Thursday, May 28, 2020

Guest List for Week 7 on The Lisa D Show


During the shelter-in days, The Lisa D Show is jumping into IGTV, hosting a weekday talk show live on Instagram. In partnership with Evanston Made, this show will use its platform to connect Evanston Creatives and Artists to the public! Watch live (:30) weekday shows featuring interviews with creatives talking about initiatives and projects brought to life during these strange times! 

This week's guests;
5/26, Tuesday - Liz Cramer w Evanston Made talks 7th Annual Group Show & Pop Up
5/27, Wednesday - Kemone Hendricks moves the Juneteenth Celebration online
5/28, Thursday - Nora O'Connor sings live. (You're welcome.)
5/29, Friday - In the studio with letterpress artist Ben Blount

We're interviewing Evanston Creatives as we shelter-in-place, to talk about what they are up to with their time. Up to something interesting? And a member of Evanston Made? Reach out to thelisadshow[at]gmail.com with an interview request!
Watch The Lisa D Show live on Instagram @TheLisaDShow, weekdays 6P CST
Listen to interviews on soundcloud.com/lisa-degliantoni
Watch archives on youtube.com/user/TheLisaDShow or @evanston_made IGTV
This show is made possible by Liz Cramer, Evanston Made, Tiago Vehlo, me and our willing guests!
Evanston Made is designed to connect Evanston artists and creatives with the public through programming, events, exhibits and more. Join as an artist, arts producer, arts patron, etc. at evanstonmade.org
The Lisa D Show features interviews and conversations with creatives living and working in Evanston, IL. Recordings typically happen in the 1100 Florence Gallery at 1100 Florence Ave in Evanston, IL. Reach out at thelisadshow[at]gmail.com

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Guest List for Week 6 on The Lisa D Show



During the shelter-in days, The Lisa D Show is jumping into IGTV, hosting a weekday talk show live on Instagram. In partnership with Evanston Made, this show will use its platform to connect Evanston Creatives and Artists to the public! Watch live (:30) weekday shows featuring interviews with creatives talking about initiatives and projects brought to life during these strange times! 

This week's guests;
5/18, Monday - Liz Cramer w Evanston Made talks 7th Annual Group Show & Pop Up
5/19, Tuesday - in the studio with artist Rob Larson
5/20, Wednesday - Valerie Kahan w Art Makers Outpost talks Evanston Art Connects
5/21, Thursday - Nora O'Connor sings live. You're welcome.
5/22, Friday - Brandy O'Briant of Page1 Books brags about making Oprah's list!

Give yourself a little boost of joy and laughter, weekdays at 6p CST IGTV! Watch the Lisa D Show live and Connect with Evanston Creatives!
We're interviewing Evanston Creatives as we shelter-in-place, to talk about what they are up to with their time. Up to something interesting? And a member of Evanston Made? Reach out to thelisadshow[at]gmail.com with an interview request!
Watch The Lisa D Show live on Instagram @TheLisaDShow, weekdays 6P CST
Listen to interviews on soundcloud.com/lisa-degliantoni
Watch archives on youtube.com/user/TheLisaDShow or @evanston_made IGTV
This show is made possible by Liz Cramer, Evanston Made, Tiago Vehlo, me and our willing guests!
Evanston Made is designed to connect Evanston artists and creatives with the public through programming, events, exhibits and more. Join as an artist, arts producer, arts patron, etc. at evanstonmade.org
The Lisa D Show features interviews and conversations with creatives living and working in Evanston, IL. Recordings typically happen in the 1100 Florence Gallery at 1100 Florence Ave in Evanston, IL. Reach out at thelisadshow[at]gmail.com

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Guest List for Week 5 on The Lisa D Show



Week 5 Guest List

During the shelter-in days, The Lisa D Show is jumping into IGTV, hosting a weekday talk show live on Instagram. In partnership with Evanston Made, this show will use its platform to connect Evanston Creatives and Artists to the public! Watch live (:30) weekday shows featuring interviews with creatives talking about initiatives and projects brought to life during these strange times! 

This week's guests;
5/11, Monday - Annie Coakley w Downtown Evanston talks Evanston Art Connects
5/13, Wednesday - Producer and Social Justice warrior Denise W. Barreto with Serqet Productions, pitches several TV show ideas
5/14, Thursday - Nora O'Connor sings live. You're welcome.
5/15, Friday - Nina Weiss shows us what's on her canvas and studio walls

Give yourself a little boost of joy and laughter, weekdays at 6p CST IGTV! Watch the Lisa D Show live and Connect with Evanston Creatives!
We're interviewing Evanston Creatives as we shelter-in-place, to talk about what they are up to with their time. Up to something interesting? And a member of Evanston Made? Reach out to thelisadshow[at]gmail.com with an interview request!
Watch The Lisa D Show live on Instagram @TheLisaDShow, weekdays 6P CST
Listen to interviews on soundcloud.com/lisa-degliantoni
Watch archives on youtube.com/user/TheLisaDShow or @evanston_made IGTV
This show is made possible by Liz Cramer, Evanston Made, Tiago Vehlo, me and our willing guests!
Evanston Made is designed to connect Evanston artists and creatives with the public through programming, events, exhibits and more. Join as an artist, arts producer, arts patron, etc. at evanstonmade.org
The Lisa D Show features interviews and conversations with creatives living and working in Evanston, IL. Recordings typically happen in the 1100 Florence Gallery at 1100 Florence Ave in Evanston, IL. Reach out at thelisadshow[at]gmail.com

Guest List for Week 4 on The Lisa D Show



Week 4 Guest List

During the shelter-in days, The Lisa D Show is jumping into IGTV, hosting a weekday talk show live on Instagram. In partnership with Evanston Made, this show will use its platform to connect Evanston Creatives and Artists to the public! Watch live (:30) weekday shows featuring interviews with creatives talking about initiatives and projects brought to life during these strange times! 

This week's guests;
5/4, Monday - Fiber artist Bryana Bibbs takes us on a studio tour
5/5, Tuesday - Filmmaker Joey Garfield show us the things in his life
5/6, Wednesday - Evanston's Mayor Steve Hagerty's forecast of the next month on lockdown
5/7, Thursday - Nora O'Connor sings live. You're welcome.
5/8, Friday - Ellie Hazlett shows us what's on her canvas

Give yourself a little boost of joy and laughter, weekdays at 6p CST IGTV! Watch the Lisa D Show live and Connect with Evanston Creatives!
We're interviewing Evanston Creatives as we shelter-in-place, to talk about what they are up to with their time. Up to something interesting? And a member of Evanston Made? Reach out to thelisadshow[at]gmail.com with an interview request!
Watch The Lisa D Show live on Instagram @TheLisaDShow, weekdays 6P CST
Listen to interviews on soundcloud.com/lisa-degliantoni
Watch archives on youtube.com/user/TheLisaDShow or @evanston_made IGTV
This show is made possible by Liz Cramer, Evanston Made, Tiago Vehlo, me and our willing guests!
Evanston Made is designed to connect Evanston artists and creatives with the public through programming, events, exhibits and more. Join as an artist, arts producer, arts patron, etc. at evanstonmade.org
The Lisa D Show features interviews and conversations with creatives living and working in Evanston, IL. Recordings typically happen in the 1100 Florence Gallery at 1100 Florence Ave in Evanston, IL. Reach out at thelisadshow[at]gmail.com

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Guest List for Week 2 on The Lisa D Show Live


Week 2! We're celebrating show #10 by Friday, April 24!

During the shelter-in days, The Lisa D Show is jumping into IGTV, live on Instagram. In partnership with Evanston Made, this show will use its platform to connect Evanston Creatives and Artists to the public! Watch live (:30) weekday shows featuring interviews with creatives living and working in Evanston, IL, talking about initiatives and projects brought to life during these strange times! This show is made possible by Liz Cramer and Tiago Velho.

This week's guests;
4/20, Monday - Amanda Evanston's new body of work, Faces, is a collaboration with her daughter, flash sale 5/1!
4/21, Tuesday - Annie Coakley from Downtown Evanston launches raffle and teeshirt sale to support small business owners in Evanston.
4/22, Wednesday - Steve Johnson w SJ Connects shares tips on effective PR, storytelling and communications.
4/23, Thursday - Nora O'Connor sings us a Bruce Springsteen with her son on the piano.
4/24, Friday - Ellen Greene shows us what's on her canvas and Shannon Cahill with art en object shows us what's on her wall - art by Kathy Halper and Dana De Ano.

Give yourself a little boost of joy and laughter, weekdays at 6p CST IGTV! Watch the Lisa D Show live and Connect with Evanston Creatives!
We're interviewing Evanston Creatives as we shelter-in-place, to talk about what they are up to with their time. Up to something interesting? And a member of Evanston Made? Reach out to thelisadshow[at]gmail.com with an interview request!
Watch The Lisa D Show live on Instagram @TheLisaDShow, weekdays 6P CST
Listen to interviews on @lisa-degliantoni
Watch archives on youtube.com/user/TheLisaDShow or @evanston_made IGTV
This show is made possible by Liz Cramer, Evanston Made, Tiago Vehlo, me and our willing guests!
Evanston Made is designed to connect Evanston artists and creatives with the public through programming, events, exhibits and more. Join as an artist, arts producer, arts patron, etc. at evanstonmade.org
The Lisa D Show features interviews and conversations with creatives living and working in Evanston, IL. Recordings typically happen in the 1100 Florence Gallery at 1100 Florence Ave in Evanston, IL. Reach out at thelisadshow[at]gmail.com

Guest List for Week 1 on The Lisa D Show Live



Week 1! We're celebrating show #5 by Friday, April 17!

During the shelter-in days, The Lisa D Show is jumping into IGTV, live on Instagram. In partnership with Evanston Made, this show will use its platform to connect Evanston Creatives and Artists to the public! Watch live (:30) weekday shows featuring interviews with creatives living and working in Evanston, IL, talking about initiatives and projects brought to life during these strange times! This show is made possible by Liz Cramer and Tiago Velho.

This week's guests;
4/13, Monday - Reyes Witt w Assembly Creators pivots to keep her business relevant
4/14, Tuesday - Denise W. Barreto is talking about Fly Boy and her projects to bring her story Hollywood.
4/15, Wednesday - Mat Rappaport hosts the 3rd Annual Side/Lot Experimental Film Festival
4/16, Thursday - Liz Cramer and Tiago Velho, The Lisa D Show Live show creators, talk about their hopes and dreams for this show!
4/17, Friday - Joanna Kramer gives us a studio tour and Shannon Cahill talks about what's on her wall, art by Ross Martens!

Give yourself a little boost of joy and laughter, weekdays at 6p CST IGTV! Watch the Lisa D Show live and Connect with Evanston Creatives!
We're interviewing Evanston Creatives as we shelter-in-place, to talk about what they are up to with their time. Up to something interesting? And a member of Evanston Made? Reach out to thelisadshow[at]gmail.com with an interview request!
Watch The Lisa D Show live on Instagram @TheLisaDShow, weekdays 6P CST
Listen to interviews on @lisa-degliantoni
Watch archives on youtube.com/user/TheLisaDShow or @evanston_made IGTV
This show is made possible by Liz Cramer, Evanston Made, Tiago Vehlo, me and our willing guests!
Evanston Made is designed to connect Evanston artists and creatives with the public through programming, events, exhibits and more. Join as an artist, arts producer, arts patron, etc. at evanstonmade.org
The Lisa D Show features interviews and conversations with creatives living and working in Evanston, IL. Recordings typically happen in the 1100 Florence Gallery at 1100 Florence Ave in Evanston, IL. Reach out at thelisadshow[at]gmail.com

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Guest List Week 3 on The Lisa D Show Live




Week 3! We're celebrating show #15 by Friday, May 1!

During the shelter-in days, The Lisa D Show is jumping into IGTV, live on Instagram. In partnership with Evanston Made, this show will use its platform to connect Evanston Creatives and Artists to the public! Watch live (:30) weekday shows featuring interviews with creatives living and working in Evanston, IL, talking about initiatives and projects brought to life during these strange times! 


This show is made possible by Liz Cramer and Tiago Velho.


This week's guests;
4/27, Monday - Emma, grounded from Fashion Design school in LA, talks about style and keeping a fashion practice alive
4/28, Tuesday - Ken Krimstein, celebrated cartoonist and author. He’s HUGE in Berlin.
4/29, Wednesday - Denise W. Barreto is BACK! Talking about should matter to YOU!
4/30, Thursday - Nora O'Connor sings you all a song and Fran Joy explains exactly WTF is going on with the planets
5/1, Friday - Sheila Arora invites us into her studio to reveal lots of small works on paper! 


Give yourself a little boost of joy and laughter, weekdays at 6p CST IGTV! Watch the Lisa D Show live and Connect with Evanston Creatives!
We're interviewing Evanston Creatives as we shelter-in-place, to talk about what they are up to with their time. Up to something interesting? And a member of Evanston Made? Reach out to thelisadshow[at]gmail.com with an interview request!
Watch The Lisa D Show live on Instagram @TheLisaDShow, weekdays 6P CST
Listen to interviews on @lisa-degliantoni
Watch archives on youtube.com/user/TheLisaDShow or @evanston_made IGTV
This show is made possible by Liz Cramer, Evanston Made, Tiago Vehlo, me and our willing guests!
Evanston Made is designed to connect Evanston artists and creatives with the public through programming, events, exhibits and more. Join as an artist, arts producer, arts patron, etc. at evanstonmade.org
The Lisa D Show features interviews and conversations with creatives living and working in Evanston, IL. Recordings typically happen in the 1100 Florence Gallery at 1100 Florence Ave in Evanston, IL. Reach out at thelisadshow[at]gmail.com




Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Evanston Made Art for Earth Month: Ted Glasoe


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Lisa Degliantoni and Liz Cramer host a conversation with artist Ted Glasoe, ambassador for Alliance for the Great Lakes, to learn about the state of the Great Lakes.
What are the major issues facing the Lakes’ health? What can be done by government, business and individuals? With support from the Alliance for the Great Lakes, we’ll take a look at these and other Lakes-related topics.
Many of you know Ted’s photography, beautiful photos of the Lake Michigan, taken from the beaches in Evanston. See his work at tedglasoe.com

During April 2020, Evanston Made is collaborating with existing Earth Month initiatives to provide a platform for Evanston Artists to create a month of art, awareness and action, making Evanston come alive with Art for the Earth! Learn more at evanstonmade.org/art-for-the-earth/
Alliance for the Great Lakes (www.greatlakes.org) mission is to advocate, protect and defend the Great Lakes
Freshwater Future works to ensure the healthy future of our waters in the Great Lakes region. FF uses grants and consulting to help local groups in the region to work for fresh, clean, available water.
Up to something interesting? And a member of Evanston Made? Reach out to thelisadshow[at]gmail.com with an interview request!
Evanston Made is designed to connect Evanston artists and creatives with the public through programming, events, exhibits and more. Join as an artist, arts producer, arts patron, etc. at evanstonmade.org/membership/
The Lisa D Show podcast features interviews and conversations with Lisa Degliantoni and creatives living and working in Evanston, IL. Recordings typically happen in the 1100 Florence Gallery at 1100 Florence Ave in Evanston, IL.

Art in the time of Corona: Chris Froeter Paints Portraits of Small Business Owners in Evanston


Click on the white arrow in the orange circle to listen to the interview from your browser, or visit soundcloud.com/lisa-degliantoni

Evanston Made member artist Chris Froeter has found a creative way to support small businesses in Evanston during the stay-at-home order.

He’s taking requests for commissions on Instagram @chrisfroeter_art to paint a shop owner's portrait, for $200 each. He’s asking people to send selfies instead of taking their photos himself.

When the portrait is done, he gifts the portrait to the shop owner along with $200 cash! Can you imagine anything nicer? A free portrait and cash. John Kim of Backlot Coffee is one such store owner who has benefited from this project!



Listen to our conversation about this giveback project and where the idea came from.

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Up to something interesting? And a member of Evanston Made? Reach out to thelisadshow[at]gmail.com with an interview request!

Evanston Made is designed to connect Evanston artists and creatives with the public through programming, events, exhibits and more. Join as an artist, arts producer, arts patron, etc. at evanstonmade.org/membership/

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The Lisa D Show podcast features interviews and conversations with Lisa Degliantoni and creatives living and working in Evanston, IL. Recordings typically happen in the 1100 Florence Gallery at 1100 Florence Ave in Evanston, IL.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Valerie Kahan Invites Evanston Kids to Chalk their Blocks!


Click on the white arrow in the orange circle to listen to the interview from your browser, or visit soundcloud.com/lisa-degliantoni

This might just go down as one of the bleakest Spring Breaks in the history of Spring Breaks, but Valerie Kahan has fun and creative art  projects for families to enjoy at home!

Valerie, founder of Art Makers Outpost, invites kids to create chalk art on the sidewalks and upload to social media. All photos of chalk art will be put into a virtual art gallery at artmakersoutpost.com

From Valerie: We are all in this together♥️ Make Art & Stay Creative! Join us in our chalk art challenge: create a beautiful design and inspiring message for your block! Tag us at @artmakersoutpost



Also find out about the Rube Goldberg contest, the deadline is extended to April 30,

Lastly, although all the Art Kits are sold out, once things get back to normal, there will be more to purchase!

We're grateful to Evanston Made members who are making these shelter-in days easier for families.

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Up to something interesting? And a member of Evanston Made? Reach out to thelisadshow[at]gmail.com with an interview request!

Evanston Made is designed to connect Evanston artists and creatives with the public through programming, events, exhibits and more. Join as an artist, arts producer, arts patron, etc. at evanstonmade.org/membership/

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The Lisa D Show podcast features interviews and conversations with Lisa Degliantoni and creatives living and working in Evanston, IL. Recordings typically happen in the 1100 Florence Gallery at 1100 Florence Ave in Evanston, IL.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Art in the Time of Corona: Contemporary Folk Art by Kathy Halper


Click on the white arrow in the orange circle to listen to the interview from your browser, or visit soundcloud.com/lisa-degliantoni

Art in the Time of Corona: this interview celebrates a pivot artist Kathy Halper had to recently do to keep things moving forward despite the world shutting down.

Kathy and artist David Gista were scheduled to have an exhibit at 1100 Florence Gallery this April, a contemporary space in Evanston. David is stuck in Portugal and Kathy had a new body of work ready to exhibit.

So, 1100 Florence launched the Sidewalk Art Gallery Presenting Kathy Halper Landscape Paintings, where the public can gave lovingly at her new works, from a distance!


Chicago River Walk, 16” x 20”, Oil on Canvas, 2020, $700

My hometown is known for its architecture. Taking a boat ride down the river is one of the best ways to appreciate it. Inspired by Matthew Wong’s brilliant blue palettes and sense of pattern, I created the city as I see it.

Listen to our conversation about Kathy's Contemporary Folk Art you can see from the sidewalk this April! And no, there will be NO opening reception, we'll get arrested!

"Folk art with its voice rooted in simplicity and honesty feels like the little candle I need in my life right now. I am taking inspiration from folk art, fauvism, expressionism, and pop to create a new contemporary folk art. This work makes me very happy. I hope you feel the same." - Kathy Halper

1100 Florence Gallery is an artist-run contemporary art space dedicated to showcasing artists in Evanston and the world.

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Up to something interesting? And a member of Evanston Made? Reach out to thelisadshow[at]gmail.com with an interview request!

Evanston Made is designed to connect Evanston artists with the public through programming, events, exhibits and more. Join as an artist, arts producer, arts patron, etc. at evanstonmade.org/membership/

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The Lisa D Show podcast features interviews and conversations with Lisa Degliantoni and creatives living and working in Evanston, IL. Recordings typically happen in the 1100 Florence Gallery at 1100 Florence Ave in Evanston, IL.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Art in the Time of Corona: Jamie Thome's Public Art Installation on Seward



Click on the white arrow in the orange circle to listen to the interview from your browser, or visit soundcloud.com/lisa-degliantoni

Art in the Time of Corona Interview Series 
w Evanston Made Members 

The "Art in the Time of Corona" interview series features interviews Evanston Made members about the projects that have come to life during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Listen to my conversation with Jamie Thome about her public art installation, outside her house on Seward Street. Below is Jamie's call for people to engage with the work and to create their own.



For the past few days, I've been making an art installation (of sorts) outside, on the tree in front of our south Evanston two flat. I'm using embroidered words that were part of an installation I did in 2016 at the People's Church in Chicago (all over the huge second floor sanctuary's overlook into the main sanctuary---lots of words, lots of embroidery thread). 

I'm adding a word a day, taking a picture, sharing on my FB page, and hoping that people walking by on their daily get-outside-for-some-sunshine-and-fresh-air-while-also-staying-6ft-away-from-others moments will enjoy seeing them.

I'm also inspired by Lisa's putting a window gallery up at 1100 Florence, and hope this is my way of doing that sort of thing, since my windows aren't easily seen from the sidewalk.

My CHALLENGE to you all, the most awesome artists in all of the world, is to create something outside of YOUR place as well, for the same reason. Post here, post on your page, add to it each day, or whatever you want. Share your work in a new way, with the outside world, and spread love and kindness and beauty for those walking by. 

AND!! If you're a fiber artist or are painting on rocks, or have something to add (that won't damage the tree), and would like to add to MY installation outside of our two flat in south Evanston, PM me and I'll send you the address. I'm happy to see how it could change with other collaborators' contributions. 

Let's make art happen, all over Evanston, apart, but TOGETHER.

 Jamie works primarily with books, collages, installations, and layering oil pastels on top of things. As a teaching artist, she visits public schools to integrate the arts into the classroom curriculum and works at the Evanston Public Library as a library assistant wherever she is needed.

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Up to something interesting? And a member of Evanston Made? Reach out to thelisadshow[at]gmail.com with an interview request!

Evanston Made is designed to connect Evanston artists with the public through programming, events, exhibits and more. Join as an artist, arts producer, arts patron, etc. at evanstonmade.org/membership/

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The Lisa D Show podcast features interviews and conversations with Lisa Degliantoni and creatives living and working in Evanston, IL. Recordings typically happen in the 1100 Florence Gallery at 1100 Florence Ave in Evanston, IL.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Art in the Time of Corona: Rachel Rosner Launches Evanston Loves Nature Coloring Book


Click on the white arrow in the orange circle to listen to the interview from your browser, or visit soundcloud.com/lisa-degliantoni


Art in the Time of Corona Interview Series 
w Evanston Made Members 

The "Art in the Time of Corona" interview series features interviews Evanston Made members about the projects that have come to life during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Listen to my conversation with Nature Evangelist Rachel Rosner who worked with a team of Evanston Made members to create the Evanston Loves Nature coloring book. This project has been in production for quite some time, but got pushed up and put online, just in time to get kids busy with art projects they can do from their windows while indoors and home from school.



This coloring book, along with several other Earth Month events, provides Rachel the platform she needs to help people learn to love and care for the environment.



In working with Evanston Made Co-Director Liz Cramer, and artists Ron Cramer, Shruti Vijay, Mardy Sears, Lisa Haskin and Jane Sloss, Rachel was able to provide kids ages 4-18yo with activities to help them engage with Evanston green spaces.

Evanston Made Art Coloring Book


Rachel is a member of Citizens Greener Evanston, "(CGE) works to make Evanston a more environmentally just, sustainable, and resilient community. Our vision is to have Evanston recognized as one of the most environmentally sustainable cities in the country."

We are grateful for Rachel and the team of creatives who made this coloring book happen! The coloring book is available for download at evanstonmade.org/evanston-loves-nature-coloring-book/

This coloring book is part of Art for Earth Month, just one of many activities and events planned in Evanston to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! Learn more at evanstonmade.org/art-for-the-earth/

Up to something interesting? And a member of Evanston Made? Reach out to thelisadshow[at]gmail.com with an interview request!

Evanston Made is designed to connect Evanston artists with the public through programming, events, exhibits and more. Join as an artist, arts producer, arts patron, etc. at evanstonmade.org/membership/

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The Lisa D Show podcast features interviews and conversations with Lisa Degliantoni and creatives living and working in Evanston, IL. Recordings typically happen in the 1100 Florence Gallery at 1100 Florence Ave in Evanston, IL.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Art in the Time of Corona: Ben Blount Launches New Letterpress Poster Line


Click on the white arrow in the orange circle to listen to the interview from your browser, or visit https://soundcloud.com/lisa-degliantoni

Art in the Time of Corona Interview Series 
w Evanston Made Members 

The "Art in the Time of Corona" interview series features interviews Evanston Made members about the projects that have come to life during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Listen to my conversation with letterpress artist Ben Blount who created a new line of posters with inspirational and directive messages like; Keep Your Distance. 

Ben is placing these posters in the window of his studio at 1123 Florence Avenue. He was inspired by Amanda Evanston's "Thank you helpers" banner on her front porch at Florence and Dempster and the virtual gallery and "Everything will be okay" signs at 1100 Florence Gallery at Florence Avenue and Greenleaf. 

With a new studio schedule during the Covid-19 outbreak, Ben is seeing new pedestrians in his window everyday (go wave at him 7-9a) and is mulling over crowd-sourcing messages for his next batch of posters. We're grateful for creatives like Ben who live and work in Evanston, they help raise the bar for all of us to be better neighbors and busier artists! 



Reach out to Ben directly to purchase one of these cool new posters for your window at blountobjects.com



Up to something interesting? And a member of Evanston Made? Reach out to thelisadshow[at]gmail.com with an interview request!

Evanston Made is designed to connect Evanston artists with the public through programming, events, exhibits and more. Join as an artist, arts producer, arts patron, etc. at evanstonmade.org/membership/

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The Lisa D Show podcast features interviews and conversations with creatives living and working in Evanston, IL. Recordings typically happen in the 1100 Florence Gallery at 1100 Florence Ave in Evanston, IL. Learn more about host Lisa Degliantoni at thelisadshow.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Art in the Time of Corona: Alice George Launches Four Hands Collab


Click on the white arrow in the orange circle to listen to the interview from your browser, or visit https://soundcloud.com/lisa-degliantoni

Art in the Time of Corona Interview Series 
w Evanston Made Members 

The "Art in the Time of Corona" interview series features interviews Evanston Made members about the projects that have come to life during the Covid-19 outbreak.

This series begins with artist Alice George who launched the Four Hands Collab, an initiative launched in 2019, and adapting now during the COVID-19 crisis—encouraging collaboration, including everything from parallel-play to co-creation. Special focus on art-makers living in Evanston, IL, but open to anyone.

Joyce Elias

Alice invites creatives via prompts, to share work on her website gallery. The next deadline is 3/29 at noon, Challenge #2 What Sustains. Learn how to participate at alicegeorge.org, and upload images to Instagram using #fourhandscollab #evanstonmade

Up to something interesting? And a member of Evanston Made? Reach out to thelisadshow[at]gmail.com with an interview request!

Evanston Made is designed to connect Evanston artists with the public through programming, events, exhibits and more. Join as an artist, arts producer, arts patron, etc. at evanstonmade.org/membership/

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The Lisa D Show podcast features interviews and conversations with creatives living and working in Evanston, IL. Recordings typically happen in the 1100 Florence Gallery at 1100 Florence Ave in Evanston, IL. Learn more about host Lisa Degliantoni at thelisadshow.blogspot.com