More than 50 Evanston artists and arts groups are planning an open studios event on Sturday, June 7, that will let visitors view works in progress.

“Artists without a gallery don’t have many opportunities to show their work and an event like this is ideal,” says artist Julie Meridian who will show her photography alongside florist and visual artist Barbara Bellamy at Ixia Flowers on Chicago Avenue.

A list of artists and venues participating in the 3 to 8 p.m. event is available online. They include fine art photographer Ted Glasoe, whose studio on Davis Street features photographic work that combines the compelling alliance of nature and urban environments, specializing in images of Lake Michigan, Chicago and the North Shore.

Arts organizations including Evanston Arts Center and Music Institute of Chicago are also participating.

Alfonso “Piloto” Nieves Ruiz, an award-winning Mexican-born sculptor and art teacher will open his studio. His work has been widely exhibited in metropolitan Chicago and was one of the most successful shows at the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Online link was not helpful

    I wish there was a "list of artists and venues participating" at the online link. Instead, there is a horribly designed layout of miscellaneous information. It would be helpful to make basic information easier to access to people who may want to attend this fledgling event.

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