Arts & Theater Calendar: Week of Jan. 2-8, 2013
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.
The Art Box Frame Shop – 308 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. Info: 815-758-0313.
Artists’ Ensemble – Rockford College Cheek Theatre, 5050 E. State St. Info: 815-394-5004 or www.artistsensemble.org.
ArtSpace West Gallery – 1426 N. Main St. Wed.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Info: 815-963-1894.
Beloit Civic Theatre – Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St., Beloit, Wis. Info: 608-362-1595.
Beloit Fine Arts Incubator – 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Other hours by appointment. Ingrid Dohm reception, Jan. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Starting Jan. 10: Artists Open Studio every Thursday, 6:30-9 p.m. Cost: $5 per evening. Artists of all skill levels, beginner to professional, are welcome to bring a piece of art and supplies. Info: 608-313-9083. Open Studio Adult Pottery Class begins Jan. 7. Cost: $125, incl. 25 lbs. of clay. Info: 608-314-4092. Understanding Your Digital SLR begins Jan. 12. Cost: $50. Info: 608-322-4250.
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. Coming Jan. 25: Lend Me a Tenor. 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.
DeKalb Art Gallery – 116 Altgeld Hall, NIU, DeKalb. Info: 815-753-1936.
District Bar & Grill – 205 W. State St., Rockford. Art exhibit from Kortman Gallery includes paintings, prints, mixed media, photography. Art with an urban theme. Info: 815-977-4524.
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. Regional Juried Exhibition IX runs thru Feb. 9. Info: 815-235-9755.
Freeport/Stephenson County Visitors Center – 4596 U.S. Highway 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: Jeanne Coe, abstract art, spherical designs.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 Nov. 23-Jan. 5: “Landmarks.” Info: 815-968-0123.
Little City Foundation – 1760 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine. Supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Exhibiting now thru Jan. 6: Extraordinary Vision. Info: 847-358-5510.
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. Exhibiting thru Jan. 25: “Eye Candy,” a multi-media group show by members of the Driftless Area Artists in Frehner Gallery. Info: www.monroeartscenter.com. or 608-436-5700.
NIU Anthropology Museum – NIU, DeKalb. Exhibiting now: “Rarely Seen Southeast Asia” and “Water For… Life” and “Saving Endangered Species.”
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 Community School of the Arts – Music Building, Room 132, DeKalb Campus. Various music classes, music ensembles, art classes. Info: 815-753-1450 or www.csa.niu.edu.
NIU School of Theatre & Dance – Stevens Building, DeKalb campus. Info: 815-753-1600.
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.
Phoenix Traders – 215 Seventh St. Exhibiting now thru January: “Resolution”. Info: 815-962-4212.
Rock Valley College Studio Theater – 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. Exhibiting thru Jan. 6: Full Circle, art by residents of Little City, Palatine, Ill. Free for everyone every Tues. 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 College Performing Arts Department – Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St. 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. Info: 815-338-5300.
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.
Without Shoes Modern Dance Company – Rockford College Maddox Theater, 5050 E. State St. Info: 815-381-0084.
Womanspace – Womanspace, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 815-877-0118.
Woodstock Musical Theatre Company – Woodstock Opera House, 121 VanBuren St., Woodstock. Info: 815-338-5300.
Wright Museum of Art – Beloit College, 700 College St., Beloit, Wis. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues.-Sun. Exhibiting now: Looking Ahead: Portraits from the Mott-Warsh Collection, runs thru Jan. 22. Info: 608-363-2677 or 608-363-2095.
Registration for Open Studio Adult Pottery Class – Beloit Fine Arts Incubator, 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis. Dates: Jan. 7-March 26, each Mon. and Tues., 6-8 p.m. Cost for 8 sessions: $125, includes 25 lbs. of clay (additional clay and glazes cost extra). On registering, you will receive a punch card with 8 stars, enabling you to set your own schedule. After completing the 8-session class, you may attend any Mon. or Tues. night for open working session for $10/evening. Info: 608-314-4092.
Registration for Painting Class – Krape Park Community Building, 1799 S. Park Blvd., Freeport. Date: Jan. 9, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost: $25 residents, $30 non-residents. All supplies provided except a roll of paper towels. Register by Jan. 2 at Park District office, 1122 S. Burchard or call 815-235-6114, ext. 0 to charge by phone.
Registration for Photography Classes with Chris Quillen – Beloit Fine Arts Incubator, 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis. Understanding Your Digital SLR, Saturdays, Jan. 12 and 19, $50. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – Preview, Jan. 26, free. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Saturdays, Feb. 2-March 9, $150. Info: 608-313-9083.
Registration for “Just As It Is – Panel Discussion on Contemporary Topics in Photography” – Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. Date: Jan. 12, 1-2 p.m. Cost: $3 adults, $2 students. Info: 815-235-9755.
Registration for Art Talks Lecture Series – Theater inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. “Revealing the Intimate Nature of Trees”. Date: Friday, Jan. 11, noon. Cost: $10 per lecture ($8 students/seniors); $25 for all 3 lectures. Presented by Women’s Art Board of Rockford Museum. Proceeds to benefit RAM. Info: 815-968-2787.
Registration for Artists for “Unforgettable Art: An Affair for Alz-heimer’s” – Chicago Rockford International Airport, 2 Airport Circle, Rockford. Date: April 20. All entries will be juried; 40-50 artists will be selected. Venue opens at noon. Applications and details available at alz.org/Illinois and click on “Special Events.” Deadline: Jan. 25.
Wednesday, Jan. 2
“Resolution” Art Exhibit – Phoenix Traders, 215 Seventh St. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. thru month of January. Info: 81962-4212.
Winter Break Art Camp – Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. Dates: Jan. 2-4. For ages 7-12. 9 a.m.-noon each day. Cost: $60 public, $55 museum members. Info: 815-235-9755.
Thursday, Jan. 3
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Friday, Jan. 4
Artists at Work – Tom Littrell Design and 317 Studio & Gallery, 317 Market St. Every Friday, see “Artists at Work” from 4-8 p.m.
Ingrid Dohm Reception – Beloit Fine Arts Incubator, 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Showing Jan. 4-25. Award-winning Rockford artist specializing in still lifes, landscapes, portraits. Info: 608-313-9083.
“Eye Candy” – Monroe Arts Center, Frehner Gallery, 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. A multi-media group show by members of the Driftless Area Artists, runs thru Jan. 25. Info: 608-325-5700 or 888-596-1249 or www.monroeartscenter.com.
Saturday, Jan. 5
Prismacolor Workshop with Diana Garrett – Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. 1-3:30 p.m. Cost: $15 public, $10 museum members/students. Info: 815-235-9755 or www.freeportartmuseum.org.
Sunday, Jan. 6
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Monday, Jan. 7
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Tuesday, Jan. 8
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From the Jan. 2-8, 2013, issue
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