Apr 14th 2018

Saturday April 14 is the 9th annual global event Slow Art Day! Join Art Encounter at 1100 Florence for a close look and discussion of James Deeb’s work, led by Art Encounter co-founder and Artistic Director Joanna Pinsky.

What is Slow Art Day? One day each year – April 14 in 2018 – people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet to talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.

Evanston artist James Deeb presents The Midnight Broadcast, featuring paintings and drawings from his on-going series, Mythic City. The work is made up of tronies (composite faces) pieced together from the artist’s memory, creating a personal and sometimes fantastical record of Deeb’s observations. Infused with pathos and mystery, James Deeb’s art adds up to more than the sum of its parts.

This is a free event, but we’re asking that Attendees register at http://ow.ly/gqlR30jlsPJ

If you love art and have never attended an Art Encounter program, this is a great chance to learn more about the organization.

Art Encounter is a nonprofit visual art education organization that believes in the power of art to make people think. We bring people to art venues and “bring the museum” to outreach locations to educate and empower people of diverse ages and backgrounds.

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