Thursday, October 12, 2017

Lea Pinsky talks about Art Encounter, EMAP & Murals!

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Today's podcast features an interview with Lea Pinsky of Evanston Mural Arts Program (EMAP), talking about the six murals going up in Evanston. By the time you hear this interview, the murals will almost all be complete, with the talks of more on the horizon. 

Thursday, October 12, the public is invited to a reception and party to meet the muralists who are activating Evanston's wall with EMAP's help. Join the party at Hyatt House on Chicago Ave., 5:30 p.m., click here for details.

The six muralists include artists; Shawn Bullen, Ruben Aguirre, Nick Gottleing, Dustin Harris & Lea Pinsky, Alfonso Nieves Piloto Ruiz and Jordan Nickel. The murals can be found on this map under Public/Installation Art.

Evanston Mural Arts Program (EMAP) is Art Encounter’s new public art initiative. Art Encounter has launched the program to help community groups, artists, residents, and business districts uplift their neighborhoods and strengthen their communities through mural art. EMAP works with the City of Evanston, local business districts, and area groups to provide curatorial leadership and project management support towards shared goals of community enrichment, civic engagement, and beautification. EMAP is overseen by Dustin Harris and Art Encounter’s Education and Outreach Director Lea Pinsky. Harris and Pinsky, both muralists and public art project managers, have been inspiring public spaces through art since 2005.  Click here to read more. 

The public is invited to take a self-guided tour of the murals ANYTIME, but especially Saturday, October 14, 12-5 p.m., during Evanston Art Tour. Maps are available online (click here for map) or in print at Evanston Art Center, stumble & relish, or Cultivate on Main St. 


"The Lisa D Show" is a podcast celebrating creatives, featuring 20-minute, unedited conversations that mimic the live-radio vibe, very low tech on purpose. Reach out to host Lisa Degliantoni at thelisadshow[at]

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