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In Between: Jennifer Mannebach at the PlayHouse

July 20-26, 2019

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Make art with us on the PlayHouse porch!

In July, artist Jennifer Mannebach will visit Peoria to make art with PlayHouse visitors. The collaborative artwork, In Between, will explore the boundaries around, between and within people and nature. Visitors will paint and collage on strips of industrial plastic, which will be incorporated into sculptures on display at the PlayHouse.

Jennifer is inspired by city maps, honeybees navigation charts and human genome maps. The artwork we make together will be made of industrial plastic remnants decorated and looped to become a sculpture on the front porch of the Peoria Playhouse Children’s Museum.

Join us on anytime the PlayHouse is open to the public from Saturday, July 20 - Friday, July 26 to make art with Jennifer. (Please note, Tuesdays we are open to members only, and Jennifer will not be working on the porch that day.) Free with membership or regular admission.

In August, a related exhibit of Jennifer's work will also be on view at the Peoria Art Guild downtown.

This exhibit has been made possible by a grant from the Russell and Eleanor Sikes Peters Performing Arts Fund and the Swager Public Art Fund at the Community Foundation of Central Illinois. It is also supported by Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino.

About Jennifer Mannebach

Jennifer Mannebach creates work addressing remnants, boundaries and transition. She has exhibited at the Hyde Park Art Center, Flatfile Gallery and others, nationally and internationally. In 2006 she was a visiting artist at The American Academy in Rome. Mannebach received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she subsequently taught for 6 years. She is currently an art facilitator at Little City Foundation and an Artist/Researcher with CAPE. Awards include: Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, CAAP grants, IAC grants, and the Governor’s International Arts Exchange Grant. Recent exhibits include STRIKE/SLIP at the Freeark Gallery in Riverside, IL and One or the Other Must Be Blurred at the Jack Olson Gallery at NIU.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum