Find It Fast


Artalks logo

The Stevenson High School Foundation proudly presents ARTalks!

Throughout the school year different professional Visiting Artists of the Month will share their artistic work, concepts, and processes in an hour-long presentation.

The theme for the 2019-20 school year is Celebrating Women Artists. See this year’s artist lineup below.

ARTalks take place at the Visiting Artist Gallery located in Stevenson High School’s West Building. Please park in lot B and enter the school through the Forum entrance.

2019-20 ARTalks Schedule

Thurs., Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 10, 7 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 14, 7 p.m.
Thurs. Feb. 13, 7 p.m.
Thurs., March 12, 7 p.m.
Thurs., April 30, 7 p.m.

If you know of an artist who may be a candidate for Visiting Artist of the Month, contact John DePinto at 847-341-0026 or

This Year's Lineup

2019-20 Visiting Artists/ARTalks

Jill King / Mixed Media Sculpture
Exhibition Schedule: Aug. 20-Sept. 20
ARTalk: Thurs., Sept. 19, 7 p.m.

Carissa Meier / Photography
Exhibition Schedule: Sept. 24-Nov. 1
ARTalk: Thurs., Oct. 10, 7 p.m.

Bert Leveille / Mixed Media Painting
Exhibition Schedule: Nov. 5-Dec. 20
ARTalk: Thurs., Nov. 14, 7 p.m.
Presentation to Students:  Thurs., Dec. 12, periods 6 and 7

Nadine Royster/Mixed Media
Exhibition Schedule: Jan. 6-Feb. 21
ARTalk: Thurs. Feb. 13, 7 p.m.

Donna Hickman / Painting (former Stevenson art teacher)
Exhibition Schedule: Feb. 25-April 24
ARTalk: Thurs., March 12, 7 p.m.

Christine Rojek / Sculpture
Exhibition Schedule: April 29-May 29
ARTalk: Thurs., April 30, 7 p.m.

Previous Visiting Artists/ARTalks

2018-19 Visiting Artists/ARTalks

Exhibition Dates Artist Media
Aug. 13 - Sept. 21 Beverly Kedzior Acrylic or oil on paper / panel
Sept. 25 - Nov. 2 Seung Jae Kim Photography
Nov. 6 - Dec. 21 Joan Ackerman-Zimny Acrylic or oil on canvas
Jan. 7 - Feb. 22 Ricardo Mondragon Sound sculpture
Feb. 26 - April 24 SHS Art Faculty Mixed media
April 26 - May 31 Nicole Gordon Oil on canvas

2017-18 Visiting Artists/ARTalks

Exhibition Dates Artist Media
Aug. 14-Sept. 22 Anne Hughes
Pastel and Mixed Media Drawing, 
Oil Painting and Sculpture
Sept. 27-Nov. 3 JD Dennison
Nov. 6-Dec. 22 Voytek
Oil Painting and Mixed Media
Jan. 8-Feb. 9 John Vlahakis
Feb. 12-April 6 Taehoon Kim
Ceramic Sculpture and Acrylic Painting
April 12-May 24 Rine Boyer
Acrylic Painting

2016-17 Visiting Artists

Dates Artist Media
Aug. 15-Sept. 23 Richard Shipps
Cut Paper
Sept. 26-Nov. 4 Tom James
Nov. 7-Dec. 16 Howard Schwartz
Mixed Media
Jan. 2-Feb. 8 Charlie Yost
Feb. 10-April 5 Ivan Vasquez
Drawings and Paintings
April 7-May 23 Alexander Listello
Encaustic Paintings

2015-16 Visiting Artists

Dates Artist Media
Aug. 24-Sept. 30 Geovanni Gonzalez Conte Crayon & Oil Paintings
October 1-30 Dianne Kittle
Nov. 2-30
Tim Lowly
Oil Paintings
Dec. 1-18 Art Faculty Exhibit
Mixed Media
Jan. 4-Feb. 12 Terry Karpowicz
Feb. 15-April 1 Project Onward
Mixed Media
April 4-June 12 National AP Exhibit in Art
Mixed Media

2014-15 Visiting Artists

Month Artist Media
September Erica Elan Ciganek
October Robin Power Ceramics
November and December
SHS Alumni Faculty:
Julie Bentle, John DePinto, Chris Franken, Donna Stewart Hickman, Gloria Huntoon, Katie Hyken, Robin Faulkner Simunek, Kimm Stastny, Lisa Staton, Barbara Wismer
Mixed Media
January Tobin Fraley
February and March Martin Sitta

April Frances Cox

Colorsmith Stained Glass Studio
Stained Glass

2013-14 Visiting Artists

Month Artist Media
September Paul Pinzarrone Digital Media
October Steve Carrelli Graphic Drawings
November Mary Porterfield Landscape Paintings
January Jim Wilbat Glass
February Keith Grace Multimedia Paintings
March Gary Drake Still Life Paintings
April Robin Rios Digital Art and Sculpture
May Nina Weiss Landscape Paintings