Citizens’ Greener Evanston holds an artists reception for its Third Annual Green Arts Show from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, in the Upstairs Gallery of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St.
At left: Nancy Judd of Recycle Runway in a 1920s retro flapper dress sewn from a used cloth shower curtain. Hand-cut teardrops and circles from aluminum cans embellish both dress and shoes. Photo by Eric Swanson. Commissioned by Novelis.
The juried exhibit features over 20 talented visual and performing artists whose work reflects or promotes more sustainable ways of living.
Green Arts Show features artwork judged on artistic merit and use of concepts or materials that promote awareness of green and sustainable ways of living.
Featured guest artist Nancy Judd of Recycle Runway will attend the reception.
Her work was recently accepted into the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.
Judd’s iconic fashion creations are meticulously crafted of reclaimed materials and have gained national attention by raising awareness of environmental issues in a light-hearted way.
Jurying the exhibited works are Nora Dietrich, Director of the Evanston Art Center, Harvey Pranian of Harvey Antiques, and Joanna Pinsky of Art Encounter. Exhibition dates are Sept. 18-25, 2011.
Citizens’ Greener Evanston acts to improve community control of our greenhouse gas emissions. CGE promotes community awareness, advocates public policies, and makes connections to support a regional sustainability agenda.
Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.