanston (IL) campus of Northwestern University.
For the first time, the exhibition will bring together works from the collection of NorthShore University HealthSystem, which are displayed at its four hospitals (Evanston Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital, Highland Park Hospital and Skokie Hospital). The show includes exquisite objects of 39 of the country&rsquo s leading craft artists working in ceramics, glass, fiber, metal, and wood. Many of the artists are also represented in the White House Collection of American Crafts as well as museums and fine galleries throughout the country.
The following artists will be feature in the exhibition:
Ron Artman, Washington, DC., Steve Baldwin Omaha, Neb., James Edward Barnes, Woolwine, VA., Dixie Biggs, Gainesville, Florida, Natalie Blake, Brattleboro, VT., John Dodd, Canandaigua, New York, Patrick Dragon, Orlando, Florida, James Eaton, Chicago, Ill., Darlys Ewoldt, Chicago, Ill., Martha Fieber, Manistique, Michigan, Gary Genetti, Warwick, NY., Matthew Hatala, Danielsville, Georgia, Bob Hawks, Tulsa,Oklahoma, Po Shun Leong, Northampton, England, Susan Madacsi, Norwich, CT., Steven Main, Kelly Marshall, Minneapolis, MN., David McCarthy,
Jennifer McCurdy, Vineyard Haven, MA.,Kit Karbler and Michael David, Denver, CO., Hideaki Miyamura, Kensington, NH., Michael Mode, New Haven, VT., J. David Norton, Uniontown, OH.,
Peter Petrochko, Oxford, CT., Joseph Pozycinski, Sparta, MO., Jon Michael Route, Frederic, WI.,
Jim Sams, LONDON, KY., Mike Shuler, Josh Simpson, New Haven, CT., Randi Solin, Bethesda, MD., James Cameron Spiroff, Detroit, MI., Laurie Thal, Jim Vollmer, New Orleans, LA., Frederick Warren, South Pasadena, CA., Candone Wharton, Sandford, FL., CT Whitehouse.
In addition to the exhibition, the American Craft Exposition will kick off with &ldquo The Power of Inspiration: Whether You Believe It or Not,&rdquo a lecture by Michael Mode, Master Woodturner. This lecture will be held at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, on Sunday,
August 4 at 3 pm. The Exhibition of the master craft artisans will be held at the
Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan Road opening on August 5 and closing on
August 25. Both events are free and open to the public.
In conjunction with the exhibition, the EAC will offer a two-day master class with ACE Artist Metalsmith and Sculptor, Darlys Ewoldt. Her workshop, &ldquo Poetic Objects of Containment and Patina,&rdquo will be held at the EAC on August 17-18. More information about this special class can be found at EAC&rsquo s web site: www.evanstonartcenter.org.
The 29th annual American Craft Exposition will feature one-of-a-kind and luxury pieces from over 160 of the country&rsquo s most noted craftspeople who will be on hand to discuss and sell their work. For more information on the American Craft Expo event, visit their website at americancraftexpo.org/about/.
The Evanston Art Center Gallery Hours: Mon.- Thurs. 10 am &ndash 6 pm
Fri. &ndash Sat. 10 am &ndash 4 pm Sun. 1 &ndash 4 pm
First floor galleries are handicapped accessible. Limited free parking is available
The Evanston Art Center is located at 2603 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL. For more information please visit us online at www.evanstonartcenter.org  or contact Paula Danoff, Director of Communications, at (847) 475-5300 ext. 206. Visit the Evanston Art Center on Facebook: www.facebook.com/evanston.art  or follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/#!/evartcenter.