Second Fridays is a collaboration of the BAC, the Beverly Area Arts Alliance and Saint Xavier University to bring exciting new art, live music and cocktails to the Simmerling Gallery at the BAC every Second Friday. 

Second Fridays

The Beverly Art Center kicks off its fall Second Friday season with three incredible Chicago Artists. In the Main Gallery John Gutierrez and Piloto Ruiz could not be any different.   John’s paintings seem to hypnotize you with their graceful flowing layers of abstract color and line while Piloto’s sculptures grab you and shake you up. This exhibition is designed to play with this dynamic contradiction. Helping the viewer negotiate this harmony and chaos will be Dave Barsotti, a sculptor and musician. He will create haunting soundscapes with instruments of his own invention. 
Visitors are encouraged to join the artists for a reception on October 14, from 6-8pm where they can meet new friends, grab a cocktail and stroll the halls to see a wide variety of work by these and other local artists.
Return next month for Second Friday to see Responding to Rhythms, a new juried exhibition by members of Chicago Sculpture International. For this exhibition sculptors were challenged with creating work on the theme Responding to Rhythms. Music will be provided by sculptor and musician Joe Rauen.
December’s Second Friday will bring a magical immersive video art installation Fireflies in Winter by Edyta Stepien. The building will be filled with the sound of Lilianna Zofia Wośko on the cello accompanied by electronic beats. Her newly released music video and album will also be on display.

Second Friday Reception,
Nov 11, 2022 | 6-8-pm


Bethany Cordero
Carol Hammerman
Chris Wubbena
Doug DeWitt
Gina Lee Robbins
Gwen Yen Chiu
John Upchurch
Kara Johnson

Katherine Nemanich
Laurie LeBreton
Lisa Nelson Raabe

Lynn Basa
Nancy VanKanegan
Nicole Beck
Olga Salimova
Plamen Yordanov 
Scott Mossman
Shelley Gilchrist
Thomas Plum
Tomas Co
Victoria Fuller

Yvette Kaiser Smith

Exhibit runs from
NOV 11, 2022 -Dec 2, 2022


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