The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) at Evanston & Glenbrook Hospitals presents one of the country's most distinguished craft shows, the American Craft Exposition (ACE). Showcasing the country's finest handmade jewelry and art objects from world-renowned craftspeople, this juried indoor exposition and sale of fine craft includes one-of-a-kind pieces, luxury collections and uniquely creative artwork. Funds raised at ACE 2013 will support pioneering research at NorthShore that is already showing promising results in preventing ovarian cancer in at-risk women. This year's exposition will be held from August 22 to 25 at the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion (2311 Campus Drive, Evanston, Illinois 60208).
A nationally recognized and celebrated event, the American Craft Exposition features distinctive pieces made in America, from the country's leading artists and more than a dozen emerging artists showcasing new achievements in jewelry, ceramics, metal, fashion wearables, glass, furniture, fiber decorative, leather, wood, mixed media and baskets. ACE is the only volunteer-produced Exposition of its caliber in the country with more than 100 volunteers working year-round to present this amazing show.
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The 2013 ACE Co-chairs Leslie Sevcik of Evanston and Dana Turban of Northfield are proud to be leading this award-winning event benefiting ovarian cancer research at NorthShore. "ACE offers such a unique opportunity to shop for exquisite and exclusive items, and actually meet the artists behind the work," said Turban. "This event has become a staple on the North Shore for art and fashion lovers who are also interested in supporting an important cause in their community."
ACE returns to the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion on Northwestern University's Evanston Campus, Thursday, August 22 with a Collectors' Hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a Benefit Preview Party from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The Show runs throughout the weekend: Friday, August 23, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, August 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, August 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for a three-day pass. For more information or to make a donation, please visit americancraftexpo.org or call (224) 364-7270.
About NorthShore University HealthSystem
Headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is a comprehensive, fully integrated, healthcare delivery system that serves the Chicago region. The system includes four hospitals in Evanston, Glenview, Highland Park and Skokie. NorthShore employs approximately 10,000 and has 2,400 affiliated physicians, including an 800+ physician, multispecialty group practice with over 100 office locations. Further, NorthShore supports teaching and research as the principal teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
The NorthShore Research Institute focuses on clinical and translational research, including leadership in clinical trials and medical informatics. The NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation is the primary philanthropic entity of NorthShore. The Foundation raises charitable contributions and engages volunteer friends in support of NorthShore's ongoing mission to preserve and improve human life.
NorthShore has significant capabilities in a wide spectrum of clinical programs, including Kellogg Cancer Center, NorthShore Neurological Institute, cardiovascular care, orthopaedics, high-risk maternity and pediatrics. NorthShore is a Magnet recognized organization, the first in Illinois designated as a system to receive this prestigious honor that demonstrates excellence in nursing and high standards in patient care. NorthShore is a national leader in the implementation of innovative technologies, including electronic medical records (EMR). In 2003, NorthShore was among the first in the country to successfully launch a system-wide EMR with demonstrable benefits in quality, safety, efficiency and service to patients. NorthShore has been recognized by multiple national organizations for this notable achievement.