In photo above, Michelle Korte Leccia describes her project “Wishing Wells,” now housed in a window at 500 Davis St.

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Joining in the month-long celebration of Arts & Humanities in Evanston, Art Under Glass introduced a new round of artists in storefront windows on Oct. 8. The new exhibit is featured in downtown windows at 500 Davis St. and on the 1600 block of Orrington Avenue.

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,” said Jill Brazel, chair of the Evanston Arts Council. Ms. Brazel and Penny Rotheiser, co-chair of the Arts & Business Committee, are the project coordinators.