Apr 23rd 2016

Continental Divide

@ Sidetracked Studio

707 Chicago Avenue, Evanston Illinois 60202

Opening Saturday, April 23rd, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Saturday, May 28th

Sidetracked Studio is proud to present “Continental Divide”, an exhibition curated by Michele Mahon Jahelka featuring the paintings of William Blake and William Scarlato.

Curator’s Statement: “I stumbled upon the beautiful works of William Blake and William Scarlatto at a group show of local artists in Hinsdale. They were completely separate from each other, but after seeing the whole show I kept feeling that their work should be shown together. Their works evoked “Americana” to me. Will Blake’s haunting Civil War reenactment portraits, and Bill Scarlatto’s lush landscapes of ordinary, familiar places seem to blend together to bring the story of America to life. Where we came from. Where we are today. How much has changed. How little has changed.
Although neither of these artists are coming from a political viewpoint, I can’t help but see these works and hear a political commentary. We have come so far as to have elected our first black president, yet this election cycle has proven that as a country we are still fighting a great Continental Divide.” -Michele Mahon Jahelka

OPENING RECEPTION Sat., April 23, 6 – 9 p.m.
 exhibition continues through May 28, 2016 Beverages provided by New Holland Brewing Co.

About Sidetracked Studio

Sidetracked Studio is the storefront studio of artists LaurenLevato Coyne and Rory Coyne in partnership with collector and advisor Michele Mahon Jahelka. Throughout the year Sidetracked Studio also presents gallery exhibitions of visiting artists, workshops, and lectures. For information visit sidetrackedstudio.com or find us on social media.

Sidetracked Studio is located near purple line Main Street station and the is wheelchair accessible.

Beverages provided New Holland Brewery. newhollandbrew.com

For more information contact Rory Coyne
gallery: 847/644-5876, info@sidetrackedstudio.com

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