Art After Work: Minnie Evans

Thursday, June 17, 2021
5-6 p.m. central
Zoom Video Conference

Art After Work: Minnie Evans

Join Intuit on the third Thursday of the month for Art After Work, a free series of facilitated art-making workshops inspired by outsider and self-taught art and artists from the museum’s collections and exhibitions. This month, artist and museum educator Mayra Palafox will lead a discussion and facilitate a workshop inspired by artist Minnie Evans. In the virtual workshop titled Tropical Dreams, participants will learn about the fantastical world of Minnie Evans and create their own colorful dreamscapes.

Painting of two angels flying over four demons with a rainbow and ocean in the background
Minnie Evans (American, 1892-1987). Angels and Demons, 1975. Oil on canvas board, 11 x 14 in. Collection of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, gift of Susann Craig, 2002.1

Suggested materials

  • Crayons
  • Watercolors
  • Oil pastels
  • Paper
  • Paintbrushes

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.

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, Prince Charitable Trust, Terra Foundation for American Art, and individual donations from Intuit members and supporters.

Meet Mayra Palafox

Mayra Palafox sitting on a park bench

Mayra C. Palafox is an artist and arts administrator from Michoacan, Mexico, now based in Chicago. She is an alumna from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an advocate for IDEA work in museums. Mayra worked at the Field Museum of Natural History, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the New York Historical Society before joining the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago as a lead museum educator.