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Arts & Theater Calendar: Week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2014

January 29, 2014

Ongoing Attractions

Artists’ Ensemble Theatre – Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. Coming Feb. 1 & 2: Arty-Jokevariety show benefiting AECheek Theatre. Tickets: $30. Info: 815-394-5004.

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.

Byron Civic Theatre – 850 N. Colfax, Byron. Now showing: Escanaba in Love. Info: 815-312-3000 orwww.bctmagic.com.

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. Coming Jan. 31-March 14: “Winter Bloom” exhibit of floral paintings. 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.

Rock Valley College Studio Theater – Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road. Coming Feb. 5-15: Fiddler on the Roof. Tickets: $17 adults, $15 students and seniors. Info: 815-921-2160 orrvcstarlight.com.

Rockford Art Museum – 711 N. Main St. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. 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. 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

Registration for Handbuilt Pottery – Womanspace, New Dimensions Clay Studio, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Dates: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, Wed., 6-9 p.m. Register by Feb. 3. Age 16-adult. Fee: Regular $110, member $95. Includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing. Info: 815-877-0118.

Mark the Date for “Modern Metaphors” – Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. Dates: Feb. 7-May 4. Preview for museum members Feb. 7; free public opening all day Sat., Feb. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. .

Registration for “Modern Metaphors” Teacher Workshop – Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. Date: Feb. 12, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free for teachers. Special overview of the newest RAM exhibition. Docent-led tour, hands-on activity, and take-home packet with supplemental materials for classroom use. Register at 815-972-2874.

Art Classes at NIU Community School of the Arts – NIU, DeKalb. Art Express is for ages 4-12, meets on six Saturdays, 1-3 p.m., beginning Feb. 8. Students learn more about art and the world as they create original artwork. Creating Comics is for students ages 8-13 who learn to develop their own charactres, tell a story with pictures and words, and ex;press action with drawings. Class meets on four Thursdays, 4:15-5:45 p.m., beginning Jan. 30. Info: 815-753-1450.

Registration for “Storytelling: Reinvent Your Own Fairy Tale” – NIU Community School of the Arts, Music Building, DeKalb. Six-week class begins Feb. 15, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon. For ages 6-10. Students work as a group to create an original play inspired by favorite fairy stories. Info: 815-753-1450.

Registration for Art Journaling with Tabatha Dougherty, BFA – Womanspace, New Dimensions 2D Studio, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Dates: Fearless Art Journaling I (Tues., Feb. 18, 6-8:30 p.m. & Sat., Feb. 22, 9:30 a.m.-noon) Fee: Regular $55, member $45. Fearless Art Journaling II: Where Did We Leave Off? (Tues., April 1, 8, 6-8:30 p.m.) Fee: Regular $55, member $45. Register for Session I by Feb. 13; for Session II by March 27. For each session, there is an extra $5 fee for supplies. Info: 815-877-0118.

Registration for Art Lecture: Elizabeth Cotlett: Sculptor of the Truth – Womanspace, William Reif Gallery, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Date: Feb. 27, noon-1:30 p.m. Fee: Regular $15, membes $10. Register by Feb. 26. Info: 815-877-0118.

Thursday, Jan. 30

Art Lecture: Annie Leibovitz: Celebrity Photographer – Womanspace, William Reif Gallery, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Noon-1:30 p.m. Cost: $15 regular, $10 member. Info: 815-877-0118.

Seniors at the Sahara – Beloit Civic Theatre, 1225 Fourth St., Beloit, Wis. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors and students. Info: 608-362-1595 or Beloitcivictheatre.org.

Friday, Jan. 31

Opening Reception: “Winter Bloom” – Monroe Arts Center, Frehner Gallery, 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. 5-7 p.m. Floral paintings by artist Patricia Troyer. Artist gallery talk will begin at 5:30 p.m. Exhibit runs thru March 14. Free. Info: 888-596-1249 or 608-325-5700.

Escanaba in Love – Byron Civic Theatre, 850 N. Colfax, Byron. 7:30 p.m. Tickets/Info:www.bctmagic.com.

Vampire Lesbians of Sodom” – The West Side Show Room, 410 Mulberry St. 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets: $8 advance, $10 at the door. Tickets at: www.thewestsideshowroom.com/tickets.

Seniors at the Sahara – Beloit Civic Theatre, 1225 Fourth St., Beloit, Wis. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors and students. Info: 608-362-1595 or Beloitcivictheatre.org.

Saturday, Feb. 1

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

Escanaba in Love – Byron Civic Theatre, 850 N. Colfax, Byron. 7:30 p.m. Tickets/Info:www.bctmagic.com.

Vampire Lesbians of Sodom” – The West Side Show Room, 410 Mulberry St. 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets: $8 advance, $10 at the door. Tickets at: www.thewestsideshowroom.com/tickets.

Seniors at the Sahara – Beloit Civic Theatre, 1225 Fourth St., Beloit, Wis. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors and students. Info: 608-362-1595 or Beloitcivictheatre.org.

Arty-Joke – Artists’ Ensemble Theatre, Rockford University, Cheek Theatre. 5050 E. State St. 8 p.m. Variety show benefitting AETickets: $30. Info: 815-394-5004.

Sunday, Feb. 2

Arty-Joke – Artists’ Ensemble Theatre, Rockford University, Cheek Theatre. 5050 E. State St. 2 p.m. Variety show benefitting AETickets: $30. Info: 815-394-5004.

Escanaba in Love – Byron Civic Theatre, 850 N. Colfax, Byron. 2 p.m. Tickets/Info:www.bctmagic.com.

Have your free listing in the Thursday preceding our Wednesday publication. Listings can be e-mailed to contact@rockrivertimes.com, faxed to 815-964-9825 or called in to 815-964-9767.

From the Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2014, issue

 

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