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The Awakenings Project featured in Art at City Hall exhibit

AURORA, IL - The Aurora Public Art Commission is collaborating with The Awakenings Project for the current Art at City Hall exhibit.

Artwork from The Awakenings Project, which is an exhibit featuring the work of artists who are living with mental illness, will be on display until August 11, 2017, at Aurora City Hall, 44 E. Downer Place.

For the past 20 years, artists with The Awakenings Project have been exhibited widely in the Chicago area. Founded in 1996, The Awakenings Project had its first authentic show at the 1997 National Alliance for the Mentally Ill's annual Illinois conference. The organizers expected a dozen artists to bring their work, instead nearly four times that many participated. In 2000, the group first published its literary magazine, The Awakenings Review, in conjunction with the University of Chicago.

The 16 artists featured in the Art at City Hall exhibit are: Peter Hallock Austin, Faith Burmania, Ryan Chacey, Sirene Christman, Trish Evers, Julie Hough, Kelsey Kowalski, Robert King Lundin, Sandy Jo Mazurek, William Eddie Nilan, Irene Lamb O'Neil, John Rakow, Mandy Rakow, Linda Stepanek, Kurt Taecker and Anton Witek.

Aurora City Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Location: Aurora, IL


Release Date—February 8th, 2017