Summer Visions: The Arts Club of Chicago

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2023 1 – 2:30 pm

927 Noyes St. Studio 222, Evanston, IL 60201

Join Art Encounter Co-Founder and Artistic Director Joanna Pinsky to delve into stimulating art exhibits in three different areas of Chicago. Discover new spaces and established galleries to see works by diverse national and international artists depicting a wide range of ideas.

Founded in 1916, inspired by the Art Institute of Chicago’s famous Armory show, The Arts Club of Chicago is a private club and public exhibition space showing internationally-acclaimed artists. Designed by Chicago architect John Vinci, the club offers spacious rooms for changing exhibitions as well as a permanent collection. Join us on July 19 to investigate large-scale narrative paintings by Canadian artist Brenda Draney (b. 1976, member of Sawridge First Nation, Treaty 8) who portrays daily life and special events in her community. In her first United States solo exhibition, Drink from the River, the artist often repeats images, such as figures, pieces of furniture, or architectural features. The images often refer to repeated events, including personal and ancestral history, but are not specific and are open for interpretation. After our discussion, we’ll view selected works from the permanent collection, which includes a range of works by early 20th century masters to current pieces by Chicago and international artists.

Meet at The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E Ontario Street, Chicago.

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Image Credit: Toast by Brenda Draney