Nov 3rd 2017

The New People

@ Evanston Art Center

1717 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201

Opening Friday, November 3rd, from 7PM - 9PM

On view through Wednesday, November 8th

The Evanston Art Center launched an inaugural Artwork-in-Residence program, inviting six artists to move in to the Second Floor Atrium Gallery for four-week residencies. From June 2016 – March 2017, the Art Center proudly hosted artists Adriana Kuri Alamillo, Judith Brotman, Joseph G. Cruz, David Giordano, Kirsten Leenaars and Pedro Vélez. Each of the artists, chosen by curator Jessica Cochran, addressed the residency theme “society” during their four-week stay, creating work that engaged, reflected and modeled society today in myriad ways.

In this exhibition, Judith Brotman, Joseph G. Cruz, Kirsten Leenaars and Pedro Vélez will feature artwork inspired by their past residency at the Evanston Art Center. The exhibition title, The New People, is inspired by the term that Hannah Arendt is said to have used for her students, considering them with optimism the new generations of citizens. In this case, we see artists “the new people” – as hard working agents of possibility and transformation in society.

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