Opening Saturday, January 27th, from 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Is climate change real?
How does it affect my environment?
Are we doing enough to stop the problem?
What more can we do to love or heal the earth?
What are some environmental concerns in my neighborhood?
These are some of the many questions, artist and environmentalist Nnenna Okore wants to raise, address and explore in her upcoming community engagement, Learning to Love the EARTH More.
To learn more about her Threewalls project, Okore invites members of the Albany Park community to join her as she discusses her passion for nature and the need to dialogue about environmental issues that affect our neighborhoods. Following a short demonstration of the artist’s creative process, participants will be able to manipulate and transform recyclable materials like newspapers, wire, yarn and tape into interesting art objects driven by teamwork.
For a stimulating afternoon of exchange, engagement and creativity, join the artist at Albany Park Public Library, Chicago (Meeting Room), on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 2.30pm – 4.30pm.
Refreshments will be served.
Nnenna Okore is a Professor of Art at Chicago’s North Park University. She is a recipient of the 2012 Fulbright Award. Her participation in over a hundred solo and group exhibitions combined in the last decade has earned her much recognition and accolade. Her works have been featured at venues including Museum of Art and Design, New York; Peabody Essex Museum at Salem, Salem; Tang Museum of Art, Skidmore College, NY; Museum of Contemporary African Diasporic Art, New York; Spelman Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta; Museu Afro Brasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis.