what we do
an art exhibition and community development event
an education project for kids about the built environment
community-building with art and drawing activities
fine art print and drawings
Community Art Making
At the Spertus Museum in Chicago, guests are invited to join our holiday dinner by coloring matzoh ball soup or gefilte fish while looking at the art work on the wall.
Imagine a table with a very large image on paper that is a series of dots of all sizes. Invite people to come and draw on plastic that sits atop the paper and mark the circles as you converse and get to know one and other. Eventually you hang up the vinyl and an image of a face appears. You drew it together by coming together and created something.
recent news and events
My work, “Golden Crown” has been accepted to show in the “Impressions 2018 National Printmaking Exhibition.” The show opens on January 23 at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. This piece is a monoprint. It is 22 x 30 and is a portrait of a man with gold leaf. Contact me for further information.
A few pieces of my art work hang at the Vivid Gallery in Winnetka, Illinois. The large scale portrait with four framed pieces that assemble to make the piece, “Ruby Lips” is hanging. Visit the gallery at 895 Green Bay Road in Winnetka, IL.
Prints by Julie Cowan will be shown at the Spertus Museum in Chicago, as part of “Outside Inside: Exploring Boundaries and Otherness” Sunday, September 17, 2017 to Sunday, January 1, 2018. More details below: Opening Reception Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm Introduction by Dr. Dean P. Bell. Wine and beer reception to Read more about Exhibit at Spertus Museum in Chicago September 2017 – January 2018[…]
A featured show at Vivid Gallery, titled “New Work” – monoprints by Julie Cowan- September 2 – September 30. The exhibit will feature images about architecture, streetscapes and portraits. These pieces are mostly paper lithography with hand coloring. The opening reception will be held on friday september 8, 5 – 8pm. Hope to see you there. Read more about Featured Artist at VIVID Gallery September 2017[…]
Secret Treasures has been a sweet friend of the Evanston soup kitchen, Soup at Six. To raise funds for the soup kitchen, Secret Treasures invited Gary Piattoni to a Free Appraisal Event, whereby Gary gave verbal appraisals on treasures that people brought in from home, just like on “Antiques Roadshow!” In fact, Gary has been Read more about Secret Treasures Fundraiser[…]