City Seeks Input on Sites for Public Art Project

Posted on Thursday Jan 31, 2013

Evanston is one of ten Chicago communities, and the only one outside of Chicago, participating in the exciting public art and peace project, Ten Thousand Ripples. In Evanston, TTR is focusing on bridging differences in our community that are barriers to peace.

TTR is a collaboration between artist Indira Johnson and Changing Worlds. Learn more about TTR at

TTR will create artistic workshops and residencies to address these issues of difference, cultural understanding and peace, creating opportunities for dialogue.  Collaborating partners in Evanston include Family Focus, Open Studio Project, Evanston Art Center, Evanston Community Foundation and its Friends of the Arts Fund, Evanston Ecology Center, Evanston Public Library and Foundation 65.takesurvey.png

The focus of these activities will be the installation of ten fiberglass emerging Buddha sculptures designed by Johnson. The sculptures invite us to think about how we can find peace in our own lives and in our communities.

The TTR collaboration is seeking your input on installation sites for the Buddha sculptures. Please go to the survey and share your ideas.

TTR will culminate with an exhibition of the work resulting from all ten communities at the Loyola University Museum of Art on July 20, 2013.