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Start Time: 12:00 AM
Location: Evanston, IL 60201
End Time: 12:00 AM
The Evanston Art Center is proud to announce a Black Lives Matter Mural revealed June 26 – 29, 2020. The Black Lives Matter mural is a passion project of the Evanston Art Center and Board Member, Jolie Fleming. Fleming says, “We were moved by artists around the country coming together to create bold and beautiful statements of solidarity. As a home for arts, the Evanston Art Center wanted to locally lead by making an artistic statement that we are with you.” The Art Center and Fleming commissioned local artists of color to design and paint “Black Lives Matter” scaled to 50 feet by 25 feet in the Evanston Art Center parking lot. Sholo Beverly is leading the artistic direction with contributing artists Baz Cumberbatch, Blanca Cortes, David Johnson Niari, Ziana Pearson-Muller and Grant Rogers. ABOUT THE ARTISTS Sholo Beverly is an artist working in mixed media, inspired by the organic shapes in nature, and the visual stimulation of the female body and energy. With a concentration in mixed media, Sholo is a vessel of intuitive creations. Baz Cumberbatch’s art career began in his youth when he started making and selling t-shirts using shells, leaves, bones, corals, sea fans, pieces of palm, coconut and bamboo trees in the Caribbean. In 1989, crowned South Caribbean Windsurfing Champion, Baz traveled the world before moving to California and then Hawaii to pursue a career in windsurfing, art and to raise a family. In 2011, Baz visited Alaska and saw that the water, mountains, skies and land looked like the tropical trees that surrounded him. Upon returning to Hawaii, Baz began creating the all natural mixed media pieces he sells today in Maui and Evanston. Blanca Cortes is a born and raised Salvadorean, lefty, graphic designer and illustrator. Her style is bold and minimalist and she gets inspiration from cats, food history and myths. David Johnson-Niari, currently living and working in Chicago, IL, makes drawings, paintings and mixed media artworks. By referencing romanticism, grand-guignolesque black humour and symbolism, his drawings reference post-colonial theory as well as the avant-garde or the post-modern and the left-wing democratic movement as a form of resistance against the logic of the capitalist market system. Niari’s works are based on formal associations made through labour-intensive processes that open a unique poetic vain. Multilayered images arise in such a way that the fragility and the instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. Ziana Pearson-Muller (Z) is a 21 year old queer painter/artist, born and raised in Evanston. Ziana’s love for the arts started as young as grade school and stuck with her through her high school years. Ziana got into photography her freshman year, and began freelancing sophomore-junior year and got into acrylic painting and modeling around that same time as a hobby. It wasn't until Ziana’s senior year that she actually considered starting painting in a business aspect, began selling work through Facebook then moved to Instagram after she graduated in 2017. It's been so many years with her craft and she loves what she does because of the journey it has taken her on. Ziana’s main goal is to be as versatile as possible in this life. Grant Rogers creates art that is a reflection of the times. It doesn’t matter the medium that he uses paint, digital, video or music as long as what Grant is feeling and experiencing is conveyed through his work. Grant’s work can be playful yet serious sometimes sad but always optimistic. I hope it moves you in some way. Because great art provokes thought and conversation. So, let the artist’s work speak and if you listen closely there’s a message for you to hear. To offer your support of Black Lives Matter, please visit the mural, share it on social media, support local artists by purchasing their art work or make donations toward our Curatorial Fellowship that supports curators of color. About the Evanston Art Center The Evanston Art Center (EAC) provides inspiring art education, exhibitions, and expression for all. The EAC is a non-profit that has supported the arts for more than 90 years. For more information, please visit us online at www.evanstonartcenter.org or contact Paula Danoff at pdanoff@evanstonartcenter.org or (847) 475-5300 x 109. Visit the Evanston Art Center on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EvanstonArtCenter; follow us on Instagram: @EvanstonArtCenter. Evanston Art Center 1717 Central Street Evanston, IL 60201
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Start Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 8400 W 31 St.
Brookfield , IL 60513
End Time: 5:00 PM
Phone: 708-688-8000
Email: marketingteam@czs.org
Website: https://www.czs.org/dinoseverywhere
More than 40 animatronic dinosaurs that are BIGGER and BADDER will be coming to Brookfield Zoo in 2020. Dinos Everywhere! will feature acres of earth shakers, including the largest—Argentinosaurus—that was estimated to measure more than 100 feet in length and weigh up to 110 tons. Zoo goers will be able to search for the amazing life-like animatronics that will be located around the park. Throughout the summer, zoo goers will be able to take part in dino-themed interactive activities, including a scavenger hunt.
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Start Time: 3:00 PM
Location: 1808 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
End Time: 4:00 PM
Phone: 847-425-0130
Website: www.page1books.com
Please join us for children's story time every Saturday at 3pm. All are welcome!
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