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“Indira Freitas Johnson: The Resonance of Emptiness” will be on display in the Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St., from Oct. 9 to Nov. 14.
In the exhibit, Freitas Johnson explores the concept of emptiness and the interconnectedness of all things. Viewers are offered an aesthetic experience of emptiness and stillness while exploring the shifting distinctions between strength and vulnerability, permanence and decay, and the extraordinary and mundane.
Freitas Johnson’s identity has evolved as part sculptor, cultural worker, peace activist and educator. She grew up in Mumbai, India and received undergraduate degrees from Mumbai schools and a Master in Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The recipient of numerous grants and awards, Johnson has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work is represented in numerous private and public collections including the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, the University of Illinois in Champaign, Chicago Veteran’s Home, Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wis. and the Chicago Transit Authority.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. It is partly supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Evanston Art Center, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, is dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the arts among diverse audiences. The Art Center offers extensive and innovative instruction in broad areas of artistic endeavor through classes, exhibitions, interactive arts activities and community outreach initiatives.
Evanston Art Center Gallery Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 arm, to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
First and second floor gallery spaces are accessible. Limited free parking is available. Due to COVID-19 protocol, when arriving at the EAC during our gallery hours, all visitors are required to wear face masks and keep six-foot social distancing requirements when in the gallery space.