The Art of Photographing Lake Michigan: A Three-Session Workshop
to Apr 5

The Art of Photographing Lake Michigan: A Three-Session Workshop

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This three-part workshop, hosted and taught by me and Nelson Armour, will address the art of landscape photography.

Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 – 8:30 pm (at the Nature Museum)
Introduction and discussion of photographic techniques and intentions. We'll also cover gear selection.

Saturday, April 1, 5:45 – 7:45 am (at Montrose Harbor)
An outdoor hands-on session at the Magic Hedge Bird Sanctuary.

Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 – 8:30 pm (at the Nature Museum)
This session will be back at the Nature Museum. We'll view the images taken at the Magic Hedge and share impressions of one another's work. 

A DSLR (digital single lens reflex) or digital mirrorless camera is recommended. (Note: this class is not designed for iPhone photography.) 

Cost: $200 for the three-part workshop

Click here to register.


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"Surface Tension" Fair and Panel
6:00 PM18:00

"Surface Tension" Fair and Panel

Join me for an evening of conversation with Lake Michigan experts about the challenges our lake faces and how you can take action to protect it.

The evening will start with a fair featuring researchers and stewards from Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and the Center for Great Lakes Literacy. Talk to them about the work they are doing every day to maintain the health of Lake Michigan and get your questions answered.

Next, we’ll hear from a distinguished panel of experts from the Alliance for the Great Lakes, The Field Museum, and Shedd Aquarium.

Finally, we’ll reflect on what we’ve learned and identify steps we can all can take to help preserve our Great Lakes.

Refreshments will be provided at no cost and the museum will be open for exploration throughout the evening, including our Surface Tension exhibit.

6:00-7:00 pm – Great Lakes Awareness Day Fair

7:00-8:00 pm – Panel discussion on challenges facing Lake Michigan

8:00-8:30 pm – Identifying opportunities for action

Cost: Free

This event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.

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Perspectives From Evanston
to Jul 31

Perspectives From Evanston

"Perspectives of Evanston" opening July 1 at Perspective Gallery in Evanston. All the work in this show is by Evanston photographers. Opening reception is July 9, 5-8 pm. "Moondance 3" is the piece I have in the show. It's made up of three images of the moon's reflection on the lake. Visit for hours and directions.

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Evanston Made Opening Reception
5:00 PM17:00

Evanston Made Opening Reception

Evanston Made is a month-long celebration of the arts in Evanston designed to create opportunities for artists to engage with the community. (and vice versa)  Art studios, galleries, museums and businesses throughout Evanston will show works by Evanston creatives June 3-30. 

  • The Evanston Art Center hosts the group show and exhibit "Evanston Made", June 3-30, featuring works by Evanston creatives. Opening reception is June 3, 5-8 p.m.
  • The Pop Up Gallery and Store at Evanston Art Center,  June 3-30, features works by Evanston creatives. The store is located in the lobby of the Evanston Art Center.
  • Evanston Made Kids! June 4, 11a-4 Evanston Art Center, celebrates young Evanston artists and their families with a day of FREE fun & creativity! 
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Central Street Art Walk
to May 14

Central Street Art Walk

The event recognizes and supports local Evanston artists. Over 15 individuals – painters, illustrators, jewelry makers, potters, and photographers – will be displaying their work on store fronts along Central, between Eastwood and McDaniel Avenues.
The public is invited for a “Sip & View” reception introducing the exhibiting artists, on Friday, May 13th, from 5-8pm. Artwork viewing continues through the day on Saturday.

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