A reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at the Noyes Gallery to celebrate the opening of Dialogue Chicago’s group art exhibition “Taking Chances.”

Forty-five artists are participating in this exhibition at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St.

Admission to the exhibition and reception is free and open to the public. The show will run through May 4.

Dialogue Chicago is an interdisciplinary critique/seminar, a forum made up of visual artists participating in aggressive studio practice.

Artists from a variety of disciplines — including painting, sculpture, print-making, photography, installation, performance, and mixed media — come together to discuss the expansive possibilities of their work. Through group critiques, field trips, studio visits, lectures and exhibition, artists acquire knowledge, skills and methods of developing their work and transforming their ideas.

Sarah Krepp, exhibition curator and founding director of DIALOGUE CHICAGO, is an artist, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Painting Program at the School of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and shows locally at Roy Boyd Gallery in Chicago.

Recognizing a need for regular dialogue among artists, Sarah Krepp founded the forum in 2002 as a vehicle for professional artists to meet and share their work. The group has evolved into a supportive cross-disciplinary artistic community, coming together to discuss the expansive possibilities of their work.

Participating artists are Jennifer Aguilar, Ann Baker, Margot Bergman, Jane Carney, Colleen Conley, Bonnie Davis, Mary Jo Eckhart, Sara Ellis, Stephanie Ezzo, Michael Finnegan, Peter Fleps, Betta Franchini, Susan Frankel, Alice George, Linda Robinson Gordon, Melissa Heintzelman, Nathan Keay, Ashley Kimbro, Stacza Lipinski, Chandrika Marla, Elyse Martin, Bobbi Meier, Tom Miller, Rob Mueller, Judith Mullen, Jody Oesterrreicher, Cynthia Pacyk, Jen Pagnini, Joe Perz, Olivia Petrides, Selene Plum, Melody Saraniti, Lilach Schrag, Liz Schrenk, Gregory Scott, Eleni Sianis, Casey Sills, Geneva Sills, Johannah Silva, Chris D Smith, Anne H. Stevens, Michelle Stone, Frances Temchin, Cynthia Weiss and Keven Wilder

The Noyes Gallery is supported by the City of Evanston and supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Top: A detail from a work by Judith Mullin in the exhibition. 

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