Sep 8th 2018

Lea Basile-Lazarus: The Spirit of Community

@ 1100 Florence Gallery

1100 Florence Ave, Evanston, IL 60202

Opening Saturday, September 8th, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Monday, September 17th

This September we are excited to host “The Spirit of Community” art exhibit with 2D/3D works by Lea Basile – Lazarus. Sept. 7-17, at 1100 Florence.

Artist Lea Basile – Lazarus has spent the last 18 months creating a body of work (using pigmented paper pulp) inspired by our dark political times and the volume of people standing together for common values and beliefs.

“The Spirit of Community” show celebrates our strength in numbers.

Lea Basile Lazarus received her BA in Art Education from The College of New Jersey and her MFA, with a concentration in Printmaking, from the School if the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been teaching for 20 years. After teaching art for 16 years in Winnetka District 36, Lea retired from public school education and is currently at Beacon Academy, a Montessori High School in Evanston, teaching IB Visual Arts. Through her years of teaching, Lea has worked with Chicago public schools on collaborative social justice art projects. She has been a recipient of a Teacher Fulbright trip to Japan, spending three weeks abroad learning about Japan’s culture, art, and education system. And through a non-profit organization called Do Your P’Art, Lea was sent to Africa to visit Ghanaian schools and villages. These experiences have affected the images that she has created over the years.

Lea is a working artist making contemporary prints, paper pulp collages, and sculptures. She exhibits her work in the Chicagoland Area. Over the past couple of years, Lea has had one person shows at the Center of Halsted, Chicago, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, and Curt’s Café in Evanston. She has also participated in a two-person art and poetry show at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston. Lea happily owns and operates a Conrad Printing Press, but a majority of her recent work has been created through using pigmented paper pulp.

Artist Talk, Sept. 16, 3-5p

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