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New artists join shop windows display

Joining in the month-long celebration of Arts & Humanities in Evanston, Art Under Glass introduces a new round of artists in storefront windows this evening.

The new exhibit will be featured in downtown windows at 500 Davis St. and on the 1600 block of Orrington Avenue.

A reception honoring the artists and their work will be held at 5 p.m. this evening in the 500 Davis St. lobby, where Mayor Tisdahl and project coordinators will welcome attendees and join the artists in a tour of their art.

The tour will continue to the 1600 block of Orrington to view art featured in three additional windows. Food and beverages will be provided by Giordano’s Pizza, which operates a restaurant in the 500 Davis St. building. The reception is open to the public.

This exhibit marks the 5th cycle of Art Under Glass, the program that showcases Evanston artists in unoccupied storefront windows. The project is a joint effort of the Arts & Business Committee of the Evanston Arts Council, Downtown Evanston, and the participating property managers, Farnsworth-Hill, Inc. and Circle Realty Advisors.

The new 500 Davis St. exhibit features art by Jyl Bonaguro, Marcy Brower, Calaj, Michelle Korte Leccia, Gregory Page and Greg Slocum. The 1600 block of Orrington Avenue displays work by Leslie and Laura Hirshfield, Cornelia Maude Spelman and Jack Weiss.

“Arts & Humanities Month is the perfect time to celebrate Evanston’s wonderful artists. This new Art Under Glass exhibit not only showcases our artists but brings art to our streets,” commented Jill Brazel, chair of the Evanston Arts Council.

Brazel and Penny Rotheiser, co-chair of the Arts & Business Committee, are the project coordinators. 

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