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Undercurrents: Opening Celebration

The new series will be inaugurated on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 1:00p.m – 7:00 p.m. at the Eve J. Alfille Gallery and Studio, with guests enjoying festive refreshments, live music, and Evanston-made art jewelry.

Never before have the depths of the sea seemed so close that you could take the purple line! That’s what local artist Eve Alfille’s newest series of fine art jewelry, “Undercurrents,” aims to do…Eve has taken creatures from the world beneath the waves, and has replaced their shimmering scales and colorful fronds with new bodies of gold, silver, and gems, only to release them anew at her gallery in Downtown Evanston.

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“Ghost Fish” Necklace. Copyright: Eve Alfille. Photo Credit: Matt Arden.

These precious works of wearable art cover an expanse of ideas as diverse as the ocean itself…in one necklace, happy golden seahorses dangle beneath a suspiciously fish-shaped South Seas blister pearl, evoking the joy and life of living on a reef. Other pieces, however, tackle the issues which have formed between the ocean and us. “When you gaze at the ocean, the horizon seems limitless,” says Eve, “so of course you are going to feel that it is an infinitely expandable resource that needs no stewardship…with ‘Undercurrents,’ I think we have to admit that the ocean’s resource is not finite…there are not really ‘many fish in the sea,’ and we can no longer plead ignorance.”

“Undercurrents” will include an array of gems and motifs meant to give due credit to the many creatures therein who often resemble jewels themselves. According to Eve, this will mean: “obviously pearls, many, all kinds, even freshwater since all waters are ultimately connected. Oceanic hues, green seaweed, corals, bright gems adorning rockfish, moonstone-bearing jellies, diamond trails of bubbles, and opals in all their shades.”

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Copyright: Eve Alfille. Photo Credit: Matt Arden.

The opening celebration will feature a specially-created jewelry raffle prize, Champagne and other libations, delicious treats, and live music provided by classical guitarist Sean McMahon. Join us when the series surfaces on May 6, 2017 from 1:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m. at the Eve J. Alfille Gallery and Studio. Please send RSVPs to either 847-869-7920 or contact@evejewelry.com. To learn more about Eve Alfillé and see more of her works, visit www.evejewelry.com.

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Opening Party and Narrative for Eve’s newest series “Alone Together”

“A fourth-floor walkup on a quiet street in Paris. A child is playing with blocks on the floor while a radio is playing. She is Aimee, (ay-may), later called Violette, a small, quiet, brown-haired child with wide eyes.

Sound: a man is ranting, screaming at a high pitch. A crowd roars, again and again, in successive waves. The windows rattle. Somebody swiftly crosses the floor, switches off the sound. It is 1940.”

– Act 1 in Eve Alfillé’s eleven-part narrative, “Alone Together”

jewelry from Alone Together, Eve's new series

We cordially invite you to the opening reception of “Alone Together” at the Eve J. Alfillé Studio & Gallery celebrating a new series of stunning jewelry by Eve. The collection will feature items inspired by the life and times of Aimee, the fictional heroine of Eve’s stunning eleven-part narrative.

Our celebration will feature musical stylings by classical guitarist Sean McMahon, as well as hors d’oeuvres, potent potables and sweet treats.

Please join us on Saturday, May 3, from Noon – 6pm
at the Eve J. Alfillé Studio & Gallery
623 Grove Street, Evanston, IL 60201

Everybody is invited! Please RSVP to 847-869-7920 or contact@EveJewelry.com

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Enter to Win 3 raffles at Eve’s Holiday Party

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Enter our raffle to win this absolutely fabulous $2,420.00 black diamond and ruby necklace

Anyone 18 and older who attends Eve’s 2013 Holiday Party will be eligible to win one of two jewelry pieces – one, a piece of original Eve Alfillé jewelry, the other an art glass piece hand-designed by Eve’s daughter Diane Alfillé.

In addition, attendees can enter to win a pair of tickets to The Sound Of Music which will playing at the Lyric Opera House April 25 – May 14, 2013 by guessing correctly, or closest to, the number of pearls set in a glass jar.  The free tickets are being offered by our event’s promotional partner Make It Better Magazine, who will also donate $5 for every new newsletter sign-up they receive to our event specific page on their website.  Link soon to follow.

Enter to win a pair of tickets, courtesy of Make It Better magazine.
Enter to win a pair of tickets, courtesy of Make It Better magazine.

We look forward to seeing everyone to celebrate the end of our 25th anniversary year, and the spectacular holiday season to come.  RSVP online today!

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Eve’s 2013 Holiday Party

Eve’s Holiday Party Provides Gifts and Giving
Sat Dec 7, 2013 from noon to 6 pm [RSVP Online | Get Directions]

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There is no better way to celebrate the joy of giving than by helping those in need.  Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio is contributing to the holiday spirit by putting unique fine art jewelry to use in the battle against Parkinson’s Disease.

According to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Parkinson’s Disease affects an estimated five million people worldwide.  The neurological disorder affects the brain in a way that can impact movement, memory, and even mood, and an estimated 60,000 people will be diagnosed in the United States this year alone.  The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research was founded to provide support for the study of Parkinson’s Disease, and has provided $375 million to the goal of finding a cure.

On December 7th, Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio will host a fundraiser from noon to 6pm to help benefit the foundation.  Ten percent of sales from the fundraiser will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and Make It Better magazine has partnered with the gallery to provide even more help for the research of Parkinson’s. Every subscription to Make It Better’s email newsletter at the fundraiser will generate five dollars for the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

RSVP Online today!

With the holidays so close, Eve’s Holiday Party provides beautifully crafted, unique gifts that will make a difference to the receiver and those affected by Parkinson’s Disease.  In addition to refreshments, wine, and champagne, two jewelry pieces will be raffled – one, a piece of original Eve Alfillé jewelry, the other an art glass piece hand-designed by Eve’s daughter Diane Alfillé.

And for those who can’t attend the Holiday Party, Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio will be open the last two Sundays before Christmas from 1 – 5pm, allowing everyone the opportunity to get the perfect holiday gift for themselves or their loved ones.

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Eve’s Artist Statement for her new series: “Homage to Klimt”

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A preview or work from Eve’s upcoming design series titled “Homage to Klimt.”

RSVP Online for the “Homage to Klimt” Design Series Opening
Saturday, October 19, 2013 from noon – 6pm at Eve J Alfille Gallery & Studio
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Intense and dazzling, the forms
Shimmer, nothing left to chance;
Gustav anchored life, lust and love
All at once, in a dance
Of golden glory.

Be not afraid. The scenes
Are not wanton, orgies, yes,
But of color and form, sensate
Pools of desire refracted
Into each of the senses.

How does an artist give the world
All the fullness it deserves?
With a private garden of symbols,
Simple, potent, yet absolute
The spiral, the oval, the square.

This shall be thy alphabet.
Like a magic crystal of childhood,
Place one in a glass of water and
As you watch, a world will grow

Eve J. Alfille September 2013