An Interview with David Pritchett

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David Pritchett is a photographer, educator, and the latest Evanston artist to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  His fascinating show Daily China was on display at EPL’s Main Library throughout November and explored China’s careening city buses, rural Buddhist temples, and street-side restaurants in an effort to “reflect a shared humanity amid the unique present of an ancient culture.”  We recently spoke with Mr. Pritchett via email about how the Peace Corps inspired his art, his creative process, and his conviction that “there is more in cultural diversity that unites us than separates us.”

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Local Art @ EPL

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We are thrilled to welcome Evanston photographer and educator David Pritchett as the next featured artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  His show – titled Daily China – is currently on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library where you can catch it through November 30th.  Captured between 2008 and 2014, Pritchett’s fascinating images explore China’s careening city buses, rural Buddhist temples, and street-side restaurants in an effort to “reflect a shared humanity amid the unique present of an ancient culture.”  Don’t miss this excellent exhibit, and make sure to check back with Off the Shelf later in November for a featured interview with the artist himself.  Stay tuned.

Local Art @ EPL

lloyd 1We are pleased to introduce retired NU Life Sciences Librarian and photographer Lloyd Davidson as the next featured artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  His show is currently on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library where you can catch it through September 30th.  Informed by his M.A. in paleontology  and Ph.D. in cell biology, Davidson’s breathtaking landscape, plant, and macro photographs reflect his engaged respect for the wilds of Alaska, Africa, Australia, and the American Southwest.  You can meet Dr. Davidson at an opening reception this Tuesday, September 8th at 7 pm and also on Wednesday, September 23 at 7 pm when he will share photos and discuss the art of nature photography in our Community Meeting Room.  Stay tuned.

An Interview with Lorna Galich

Dragon%202011Lorna Galich is a retired corporate consultant and the next Evanston artist to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  Her show – which is dedicated to the memory of her daughter and EPL librarian Gigi Galich – is currently on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library where you can catch it through August 31st.  Featuring stunning watercolors, colored pencil drawings, and multi-layered portrayals of animals, her exhibit conveys her fascination with “all things natural, most particularly wild life.”  We recently spoke with Ms. Galich via email about her artistic origins, unique style, and future plans.

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Local Art @ EPL

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We are please to introduce Evanston artist and retired corporate consultant Lorna Galich as the next to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  Her show – which is dedicated to the memory of her daughter and EPL librarian Gigi Galich – is currently on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library where you can catch it through August 31st.  Featuring stunning watercolors, colored pencil drawings, and multi-layered portrayals of animals, her exhibit conveys her fascination with “all things natural, most particularly wild life.”  Don’t miss this impressive show, and make sure to check back with Off the Shelf later in August for a featured interview with the artist herself.  Stay tuned.

Local Art @ EPL

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We are thrilled to introduce local photographer Dale Wickum as the next featured artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  His show – Following the Tracks – is currently on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library where you can catch it through June 30th.  Documenting a trio of railroad journeys in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Wickum’s exhibit explores the vanishing subculture of the “railroad tramp.”  Featuring three dozen arresting black-and-white photographs, his show captures the essence of this “reclusive and wary, overlooked and forgotten” subculture while affording “them the dignity of being remembered for who they were, the last of a breed.”  For more photos and to learn about Wickum’s oral history project, visit the Following the Tracks website, and don’t miss this interview with the artist himself.

An Interview with Ed Ravine

ed ravineEdward Ravine is a practicing psychotherapist, local painter, and the next featured artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  His show – Live Life Like a River – is currently on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library where you can catch it through May 31st.  Representing 15 years of artistic study under Leslie Hirshfield at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Ravine’s striking watercolors capture his quiet moments spent in the peace of wild places like Utah’s Big Cottonwood Canyon and Glencoe’s Skokie Lagoons.  We recently spoke with him via email about how the Vietnam War influenced his art, Winslow Homer, his forthcoming book, and his need for time in the wilderness.

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Local Art @ EPL

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We are happy to introduce local painter and psychotherapist Edward Ravine as the next featured artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  His show – Live Life Like a River – is currently on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library where you can catch it through May 31st.  Representing 15 years of artistic study under Leslie Hirshfield at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Ravine’s striking watercolors capture his quiet moments spent in the peace of wild places like Utah’s Big Cottonwood Canyon and Glencoe’s Skokie Lagoons.  You can meet Mr. Ravine at an opening reception this Saturday, May 9th at 3 pm, and make sure to check back with Off the Shelf later in May for a featured interview with the artist himself.  Stay tuned.

An Interview with Lynn Torbeck

Lynn Torbeck - Color VennLynn Torbeck is a retired Evanston statistician and the latest featured artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  His show – Art in Science – is currently on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library where you can catch it through April 30th.  Intrigued by Piet Mondrian and inspired by mathematics, he explores creativity by restricting themes, graphical elements, and color for a result that is bold, linear, and hard edge.  We recently spoke with him via email about his artistic origins, creative process, and future plans.

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Local Art @ EPL

Torbeck - Mixed ElementsWe are pleased to introduce Evanston artist and statistician Lynn Torbeck as the next to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  His show – Art in Science – is currently on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library where you can catch it through April 30th.  Intrigued by Piet Mondrian and inspired by mathematics, he explores creativity by restricting themes, graphical elements, and color for a result that is bold, linear, and hard edge.  Don’t miss his show, and make sure to check back with Off the Shelf later in April for a featured interview with the artist himself.  Stay tuned!