2018 Artist Studio Tour

Sunday, September 23rd 12-5pm

On Sunday, September 23rd, artists across Beverly/Morgan Park will open their studios to kick-off Beverly Art Walk Week. There are ten epic stops on the Artist Studio Tour, with plenty of music, food, artist demos and fun activities along the way! Park, then bike or bus, and start at any studio from North Beverly to Morgan Park.

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Dalton Brown 9036 South Oakley

Dalton Brown, a practicing artist since the 1970s, creates in a style he calls ‘rhythmism.,” an approach designed to help the viewer appreciate much of what is unseen, as well as what is present. His current work focuses primarily on portraiture in glass. These works attempt to reveal the powerful yet fragile nature of Dalton’s experience as an African American male. The IPT Ensemble will perform jazz pieces for trombone and guitar.


Brian Ritchard 9419 South Leavitt

Brian Ritchard has been making and exhibiting landscape-based paintings locally, regionally and nationally for more than twenty-five years. His work is inspired by art history, as well as his belief in sustainability, environmentalism and green energy sources. His work is represented in over one hundred private, public and corporate art collections. Brian will be joined by blues and American roots musician Bill Grady. For more information, check out brianritchard.com or follow #brianritchardstudio


Ray Brody 10357 South Hamilton

Raymond Broady is a Chicago native with an extensive career as a professional architect. He is also a painter who primarily works in watercolor. Similar to how writer Jack London, observed the world, Raymond’s impetus is emphasizing man’s delicate relationship toward his physical environment. For Broady, that space is the African Diaspora street scenes from Chicago’s South Side and Bahia, Brazil to the stillness of rural Mississippi and Goree Island, Senegal. Broady will offer a live demonstration of his work along with art and live music by Brendon McAlinden and friends, and warm hospitality.


Judie Anderson 10632 South Hoyne

Judie Anderson, a School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate, has enjoyed contributing to the Beverly arts scene for the past 52 years, both as a founder/contributor for the Beverly Arts Center and the Beverly Area Arts Alliance. Her personal work as well as her work as a professional illustrator is known nationally. In addition to a glimpse into five decades of art-making, Anderson’s’ studio will feature live music by John and Julia Dusek-Devens and an interactive activity: “Color Me Beverly,” coloring pages inspired by neighborhood landmarks and beloved locations.


McCabe Clay Studio 2213 West 109th Street

The forms and colors present throughout Dan McCabe’s work show his love for classical design as well as the personal oddity of each pot. His hope for these vessels is that they may speak out to the viewer, the thoughts that go into his work, through line, form, and color, paint a similar idea for the viewer. Or, as in many cases, a whole new series of thoughts can be developed, including a sense of homeliness yet excitement, quietness yet confidence, and duration yet vigor. McCabe Clay Studio will also feature live music by Garrett Degnan and Anthony Massaro and food by Coco’s Tamales.


Art from the Heart Studio 2266 West 109th Street

Artist Pat Egan’s studio is located in the basement of a 1920’s bungalow. She teaches classes in painting, watercolor, acrylics, wooden stenciled signs, recycled materials box art just to name a few. Egan hopes you will feel inspired in her cozy home studio, which is filled with inspirational art. She is an art teacher by day and loves bringing people together to share an art experience, learn something new, resurrect a past love, and make memories together. Egan will be joined by artists Kathy Figel and Karen Doubek.


Jack Denst Studio 11112 South Hoyne

Morgan Park artist and designer, Tom Olson, is showcasing the prolific work of his uncle Jack Denst (1923-2009), who was known for his innovative and bold wall-covering patterns in a career that spanned six decades. In addition to his former showroom at The Merchandise Mart, Denst’s work has been displayed in galleries and museums, featured in many design journals, and garnered a host of awards. An extensive collection of Denst’s original designs, paintings, sculpture, and multimedia creations will be on display in this distinctly unique Victorian home. This must-see stop will also feature performances by David Barsotti’ on his hand-made and unique instrument, the D’Vioella and food from Joey’s Red Hots and BIOS Farm.


Trinity United Methodist 9848 South Winchester

The chapel and adjoining spaces will be filled with art, light, chef demos, a kids’ craft project and live music. Featured artists at this multi-media destination include John Colson, Sandra Leonard, and Audrius Plioplys who will present drawing, wire sculpture and painted t -shirts, sculptural fashion, and light sculpture. Puppeteer Jean Vanier’s (a.k.a. “Jeannie McQueenie) studio is located here as well. Jean’s assistant, Nikki Greenlee will lead puppet-making activities for kids. Local chefs will take over the church’s massive kitchen for food demonstrations and tasty samples.


Charlette Hein 9737 South Hoyne

Charlette Hain is trained in architecture and historic preservation and has worked in garden design and installation, restoration of historic farm spaces, and as the historic preservation specialist for the City of Tampa Florida. Her artistic endeavors include weaving, pottery, painting and glass fusion. Charlotte will be joined by the Front Porch Concert musicians. Charlotte will be hosting the Front Porch Concerts series that will include sets by Joel Barr of PCGB, John Slivka, and Owls And Other Animals.


Jomo Cheatham 95th and Hoyne

Jomo Cheatham is a Chicago-based artist and educator whose work and practice is Influenced by the social and visual advocacy of people such as Henry David Thoreau and Leon Golub. His current body of work examines what he identifies as the continuing impact of lynching in America and the country’s ongoing discussions and occasional avoidance of the topic of equity.

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