5255 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
First Free Church is hosting an Artist’s Reception & Discussion with Crystal Neubauer on Saturday, March 3 at 6pm during Andersonville’s Restaurant Week. Crystal’s work is current displayed in the sanctuary, where the event will take place.
Crystal is a Mixed Media Artist drawn to the broken, cast out, and overlooked items of the past. She sees beauty in the mundane, brings new life to forgotten objects, and finds the process of salvaging old materials and creating new art to be therapeutic and healing. As her work evolves, a more complete understanding of her work and why she chooses to use materials that others see as trash comes to light:
It’s about seeing something beautiful in the discarded
About giving new life to what has been broken and cast out
It’s about seeing worth in what has been deemed worthless
And value in the valueless
Ultimately it’s about humanity