Artist Layne Jackson primed for Nov. 5 meeting

Layne Jackson has relocated her art studio to 1112 N. Ashland Ave. from the Miller Lumber storefront, which is being razed for a new apartment building.

Jackson's artwork turns snapshot poses into canvases that suggest the nature of memory. The painter opens the East Village Association's November meeting with an introduction to her new gallery. EVA meets at 7 pm Nov. 5 in the Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott Ave. Guest speaker is Wells High School principal Ernesto Matias.

Born in Dallas, Jackson has lived in a 19th-century house in East Village since 2001 and has conducted classes here since 2008. Jackson created and organized the East Village Arts Walk, with more than 60 artists participating from 2002 through 2006.

Jackson runs after-school art programs at LaSalle II, 1148 N. Honore St., and free classes for teens at Marwen, 833 N. Orleans St. She also has taught at the Latin School of Chicago and in the Chicago Public Schools, leading mural projects for more than 600 children.

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