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Evanston artist Lea Basile Lazarus will be at the Evanston Made gallery, 1100 Florence Ave., Sept. 7-17. Her exhibit features 2D and 3D works on paper, titled “The Spirit of Community.”

The public is invited to the opening reception, Sept. 8, 5-8 p.m. and an artist talk, Sept. 16, 3-5p.m.

Ms. Basile Lazarus been teaching for 20 years and currently teaches art at Beacon Academy. She makes contemporary prints, paper pulp collages, and sculptures and exhibits her work in the Chicagoland area. Her artist statement reads in part, “I have been deeply affected by the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election. I have attended two Women’s Marches, the Science March, and two Immigration Marches.

We, the community of people who gather at these events, are peaceful, but strong.

We stand united in causes that we feel passionate about and this stance reflects our own personal beliefs and values.

“I have spent the last 18 months creating a body of work that reflects the awareness and power of strength in numbers. People have gathered together to express concern for issues that conflict with our communities’ beliefs and rights. There is a sharp sense of wanting to belong and to be proud of who we are, but also the need to embrace our differences and provide a safe environment in which we all can live.”