Lea Basile-Lazarus: Environments

ON VIEW: July 16 – August 14, 2022

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Opening Reception: Sunday, July 17 from 1-4pm

Join us for a workshop with the artist on July 18 from 1-4pm. Register here.

ENVIRONMENTS features the work of printmaker and paper pulp painter Lea Basile-Lazarus. This exciting and invigorating new collection of work explores the generative space where personal artistic expression meets social consciousness, reflection meets spontaneity. Moving through the unusual, intersecting “environments” created and heightened during the pandemic and a relocation to the Pacific Northwest, Basile-Lazarus works her reactions and meditations on these changes into her vibrant and richly-textured prints, embossments and paintings.


Lea Basile-Lazarus received her BA in Art Education from The College of New Jersey and her MFA, with a concentration in Printmaking, from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She taught art for 28 years, ending her teaching career at Beacon Academy, a Montessori high school in Evanston, IL. Lea has been a recipient of a Teacher Fulbright trip to Japan and she spent three weeks in Africa visiting Ghanaian schools and villages. Lea is a professional artist creating contemporary prints and paper pulp paintings, exhibiting and selling her artwork. Lea currently lives in Gig Harbor, WA, where she has a home printmaking studio. She is active in the Gig Harbor art community, where she has joined Gallery Row, a collaborative art gallery. Lea’s paper pulp paintings are created at Hook Pottery Paper in La Porte, Indiana, where she visits annually.


This exhibition will be held in the Second Floor Gallery of the Evanston Art Center (EAC). Masks are optional but strongly recommended for students, visitors, and staff.

Gallery Hours

Monday–Friday: 9am–6pm

Saturday–Sunday: 9am–4pm


Artwork sale proceeds benefit both the artist and the Evanston Art Center. If you are interested in purchasing artwork on display, please contact Audrey Avril, Manager of Exhibitions, at [email protected] or (847) 475-5300 x 107.

This project is partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and EAC's general membership.