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Noyes Gallery Features Three Art Exhibits

In recognition of Illinois Arts & Humanities Month, the City of Evanston’s Noyes Arts Gallery is presenting three art exhibits during October. A combined Artists’ Open House will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Gallery, located in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. Admission to both is free.

“Of Land and Water,” in the First Floor Gallery, presents five artists working in a variety of media sometimes using land or water as a primary subject, other times using them only coincidentally. The artists are Derrick Buisch, Mary Jane Duffy, Shelley Gilchrist, Amy Sacksteder and Louise Vick. The exhibit will run until Nov. 8.

“Midstream: The Chicago River 1999-2010” is Richard Wasserman’s photodocumentary of the Chicago River, in all its visual richness and historical significance.
The exhibit will be presented in the Second Floor Gallery through Nov. 12.

“Capturing the Beauty of Science” will be presented in Room 106 of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center Oct. 1-31. It features the five winners from Northwestern University’s 2011 scientific images contest, as well as the five winners from last year’s inaugural contest. NU faculty, students and staff submit images from their research to be judged by a panel of artists, scientists and Evanston community members based on aesthetics, composition and originality. 

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Group tours are available. More information is available at www.cityofevanston.org/noyesgallery or by calling 847-448-8260.

Cultural Lunch at Piccolo

A luncheon celebrating Arts & Humanities Month at the Arts Depot in the Main Street Metra Station will feature a discussion about South Evanston’s burgeoning arts scene. Piccolo Theatre and The Musical Offering have been educating and entertaining the community – and beyond – for more than a decade. Participants may bring
a lunch or reserve a box lunch for $10 (payable at the event, with checks payable to Evanston Arts Depot).

The program will begin at 12:10 p.m.; the reservation deadline is Sept. 30; the phone number is 847-448-8260.

Conversation in the Park: Poetry and Puppets

The City of Evanston is sponsoring “Conversation in the Park: Poetry and Puppets” at 1 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the “Conversations: Here and Now” sculpture in the northwest corner of Raymond Park, Chicago Avenue at Grove Street. The event will feature Literature for All of Us teen poets Najolie Wright, Jerusalem Singleton and Elsie Jones; Evanston poet Carole Hayes; a poetry read-ing by puppeteer Amber Marsh; and poet Alice George, who will perform riffs on Pablo Neruda’s “Book of Questions.” Admission is free.