Friday, July 15, 2011

3 screaming kids

The reception for Jon's work went very well. We followed it up with Chicago style pizza. Then the wrangling of youth. Jon & Danielle's three young'uns and Stel & Angela's youngest. Three youngest saying goodbye with post-midnight yowls. Emma, the Whitfill's oldest was the exception -- very calm, reasonable, and pleasant.
All great kids. A great week had by all. And two new sculptures for the transformation of planet earth.

We had a wonderful opening

But I was so tired, and busy schmoozing of course, I forgot to take any photos

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A slew of pix

Visit for a slew of photos from #EbM site 002, Evanston IL with Jonathan Whitfill.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Jon and Libby contemplate the art

Whitfill family picnic


"Switch" in situ at Creative Coworking, 922 Davis Evanston IL. Both of Jonathan Whitfill's pieces for Site 002 are installed.
There will be an opening for them, and a small show featuring a few works by EbM members, this Friday, July 15 from 1500 to 1800.
Jon will be on hand, along with EbMities Lee Pembleton and Libby Reed.

Breakfast of beer

"Switch" install

Jonathan Whitfill installing the second sculpture, "Switch", of his diptych.

Monday, July 11, 2011

What we're seeing in Evanston

Nothing. Because a big storm this morning knocked the power out. Weirdly, the house here had power all day. The storm ended at 07:00. Our side of the street lost power at 19:00.
Anyway, we're enjoying candles, my battery powered boombox, difficult children, and a little chit chat.

"Switch" delivered

Jonathan Whitfill's second sculpture of his diptych, Switch, was dropped off at Creative Coworking. We'll install it tomorrow morning.
Stel & Jon can be seen here picking up hardware.

Art with wall text

Jonathan Whitfill's "Keystone"

Jon's bookwheel, Keystone, is installed in Evanston, IL.
The alley behind 1823 Grant St. I'll Google map it later.
It's beautiful.
Site 002.1

Art, artist, ebmite

The bookwheel admired

Test placement


Bookwheel and artist on site


We have achieved artist and family in Evanston

Wet clothes

Jon Whitfill, the artist installing a pair of sculptures for us in Evanston IL, is on his way here. In a truck. With his wife and 3 kids also in the cab. And the art on a trailer.
And all their luggage in the uncovered bed of the truck. A shame about the thunderstorms we're having today

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The first pieces of the peripheral show are up

Here are flat works by EbM members 23E Studios, Alex Clausen, and Carson Murdach at Creative Coworking, 922 Davis, Evanston IL. This is the business of our friend Angela Valavanis. Angela is also helping us with the EbM book we're working on.
One of the two sculptures we are installing with Jon Whitfill is on the deck of this building, across from the Evanston Transportation Center.

This small show of EbM members' work is intended to answer the question we were often asked during install in Bledsoe,
"So if this is what you do as a collaborative, what are your individual practices like?"


Saturday, July 9, 2011

#1 helper, ariana

Taking a well earned break after a day of thinking about hanging art

Friday, July 8, 2011

Chillin' with bunny

Stel's backyard. Doing some banking while bunny chills.

Prepping install in evanston

Arrived in Evanston, IL early this morning.
Unpacking the EbM crate at Creative Coworking now.
Jon is on the road from TX with his sculptural diptych.
Tomorrow (Saturday) I'll install the EbM works here. Monday Jon and I will start putting his works up.