Art Exhibit by Princess Etch at Harold Washington Library Center

Jane Labowitch’s Etching between the lines: Etch A Sketch art by Princess Etch is on display January 20 to March 2 on the 8th floor of Harold Washington Library Center. This exhibit features Etch A Sketch re-creations of famous Chicago artworks and original illustrations created from 2012 to 2018.

Artist Statement

Jane Labowitch, aka Princess Etch, is a full-time Etch A Sketch artist residing in Chicago. She has been etching for over 20 years and doodling for over 10 years. Since obtaining a bachelor of fine arts in illustration from the American Academy of Art, Labowitch's Etch A Sketch art has allowed her opportunities to travel all over the United States, as well as Paris and India. Notable clients/features include Disney, Cartoon Network, MTV, CNN, Callaway Golf, Buzzfeed, the Huffington Post, the Art Institute of Chicago, Britney Spears and Pee-wee Herman. Labowitch hopes her work inspires people young and old that art can be just as much about fun and play as it is about creativity.


Try your hand at Etch A Sketch or learn more about Labowitch at these events at Harold Washington Library Center:

  • Workshop: Etch A Sketch Art, 1 p.m. Saturday, February 9. Labowitch guides you through the basics of creating art on the classic toy while sharing bits about her journey as an artist.
  • Artist Talk: Princess Etch, 2 p.m. Saturday, February 23. Labowitch tackles frequently-asked questions and shares stories of some of her craziest experiences thanks to unexpected doors opened by the classic toy.