FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Public Programming
Departmentt of Fine & Performing Arts
Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts Presents
Chicago Cartoonist Lilli Carré at Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex
CHICAGO, November 11, 2011- Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) welcomes Chicago cartoonist Lilli Carré as she exhibits her animations in the University’s Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex starting December 8, 2011. Carré will transform the walls of the Annex space into a playful, animated landscape. This multimedia exhibition features short animated films with unpredictable characters and whimsical artistry projected onto the walls for all to see from inside and out.
A Chicago-based artist and former student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Carré creates animations, illustrations, and comics. Her films have been shown at festivals around the world, including the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Last year, she co-founded the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation and is currently working on plans for the 2011 festival. She has authored several books, including Tales of Woodman Pete, The Lagoon, and Nine Ways to Disappear, and has recently contributed stories to Mome, The Believer, Best American Comics 2010, and Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010.
Carré’s work reflects the independent, or “do-it-yourself,” culture and community, demonstrating how ideas flow directly from one person’s head and hands straight to paper with no outside interference. Carré s animations are her way of putting her observations and thoughts into a form that communicates them better than she ever could in any other way.
The exhibition opens on Thursday evening, December 8, with an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, the reception will be held in the Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex at 1131 W. Sheridan Road on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. The exhibition will be on display from December 8, 2011 through January 21, 2012.
The Annex is open to members of the Loyola community, with valid identification, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, and the general public on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., and by appointment. For more information on these exhibitions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.508.3847, or visit blogs.LUC.edu/artsalive.
About the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts aligns the creative energies of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts to provide quality arts education to students. This interdisciplinary collaboration, and the renovation of two arts facilities on the Lake Shore Campus, has inspired a renaissance of the arts on campus. This year’s public programming includes more than 70 innovative events engaging several art forms. For information and events, visit blogs.LUC.edu/artsalive.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic university, with more than 16,000 students. Nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as a presence in Beijing and an academic center in Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The University’s 10 schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, communication, continuing and professional studies, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, and social work. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago.