Green Arts Show Reflects More Sustainable Ways of Living
EVANSTON, IL - Citizens’ Greener Evanston’s Fourth Annual Green Arts Show promises to be a lively series of events with artwork juried on artistic merit and use of green concepts reflecting more sustainable ways of living. Over 25 artists will participate, most using recycled materials. The show will run September 7-23, 2012, in the upstairs gallery of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street, Evanston.
The show will open with an Artists Reception from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 7 at the Noyes Gallery. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Featured award-winning artist, Mary Ellen Croteau, will attend the reception. Croteau’s work spans two decades and can be seen in permanent and solo exhibitions in the Midwest and abroad, including England, South Korea and Sweden. Her work is currently part of the Chicago Twelve on exhibit at the Garfield Park Conservatory.
Events taking place in the Noyes gallery exhibit space during the run of the show include two family workshops:
• Sat., Sept. 8, 1:00 p.m., Plastic Bottle Cap Art with Mary Ellen Croteau
• Sat., Sept. 15, 1:00 p.m., Our Green Town Recycle Art with Alfonso Nieves Ruiz
Workshops are free and open to the public, but space is extremely limited. Participants must pre-register by email at email@example.com or 847/612-1109.
There will be a Green Arts Performance Night at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21 at the Noyes Gallery. It will feature comedy by The Shelter Improv Group, a dance performance by LakeDance Collective and a fashion performance by Pretty Dirty lead artist Hanh Pham. Admission is $5.00 at the door. Registration is encouraged at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visual and performing artists in the September 21 performance include: Sue Arends, Gary Brown, Rose Camastro-Pritchett, Mary Ellen Croteau, Melanie Deal, Sue Diamond, Lorna Filippini-Mulliken, Sharon Gilmore, Kim Guare, Charles Heinrich, Sarah Kaiser, Kristina Knowski, Carol Krofl, Karen Loper, Casey Lowry, Alfonso Nieves Ruiz, Kip Pasta, Gail Pinchot Goldberg, Jill Schlindwein, Kyle Van Heck, Verna Todd, Margorie Woodruff, Clare Tallon Ruen, Hanh Pham and Peter Athans.
Jurors for the show are: Shawn Decker, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Alain Gavin, Governors State University; and Harvey Pranian, Harvey Pranian Antiques. Show co-sponsors include the City of Evanston and Whole Foods Market.