Evanston Made artists open their studios to the public


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Alice George engages in multiple forms of art and media, including painting, printmaking, drawing, collage and short experimental films. “The ordinary and the extraordinary (inspire me). The truth,” George says. “Sadness and loneliness.” In her short films, George mixes collages, hand drawn animation and digital effects, with poetry weaved throughout. She said she is most proud of her recent films, explaining, “there is so much room for expressive complexity and storytelling in them.” The Evanston Made open-studio event brought in customers and social interaction the artist welcomed.

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Evanston Made, a nonprofit organization supporting Evanston artists, hosted a Fall Studio Tour highlighting the work of over 50 artists. Various studios around town opened their doors to the public on Saturday and Sunday, showcasing a plethora of art mediums, including sculpture, painting, drawing and film. 

One of this weekend’s open studios was home to pottery artist Liz Cramer. Whether she’s making vases or coffee mugs, Cramer has come to cherish the practicality of her art in day-to-day life. Cramer is co-director of Evanston Made and reflects on how the collective of the city’s creatives has become a support system for so many.

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