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shana pearlmutter

Shana Pearlmutter has been a muralist/painter and an art educator at Bell School in Chicago for the past 20 years. She often realizes her best teachers are her students and friends in her community. Her art passions lie in the intersection of art, storytelling, micro and macro biological specimens, memory, belonging and social-cultural inquiry. In her studio, she creates narrative, mixed media assemblages and has exhibited regularly in Chicago. Shana’s latest creative endeavor is a cross-cultural, artistic collaborative exchange with Moroccan, Indian, and American artists inspired by inclusive, cooperative, participatory art-making processes.

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uNCOMMON GROUND LAKEVIEW LOCATION
3800 N. CLARK STREET, CHICAGO, IL

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“THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE.” FOR ME THAT TRUTH IS IN MY ARTWORK. TURNING TWO DIMENSIONAL SURFACES INTO COMPOSITIONS THAT EVOKE EMOTION. PAINTING AND THE INSTRUCTION I HAVE RECEIVED HAS CHANGED THE WAY I SEE THE WORLD. I AM SET FREE EVERY TIME I STAND AT THE EASEL. I AM SET FREE WHEN I LOOK THROUGH ARTIST’S EYES. I AM SET FREE TO CREATE. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SHARE MY ART WITH YOU. IT IS MY GOAL TO EVOKE EMOTION THROUGH MY ARTWORK. MY PROCESS BEGINS WITH PRIMING THE SURFACE BLACK AND THEN USING AN IMPRESSIONIST.EXPRESSIONIST PALETTE I BEGIN TO CREATE. TO MAINTAIN THE HIGHEST STANDARDS, I PERSONALLY EXECUTE ALL THE CREATIVE ASPECTS INVOLVED IN MY WORK WITHOUT THE USE OF APPRENTICES OR ASSISTANTS.

UNCOMMON GROUND edgewater LOCATION
1401 w. devon STREET, CHICAGO, IL

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