Evanston Art Center Presents “Adria Arch: Better Angels”
Date and Time:
Jan 8 2023 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Evanston Art Center
1717 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201
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Evanston Art Center Presents “Adria Arch: Better Angels”

Community Event

December 2022
Evanston Art Center 2023 Exhibition


EXHIBITION DATES: January 7 – February 12, 2023
OPENING RECEPTION: January 8, from 1–4 pm, with an artist talk by Adria Arch at 2:30pm
GALLERY HOURS: Monday–Thursday, 9 am–6 pm; Friday, 9 am–5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9 am–4 pm

The Evanston Art Center (EAC) is proud to present a new exhibition, “Better Angels,” featuring works by Adria Arch.

“Better Angels” is a phrase in Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural speech calling us to be our most moral selves. With bold, flat color and convoluted forms, the sculptural installation “Better Angels” hovers overhead, drawing our attention upwards to a higher plane. The pieces float, suspended above our heads, intertwining like vines or Renaissance winged babies, eliciting mirth and joy.


Adria Arch is a multi-media artist living in the Boston area.

Most recently, Arch’s installations have been exhibited at Boston Sculptors Gallery, Brattleboro Art Museum in Vermont, and at the Danforth Museum in Framingham, MA. In 2019 her work was featured at the Fitchburg Art Museum, and in 2020 at the Cahoon Museum of American Art. She has been awarded residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Sanskriti Foundation in Delhi. Her work is included in many private and public collections including the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Fidelity Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

“Better Angels” will be on display in the Evanston Art Center’s Second Floor Atrium from January 7 – February 12, 2023, with an opening reception on Sunday, January 8, from 1-4pm. The opening reception for “Experimental,” an exhibition featuring works by David Anthony Geary, will also take place at this time. The reception will feature an artist talk with Adria Arch from 2:30-3:00pm and an artist talk with David Anthony Geary from 3:10-3:40pm. The exhibition, opening reception and artist talks are free and open to the public.

Evanston Art Center, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, is dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the arts among diverse audiences. The Art Center offers extensive and innovative instruction in broad areas of artistic endeavor through classes, exhibitions, interactive arts activities, and community outreach initiatives.

Evanston Art Center is located at 1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL. Evanston Art Center Gallery Hours: Monday– Thursday, 9 am–6 pm; Friday, 9 am–5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9 am–4 pm. First and second-floor gallery spaces are accessible. Limited free parking is available. Masks are optional but strongly recommended for students, visitors and staff.

For more information, please visit us online at www.evanstonartcenter.org or contact Audrey Avril, Manager of Exhibitions, at 847.475.5300 or aavril@evanstonartcenter.org. Visit the Evanston Art Center on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EvanstonArtCenter/, follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/#!/evartcenter, or on Instagram: @EvanstonArtCenter.