July Art & Wine Night

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Name: July Art & Wine Night
Date: July 6, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT
Event Description:

Sponsored by onShore Security, this month’s free event debuts a new exhibit featuring:

Janet Latshaw Simons

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"I am a 4th generation Californian relocated to Illinois, with a passion for art. My artistic ability was undiscovered until I traveled around the world for 2 1/2 years, experiencing other cultures and visiting museums showcasing the masters, after dropping out of my first year of college.

When I returned to America I tried drawing a native American in full head dress. I was shocked that my drawing looked identical to the photo. I then realized I had a talent I was totally unaware of and I changed my major from Social Work to Art. I eventually completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design with a concentration in Illustration from San Jose State University. After graduation I pursued a career in logo design, illustration and marketing, running my own business, but this dissipated my passion for making art for about 10 years. 

I rediscovered art in 2014 through digital print making and then began painting acrylics in 2017. I am inspired by the majesty and the exquisite balance of nature; especially bodies of water such as the Pacific Ocean (the California coastline near where I grew up in Los Altos, being my favorite), Lake Michigan, sunsets and sunrises, reflections and things that are intriguing, beautiful and eye-catching. My style has evolved through the years and blends my love of nature with a bold, graphic style. I paint authentic scenes in my fine art. We are all unique with our own original perspectives which should be embraced. There is a division in America that is very sad and negative. I choose to focus on the beauty in life, which is exemplified in nature."

Jean Cunningham


"My artistic journey is deeply intertwined with the environments that surround me. Whether it’s the charming streets of Evanston, the diverse landscapes encountered during my travels, or the tranquil beauty of my own garden, these scenes provide endless inspiration for my work.

I employ a variety of mediums, with a particular fondness for watercolors combined with black pen. This combination allows me to capture the delicate balance between fluidity and precision, echoing the organic yet structured essence of nature. Each piece I create is a reflection of the vibrant life and unique moments I experience in my daily explorations and adventures.

Through my art, I aim to share the beauty I find in the world, inviting viewers to see the extraordinary in the ordinary and to appreciate the serene and fleeting details of our surroundings."


+ RSVP recommended, but not required

+ Small bites and beverages provided

Fun Fact: With over 100 works on display, Creative Coworking never takes a commission: 100% of the selling price goes directly to the artists.

Plus, ongoing exhibitions by these fine Evanston & Chicagoland artists:

Sofia Ansaldo • Shellie Argeanton • Raissa Bailey • David Bender • Michael Berns • Zhanna Biletska • Annelise Bronsveld • Amethyst Cannady • Jean Cunningham • Melanie Deal • Elyse Fineman • Larry Geni • Kathryn Gauthier • Ted Glasoe • Fran Joy • Sarah Kaiser-Amaral • Sarita Kamat • Virginia Kondziolka • ITALA • Elisa Ann Lindstrom • Christine McClure • Robyn McMurray Hurtig • Amee McCaughan • James L. Merriner • Ayla Pizzo • Adriana Poterash • Carolyn Potts • Virginia O. Roeder • Robert Shiverts • Janet Latshaw Simons • Kyriakina Valavanis • Bruce Lee Vernon • Komal Wadhwa • Daryl Wilkerson Jr.

Creative Coworking's gallery is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. If you missed the last show and want to catch it, or if you can't make it to this one, stop by during the week and a member of their team will show you around.

Learn more about Creative Coworking fine art gallery here.

If you have questions about our Evanston art gallery or are interested in displaying work, please email evanston@creativecoworking.com.

Creative Coworking encourages you to check out all 3 floors of the space throughout the event!

Creative Coworking has coworking spaces, conference rooms to rent by the hour, and a small event space. Perhaps you'd like to host your downtown Evanston event on their Rooftop Deck this summer, or work-away-from-home in one of their offices!

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Creative Coworking
922 Davis St.

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Saturday, July 6, 2024
4 - 6 p.m.
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