Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
One River School, Gallery
1033 Davis St., Evanston


Attention artists grades K-12! Join Mayor Steve Hagerty at One River School to create your own unique artwork for submission to his Holiday Card Contest!

Mayor Hagerty will review the designs personally and select one winner. Physical cards will be distributed, as well as a digital version emailed to City eNewsletter subscribers. The winning artist will be credited on the back of each card and in the eNewsletter.

You bring your ideas and One River will provide all the supplies.

Specific contest rules and details can be found here.

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Creating Cityscapes

A Painting and Printmaking workshop for kids (Grades k-2)

Friday, October 19, 2018
Evanston Main Library
1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201


In this fun, one-hour workshop, students will create original artwork through painting and basic printmaking techniques. Like all One River School projects, students will be inspired by the works of an artist - in this workshop, this includes Claude Monet landscapes and Romare Bearden cityscapes. Students will also learn about "warm" and "cool" colors and use them as a backdrop for their own cityscape. Register here through the Evanston Library.

Proudly Fundraising for Bright Pink light (1)

Pink Project Exhibition Hosted by One River School

Kids and teens show original artwork honoring women with breast cancer


On Display through October 31

Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room, Evanston Main Library
1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201

One River School of Art + Design is hosting a student exhibition at the Evanston Public Library on October 12. Kids and teens attending One River created thoughtful artwork that honors the strength and courage of women facing cancer. The exhibition is part of the national campaign to bring awareness to breast cancer, as well as raise funds for the Chicago-based nonprofit, Bright Pink. Join the artists, One River School and Bright Pink for this special event. For more information, visit Pinkartproject.com.

Fermin Barbosa FA18 Artist

"un pasea por las formas de mi mente"

Mixed-Media Art Exhibition by Fermin Barbosa

On Display through December 21

One River School of Art + Design Evanston
1033 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201

Born in Mexico and currently residing in Kankakee, Illinois, Fermin Barbosa is a mixed-media artist who focuses on color, texture, shape, line and juxtaposition in his creative process. His new work shows a balance between geometric and biological forms. Fermin paints in a spontaneous fashion, going with the flow of his composition - he feels a sense of freedom to be able to play with the elements of art. He’s inspired by the grit and hard edge of urban environments, as well as the contour and bright color of produce, and admires the contrasting beauty between concrete and organic elements.