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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Join: Evanston Art Center

The Evanston Art Center is the first arts organization our family joined in Evanston and at $50 a year for the family, it is totally affordable. In addition to hosting compelling events and providing dynamic art classes for all ages, the work we saw on our first visit was incredibly inspiring and interesting.

The photo above includes my children to give an idea of the scale of one of my favorite pieces in the show by Jesse Kate Harrod. An entire wall is dedicated to this work which is intricate, full of color and incredibly whimsical.

The images in the slide show below are all from the current show, CUT, on view June 5 to August 7, 2011. From the show press release: "Although the making of paper goes back to at least the 3rd century, the oldest surviving paper cut-out originated in 6th century China and has a long world-wide tradition in art that dates at least to the Middle Ages. Traditional collage, 2- and 3-dimensional cut paper forms, digital technology of “cutting”, “pasting” and "replicating", and dvd “action cartoons” of cut paper characters demonstrate only some of the contemporary techniques featured in “CUT". Every artist in the exhibition uses the technique of cutting as a starting point to achieve his or her unique artistic expression." Featured artists in this slide show include Jesse Kate Harrod, Doug Stapleton, Ling-An Fang, Richard Shipps, Mark Rospenda, Bruce Kresnoff, Helene Smith-Romer, Christophe Roberts, Susan Giles, Shawn Sheehy, Jang Soon Im, Brian Dettmer, and Sarah Steinwachs. For more information visit

Evanston Art Center

2603 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201
Mon - Thurs: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fri - Sat: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sun: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.


Thank you for reading my new blog "Evanston Newbie", a recent project that I am using to chronicle my new life in Evanston. Do you have favorite Evanston bakeries, bike shops, events that you can recommend? Send me an email at and I will post my review on this blog. -Lisa Degliantoni

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