• October, 2017 Art, Autism, Becky and Me

    October, 2017   Art, Autism, Becky and Me

    Art, Autism, Becky and Me

    My daughter, Becky, has autism and developmental delays. She has also always loved to create art. My paintings portray surreal landscapes as visual metaphors for the feelings of someone with autism. I place images of Becky within these worlds. In this show, Becky and I share the gallery space and our joint need to express ourselves through our art.

    October 9 - November 4, 2017
    Space 900 Gallery
    1042 Wesley Avenue
    Evanston, IL 60202

    Opening Receptions:
    Saturday, Oct. 14 5-8 pm
    Sunday, Oct. 15 2-5 pm

    Closing Party:
    Saturday, Nov. 4 5-8 pm

  • MARCH 2017 EXHIBITION

    MARCH 2017 EXHIBITION


    UNPRESIDENTED: Art in Common Cause
    With over 25 participating artists from the Chicagoland area, showing a
    broad range of aesthetic styles, and supporting local, national, and
    international causes, Unpresidented gives artists agency to mobilize their
    community. The majority of the sales of each donated piece will be given
    to each artists’ chosen charity or organization.

    Gallery hours: March 17th, 6-9pm, March 18th -19th, 12-5pm
    Opening reception: March 17th, 6-9pm
    Curator talk: March 19th, 2-3pm

    Featuring works by this generous group of artists: Ken Avick, Jane
    Barthès, Jeff Bauer, Maureen Claffy, Colleen Conley, Rory Coyne, James
    Deeb, Clark Ellithorpe, Sam Farchione, Judith Roston Freilich, Lisa
    Goesling, Ellen Greene, Susan Hall, Deanna Krueger, Gunjan Kumar,
    ATYL/Alexandra Lee, Lauren Levato Coyne, Bert Leveille, Chandrika Marla,
    Bert Menco, Karen Perl, Joyce Polance, Nancy Rosen, Allison Svoboda, Diane Thodos, Tamara Wasserman, and Fotios Zemenides.

  • FEBRUARY 2016 EXHIBITION

    FEBRUARY 2016 EXHIBITION

    FEBRUARY 5-6
    Artist Karen Perl/ Aron Packer Projects
    "PLACE": new urban landscape paintings
    Artist’s Reception: Saturday, February 4th from 6 - 9 pm.
    Artists’ Talk: Sunday, February 5th at 1 pm.

    Show Dates: February 4 - 5, 2017
    Hours: Saturday, Feb 4 and Sunday, Feb 5 from 12 to 5 pm

    Place
    The experience of place becomes enmeshed with memories and imagination until the location where you find yourself standing can no longer be defined by its physical attributes. A place saturated with the familiarity of personal memories can be comforting and reassuring. Or it can be as strange and disquieting as contemplating how it must be for a guide dog who no longer has anyone to guide.

    Karen Perl began her studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago while still in grade school. After several years in various colleges studying everything from physics to psychology, she finally returned to the Art Institute, where she earned a degree in drawing and painting. An exchange program took her to Dublin, Ireland, for a year. There, inspired by a foggy, dreamy landscape and under a spell of homesickness, she began to paint from her dreams and imagination. Years later, warm golden sunlight brought her outdoors with her easel for a two year period in the south of France. But her relationship to the mystical, emotional dimension of painting that she took refuge in while in Ireland would come to life again. After nearly 10 years of painting in the streets of Chicago, she brought her easel back inside. Cityscapes began to morph into dreamscapes, no longer merely descriptive of a physical location, but something deeper and mysterious.

  • NOVEMBER 2016 EXHIBITION

    NOVEMBER 2016 EXHIBITION

    Aron Packer Projects Presents Kristin Mariani:
    Material Becomes the Thing: Works in Cloth
    November 11-13, 2016

    Artist’s Reception: Friday, November 11, 6-9pm
    Artist’s Talk: Sunday, November 13, 3pm
    Gallery Hours: Saturday-Sunday, November 12-13, 12-5pm
    Click here for more info

  • SEPTEMBER 2016 EXHIBITIONS

    SEPTEMBER 2016 EXHIBITIONS

    Pamela Macsai Baugartner and Sylvia Shuster

    Pamela Macsai Baumgartner: Solo Show
    Thursday Sept 8 from 1-6 pm
    Opening Friday Sept 9 from 5-9 pm
    Saturday Sept 10 from 1-6 pm
    Sunday Sept 11 from 1-6 pm

    Sylvia Shuster: Solo show
    Opening Friday, Sept. 23rd, 6-9 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 12-5 pm
    Sept. 30th through Oct. 2nd, 12-5 pm
    With a career spanning six decades, Sylvia Schuster is an established artist who is recognized as a master printmaker. Her demonstration of the print technologies; dry point, etching, aquatint, soft ground and engraving, combined with her deep understanding of the human form, take these skills to the extreme. Ms. Schuster’s pen and ink, charcoal, and pastel figure studies show reference to classical Greek and Roman tradition.
    This show is presented by Harvey Pranian Antiques, harvey@harveyantiques.com .

  • JULY 2016 EXHIBITION

    JULY 2016 EXHIBITION

    Aron Packer presents THE UN-SELFIE
    paintings by Lisa Zschunke
    Artist’s Reception: Friday, July 8, 2016 / 6 - 9 PM

    Lisa's paintings are beautifully executed and intense. They always capture the likeness and psychology of the model, and she imbues each work with an intensity all her own.

    Gallery Hours:
    Saturday July 9 / Sunday July 10 / Noon to 5 PM

  • JUNE 2016 EXHIBITION

    “Light and Dark” : a group show by the Space 900 Collective
    in celebration of Evanston Made
    Artwork by: Ken Avick, Colleen Conley, Clark Ellithorpe, Judith Roston Freilich, and Joanna Pinsky

    Art walk on Saturday, June 4, 11:00am - 1:00 pm
    Reception on Sunday, June12, 2:00-5:00pm

    Jazz workshop on Thursday, June 16, with guitarist Scott Moulder at 6:00 pm
    Followed by a concert duo with Donovan Mixon and bassist Larry Gray at 7:30pm

  • APRIL 2016 EXHIBITION

    Space 900 is pleased to host Aron Packer Projects' April Fool's Embroidery Weekend

    Featuring: Deborah Baker, Ellen Greene, and Kathy Halper

    Artists' Reception: Friday, April 1st, 6 - 9 PM (April Fool’s Night!)
    Show Dates and Hours: April 1, 2, & 3
    Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 5 PM

    Deborah Baker
    Alphabet / Rebus (embroidery)
    Kathy Halper
    Fifty Six (embroidery)
    Ellen Greene
    Collars (embroidery / painting)

  • OCTOBER 2015 EXHIBITION

    Harvey Pranian Antiques and Folk Art Show and Sale
    Saturday October 3, 2015
    10 am -4 pm

  • JANUARY 2015 EXHIBITION


    Judith Roston Freilich:
    Silver Threads and Golden Needles
    Textiles and Drawings

    January 31- February 28, 2015

    Opening Reception
    Saturday, January 31, 2015, 5 to 10pm
    Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1 to 5pm

    Gallery Hours
    Thursday, February 5, 1 to 5pm
    Thursday, February 12, 1 to 5pm
    Sunday, February 15, 1 to 5pm

    Or by appointment 847-835-2393

  • SEPTEMBER 2014 EXHIBITION

    THEN AND NOW: mini-retrospective work by the core collective, plus new gorgeous mobiles from Evanston's best jeweler Peggie Robinson!

    Saturday Sept. 27 from 5-9 pm
    Sunday Sept. 28 from 2-5 pm
    Saturday October 11, 1-5 pm

  • JUNE EVENTS AT SPACE 900

    Saturday June 7, 5-8 pm
    "The Green Show" opening
    As part of Open Studios Evanston
    Work by the core collective meditating on the color GREEN

    Wednesday June 11, 7:30 pm
    First Salon Jazz Show
    Compositions by Donovan Mixon and Mark Moultrop
    The music is best described by a paragraph from their website montageworldjazz.com: “Through travel and experiences across the globe, influences from the music of Turkey, India, Ireland, Africa, Brazil and other cultures inspire our creativity. With group and individual improvisation as a starting point, Montage melds musical styles and practices without boundaries.”

  • SPRING 2014 EVENTS AT SPACE 900

    After the long long, long (did I mention long?) winter, we are thrilled that buds are finally back on the trees and that we can finally be out and about again. Here are the exciting events coming to Space 900 in the next month. Please join us for any or all of these events!


    PEGGIE ROBINSON AND FRIENDS: JEWELRY SHOW
    Evanston’s long-time favorite jeweler Peggie Robinson will be presenting new work with local jewelers Rhonda Storm and Debbie Giese. One weekend only! Don’t miss it.
    Friday April 25, 3- 8 pm, Saturday April 26, 10 am- 4 pm, Sunday April 27, 1-4 pm

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    JAZZ PLAY STUDIO JAM AT SPACE 900
    He’s back! Open to musicians and music lovers alike, this monthly jam run by Donovan Mixon never disappoints. For May, the tunes will be Daahoud, Long Ago Far Away, Moose the Mooche, Beatrice, Coral [K. Jarrett], Inner Urge.
    Thursday May 1, 7:30- 10 pm.

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    TWO PERSON SHOW: CLARK ELLITHORPE AND KEN AVICK
    New breathtaking work by two core members from Space 900.
    Saturday May 3, 5- 9 pm, Sunday May 4, 1-5 pm

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    OPEN STUDIO/OPEN MIC/OPEN TAP
    King George (1402 ½ Greenleaf, around the corner from Space 900) will feature new art work by Jill King (Artists Seeds) and Alice George (Serious Play). A poetry open mike will feature members of Alice's Serious Play poetry group. The new Sketchbook Brewing Company will be pouring samples from approximately 5-6:30! Poetry reading at 7 pm. Space 900 will also be open with Clark and Ken’s show from 5- 7 pm.
    Friday May 9, 5-8 pm.

  • DECEMBER 2013 SHOW: DUSTIN HARRIS

    On Exhibition December 13, 2013 - January 13, 2014 is A.K.A: The Five Alter Egos of Dustin Harris:
    This solo art exhibition features mostly new and some older artwork in various forms and styles: found object wall sculptures, paintings, portraits, large sculptures, maquettes, and mixed media collages. This show puts all of Harris’ artwork up to date in one room,
    with a unifying theme of his ongoing preoccupation with
    form, movement, color, and action.
    Says the artist, “This large expanse of work pays tribute to the five alter egos I’ve surrendered to in my ongoing process over the last 20 years. Is it masterfully complex, or A.D.D.? Graffiti/street artist wanna-be, or Art School rebel? Come see the work and decide for yourself.”
    Openings: Friday Dec 13, 6-10 pm and Saturday Dec 14, 5-9 pm

  • NEXT JPS JAM: THURS NOV 14 at 7:30- 10 pm

    Join us this Thursday! If you weren’t at JPS for the last jam session on October 24th, you missed a historic event. The man himself, guitarist George Freeman, brother of the late Von Freeman showed up. When asked what he wanted to play, George simply ripped into the sly intro riff for ‘Red Top’, to which the rhythm section responded with an equal level of swing. Man, did he bring it! Along with drummer Joe Jenkins, bassist Herman Martin as well as tenor saxophonists Walter Clark, Bernard Scavella, Reggie Hardan and Mike Finnerty, it was a inspiring performance. First timer ‘Balkan’ percussionist Terran Doeherer showed up to seamlessly join in with drummer Michael Riendeau, pianist/vocalist Mick Archer and bassist Andrew Wilkins. It was a special treat to have Maja Rios there, even if you sang only one tune. There were others as well, however in the interest of time, I thought it better to get this out now instead of waiting for my memory to kick in! I will have a short video up soon.
    The JPS Jam has morphed into a workshop format. We are still on for the tunes from last session since we didn’t get around to all of them. Bernard Scavella wanted to play Along Came Betty and there were some other great calls during the night. So the standing list is still: Lover, Bluesette, Old Devil Moon, Moose the Mooche, Long Ago & Far Away, Whisper Not & Freight Trane.

  • NOVEMBER 2013 SHOW: CLARK ELLITHORPE AND LOIS RICHMOND

    On exhibition in November:
    CLARK ELLITHORPE AND LOIS RICHMOND, “A Meditation on Contrast”
    November 9 – December 1, 2013. Opening receptions are:
    Saturday, November 9 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm and Sunday, November 10 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm (with jazz guitar by Donovan Mixon)

  • OCTOBER 2013 EXHIBITION

    Solo show by Joanna Pinsky
    "Architectural Fragments and Other Heroes"
    October-12 - November 5, 2013
    Opening Reception: Saturday, October 12 -5:00-8:00PM
    Artist Talk: Sunday, October 20, 2:00 PM
    Concert: Sunday November 3, 3:00 PM featuring jazz guitarist Donovan Mixon
    Gallery Hours for this show will be:
    Saturdays: 2:00 - 5:30 PM

  • FALL ART HOP- Sept 27, 2013

    On the evening Friday September 27th, the West Village neighborhood of Evanston transformed into a vibrant cultural destination as a dozen local art groups, businesses, and individual artists joined together to give Evanston what it wants and deserves: a home-grown high-quality arts and culture scene. From 6- 10 pm, Space 900 helped to organize the area’s second Art Hop This DIY event featured open studios and gallery exhibitions; a wide variety of professional demonstrations in printing, weaving, sculpture, movement; a spoken work & acoustic music, open mic; and a jazz guitar performance. This fall “Art Hop” also featured tastings by Evanston’s brand new Temperance Brewery.
    Clustered around the corners of Wesley/Greenleaf and Florence/Crain, this “Art Hop” is the second collaborative event of its kind in Evanston’s West Village neighborhood. The first Art Hop on June 8, attracted approximately 150 people to this unique neighborhood, where storefront galleries and offices sit side by side with residential homes. Over the last few years, this neighborhood—which has been often referred to as “Artists Row” —has been gaining momentum and attracting new businesses, and has gained visibility as a bustling arts community.
    Participants for this fall Art Hop include: Artist Seeds, Ausrine's Arts Room, Evanston Aikido Center, Evanston Print and Paper Shop, Harvey Art & Antiques, Innovative Design & Graphics, Jazz Play Studio, King George Studio & Gallery , Mill Creek Miniatures , North Shore Yoga, Perla Café, Serious Play Poetry Workshop, Space 900, and Yadi Art.