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Program Overview

The Visiting Artist Program connects Stevenson students to professional visual artists through gallery exhibits and artist presentations (ARTalks). Created over 20 years ago by Stevenson emeritus faculty member, John DePinto, the Visiting Artist Program aims to feature a range of diverse artists, styles and mediums throughout the school year, providing our students with opportunities to interact with and learn from professional art and artists. 

Annually, six artists are selected for the program. Local artists exhibit for 6-7 weeks in Stevenson’s Visiting Artist Gallery. During the course of their exhibition, each artist visits two visual arts classrooms for an ARTalk to discuss their work, concepts and process. The Visiting Artist Program and ARTalks are presented in partnership with the Stevenson Foundation. 

Currently Featuring Bonnie Katz

The Fine Arts Division is proud to feature Bonnie Katz as the first artist in the 2023-2024 Visiting Artist Series.

An Evanston based artist and teacher, Bonnie Katz is inspired by observing behaviors and characteristics of the animal world. Her mixed-media drawings and ceramics are in constant dialogue with each other. Charcoal drawings that explore movement through shape and texture inspire forms that are reinterpreted into soft clay slabs to build her ceramic sculptures. Katz, also an SHS Odyssey artist, has also taught at Evanston Art Center, Loyola University, Columbia Colleges in Chicago, and Highland Park High School’s Focus on the Arts. Katz received her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York.

Katz’ artworks will be featured in the Visiting Artist Gallery through September 22nd.

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