Arts & Theater Calendar

Week of Oct. 1-7, 2014

Ongoing Attractions

The Art Box – 308 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m..-6 p.m. Exhibiting Oct. 5-Nov. 8: “Dreams Caught” by artist Renie B. Adams.Info: 815-758-0313.

Artists’ Ensemble Theatre – Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. 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.,10 a.m.-2 p.m. ; Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat.,10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 608-322-4250.

Beloit College – Logan Museum of Anthropology, Shaw Gallery, 700 College St., Beloit, Wis. Exhibiting now thru December: “A Shadow Over the Earth: The Life and Death of the Passenger Pigeon.” Includes posters from Project Passenger Pigeion, with additional panels created by Beloit students. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 608-363-2828.

Belvidere Performing Arts Center – 1500 E. Ave., Belvidere. Tickets available at Tickets.thestudiorockford.com or 815-332-2205.

Byron Civic Theatre – 850 N. Colfax, Byron. Info: 815-312-3000 or www.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.

Coronado Performing Arts Center – 314 N. Main St. Tickets: 815-968-5222 or www.coronadopac.org.

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

Freeport Art Museum – 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. Exhibiting Aug. 22-Nov. 8: Refind. Artists who create works from salvaged materials. Info: 815-235-9755.

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

DeKalb Area Women’s Center Galleries – 1021 State St., DeKalb. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info: 815-758-1351.

Janesville-UW Rock County Theatre – Kirk Denmark Theatre, University of Wisconsin-Rock County, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wis. . Info: 608-758-6565.

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

Kouture Canvas – 213 N. Third St., Rockford. Owners provide materials for you to create your own guided painting or DIY type craft. No two paintings alike. Also, free drinks, age-appropriate. Event dates and times on website at www.kouturecanvas.com under calendar tab.

Monroe Arts Center – 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibiting Sept. 5-Oct. 24: “Cheese Days Then and Now”. Photos by Dennis Dalton. Info: 608-325-5700.

NIU Art Museum – Northern Illinois University, Altgeld, 116, DeKalb. Exhibiting Aug. 26-Nov. 15: “Gender and Identity Exhibition Suite.” Jack Olson Gallery exhibits “Out of Rubble,” Sept. 2-Oct. 16. Reception Oct. 9, 4:30-6 p.m., followed by lecture.

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.

Outdoor Art Shows – Old Court House Arts Center, 101 N. Johnson St., Woodstock. Shows run from Oct. 1-31. Hours: Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.5 p.m.; Sun.,1-5 p.m.Info: 815-338l-4525.-

Pec Playhouse Theatre – 314 Main St., Pecatonica. Playing Sept. 19-Oct. 5: “Abundance.” Info: 815-239-1210 or www.pecplayhouse.org.

Rock Valley College Starlight Theater – Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road.

Rockford Art Museum – 711 N. Main St. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. 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. Exhibiting Sept. 12-Oct. 9: “Fables & Fairy Tales: The Paintings of Stephen Warde Anderson.” 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.

Timber Lake Playhouse – 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll. Info: 815-244-2035.

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 Opera House – 121 E. Van Buren St., Woodstock. Info: 815-338-5300.

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

Wright Museum of Art – Beloit College, 700 College St., Beloit, Wis. Free. Info: 608-363-2095.

Registration Needed

Order Tickets for State of the Arts Awards – Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 200 S. Bell School Road. Date: Oct. 7. 11:30 Networking, noon-1 p.m. program & lunch. Cost: $40 members, $45 non-members. Info: 815-963-6765 or www.artsforeveryone.com.

Registration for UW-Rock County Stained Glass Class – UW-Rock County, Wells Cultural Center, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wis. Dates: Oct. 7-Nov. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $65. Register at 608-758-6565, ext. 360 or online at http://rock.uwc.edu/community/continuing-ed/enrichment.

Mark the Date for “The Cemetery Club” – Rock Rive Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon. Date: Oct. 10, 1 p.m. 2-act comedy about three longtime friends who are all widows. Free.

Order Tickets for “Finding the Dragon Lady: the Mystery of Vietnam’s Madame Nhu” – Giovanni’s Restaurant, 610 N. Bell School Road. Date: Oct. 15. Doors and auction open 11 a.m. Luncheon and Nhu performance, noon. Barbara Rinella performs Madame Nhu. Silent auction, raffle, gift shop books. Tickets: $45/person. Presented by Women’s Art Board of Rockford Art Museum. Info: rockfordartmuseum.org/b_rinella or 815-963-7051. Deadline to reserve: Oct. 9.

Registration for NIU Bus Trip: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago: David Bowie Is… – Date: Oct. 15. Bus departs NIU School of Art parking lot at 1:45 p.m; return at 9:45 p.m. Cost: NIU Art Museum members, $34.50; student/senior (non-member), $38; other, $45. Registration/payment deadline: Oct. 14. Info: 815-753-1936.

Order Tickets for “Camelot” – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 815-968-0595, 815-968-2722 or www.coronadopac.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Outdoor Art Shows – Old Court House Arts Center, 101 N. Johnson St., Woodstock. Shows run from Oct. 1-31. Hours: Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m. p.m.Sun.,1-5 p.m.Info: 815-338l-4525.-

Thursday, Oct. 2

Poetry off the Shelf: Ko Un – The Poetry Foundation performance at Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St., Chicago. Doors open at 5 p.m., performance at 6 p.m. Korean poet and activist.

Time Stands Still’ by Donald Margulies – Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St., DeKalb. 7:30 p.m. weekdays. $16 adults, $13 seniors, $8 students.

A Flea in Her Ear – Rock Valley College, Starlight Theatre, 3301 N. Mulford. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 adults, $17 students, seniors. Info: 815-921-2160 or rvcstarlight.com.

Friday, Oct. 3

27th Annual Fall ArtScene – Featuring original works of art at 37 different locations around Rockford. 5-9 p.m. See accompanying article (pages 7-9) for locations and times.

Cari Ann Wayman’s “Dead & Rural” (ArtScene) – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 5-10 p.m.

Artwork for Cancer – State of the Art, 218 E. State St. Open Tues.-Sat., 5-10 p.m. (with live art performance from 7-8 p.m.) Info: 815-227-4988.

Abundance – Pec Playhouse Theatre, 314 Main St., Pecatonica. 8 p.m. Tickets: $12. Info: 815-239-1210 or www.pecplayhouse.org.

Time Stands Still’ by Donald Margulies – Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St., DeKalb. 7:30 p.m. $16 adults, $13 seniors, $8 students.

A Flea in Her Ear – Rock Valley College, Starlight Theatre, 3301 N. Mulford. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 adults, $17 students, seniors. Info: 815-921-2160 or rvcstarlight.com.

Saturday, Oct. 4

27th Annual Fall ArtScene – Featuring original works of art at 37 different locations around Rockford. 3-9 p.m. See accompanying article (pages 7-9) for locations and times.

Artwork for Cancer – State of the Art, 218 E. State St. Open Tues.-Sat., 4-10 p.m. Info: 815-227-4988.

Abundance – Pec Playhouse Theatre, 314 Main St., Pecatonica. 8 p.m. Tickets: $12. Info: 815-239-1210 or www.pecplayhouse.org.

Time Stands Still” by Donald Margulies – Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St., DeKalb. 2 and 7:30 p.m. $16 adults, $13 seniors, $8 students.

BINGO the Musical – Beloit Civic Theatre, 1225 4th St., Beloit, Wis. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors and students. Info: 608-362-1595 or www.beloitcivictheatre.org.

A Flea in Her Ear – Rock Valley College, Starlight Theatre, 3301 N. Mulford. 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 adults, $17 students, seniors. Info: 815-921-2160 or rvcstarlight.com.

Sunday, Oct. 5

Opening Reception: “Dreams Caught’ – The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. Reception 2-4 p.m. By artist Renie B. Adams. Info: 815-758-0313.

Abundance – Pec Playhouse Theatre, 314 Main St., Pecatonica. 2 p.m. Tickets: $12. Info: 815-239-1210 or www.pecplayhouse.org.

Time Stands Still” by Donald Margulies – Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St., DeKalb. 2 p.m. $16 adults, $13 seniors, $8 students.

Monday, Oct. 6

Used Art” Benefit Sale Opens – JustGoods Gallery, 201 Seventh St. Honoring the late artist Jim Julin. Items from his collections as well as works commemorating Jim by his friends and fellow artists will also be on display from Oct. 6-30. Store hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Donations are still being accepted. Info: 815-964-7111.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

State of the Arts Awards 2014 – Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 200 S. Bell School Road. 11:30 a.m. networking, noon-1 p.m. program & lunch. Cost: $40 members, $45 non-members. Info: 815-963-6765 or www.artsforeveryone.com.

UW-Rock County Stained Glass Class – UW-Rock County, Wells Cultural Center, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wis. Dates: Oct. 7-Nov. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $65. Register at 608-758-6565, ext. 360 or online at http://rock.uwc.edu/community/continuing-ed/enrichment.

Words or Music? – Renee Fleming & Mark Strand – The Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St., Chicago. 7 p.m. Presented in collaboration with Lyric Unlimited. Seating is first come, first served.

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 Oct. 1-7, 2014, issue