Evanston celebrates Arts and Humanities Month

Jennifer Ball, Assistant City Editor

To celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month in October, Evanston’s Cultural Arts Division will host different events throughout the month.

The events were made possible through a continuing partnership with the Illinois Arts Council.

A presentation called “A Bright Night for the Arts” will take place Oct. 9 at the Rotary International Building, 1560 Sherman Ave. At the event, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will give out an artist of the year award.

Expressions from the Heart
The show features the work of artists who are disabled. The opening reception is Oct. 10 at Noyes Cultural Center, 927 Noyes St.

“Power of the Spirit” Art Exhibit
An art exhibit, sponsored by arts council member Fran Joy, at Garrett Seminary on Oct. 14 at 12:45 p.m. will be a free and open to Northwestern students and staff.

Around the Block
On Oct. 16th 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., the Evanston Arts Council and the Block Museum will partner to provide an overview of 2014-2015 programming. It will include Brooklyn artist Wangechi Mutu, who addresses gender inequality, racism and environmental degradation.

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