The energizing Art Under Glass program that showcases the work of Evanston artists in vacant storefront windows is returning to downtown Evanston. The new exhibit opened on Nov. 29 as part of the festivities surrounding Downtown Evanston’s “Shop Small Business Saturday” and holiday tree-lighting celebration.
The exhibit will fill windows on the corner of Chicago Avenue and Davis Street, the 1700 block of Orrington Avenue, in Sherman Plaza on Sherman Avenue, and in a unique glass box on Davis Street just east of Orrington Avenue.
Participating local artists are Janet Austin, Raissa Bailey, Kristin Fippinger-Cahill, Dr. Lloyd Davidson, Doug Haight, Catherine Katona, Natasha Kohli, Didier Nolet, Harrison Parkes, Jack Weiss and Jerry Woods. The exhibit features a variety of art forms, including painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media.
Partners for this project are Penny Rotheiser, co-chair of the Evanston Arts Council’s Arts & Business Committee; Annie Coakley, executive director of Downtown Evanston; and Fran Joy of the Evanston Arts Council. They were assisted by Jason Brown, the City of Evanston cultural arts intern.
The team announced the exhibit opening by saying, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase more Evanston artists on the streets of our city, and, at the same time, beautify the community and attract potential renters. Art Under Glass is another great reason to come downtown.”