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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

A statue of a white Buddha head emerging from the ground.

‘Art can be around you’: A deeper look at Evanston sculptures’ history and messages

May 12, 2022

In Dawes Park, a Buddha head sculpture emerges from the ground. To creator Indira Freitas Johnson the piece is meant to exude a sense of beauty and peacefulness that can be enjoyed by passersby. ...

A photo of Indira Freitas Johnson.

Evanston-based sculpturist Indira Freitas Johnson centers community in her art, draws on Indian influences

October 25, 2021

For Evanston-based sculpture artist Indira Freitas Johnson, art and nonviolence have always been intertwined.  Growing up in Mumbai, she was influenced by her parents’ work. Her mother started a...

Evanston native to install Buddha statues around town to promote peace

March 8, 2013

Come the end of March, Evanston residents and NU students might find a giant Buddha head emerging on their way to work or class. Evanston native and artist Indira Johnson and her nonprofit, Changing...

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