Janina Monkute-Marks Artworks Exhibition at the Evanston Art Center
February 15 @ 09:00 - February 25 @ 16:00
SELECT TAPESTRIES FROM THE MARKS FAMILY COLLECTION
CLOSING RECEPTION SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1-4PM
Janina Monkutė Marks was born in Radviliškis, Lithuania on Sept 21, 1923, and passed away on Nov 13, 2010. In 1950, Janina emigrated to the USA, and actively practiced as an artist in Chicago, developing innovative textile weaving techniques in her artwork. While living in Chicago, Janina studied with Don Baum, Claude Bentley, Harry Bouros, Harold Haydon and Viktoras Petravičius. She was closely associated with the Hyde Park Art Center and B.I.G. Arts Center in Sanibel Island, Florida. In 1974, Janina was one of the founders and leaders of the Lithuanian Woman Artists Association in Chicago, and on Oct 20, 2001, she founded the Janina Monkute Marks Museum in Kedainiai, Lithuania.
Location: 1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm
Galleries are handicapped accessible.
Exhibitions are free and open to the public.