Effingham: At the Crossroads of Education

Effingham Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of the Community Resilience Project in partnership with photographer Tytia Habing. This project was funded by the Illinois Humanities Council.

Beginning in late September, Tytia installed prints in two different sizes, 45” x 30” and 30” x 20”, of her photographs using a special wheat-paste application method on concrete and brick surfaces on businesses around Effingham.

This project features 20 educators and students from around Effingham County who are experiencing schooling in a number of different ways through the COVID-19 pandemic. Portraits of each subject will be featured on the exterior walls of 12 downtown businesses. We would like to thank all the educators, students, and administrators for taking part in this project. We would also like to thank the Experience Downtown Effingham businesses hosting portraits and Illinois Humanities who supported this project with grant funding.

Crossroads of Education

Effingham Public Library

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1. Wiedman’s: 108 E Washington Ave
Talitha Wiedman
Sophia Baldyga

2. Bike & Hike: 300 W Jefferson Ave
Tharin Arsenault
Ronan Bailey

3. Joe Sippers: 114 S 4th St
Charlotte Habing
Cameron Budde

4. Effingham Family Dental: 310 W Jefferson Ave
Christy Dietzen
Cooper Volpi

5. Effingham Public Library: 200 N 3rd St
Martha Stice
Jackson Stice

6. CEFS Building: 202 N. Banker
Amy Nice
Remington Hutson

7. The Blend: 109 E. Jefferson
Jacy Boatman

8. America’s Groove Record Store: 210 N. Banker
Ashley Meers
Adeline Bailey

9. Effingham Daily News: 201 N Banker
Julie Flack
Mary Mendoza

10. H&R Block: 201 W Jefferson
Amber Kidd

11. Joe’s Pizza: 115 E Jefferson
Jenny Seachrist

12. Old Subway Office: 104 S 4th
Stacey Zerrusen