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Week of Aug. 20-26, 2014

Ongoing Attractions

The Art Box – 308 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m..-6 p.m. Exhibiting Aug. 3-20: “Kishwaukee College Student Prints.” Opening reception, Aug. 8, 6-8 p.m. 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. Exhbiting now: Rock River Valley Woodcarving Show, thru Aug. 30. Info: 608-322-4250.

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. August: 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. “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 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. 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.

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. 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 Aug. 14-24: Shout! The Mod Musical. 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. Coming Aug. 28: Fall Reception featuring four new art exhibits. Free. Info: 608-363-2095.

Registration Needed

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.

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 “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, Aug. 21

Rockford New Play Festival – Mendelssohn’s STARR Center, 415 N. Main St. 7:30 p.m. Presented by West Side Show Room Theatre and Rockford Area Arts Council. Staged readings of seven 10-minute plays. Free and open to public.

Shout! The Mod Musical – Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road. Mt. Carroll. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $23 adults, $21 seniors, students $17. Info: 815-244-2048.

Friday, Aug. 22

Opening Reception: “Refind” – Freeport Art Museum hosts this exhibit in a vacant building at the corner of Main and VanBuren in downtown Freeport. 6-9 p.m. For FAAM members, artists and guests.

Shout! The Mod Musical – Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road. Mt. Carroll. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $23 adults, $21 seniors, students $17. Info: 815-244-2048.

Saturday, Aug. 23

Egg Harbor Exhibit – Egg Harbor, Wis. One special egg, “White Cap Splash” will be auctioned off this evening. All eggs were produced by Rockford Art Guild members.

Public Opening: “Refind” – Freeport Art Museum hosts this exhibit in a vacant building at the corner of Main and VanBuren in downtown Freeport. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. Info: 815-235-6015.

Poetry Foundation Open – 61 W. Superior St., Chicago. Open to the public on select Saturdays. Info: 312-799- 8065.

Shout! The Mod Musical – Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road. Mt. Carroll. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $23 adults, $21 seniors, students $17. Info: 815-244-2048.

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

Sunday, Aug. 24

Shout! The Mod Musical – Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road. Mt. Carroll. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $23 adults, $21 seniors, students $17. Info: 815-244-2048.

Dance & Poetry: “Beginnings” – Riverfront Museum Park, Kresge Hall, 711 N. Main St. 3 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 25

Open Auditions for “Miracle on 34th Street” – Main Street Players of Boone County at Community Building Complex, 111 W. First St., Belvidere. 7 p.m. Men, women, children of all ages. Performances will be Nov. 7, 8, 9 and 14, 15, 16.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Open Auditions for “Miracle on 34th Street” – Main Street Players of Boone County at Community Building Complex, 111 W. First St., Belvidere. 7 p.m. Men, women, children of all ages. Performances will be Nov. 7, 8, 9 and 14, 15, 16.

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From the Aug. 20-26, 2014, issue