Arts & Theater Calendar: Week of Aug. 15-21, 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 Gallery – 1426 N. Main St. Wed.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Info: 815-963-1894.
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., Rockford. Art exhibit from Kortman Gallery 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. 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. 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: Dan Taylor (rustic art). 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: “Mao Zi: an exhibition of traditional Chinese hats.” Info: 815-968-0123.
Tom Littrell Design & Art Studio – 317 Market St., Rockford. Info: email@example.com.
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. Now exhibiting thru Aug. 31: “The Art of Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Calder, Nevelson,Wright and Others” in Frehner Gallery. 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. Tickets for Back Street Players may be purchased at Apple River State Bank, Hanover, at 815-591-2201. Tickets for Mighty Richland Players in Orangeville at 815-829-1310 or 608-325-5700. Tickets for Plum River Playhouse at Stockton Banking Center at 815-947-2000. Also: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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. Exhibiting now: Into the Light: Illinois Glass, runs thru Oct. 21. 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. Info: 815-244-2035 or www.timberlakeplayhouse.org.
317 Studio & Gallery – 317 Market St. Every Friday, see “Artists at Work” from 4-9 p.m.
TownSquare Players, Inc. – Woodstock North High School, Woodstock, Ill.
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. Now exhibiting: “Live in Pride” by artist Norm Knott in Gallery2Go gift shop. Dedicated to the memory of young people who committed suicide. 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.
Registration for “Treasures of Anderson Japanese Gardens,” an exploration of antique scrolls and baskets – Lower Level, Visitor Center, 318 Spring Creek Road. Date: Aug. 23, 7 p.m. Lecture free to Anderson Gardens members, $5 for non-members. Info: 815-316-3285.
Registration for Mini Midwest Diorama – Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. Date: Aug. 25, 2-3:30 p.m. Ages 6 and older. Cost: $8. Info: 815-968-2787.
Wanted: Vendors for Rockton Chamber of Commerce Candy Cane Craft Show – Date: Dec. 21, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Food concessions will be sold, and other activities planned. Applications being accepted for crafters. Booths are $30 each, incl. table and 2 chairs; approx. space of 6×4 ft. Photos of craft and/or craft booth need to be submitted, along with application and entry feeno later than Nov. 1. Info: 815-624-7625 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, Aug. 15
Etegami One-Day Workshop with Artist Stella Dobbins – Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road. 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Japanese folk art consisting of simple handpainted drawings, using writing brushes, sumi ink, gansai color blocks and washi postcards. Use natural items found at the gardens. Cost: $80/person. Supply kit for $25. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Aug. 16
Artist Lecture: William Carlson – Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. 7 p.m. Legendary glass artist featured in Into the Light: Illinois Glass. Free. Info: 815-968-2787.
Friday, Aug. 17
Wanie Reverts – 317 Studio & Gallery, 317 Market St. Featured artist, watercolors. 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 18
Auditions for Rockford Dance Company and JR Company – Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. Studiios available at 9:30 a.m., auditions at 10:30 a.m. In either company, a dancer will need to become a student of the school. Adult ballet dancers processing pointe technique may also audition. Info: 815-963-3341.
Sunday, Aug. 19
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Monday, Aug. 20
Auditions for AgeQuake Theatre’s production Headlines – Wesley Willows Town Center, Art Room, 4142 Johns Farm Road, Rockford. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Must be 60 years or older. Performances set for September, October, December and March. Rehearsals every Monday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. during September and October. More to be added. Info: 815-398-8090 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, Aug. 21
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From the Aug. 15-21, 2012, issue
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