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Week of April 23-29, 2014

Ongoing Attractions

The Art Box – 308 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. 2-4 p.m. Exhibiting April 3-23: “Rural Romanticism.” 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. High School Art Show runs during the month of April. Info: 608-313-9083.

Byron Civic Theatre – 850 N. Colfax, Byron. Coming April 25-26, May 2-4: Monty Python’s Spamalot. Tickets on sale now. 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. April: Sarah Miller; paintings on recycled doors.. 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. April: Collections. 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 now: “Creatures Formed in Earth.” Exhibit runs through May 31. Info: 815-968-0123.

Monroe Arts Center – 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Exhbiting March 21-May 2: WRAP Competition and “Babylon in Heart and Mind” . 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. Info: 815-921-2160 or rvcstarlight.com.

Rockford Art Museum – 711 N. Main St. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Exhibiting thru May 4: “Modern Metaphors.” 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. Exhibiting March 21-April 25: Jeremy Long: Personal Allegories. 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. Coming April 27: Auditions for Les Miserables and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Info: 815-244-2035.

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

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 Class: Creativity & Raku Firing – Womanspace, New Dimensions Clay Studio, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Session I dates: April 28, May 5, 12, 19, June 2, 9. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Register by April 24. 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.

Order Tickets for “Godspell – Under the Big Top” – Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main St. Dates: May 2, 7 p.m.; May 3, 2 and 7 p.m.; May 4, 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets $20 for ”Center Ring Seats” ; general seats $18 adults, $16 seniors and children age 12 and younger. Info: www.ticketor.com/gpasstudio.com.

Mark the Date for “The Sound of Colors” – State of the Art Gallery, 218 E. State St. Date: May 2, 5-10 p.m. Roni Golan creates a painting at 8 p.m. Attendees can register for an original art piece by Golan.

Order Tickets for “Bouncing Off the Walls – Broadway Our Way” – Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Ave. Date: May 3, 7 p.m. Presented by The Center for the Arts and Spirituality and Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus. Tickets: $20 each. Info: Emmanuel, 815-4815 or JustGoods, 815-965-8903.

Registration for Art Class: Drawing the Figure – Womanspace, New Dimensions 2D Studio, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Dates: May 6, 13, 20, Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. Register by May 1. Fee: $60 regular, $50 member. Info: 815-877-0118.

Registration for Watercolor Class: Toes in the Water – Womanspace, New Dimensions 2D Studio, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Dates: May 7, 14, 21, June 4, 11, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Beginner level. Register by May 5. Fee: $85 regular, $70 member. Info: 815-877-0118.

Registration for Watercolor Class: Splashdown!– Womanspace, New Dimensions 2D Studio, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Dates: May 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Intermediate & advanced level. Register by May 6. Fee: $85 regular, $70 member. Info: 815-877-0118.

Order Tickets for “West Side Story” – CoronadoPerforming Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: May 8, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.50, available at Coronado Box Office or call 815-968-0595 or www.coronadopac.org.

Order Tickets for “HMS Pinafore” – Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, 415 N. Church St. Date: May 9, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. Limited seating. Info: 779-423-3500 or http://rockfordoperettaparty.synthasite.com/

Byron Civic Theatre announces annual scholarships – For graduating high school students who have shown a high level of commitment and success in the area of performing arts. To download a copy of the scholarship application, visit the website at www.bctmagic.com or call 815-494-7042. A;pplications must be postmarked by April 30.

Order Tickets for “Unforgettable Art: An Affair for Alzheimer’s” – Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall, 7070 CherryVale N. Blvd. Date: May 3, doors open 6 p.m. Watch 50 talented artists transform blank canvases to works of art as patrons sip cocktails, enjoy hors d’oeuvres. Pieces will be auctioned off at end of event. Tickets: $50 advance, $60 at the door. Limited number of VIP tickets available for $75. Call the Alzheimer’s Association at 815-484-1300 or visit www.alz.org/illinois.

Order Tickets for Moscow Ballet Festival “Sleeping Beauty” presented by RCCA – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: May 4, 3 p.m. Tickets: $35-$45 adults, $25 for children/students under age 24. Available at Coronado Box Office or BMO Harris Bank Center. Info: 815-968-0595.

Registration for NIU Arts Camps – Dance Camp, July 12-18 at School of Theatre and Dance, NIU, DeKalb. Theatre Arts Camp Senior, July 12-18. Theatre Arts Camp Junior, NIU Jazz Camp and Visual Arts Camp, July 20-15. Age groups 8-12 thru adult. Camp scholarships available. Applications due by May 1. Early bird discount is available until June 2. Info: 815-753-1450 or www.artscamps.niu.edu.

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.

Rockford Area Arts Council is now taking applications for ArtsPlace 2014, the summer arts apprenticeship program for youth ages 14-18. Applications are due Wednesday, April 30.

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.

Thursday, April 24

Sugar – Auburn CAPA at Auburn High School, 5110 Auburn St. 7:30 p.m. $5/person. Musical comedy. Info: 815-966-3000 or seatyourself.biz/auburncapa.

Mary Poppins The Musical – The Fireside, 1131 Janesville Ave., (Bus. 26), Fort Atkinson, Wis. Runs thru April 20. Info: 800-477-9505.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Beloit College, Neese Theatre, 700 College St., Beloit, Wis. 8 p.m. General admission $8.50, $5 seniors, $4 students. Info: 608-363-2755.

Friday, April 25

Sugar – Auburn CAPA at Auburn High School, 5110 Auburn St. 7:30 p.m. $8/person. Musical comedy. Info: 815-966-3000 or seatyourself.biz/auburncapa.

Mary Poppins The Musical – The Fireside,1131 Janesville Ave., (Bus. 26), Fort Atkinson, Wis. Runs thru April 20. Info: 800-477-9505.

Monty Python’s Spamalot – Byron Civic Theatre, 850 N. Colfax, Byron. 7:30 p.m. Tickets/ Info: 815-312-3000 or www.bctmagic.com.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Beloit College, Neese Theatre, 700 College St., Beloit, Wis. 8 p.m. General admission $8.50, $5 seniors, $4 students. Info: 608-363-2755.

Saturday, April 26

Sugar – Auburn CAPA at Auburn High School, 5110 Auburn St. 2 and 7:30 p.m. $8/person. Musical comedy. Info: 815-966-3000 or seatyourself.biz/auburncapa.

Paint Yourself in Time” – Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. 2-4 p.m. For ages 6 and older. Paint your portrait and place yourself in your favorite point in history. Info: 8915-968-2787.

Picture This” Matting & Framing Workshop – Womanspace, New Dimensions 2D Studio, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. 0 a.m.-12;30 p.m. Age 16-adult. Learn simple matting techniques for displaying your artwork or photos. If you already have a frame, bring it along. Be sure to bring the piece of artwork or photography you want to mat. Fee: Regular $30, member $20 (includes matte board). Register by April 24. Info: 815-877-0118.

High School Class Reunion” – Wesley Willows Town Center, 4142 Johns Farm Road. 5:30 p.m. Dinner and interactive mystery theater by Bonzi Productions. Tickets: $60/person, includes a wine tasting, dinner and interactive theater. Benefits the Wesley Willows Good Samaritan Fund. Tickets/Info: 815-316-1543 or sthogerson @wesleywillows.org.

Mary Poppins The Musical – The Fireside,1131 Janesville Ave., (Bus. 26), Fort Atkinson, Wis. Runs thru April 20. Info: 800-477-9505.

BIG The Musical” – Rockford Christian High School, 1401 N. Bell School Road. 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available at high school main office, rcsfinearts.com and at the door.

Monty Python’s Spamalot – Byron Civic Theatre, 850 N. Colfax, Byron. 7:30 p.m. Tickets/ Info: 815-312-3000 or www.bctmagic.com.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Beloit College, Neese Theatre, 700 College St., Beloit, Wis. 8 p.m. General admission $8.50, $5 seniors, $4 students. Info: 608-363-2755.

Sunday, April 27

Monty Python’s Spamalot – Byron Civic Theatre, 850 N. Colfax, Byron. 2 p.m. Tickets/ Info: 815-312-3000 or www.bctmagic.com.

Auditions for Children in “Les Miserables” – Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll. 4 p.m. For appointment, call 815-244-2035.

Auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” – Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll. 4 p.m. For appointment, call 815-244-2035.

Mary Poppins The Musical – The Fireside,1131 Janesville Ave., (Bus. 26), Fort Atkinson, Wis. Runs thru April 20. Info: 800-477-9505.

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From the April 23-29, 2014, issue