We are happy to welcome Evanston painter Michael Loewenstein as the next featured artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. For forty years he was the Scenic Art Director for WTTW Channel 11 where he designed many PBS favorites including Siskel and Ebert, Kukla Fran and Ollie, Chicago Tonight, and Soundstage. After his retirement he began to pursue his interest in fine art, and now his exhibit Life After Siskel and Ebert is on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library through November 30th. Presenting a striking selection of his oils and watercolors, Loewenstein’s exhibit shows his preference for “content as opposed to technique” while exploring his “particular interest in light and perspective.” Don’t miss it!
Former Chicago librarian Lillian R. New passed away on Tuesday at the age of 98. She was best known to Chicagoans as “Miss Bunny, the Story Lady.” New’s WTTW show, Story Time with Miss Bunny, aired after school during the ‘50s and ‘60s and featured her reading stories to children. Read more about “Miss Bunny” in a recent article in the Chicago Tribune.