Evanston Art Center Presents “Artmakers North: The Artist’s Voice”
Date and Time:
Apr 16 2023 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Evanston Art Center
1717 Central St., Evanston, IL 60201

Evanston Art Center Presents “Artmakers North: The Artist’s Voice”

Community Event


EXHIBITION DATES: April 15 – May 21, 2023

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, April 16, 1-4pm

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, “The Artist’s Voice,” featuring works by members of Artmakers North.

Most of us live in a world that connects us to and subjects us to many voices whether from other people, broadcast or print media, or our ever-present phones and internet sources. But the voice of the visual artist is expressed mainly in image and form. Usually it is the silent voice of color, texture, materiality, scale, memory, free association, wonder, and emotion. Artists may be showing you what the world looks like to them, how they feel about politics, history, love, beauty, our planet, art history, design, or religion. Each artist in this exhibition has a unique experience and an individual manner of expressing it through art. The artists’ voices come to life through the eyes of the viewers, who animate the conversation with their reactions, questions, or delight. This is how we bring art to life.


Artmakers North is an informal group of mid-career artists who have come together to discuss common interests in making and exhibiting art. Creating art is usually an individual practice and can be isolating. And the task of finding venues for exhibiting can be daunting. These two issues inspired Ann Rosen, retired executive director of The Art Center Highland Park, to start Artmakers North. Ms. Rosen definitely touched upon a need: since 2018, more than 100 artists, instructors, curators, and art directors have joined Artmakers North. Before the pandemic, artists met once a month in various area art studios, galleries, and schools to share their approach to their work, introduce new media, demonstrate various techniques, discuss other artists’ work and explore the different ways to apply to shows and approach galleries. Since the spring of 2020, Artmakers North has held regular meetings via Zoom. The group has sponsored thirteen exhibits to date.

For more information about Art Makers North, please contact them via email: artmakersn@gmail.com.

“The Artist’s Voice” will be on display in the Evanston Art Center’s First Floor Gallery from April 15 – May 21, 2023, with an opening reception on Sunday, April 16, from 1-4pm. The exhibition will also feature an exhibition tour with Joanna Pinsky, artist, co-founder and artistic director of Art Encounter, on Sunday, April 30, at 2pm. The exhibition, opening reception and Exhibition Tour 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.