Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Kids and adults wove strips of colored fabric between two trees in Grey Park Sunday, as part of a community art project called Ten Thousand Ripples.
Kids and adults pulled brightly colored strips of fabric through a loom woven between two trees in Grey Park Sunday, as part of a community art project. Evanston artist Indira Johnson placed ten Buddha sculptures around the city and in several neighborhoods in Chicago for the project, called Ten Thousand Ripples. In partnership with the Chicago arts organization Changing Worlds, Johnson solicited input from residents of each of ten communities on where to place the Buddhas, then encouraged community groups to start discussions and hold workshops around a theme related to peace. The event in Grey Park this weekend is one of several community events planned around the Buddha sculptures in Evanston, with the theme of “bridging differences…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Ten “emerging Buddhas” around the city are designed to promote peace and are part of a public art project that also includes a series of community workshops this spring.
With warm weather comes new leaves and buds—as well as ten sculpted Buddha sculpturess emerging from the ground in Evanston. Local artist Indira Johnson installed the sculptures around the city as part of a public art project called Ten Thousand Ripples, taking place in Evanston and nine other Chicago-area communities in partnership with the Chicago arts organization Changing Worlds. Johnson solicits input from residents of each area on where to place the Buddhas, then encourages community groups to start discussions around a theme related to peace. Earlier: Buddha Sculptures Emerge, Promoting Peace in Evanston “A powerful and profound need exists within each of us to know that peace is possible in spite of the violence that surrounds us…
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The Evanston Community Foundation awarded $217,000 to 29 local nonprofits this year as part of its responsive grants program.
Founded in 1986, the Evanston Community Foundation has awarded grants to local nonprofits on a yearly basis since 1987. The 2012 class of grantees, announced in May, will be the largest ever. From a pool of 64 applicants, 24 nonprofits were chosen to receive money through the organization’s responsive grants initiative, which funds programs and infrastructure at local nonprofits. Related: Armed With $217,000, 29 Evanston Nonprofits Go to Work Want to stay up to date with the latest news on Evanston volunteers? Sign up for our free, daily newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox.