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Threewalls in collaboration with the Albany Park Library is excited to host international artist, educator and environmentalist Nnenna Okore for her Outside the Walls exhibition.

Nnenna’s Plastorganism is intended to provoke thoughts about issues of consumption and how disposal of manmade materials leaves significant carbon footprints on an endangered planet.

As a Threewalls RaD Lab artist, Okore engaged local residents of Albany Park through a workshop series inviting members to join her as she discussed her passion for nature and the need to dialogue about environmental issues that affect our neighborhoods.

“As part of my research project, neighbors and the general public participated in dialogue and small creative workshops, where issues revolving around environmental sustainability were discussed and recyclable plastic materials were collected and transformed into various art objects.”

Plastorganism will live at the Chicago Public Library – Albany Park Branch until September 30, 2019.

Outside the Walls is made possible in part by the Alphawood Foundation & the Illinois Arts Council.

Nnenna Okore

When & Where

June 1, 2019

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October 31, 2019

Albany Park Branch, Chicago Public Library, West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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