Category Archives: Art & Culture

Next week’s events

Evanston Made Makers Market card

It’s a week of regrouping as my muscles recover from the Ravenswood ArtWalk and I review inventory for the upcoming Makers Market here in Evanston. This week, you can visit my swarm at the Flora Fauna and Fascination Exhibit. Ice House Gallery is located at 609 South Blvd. in Evanston. Hours are Friday-Saturday 12-6pm and […]

Flora, Fauna & Fascination Opens on Saturday

You’ve seen my Swarm 2.0 in the making, as well as my new beehive in process. On Saturday, you can see them both in person! The Flora, Fauna & Fascination Opening Reception, is on Saturday, September 7, from 5 to 8 pm. Hosted by Ice House Gallery Evanston at 609 South Boulevard, Evanston, Illinois 60202. […]

A Beehive for Ice House Gallery

Artists who work with encaustics are naturally bee lovers as well, and I have often toyed with the idea of a beehive. My friend Bridgette Guerzon Mills made a gorgeous hive for an outdoor art installation, which I find very inspiring. I started making bees last year and really enjoy the design I came up with. […]

Making Flora

It’s been a busy month that broke my routine a little bit, and I just realized that maybe I should promote my upcoming show! The Flora, Fauna & Fascination Opening Reception is on Saturday, September 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 609 South Boulevard, Evanston, Illinois 60202. Hosted by Ice House Gallery Evanston, Flora, […]

Evanston’s Toby Jug Museum

Since I’ve lived here I have passed the Toby Jug Museum numerous times. It always looks closed, but the hours are posted on the door and you can just ring the bell to be let in. The American Toby Jug Museum in Evanston houses more than 8000 Toby and Character jugs.  It is the largest […]

Evanston Sidewalk Sale Pods

We had a heat wave in Evanston Friday and Saturday. After the ever-lasting winter, I am not complaining. My one A/C unit is in the studio, so I set it up and when the ceiling fans could do no more I cleared off the futon to set up my computer station. Of course I got […]

Evanston Made closes next week

Evanston Made is ending next week, but not without a plethora of events for you to peruse the fabulous art in this month-long event. The organizers are making sure you still have opportunities to visit the venues you may have missed earlier this month. On Wednesday, June 26, the filmmakers of SIDE/Lot will be at […]

Fun at the Artem Trunk Show

From my view, it looks like Evanston Made had a bigger turnout than last year. 110 artists were represented on the map, and stop #17, Artem Pop Up Gallery, had plenty of visitors. We ran out of print maps long before the allotted 5 pm tour end, and several people found us through the google […]

Aquatic Critter Necklace

For the June Now That’s a Challenge!, Brenda Schweder’s JigUFacturer design team was tasked with creating a story with their jewelry. I had received some cute rubber critters from a friend, and as I was clearing the studio to make room for my brother, I came across them again. My brother and I traveled part […]