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Week of Sept. 10-16, 2014

Ongoing Attractions

The Art Box – 308 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m..-6 p.m. Info: 815-758-0313.

Artists’ Ensemble Theatre – Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. Playing thru Sept. 21: The Importance of Being Earnest. 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. Exhibiting Sept. 5-27: “A Little of This and a Little of That.” 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. Coming Sept. 26-28: “Seussical the Musical.” 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.

The Gallery At JustGoods – 201 Seventh St. September: John Connell, photography. Special exhibit of photos of Friday Night Concerts. 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. “Earth Impressions: Whispers from My Past”. Runs thru Sept. 27. 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.” Reception Sept. 11, 4:30-6 p.m. 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.

Pec Playhouse Theatre – 314 Main St., Pecatonica. Coming 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. 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. 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. Coming Aug. 28: Fall Reception featuring four new art exhibits. Free. Info: 608-363-2095.

Registration Needed

Registration for NIU Bus Trip: Magritte at the Art Institute of Chicago – “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938”. Date: Sept. 21.Bus departs NIU School of Art parking lot at 10:30 a.m.; return at 6:45 p.m. Cost: NIU Art Museum members, $12; student/senior (non-member): $15; other, $18. General ticket admission: Adult, $23; student/senior, $17. Registration/payment deadline: Sept. 18. Info: 815-753-1936

Call for Artwork for Cancer – Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center is looking for works of art created by people touched by cancer to be donated for exhibition in Rockford Arts Council’s Fall Art Scene. Dates: Oct. 3-4. Deadline: Sept. 22. Info: Valerie Gibbons, 815-227-4988 or vagibbons@yahoo.com.

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.

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. 16. 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.

Thursday, Sept. 11

Opening Reception: “Gender and Identity Exhibition Suite” – NIU Art Museum, DeKalb. 4:30-6 p.m. Exhibits: “Manly Men, Girly Girls and Everybody in Between.” “Dressing Difference: Exploring Ethnicities in Modern Burma.” “(Re)Defining Womanhood in American Popular Culture.” Info: 815-753-1936.

Poetry & Music – Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St., Chicago. 7 p.m. Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago Salon Concert: Robert & Clara Schumann, Friedrich Ruckert & Heinrich Heine.

Friday, Sept. 12

Opening Reception: “Fables & Fairy Tales: The Paintings of Stephen Warde Anderson” – Rockford University, Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St. 6-8 p.m. Portraits and allegorical paintings.

The Importance of Being Earnest – Artists’ Ensemble Theatre, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. 8 p.m. Tickets: $30 adults, $28 seniors, $10 students. Info: 815-394-5004 or www.artistsensemble.org.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Greenwich Village Art Fair – Rockford Art Museum, Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. 10 a.m-6 p.m. 130 juried artists, family-friendly art activities, gourmet marketplace, live music stage, food & refreshments. Admission: $3 advance, $5 at the gate, free for ages 12 and under. Valid both days. Tickets at Rockford Art Museum Store or any Alpine Bank location.

Rag-Time! Art Show – Rockford Art Guild at Emerson House, 420 N. Main St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Work in all media, both inside and outside. Free.

Prayer Still Works” – Rockford Theatre, Woman’s Club, 323 Park Ave. 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.

Dance & Poetry: “Beginnings” – Riverfront Museum Park, Kresge Hall, 711 N. Main St. 7 p.m.

The Importance of Being Earnest – Artists’ Ensemble Theatre, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. 4 and 8 p.m. Tickets: $30 adults, $28 seniors, $10 students. Info: 815-394-5004 or www.artistsensemble.org.

Sunday, Sept. 14

Greenwich Village Art Fair – Rockford Art Museum, Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. 10 a.m-5 p.m. 130 juried artists, family-friendly art activities, gourmet marketplace, live music stage, food & refreshments. Admission: $3 advance, $5 at the gate, free for ages 12 and under

Rag-Time! Art Show – Rockford Art Guild at Emerson House, 420 N. Main St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Work in all media, both inside and outside. Free.

The Importance of Being Earnest – Artists’ Ensemble Theatre, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. 2 p.m. Tickets: $30 adults, $28 seniors, $10 students. Info: 815-394-5004 or www.artistsensemble.org

Auditions for “The Polar Express” – La Voz Latina, 730 N. Church St. 1:30-1:55 p.m., 5-7-year-olds. 2:10-2:40 p.m., 8-9-year-olds, 2:50-3:20 p.m., 10-12-year-olds, 3:20-3:50 p.m., 13 and up. Arrive 15 minutes before with a responsible adult. E-mail address is necessary.

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From the Sept. 10-16, 2014, issue