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Arts & Theater Calendar

Week of July 23-29, 2014

Ongoing Attractions

The Art Box – 308 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m..-6 p.m. Exhibiting June 29-July 26: “Art from the Great Wars” . 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. Sat. 6 July Featured Artist: Dan Wuthrich. Info: 608-322-4250.

Byron Civic Theatre – 850 N. Colfax, Byron. Playing July 25-Aug. 3: The Wizard of Oz. 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. Info: 815-235-9755.

The Gallery At JustGoods – 201 Seventh St. July: John Hurley, photography. Info: 815-965-8903.

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. Exhibiting June 6-July 30: Flavor Country, works of David Menard. 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 June 27-Aug. 22: “Point of Color: the Wisconsin Plein Aire Painting Association (WIPAPA) Juried Show” featuring works of 24 Wisconsin artists. Show runs thru Aug. 22. Info: 608-325-5700.

NIU Art Museum – Northern Illinois University, Altgeld, 116, DeKalb.

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens – 1354 N. Second St. Exhibit: R4: recycled/reclaimed/reused/recrafted. Chicago Sculpture International Show presented by BMO Harris Bank, June 14-Aug. 10. To celebrate Nicholas Conservatory’s recent LEED Gold status certification. Info: 815-987-8800.

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 Starlight Theater – Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road. Coming Aug. 8, 8 p.m.: Angel, A Musical, about a girl with Rett syndrome. Benefit for the Barbara Olson Center of Hope. Tickets: $30 each. Reserve now. Info: 815-964-9275 or www.b-olsoncenterofhope.org.

Rockford Art Museum – 711 N. Main St. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Exhibiting now: Rockford Midwestern Biennial thru Sept. 28. 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. 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. Coming Aug. 1: “To Be or Not to Be.” 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. Playing July 17-26: Rumors. Coming July 31: Les Miserables. Info: 815-244-2035.

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

Visit Beloit – Downtown Beloit, Wis. “Come and Knock on Our Doors” exhibit runs thru Aug. 31. Info: www.visitbeloit.com.

The West Side Showroom – 410 Mulberry St., Rockford.

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

Registration for Art in the Garden – La Paloma Gardens, 3622 Brookview Road. Date: Aug. 2, 6-11 p.m. Theme: “Alice in Wonderland.” IPlein-air seated dining by Jewell Events Catering, dancing to music by Disarc DJs, wine sale and more. Tickets: $175 each or $1750 for corporate table. Reserve by July 23. Info: RAM at 815-968-2787 or staff@rockfordartmuseum.org.

Registration for Children’s Art Classes – Starved Rock Lodge at Cattails, intersection of IL Route 6 and 178. Afternoon class. $25 per child. All materials and instruction provided. July 30: VanGogh’s Bowl of Flowers. Aug. 6: Monet’s Haystacks. Aug. 13: VanGogh’s Starry Night. Info: 815-220-7386.

Rockford Area Arts Council’s ArtsPlace – Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. Runs thru Aug. 11.

Registration for Summer Clay Camp – Beloit Fine Arts Incubator, 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis. Dates: Session 1: July 14-24, Mon.-Thurs., 2-4 p.m. Session 2: Aug. 4-14, Mon.-Thurs., 2-4 p.m. Each student will complete 3-5 finished pieces. Cost: $137 per session. Register at beloitfineartsincubator.com or pick up a registration form at Beloit Fine Arts Incubator.

Registration for Art Class: Creativity & Raku Firing – Womanspace, New Dimensions Clay Studio, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Session II dates: Aug. 11, 18, 25, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Register by Aug. 8. Ages 16-adult. Fee: $110 regular, $95 member. Not a beginner class; you must have basic skills. Fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing. Info: 815-877-0118.

Registration for 10th Annual Art in the Garden – La Paloma Gardens, 3622 Brookview Road. Date: Aug. 2, 6-11 p.m. Art, dinner, dancing, wine sale. Tickets: 815-968-2787 or staff@rockfordartmuseum.org. Reserve by July 23.

Registration for “Artscursion to Gauguin’s Tahiti” – Womanspace campus, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Date: Aug. 16, 5 p.m. Visit the exotic island right here in Rockford. Cost: $50/person. Register by Aug. 10. Info: 815-877-0118.

Registration for “One-of-a-Kind Designer Bags” – Womanspace, New Dimensions 2D Studio, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Date: Aug. 19, 6:30-9 p.m. Fee: $25 regular, $20 member. Register by Aug. 14. Info: 815-877-0118.

Enter Monroe Arts Center’s Photography Contest – Dates of exhibit: Sept. 5-Oct. 24. For non–professional photographers only. Three categories: Person, Place and Thing. Participants may enter no more than two categories and a total of two photographs. Photos must have been taken after Jan. 1, 2013. Not restricted to Wisconsin residents. Deadline to enter: Aug. 15. Info: 608-325-5700 or 888-596-1249 or monroeartscenter.com.

Call for Artists for Greenwich Village Art Fair – Dates: Sat. & Sun., Sept. 13-14. Apply at: www.zapplication.org. Click on: participating shows. Select: Rockford Art Museum, Greenwich Village Art Fair. Info: 815-972-2870.

Order Tickets for “Prayer Still Works” – Rockford Theatre, Woman’s Club, 323 Park Ave. Date: Sept. 13, 1 and 6 p.m. Presented by Grace & Glory Productions. Discount price for 1 p.m. performance; $25 general admission/VIP tickets at $40 for 6 p.m. Ask about group rates. Info: Betty Hanserd at brhanserd@comcast.net.

Wanted: Submissions for Rockford’s New Plays Festival – Rockford Area Arts Council and West Side Show Room seek submissions for their inaugural play festival. Selected plays will be presented as staged readings the week of August 2014 by professional actors and the RAAC’s ArtsPlace apprentices. Two categories: Playwrights High School, ages 14-18 and Playwrights ages 19 and up. Deadline: May 16. Electronic submissions preferred. Send to: info@artsforeveryone.com.

Starved Rock Lodge & Cattails to offer Basket Weaving and Paint & Wine Classes at “The Studio” – Starved Rock Lodge, Starved Rock State Park, Utica. Basket weaving, theorem painting, a series of three acrylics inspired by Monet’s Poppies, and wildflower acrylics. No experience necessary. Classes take place on various dates throughout the spring and summer. Prices: $35-$38, include a glass of wine and snacks. Info: 815-220-7386 or wwww.starvedrocklodge.com.

Free Walking Tour of Public Art – Rockford Park District’s 2-mile walk and organized 1-hour to 1 hr. 20 min. tour along Rock River Recreation Path departs every Thurs. thru Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. (weather permitting) from the lobby of Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, 1354 N. Second St., Rockford. It features 16 unique sculptures, some by local artists. Scheduled group tours are also available. Info: 815-987-8858.

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, July 23

Children’s Art Class: Monet’s Waterlilies – Starved Rock Lodge at Cattails, intersection of IL Route 6 and 178. Afternoon class. $25 per child. All materials and instruction provided. Info: 815-220-7386.

Honk! – Rock Valley College Starlight Theater, 3301 N. Mulford Road. 8 p.m. Info: 815-921-2160.

Thursday, July 24

Rumors – Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road. Mt. Carroll. 7:30 p.m. Info: 815-244-2048.

Honk! – Rock Valley College Starlight Theater, 3301 N. Mulford Road. 8 p.m. Info: 815-921-2160.

Friday, July 25

The Wizard of Oz – Byron Civic Theatre, 850 N. Colfax, Byron. 7:30 p.m. Info: 815-312-3000.

Rumors – Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road. Mt. Carroll. 7:30 p.m. Info: 815-244-2048.

Honk! – Rock Valley College Starlight Theater, 3301 N. Mulford Road. 8 p.m. Info: 815-921-2160.

Saturday, July 26

6th Annual Fairy Festival – Womanspace, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. 4-7:30 p.m. Join fairies of all ages, shapes and sizes for an evening of fun. Rockford Dance Company performs. Bring a picnic to enjoy. Ages 13-adult: $15 advance/$20 day of event. Ages 4-12: $10 advance/$15 day of event. Ages 3 & under, free. Info: 815-877-0118.

The Wizard of Oz – Byron Civic Theatre, 850 N. Colfax, Byron. 7:30 p.m. Info: 815-312-3000 or www.bctmagic.com.

Rumors – Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road. Mt. Carroll. 7:30 p.m. Info: 815-244-2048.

Honk! – Rock Valley College Starlight Theater, 3301 N. Mulford Road. 8 p.m. Info: 815-921-2160.

Sunday, July 27

Open Auditions for “Abundance” – Pec Playhouse Theatre, 314 N. Main St., Pecatonica. 7-10 p.m. Roles for two women, ages 18-30s and three men, ages 20-50s. Have two contrasting monologues, any length, and any résumés you have. Call-backs on July 27.

The Wizard of Oz – Byron Civic Theatre, 850 N. Colfax, Byron. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Info: 815-312-3000 or www.bctmagic.com.

Rumors – Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road. Mt. Carroll. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Info: 815-244-2048.

Honk! – Rock Valley College Starlight Theater, 3301 N. Mulford Road. 8 p.m. Info: 815-921-2160.

Monday, July 28

Open Auditions for “Abundance” – Pec Playhouse Theatre, 314 N. Main St., Pecatonica. 7-10 p.m. Roles for two women, ages 18-30s and three men, ages 20-50s. Have two contrasting monologues, any length, and any résumés you have. Call-backs on July 27.

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From the July 23-29, 2014, issue