For the second year in a row, Gallery Night and the Snow City Arts exhibition that preceded took place at the Zhou B. Art Center in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood. The exhibition, entitled Then I Saw A Constellation, was curated by SCA Program Director Julia DeBettencourt and a team of three artists: Eric Elshtain, Allison Spicer, and Jonathan Stein. It highlighted works by more than 150 SCA student artists.
Approximately 200 pieces of artwork were for sale at the Friday evening event, in addition to a silent auction where guests could bid on unique experiences. Honoring a commitment to supporting the mission of SCA, Carrie Spitler presented the annual Neisser Award to the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation during the festivities.
Presenting sponsors for Gallery Night included EDL Consulting, Harman International Industries, BMO Harris Bank, ComEd/Exelon, University Pathologists, Innovative Component Sales, Inc., and Fifth Third Bank. Special thanks to Archetype Graphic Design for in-kind creative services as well as Lagunitas, Wirtz Beverage Group, the Violet Hour, and Deep Eddy Vodka.
“We have the opportunity to show their growth as artists and the depth of Snow City Arts’ programming.” – Julia DeBettencourt, Program Director
“Gallery Night is not only an important fundraising event for Snow City Arts, but also a gallery opening for our students.” – Carrie Spitler, Executive Director
“It’s a joy to be being engaged in the work of such a great organization, and support the creative vibrancy of Chicago’s children in hospitals.” – Kristin Zelkowitz, Host Committee Member