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New Evanston Arts Council committee aims to unite businesses with artists

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

November 15, 2016

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), Business, City, Local

A new Evanston Creative Commerce Committee has been formed in an effort to facilitate work between artists and businesses in the city. Still in its infant stages, the committee is comprised of artists, small business owners... Read more »

Central Street Art Walk to kick off Friday

Ben Winck, Reporter

May 12, 2016

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

Evanston artists and businesses are collaborating to highlight the local arts scene through the inaugural Central Street Art Walk starting on Friday afternoon. The art show will showcase more than 15 local artists specializing... Read more »

Company with Northwestern roots wins Clean Energy Award with product that reduces food waste

Nora Shelly, Assistant City Editor

April 24, 2016

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City

Hazel Technologies, a corporation with roots in a Northwestern classroom, won the Illinois Clean Energy Fund Award earlier this month for its product that slows down food aging. The award, which comes with a $500,000 prize,... Read more »

Evanston natural gas pipelines to be replaced this year

Nora Shelly, Assistant City Editor

April 17, 2016

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

Several natural gas pipelines in Evanston will be replaced this year in an effort to bolster public safety. Nicor Gas is replacing the pipelines as part of its own program that will upgrade Illinois’ natural gas infrastructure... Read more »

Ross Barney Architects selected to design Howard Street Theater

Robin Opsahl, Assistant City Editor

February 21, 2016

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City

Evanston announced it would hire Ross Barney Architects to lead the concept and design planning for the Howard Street Theater. The company was chosen from 12 applicants to design the theater, to be located at 717-723 Howard... Read more »

Film festival seeks to inspire environmental activism

Renzo Downey, Reporter

February 4, 2016

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City

With the first night sold out and the second on its way, the 2016 Wild and Scenic Film Festival will showcase two nights of films on environmental sustainability at the Evanston Ecology Center. The Evanston Environmental Association,... Read more »

Evanston Public Library series to feature panel on children’s publishing

Marissa Page, City Editor

January 28, 2016

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Education, Local

The Evanston Public Library will host a panel on children’s literature Feb. 13 moderated by children’s author and book reviewer Betsy Bird. The program, “Publishing Children’s Books in the 21st Century,” is part of th... Read more »

Art exhibit celebrating Black History Month to open at Noyes Cultural Arts Center

Marissa Page, City Editor

January 24, 2016

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

A new art exhibit celebrating Black History Month is set to open Jan. 31 at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center. The exhibit, titled “Justice for Peace,” was curated by Evanston resident Fran Joy, an artist whose work draw... Read more »

Survivor of Mexican student tragedy visits Evanston

Isha Bhutada, Reporter

November 22, 2015

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

On Sept. 26, 2014, 43 male students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College in Guerrero, Mexico, were attacked and kidnapped by government forces. More than a year later, the students remain missing. On Nov. 20, about 25 Evan... Read more »

Evanston art exhibit aims to change public perception of those living with disabilities

Mercy Yang, Reporter

November 15, 2015

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

For Reveca Torres, using a wheelchair is not as much of a burden as people may think. Instead, Torres considers the wheelchair a tool for independence. “A lot of people think a wheelchair is limiting, and I wanted people... Read more »