The 2016 Winter HeARTh project TryAngles brought friends and neighbors to the Levy Center on Feb. 20 and Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center on Feb. 21.
Jason Brown, a local artist and former head of the Evanston Arts Council’s Public Art Committee, said the idea came from a small brainstorming group: sharing stories of “try” or “tri” – trying, trials and triumphs, as examples – and painting triangles of different colors on vinyl cloth.
The two-day event was part of the City’s Winter HeARTh series, community events that encourage community members to “get moving and tap into their creative side,” said City Arts coordinator Jennifer Lasik. “Picasso said, ‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.’ This event lets adults tap into their creative side.”
Ms. Lasik also said several businesses incorporate that concept. “Here in Evanston, Collage Café and Bottle & Botega let people have a glass of wine and be creative,” she said.
The finished banners will be on display in Church Street Plaza.