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“Authenticity” Art Installation in Naperville

Happy, curious and just plain silly- it’s a snapshot of the faces and emotions seen in Naperville everyday and now part of an art installation titled “Authenticity.”

“Personally what I think makes Naperville so special is that there are some people in this community that walk their talk and talk their walk and show people who they are and that’s a great thing to celebrate,” said Shannon Greene Robb, Artist of “Authenticity.”

It’s the outcome of a collaboration between Shannon Greene Robb, the founder of Arranmore Arts and Arthur Zards, the Founder and Executive Director TEDxNaperville.

The two applied to be a part of a global art project called “Inside Out,” which was started by French Artist JR. The mission behind the project is to show people what you stand for, a goal similar to that of a local group.

“Our theme for TEDxNaperville is ‘Exposure,’ we’re going to be exposing the community to new ideas, new ways of thinking, so this art project really worked well for us, because what Shannon did is take the theme of ‘Exposure’ and put her spin on it with the ‘Inside Out Project,’” said Zards.

28 Napervillians were asked to be a part of the art installation, not knowing what the outcome of the project would be.

“Some people were not being very open in what they were expressing, and others were being very open, and it became that essence of capturing what they’re essence was in the moment and it was kind of a happy accident as we call it,” said Greene Robb.

While this installation is made of paper and will eventually wear away, you can view it in the alleyway just North of Heaven on Seven on Main Street.

Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.


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