Arts & Theater Calendar: Week of May 30-June 5, 2012
Age Quake Theatre – Plays for and about those 55 and older performed in the greater Rockford area. Info: 815-398-8090.
Alan and Adrianne St. George Center for the Arts – 800 Chicago Ave., Savanna. Info: 815-244-2035, 815-273-3900, 815-273-7262.
Artists’ Ensemble – Rockford College Cheek Theatre, 5050 E. State St. Info: 815-904-2277 or www.artistsensemble.org.
ArtSpace West – 1426 N. Main St. Tues.-Fri., 3-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Info: 630-546-4727 or 815-988-1501.
Beloit Fine Arts Incubator – 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Other hours by appointment. Info: 608-313-9083.
Bliss Beads Studio & Gallery – 161 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, Ill. Weekly classes in bead jewelry making, silversmithing and flamework glass. Regular hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon.-Sat. Info: 815-517-0164.
Bonzi Productions Theatre Group – Family theater, plays, musicals. Info: 815-394-8987.
Byron Civic Theatre – 850 N. Colfax, Byron. Info: 815-312-3000.
Cholke Photography & Fine Art Gallery – 2211 E. State St. Fri., 7:30-10 p.m.; Sat., 4:30-10 p.m.; Sun., 2-5 p.m. Free. Info: 815-226-9398.
DeKalb Area Women’s Center – 1021 State St., DeKalb. Info: 815-758-1351.
District Bar & Grill – 205 W. State St. Art exhibit from Kortman Gallery opens Friday, June 1. Includes paintings, prints, mixed media, photography. Art with an urban theme.
Ingrid Dohm Studio Gallery – 839 N. Perryville Road. Appointments/Info: 815-519-6492.
The Fireside Theatre – Fort Atkinson, Wis. Now playing: Legally Blonde, The Musical. Thru July 1. Tickets/Info: 800-477-9505 or www.firesidetheatre.com.
Found It! Gallery – 107 Monroe St., Genoa. After school arts & crafts from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri. for kids ages 3-14. Cost: $3 if you sign up at least the day before, $5 drop-in, $10 for all four days. Info: 815-601-2375.
Freeport Art Museum –121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m. Exhibiting May 26-Aug. 11: “It’s Only Natural.” Celebrating nature in art, 40 works of art in diverse media. Info: 815-235-9755.
Freeport/Stephenson County Visitors Center – U.S. 20, east of Freeport. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 815-233-1357.
Funktional Arts – 412 N. First St. Furniture & sculpture. Info: 815-969-7942.
Galena Artists’ Guild Gallery – 324 Spring St., Galena. Thurs.-Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 815-777-2870.
The Gallery At JustGoods – 201 Seventh St. Now exhibiting: Debra Kelly, shamanistic art, mixed media; Barbara Taylor, decorative gourds. Info: 815-965-8903.
Charlotte Hackin Art Studio & Gallery – 6278 Brynwood Drive. Info: 815-639-1318.
Kortman Gallery – 107 N. Main St. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Exhibiting now: “Intimation(s)” – new works by Kristy Luck. Thru May 31. Info: 815-968-0123.
Tom Littrell Design & Art Studio – 317 Market St., Rockford. Info: 815-519-5288.
Main Street Players of Boone County – Community Building Complex of Boone County, 111 W. First St., Belvidere. Info: 800-741-2963 or mainstreetplayersofboonecounty.com.
Midtown Marketplace – 203 Seventh St. Info: 815-961-1269.
Monroe Arts Center – 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. Exhibiting thru June 29: “On Reflection.” Group art exhibit featuring acrylic painter Deborah Meyer and eight potters known as The Mad Hatters. Info: 608-325-5700 or www.monroeartscenter.com.
NIU Art Museum – Hall Case Galleries, 116 Altgeld Hall, DeKalb. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., noon-4 p.m. Info: 815-753-1936.
NIU School of Theatre & Dance – Stevens Building, DeKalb campus. Info: 815-753-1337.
Northwest Illinois Theater Coalition – Hanover’s Back Street Players, Stockton’s Plum River Playhouse and Orangeville’s Mighty Richland Players. Info: 815-281-0138. Or call Monroe Arts Center, 608-325-5700.
David C. Olson Photography Studio – 7801 E. State St., inside Clock Tower Resort. Wildlife and nature imagery. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Free. Info: 815-873-1777.
Pec Playhouse Theatre – 314 Main St., Pecatonica. Info: 815-239-1210.
Rock Valley College Starlight Theatre – 3301 N. Mulford Road. Coming June 6: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street! Info: 815-921-2160.
Rock Valley College Studio Theatre – 3301 N. Mulford Road. Info: 815-921-2160.
Rockford Art Museum – 711 N. Main St. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Free for everyone every Tues. 72nd Rockford Midwestern Biennial Exhibit. Dates: May 18-Sept. 23. Juried exhibit; prizes awarded. Rockford Photo Club display in Art Annex runs thru Sept. 23. New program: Blue Star Museums, offering free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families this summer from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Info: 815-968-2787.
Rockford College Art Gallery – Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St. 3-6 p.m., Tues.-Fri. Info: 815-226-4105.
Rockford Dance Company – Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. Info: 815-815-963-3341.
Timber Lake Playhouse – 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll. Coming June 6: Guys and Dolls. Info: 815-244-2035.
Village Gallery – Stewart Square. Artists’ co-op. 45 artists. Open Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: 815-963-ARTS.
Beth Ann Weis Salon & Spa – 4108 Morsay Drive, Rockford. Hours: Tues. & Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., noon-9 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sun., Mon., Wed. Info: 815-387-2700.
Womanspace – Womanspace, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Metamorphosis/Transformation in Gallery 1 thru June 7. Star Student Show in Gallery 3 thru June 7. Info: 815-877-0118.
Woodstock Musical Theatre Company – Woodstock Opera House, 121 VanBuren St., Woodstock. Info: 815-338-5300.
Wright Museum of Art – 700 College St., Beloit, Wis. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues.-Sun. Info: 608-363-2677.
Call for Artists: Brodhead’s Second Annual Wildflower Art Festival – Date: Aug. 11 in Veterans Memorial Park, Brodhead, Wis. Judged show. All media; artists responsible for providing their own display equipment. $500 in cash prizes awarded. Info: www.cityofbrodheadwi.us and download a printable application.
Vendor Call for Fourth Annual Edgebrook Arts & Crafts Exhibit, “Think. Feel.Design.” Date: Saturday, June 9. Call 815-398-8957 or e-mail email@example.com.
Registration for Ingrid Dohm Watercolor Workshop – Whitehead Realtors Bldg., 839 N. Perryville Road. Dates: June 9-10. Fee: $165; $40 deposit required to reserve your place. Limited to six participants. All levels of experience welcome. Info: 815-519-6492 or 815-282-3184.
Registration for ArtsPlace – ArtsPlace at Rockford College Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St. Date: Mon.-Thurs., June 18-Aug. 9, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Alonzo Russell, guest choreographer. Register now; applications are being taken until seats are filled. Info: 815-963-6765 or www.artsforeveryone.com.
Call for Crafters for Craft Faire Event – Let Freedom Ring July 4th Festival, Mt. Morris. Dates: June 29-July 4. Cost: $10/day (maximum of $30 for all 6 days). Info: 815-734-1355.
Call for Entries: “Seasons on the Land” Art Show and Benefit for Natural land Institute – Dates; Nov. 1 and 2 at Prairie Street Brewhouse. Deadline for entries: Aug. 3. Entry fees: $25 for Fine Art/Photography and $200 for Artisan. Refundable if entrant is not selected to display. Info: 815-964-6666.
Wednesday, May 30
Dance 4 Hope – Riverfront Museum Park, Kresge Hall, 711 N. Main St. 10:30 a.m. Collaboration between Rockford Dance Company and Barbara Olson Center of Hope. A 27-member dance troupe will demonstrate what they have learned in classes. Info: 815-963-3341.
Rockford Midwestern Teacher Workshop – Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free for teachers, registration required. Info: 815-972-2874.
Thursday, May 31
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Friday, June 1
Charlotte’s Web’s 40th Anniversary Celebration – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. Art opening to honor and celebrate graphic artists of the past four decades including John Berry, H. Ward Sterret, Frank Houtcamp, Leslie Dahlgren, Bill Bruning, Andy Whorehall, Graham Spencer, Jack Pine, Matthew Myhre and J. Richardson. Info: 815-964-2238 or 815-965-0931.
Saturday, June 2
Watercolor and Acrylic Painting Workshop – 317 Studio & Gallery, 317 Market St. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $140. Multiple students from same family qualify for discount. Info: 815-519-5288. Registration and payment for class must be received one week prior to class start time.
Sunday, June 3
Yarn Event – Michaels, 1017 W. Lane Road, Machesney Park. 1-3 p.m. Make it-Take it with purchase of glass container. While supplies last. Adults only event.
Monday, June 4
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Tuesday, June 5
Watercolor – Enjoy the Flow – Womanspace, New Dimensions Studio, 3333 Maria Linden Drive, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays, thru June 5. Cost: $80, members $70. Ages 16-adult. Bring watercolor paints and brushes. Info: 815-877-0118.
From the May 30-June 5, 2012, issue
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