Love Letters Digital Illustration Art Show at Everybodys Coffee

NEW ART SHOW: Love Letters by Sade Edwards

Love Letters: Digital Illustration

By Sade Edwards

June 9 – July 10

Opening Reception: Friday, June 9, 6–8 pm

Love Letters is the latest art exhibit at Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W. Wilson, Chicago in the Uptown neighborhood. This highly autobiographical show features the work of Sade Edwards, a digital artist. Working in the vein of manga art, Sade has created strong women characters. “I love creating worlds and stories people can get lost in.” Many of the pieces refer to events or people in the artist’s life.

For example, “Toxicity” represents the junctures in friendship. How people change, move on, and sometimes let go.

Her title piece “Love Letters” gives us a lone figure in a tank top against a background of letters. She looks straight ahead, almost at the viewer. “ ‘Love Letters to Brooklyn’ is very special to me. It’s where I went to school and where I met my boyfriend (now my husband.) I have so many friends there that I miss. If I could afford it, I’d move back to Brooklyn in a heartbeat,” says Sade.

Sade Edwards is a Chicago transplant. She lives in the Edgewater neighborhood and works in Illustration and Interface Design. This is her first show.

Everybody’s Coffee is located at 935 W. Wilson, Chicago.


Paintings by Joe Andrews

NEW ART SHOW: Oil Landscapes by Joe Andrews

April 6-May 2

935 W. Wilson Ave.

Opening Reception: April 6, 6-8 pm. FREE

Find yourself in a vanishing point, walk down a road into a landscape created by Everybody’s barista Joe Andrews. Everybody’s Coffee, located in Uptown Chicago, is proud to host an art show for one of its own! Joe brings a transcendent luminosity to his oil painting that helps us to see the sun breaking through the clouds or moonlight reflected off still water.

This show represents five years of work. “As a kid I wanted to be a painter, but, along the way, forgot.” Self-taught, Joe, in mid-life, picked up the challenge. Through the years he’s contributed to group shows and sold well. “I want to go there,” is something Joe is used to hearing viewers say about his paintings. His work leads you inside, down a lonely road, into a forgotten forest or along the banks of a bubbling stream. There are elements of fantasy to the pieces.

Come see for yourself—we’ll take you there! Everybody’s Coffee is at 935 W. Wilson, Chicago. The opening reception is Friday, April 6, 6–8 pm. Vanish inside.