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By Laura Kelly The Daily Northwestern

For more on the art showcased in this exhibit at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, go to THE DAILY'S Web site for video of the pieces.


Art: “Harmony� by artist Buchi Upjohn is one of the works showcased in the exhibit “A Call to Action: An Artistic Dialogue Amont Ten Artists� at the Noyes Cultural Center. in the Chicago area, introducing mosaic art to students. She has also worked with youth on probation, completing several projects at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. Kendall Glover, one artist featured at the exhibit, considers the functionality and quality of his furniture the most important part of his work. “Everything I do is coming out of my personal experiences,� he said. “My work has a subtle influence of the African experience.� The opening of the exhibit drew several artists from the Evanston area. Diane Nelson, a member of a northern suburbs

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art group, attended the opening to scope out a potential place for one of the group’s exhibitions. “I though it would be fascinating to see viewpoints from 10 AfricanAmerican artists, to see some different views from within one community,� she said. “Their ideas are very diverse.� Evanston resident Tameka Jackson is new to the art world but was intrigued by the topic. She learned about the event through Facebook. “‘Yes we can—yes we did—but we’re not done.’ I like that,� she said. The exhibit will run through March 9.

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Two men armed with a handgun approached three female Northwestern students Saturday evening, according to an NU security alert e-mail sent Sunday morning. The students were walking near Foster Street and Pratt Court at 10:30 p.m. when they turned and saw the men after hearing a noise behind them, according to the e-mail alert. One of the men had a handgun, causing the students to scream and run from the scene. The students were uninjured and nothing was taken. No suspect description of the two men was available, according to the alert. Northwestern Police had no further comment Sunday.

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For some Evanston artists, President Barack Obama’s historic election served as motivation for a new exhibit highlighting youth issues. “A Call to Action: An Artistic Dialogue Among Ten Artists� features artists who were asked to address the impact of the election of the first black president by responding to the statement, “Yes we can— yes we did—but we’re not done.� The exhibit, which features painting, photography, ceramic mosaic and woodworking, opened Sunday at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., as part of February’s Black History Month. “The idea for the exhibit came from the pride of the election of the first black president and the sadness that comes with the violence our young people face,� said exhibit curator Carolyn Elaine. The exhibit focuses on themes of nurturing family and young people, Elaine said. “This is a call to action to figure out what we need to do as a people to get our young people back on track,� she said. This was Elaine’s first invitation to curate an exhibit, but she has been working as an artist for many years. While studying interior design in Portugal, she was introduced to the medium of ceramic mosaic, which sent her in a new direction. Now Elaine moves from school to school

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