Abandoned Illinois
A lecture by Lisa Beard
Perspective member Lisa Beard will show images and discuss her first book, Abandoned Illinois Volume I: Secrets Behind the Spaces on Sunday, July 21 at 4:30 pm. This book of photographs and history behind the spaces, all located within a three hour radius of Chicago, is a culmination of over three years of documenting these fascinating, historical spaces including Joliet Prison, The Savanna Army Depot, The Damen Silos, and more. Two additional books will follow in the near future: a second volume of work focusing on Illinois and another focused on Wisconsin. Books will be available for sale and signing at the talk. Please join us for this presentation and Q + A session. 
LISA BEARD is a fine art photographer who also enjoys creating mixed media work and writing. She was born and continues to live in Woodstock, IL where she is also a high school teacher. Throughout life, Lisa has been drawn to art, especially photography, that tells stories. From an early age, Lisa has been an avid reader and was told she had an “active imagination;” this influenced her to complete her BFA in English and to pursue teaching. While teaching high school English, Lisa re-discovered her love for storytelling and creating art by making pictures, especially through conceptual and editorial work and also through exploring and researching the history behind places and objects left behind.
Sunday, July 21, 2019, 4:30 pm
Perspective Gallery  •  1310-B Chicago Ave.  •  Evanston, Illinois
Admission is free and open to the public.
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