Arts & Theater Calendar: Week of Jan. 8-14, 2014

January 8, 2014

Ongoing Attractions

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. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Exhibiting now: volunteers! Info: 608-313-9083.

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.

Ingrid Dohm Studio Gallery – 839 N. Perryville Road. Appointments/Info: 815-519-6492.

Freeport Art Museum – 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. Info: 815-235-9755.

The Gallery At JustGoods – 201 Seventh St. January: Handmade quilts by Cecilia Mann of Sinnissippi Quilters Guild. Info: 815-965-8903.

Charlotte Hackin Art Studio & Gallery – 6278 Brynwood Drive, Rockford. Info: 815-639-1318.

Kortman Gallery – 107 N. Main St. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 815-968-0123.

Tom Littrell Design & Art Studio – 317 Market St., Rockford. Info: thomas.littrell@gmail.com.

Monroe Arts Center – 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Exhibiting Dec. 13-Jan. 24: “Young at HeART” by Driftless Area Artists. Coming Jan. 17 &18: MAC Radio Live Showcase of Talent. Info: 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.

Rockford Art Museum – 711 N. Main St. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Exhibiting thru Jan. 26, 2014: Through the Ages: 100 Years of RAM. Admission: $7 adults, $3 students/seniors; free for children younger than 12. Group rate: $2/person for 10 or more .Free day every Tuesday. Info: 815-968-2787.

Rockford Dance Company – Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. Coming Jan. 18: Which Witch is Which? Info: 815-815-963-3341 or 815-968-0595.

Rockford University Art Gallery – Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St. 3-6 p.m., Tues.-Fri. Info: 815-226-4105.

Scheffler Art & Gallery – Rooney Building, 107 Elm St., Franklin Grove. Hours: Tues., Wed., Thurs., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: 815-973-0942.

State of the Art – 218 E. State St. Open Tues.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. and by appointment. “First Friday” events until 8 p.m. Info: 815-979-1944.

317 Studio & Gallery – 317 Market St. Every Friday, see “Artists at Work” from 4-9 p.m.

University of Wisconsin-Rock County – Theodore Robinson Gallery, Wells Cultural Center, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wis.

Womanspace – 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Info: 815-877-0118.

Woodstock Weavers Guild – Old Courthouse Arts Center, 101 N. Johnson, Woodstock. Gallery hours, Thurs. , Fri. and Sat., 1-5 p.m. Free.

Registration Needed

Order Tickets for “At His Best” – Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Dates: Jan. 3-26. Written by Rockford native and playwright Cassandra Rose. Tickets: $15 adults ($10 students/industry with proper ID) at athisbest.brownpapertickets.com.

Registration for Exhibition Children’s Class: “Honey, I Shrunk the Glass” – Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. Date: Jan. 11, 2-3:30 p.m. Cost: $8 per class or $25 for all 4, all supplies included. Registration required Through the Ages: 100 Years of RAM. Info: 815-972-2874.

Mark the Date for BIFF’s Annual Sneak Peek Party – Ironworks Hotel (Beloit Inn), Beloit, Wis. Date: Jan. 15. The full program for the Wisconsin-Illinois Showdown and the rest of BIFF 2014 will be announced. Info: BeloitFilmFest.com.

Registration for Clay Class: Whimsical Handbuilt Creations – Womanspace, New Dimensions Clay Studio, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Age 16-adult. For true beginners. Dates: Wed., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Session I: Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5,12. Register by Jan. 13. Session II: Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26. Register by Feb. 24. Cost: $130 regular, $115 member. Info: 815-877-0118.

Registration for Art Lecture: Annie Leibovitz: Celebrity Photographer – Womanspace, William Reif Gallery, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Date: Jan. 16, noon-1:30 p.m. Cost: $15 regular, $10 member. Register by Jan. 14. Info: 815-877-0118.

Registration for Drawing: Seeing with the Heart – Womanspace, New Dimensions 2D Studio, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Instructor Dorothy Bock, MFA. Dates: Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18. Tues., 1-3 p.m. Cost: $60 regular, $50 member. Register by Jan. 20. Info: 815-877-0118.

Registration for Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery – Womanspace, New Dimensions Clay Studio, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Age 16-adult. For beginners and those with a little experience. Dates: Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Session I: Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 23. Register by Jan. 23. Session II: April 27, May 4, 11, 18. Register by April 24. Cost: $110 regular, $95 member. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing. Info: 815-877-0118.

Registration for Awesome Bead & Wire Project for Everyone – Womanspace, New Dimensions 2D Studio, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Date: Feb. 1, 1-4 p.m. Cost: $45 regular, $35 member. Fee includes all materials. Register by Jan. 30. Info: 815-877-0118.

Thursday, Jan. 9

Creative and Performing Arts auditions – West Middle School, 1900 N. Rockton Ave. 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 11

Creative and Performing Arts auditions – West Middle School, 1900 N. Rockton Ave. 12:15 p.m

Exhibition Children’s Class: “Honey, I Shrunk the Glass” – Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. 2-3:30 p.m. Cost: $8 per class or $25 for all 4, all supplies included. Registration required Through the Ages: 100 Years of RAM. Info: 815-972-2874.

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From the Jan. 8-14, 2014, issue

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