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Last Wednesday, I took the CTA downtown during a snowstorm and brought my camera. I took some photos of the Evanston CTA stops along the way.


Community members celebrated the arts at Winter Wonderland at Canal Shores. Hosted every Saturday this month from 3 to 5 p.m, residents are invited to sip hot chocolate, enjoy the outdoors and, of course, make art.

A sculpture by Mardy Sears. (Photo credit: Lisa Degliantoni)

Art was also on display at the Open Studio Project’s Gallery 901 opening reception for Vanessa Filley’s exhibit, Homing Maps: A Study in Wayfinding, as a part of Evanston Made’s First Saturdays Art events. The show is up through February.


Check out this shot of Lee Street beach by Linda Slavik.

(Photo credit: Linda Slavik)

We’re back to the arts! Through March 18, the Visible/Invisible art exhibit is on display on the second floor of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.

“The Visible/Invisible Opening Reception was such an incredible success, with most artists attending and at least 150 people all total!” Lisa Degliatoni told the RoundTable.

Photo of the curators (from left) Fran Joy, Indira Johnson and Lisa Degliatoni.

Evan Girard submitted a photo of some birds gathered outside her house. Evanston birder Libby Hill provided a brief description, identifying the bird species.

“These House Sparrows, aka English Sparrows, cheeping away were photographed by Evan Girard on her way to work. House sparrows are year-round residents in Evanston. They were introduced into the United States from England or Eurasia, where they are native, either intentionally or accidentally starting around 1950. These seed-feeding non-native birds are often observed competing with native species at feeders. They compete, with bluebirds and chickadees for nesting boxes, which can end in disaster for the native birds. They compete with the cliff swallows that nest on the music building at Northwestern. The male has a handsome black bib, while the females are less distinctive. House sparrow numbers are in decline across the U.S, for unexplained reasons. Their antics are entertaining to watch as they interact with each other and native birds at feeders and bird baths.”

Adina Keeling

Adina Keeling is a photojournalist and reporter, covering city news, sustainability, schools, and art. She also investigates mental health systems and environmental injustices in Evanston, and puts together...

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