Art After Work: Earth Day

Thursday, April 21, 2022
5–6 p.m. central
Zoom Video Conference

Art After Work: Earth Day

Join Intuit for Art After Work, a free series of facilitated art-making workshops. This month, Intuit is partnering with our neighbor Weinberg/Newton Gallery to host a special edition of Art After Work in celebration of Earth Day (Friday, April 22, 2022). In the virtual program, Weinberg/Newton Gallery educator Lisa Lindvay will spotlight the gallery’s exhibition Human/Nature, an exhibition addressing one of the most urgent issues of our time: climate change. Following the discussion, Lindvay will facilitate an embroidery workshop inspired by conceptual craft artist Karen Reimer, whose work is exhibited in Human/Nature.

Photograph of a work of textile art with colors representing degrees in temperature change and the Great Lakes embroidered in black floss
Karen Reimer, Change in Average Temperature (°F), 2019, Embroidery on fabric, 20 x 24 in., Courtesy of Weinberg/Newton Gallery and Monique Meloche Gallery

Suggested materials

  • Recycled patterned fabric
  • Embroidery floss
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery hoop

Optional materials (for sketching)

  • Pencils
  • Paper

Please note: If you are in Chicago and would like to pick up materials for this Art After Work, Weinberg/Newton Gallery has art kits at the ready! Please contact Lisa Lindvay at with questions about the kits.

Art After Work is for everyone, including beginners and people who say they “are not artists.” We can all be artists! It is a guided workshop, and instruction will begin at 5 p.m. central.

Closed captions will be available at the virtual program. Please contact Lindsey Wurz at with questions related to accessibility accommodations.

Art After Work is free to join! To show your support to Intuit, please consider the pay-what-you-can option when you complete your reservation. Your contributions help ensure the sustainability of our public programs and support guest lecturers and teaching artists.

Two hours before the event, Intuit will email the Zoom link to those who RSVP on Eventbrite. Please check your junk folder; unfortunately, these emails are sent there sometimes.

Art After Work is funded in part by the Alphawood Foundation, the Department of Cultural Affairs, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Illinois Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Prince Charitable Trust, Terra Foundation for American Art, and individual donations from Intuit members and supporters.

About Weinberg/Newton Gallery

Weinberg/Newton Gallery is a non-commercial gallery with a mission to collaborate with nonprofit organizations and artists to educate and engage the public on social justice issues. Through artwork and programming, the gallery provides a vital space for open discourse on critical contemporary issues facing our communities.

Human/Nature is presented by Weinberg/Newton Gallery in partnership with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Meet Lisa Lindvay

Photograph of a woman with blonde hair identified as Lisa Lindvay
Photograph courtesy Lisa Lindvay

Lisa Lindvay is a Chicago-based artist and educator. She is currently the Education Coordinator at Weinberg/Newton Gallery and is an adjunct photography professor at Columbia College Chicago. Lindvay earned her MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago (2009) and BFA in Applied Media Arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (2005). Lindvay’s photographs have been exhibited at Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Mass.; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Johalla Projects, Chicago; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisc.; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh; Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Turner Contemporary, Margate, England; and Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, N.C.; among others. Her photographs are included in the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s permanent collection as well as various private collections. She is the recipient of the 3Arts Artist Award (2011) and Chicago Artadia Award (2012).