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The Scene was our Illinois arts & culture podcast through 2017. Rachel Otwell curated the podcast which provided full-length stories and follow-ups, links to other reports, and conversations with you.This podcast contained a range of stories from the world of arts & culture, from visual art to Springfield's DIY music scene, to profiles of interesting local characters. The podcast was about what makes artists tick, and the diverse culture that exists within our community.

Chicago's "Princess Etch A Sketch" Goes Viral For Her Suerat Reproduction

Princess Etch A Sketch
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George Seurat's paintingat the Art Institute of Chicago called "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" is made up of millions of tiny dots, or points. Combined they paint a picture of several people - many donning umbrellas enjoying a leisurely sunny day.

Credit Princess Etch A Sketch on Facebook
Princess Etch A Sketch on Facebook
Princess Etch A Sketch with one of her awards

A Chicago artist named Jane Labowitch goes by Princess Etch A Sketch. She has been making fine art pieces that take several hours of meticulous work using the toy for years now. This week, her rendition of the Suerat painting went viral, getting attention on many websites like Redditand the Chicagoist. She joined us to talk more about it:

You can find Jane Labowitch's official page, here.

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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