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Artist Talk, "A Conversation with Nena Ivon: 53 Years at Saks Fifth Avenue"

  • Water Street Studios 160 South Water Street Batavia, IL, 60510 United States (map)

Join us on Saturday, May 18, 2019 for "A Conversation with Nena Ivon: 53 Years at Saks Fifth Avenue". During this Artist Talk Nena Ivon will present on her famous career in fashion and design over the years. 

Nena Ivon's Biography:

Retired Fashion/Special Events Director, Saks Fifth Avenue, 53 years. Produced 1000’s of fashion shows and special events worked with over 150 International fashion designers and fashion personalities. Currently producing a daily lifestyle blog https:/ and a monthly Fashion Book Club. Published in the Chicago History Museum’s Costume Collection’s Catalog for the exhibition Chicago Styled: Fashioning the Magnificent Mile. Has been involved with the Costume Council since it’s inception, recently as President. Currently as Historian. All of Nena’s archives are housed in the Columbia College Archive Collections. For more information visit

Event Schedule:

6:30pm: Doors and cash bar open

7:00pm: Presentation by Nena Ivon

8:30pm: Q&A with Nena Ivon

9:00pm: Program ends

A cash bar featuring a signature cocktail, beer, and wine will be available. This program does not include appetizers or dinner. Please make arrangements beforehand or after. We highly recommend supporting Gaetano's Restaurant in downtown Batavia. Make a reservation with them in advance at (630) 406-3009.

Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door.

Seating is limited to 70. Recommended to purchase in advance before show sells out.

Exhibiting artists in the "Eye of the Beholder Garment Exhibition" are encouraged to attend, free of charge.

Special thank you to our event sponsors Solemn Oath Brewery, Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., Gaetano's Restaurant in Batavia, K. Hollis Jewelers, and BEI Properties.

About Water Street Studios

Water Street Studios is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit art center in Batavia, IL. Our mission is to make the arts accessible to the Fox Valley region and beyond. Our vision is to be a cultural hub in the Midwest. We offer high-quality programs that include art education classes, workshops, subsidized artist studios, monthly gallery exhibitions, events, and community outreach. Public Hours: Thursday – Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Statement of Inclusivity: 
Our organization aims to include and recognize all regardless of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, socioeconomic status. We are wheelchair accessible. We offer a gender-neutral restroom.

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