The Aurora Public Art Commission will host the Opening Reception of NEVERTHELESS: Women Depicting Women during First Fridays on Friday, February 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Aurora Public Art Commission's Third Floor Gallery, 20 E. Downer Place.
NEVERTHELESS: Women Depicting Women is an invitational exhibit of paintings, photographs, and installation by ten female artists: Sarah Baranski, Esther Espino, Lisa Green, Cynthia Hellyer-Heinz, Camille Iemmolo, Leah Mitchell, Ruti Modlin, Michele Norman, Angela Wilson and Zuri Washington.
Visitors can view the exhibit for free during the opening reception and every Wednesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. from February 2 through March 11, 2018.
During the exhibit's run, two additional events will be open to the community.
On Friday, March 2, the gallery will be open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for First Fridays; and at 8 p.m., the Ready Freddies, an all-woman, Chicago-based Queen tribute band, will perform in the gallery. A $5 donation is requested to attend the performance. On closing day, Sunday, March 11, a free panel discussion about women in the arts will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the gallery.
For more information, visit www.aurora-il.org/329/Public-Art-Commission, www.facebook.com/aurorapublicart/, or call (630) 256-3340.