Art Exhibit Reception: "Super Natural" by Eva Smith

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Arts & Culture

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Adults, Older Adults
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Join us for an artist reception with artist Eva Smith in the Main Library Gallery.

See the exhibit November 14-December 14

From the artist
I study ecology through art. I take inspiration from the floral, fungal and animal life forms around me, meanwhile researching interesting characteristics, adaptations, and symbiotic relationships. These concepts and patterns then continue to shape what I create, resulting in a kind of feedback loop. I aim to immerse myself and the viewer in the unnatural natural environments I create and ultimately to help inspire in others the sense of connectedness and openness to learning that I feel when observing the natural world around me.

More about the artist: Eva Smith is a mixed-media artist based in Oak Park. Eva received her Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College and was profoundly affected by the surrounding landscape while studying visual art and forest ecology in the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. She has explored and enjoyed several trades (art-based preschool teacher, cheesemonger, urban forestry consultant), but making art has always been her main passion. After devoting the last seven years to full-time parenting, she is now focusing on creating art, as well as training to be a certified Master Naturalist in Cook County. More art can be seen at, and nature snapshots @lichenized.