Arts & Theater Calendar

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Week of Oct. 15-21, 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. Coming Oct. 17, 18: AE Mystery Theatre. 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. Exhibiting Oct. 4-Nov. 29: Windows. Works of art created with old, discarded windows. Info: 815-235-9755.

The Gallery At JustGoods – 201 Seventh St. October: Used Art Sale. 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. 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. Coming Oct. 31-Nov. 28: Seasons of the Sugar River – back roads and backwaters. Opening Reception, Nov. 7, 5-7 p.m. 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. 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. Opening Oct. 11: Tradiciones. 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 Oct. 20-Nov. 14: Ultra-Deep Field. 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. 17th Annual Textile and Fiber Arts Show runs Oct. 1-22 at McHenry County College, 8900 U.S. Hw. 14, Crystal Lake. Gallery hours, Thurs. , Fri. and Sat., 1-5 p.m. Free. Info: 815-399-1630.

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

Ongoing Exhibits

In Good Company (IGC) A photography + video exhibit created by Nels Akerlund Photography, highlights 40 photographs depicting the people and places that make the region appealing for residents and attractive to visitors. The 40 4-ft by 6-ft. photographs are on display at 30 different locations throughout the Rockford Region until January 2015. For locations, visit ingoodcompany.me. The RACVB will host a closing reception at the end of the exhibition, called “Beautiful Company,” 7-9:30 p.m., Jan. 10. Each of the photographs will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the Forest City Beautiful initiative.

Registration Needed

Workshop: Calling All Artists – Beloit Fine Arts Incubaror, 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis. Date: Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Need help to fix your oil, acrylic or watercolor painting that was left not quite right? Artist Dan Wuthrich will provide constructive comments to complete your piece. Cost: $40. Info: 608-313-9083.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Poetry off the Shelf: MAKE Exchange with Mexican Authors and Visual Artists – Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St., Chicago. 7 p.m. A multimedia evening; the program will be in Spanish and English with some translations moving from one medium to another, as well as one language to another.

Thursday, Oct. 16

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.

Poetry Day: Carolyn Forche & Jamaal May – Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St., Chicago. 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Join poets from two generations.

Antigone by Jean Anouilh – NIU Holmes Student Center, 340 Carroll Ave., DeKalb. 7:30 p.m. weekdays thru Saturdays. $6. An adaptation of the classic tragedy about Oedipus’ daughter, Antigone. Info: 815-753-1000.

Friday, Oct. 17

AE Mystery Theatre: The Saint & Thin Man Adventure – Artists’ Ensemble, Rockford University, Cheek Theatre, 5050 E. State St. 7:30 p.m. Free-will donations. Info: 815-394-5004.

Antigone by Jean Anouilh – NIU Holmes Student Center, 340 Carroll Ave., DeKalb. 7:30 p.m. weekdays thru Saturdays. $6. An adaptation of the classic tragedy about Oedipus’ daughter, Antigone. Info: 815-753-1000.

Saturday, Oct. 18

AE Mystery Theatre: The Saint & Thin Man Adventure – Artists’ Ensemble, Rockford University, Cheek Theatre, 5050 E. State St. 7:30 p.m. Free-will donations. Info: 815-394-5004.

Open House Chicago – The Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St., Chicago. Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception: Saturday, 4 p.m. Celebrate an audio installation created by Silvain Gire and Samuel Hirsch from ARTE Radio.

Antigone by Jean Anouilh – NIU Holmes Student Center, 340 Carroll Ave., DeKalb. 7:30 p.m. weekdays thru Saturdays. $6. An adaptation of the classic tragedy about Oedipus’ daughter, Antigone. Info: 815-753-1000.

Sunday, Oct. 19

Open House Chicago – The Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St., Chicago. Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate an audio installation created by Silvain Gire and Samuel Hirsch from ARTE Radio.

Antigone by Jean Anouilh – NIU Holmes Student Center, 340 Carroll Ave., DeKalb.2 p.m. matinee. $6. An adaptation of the classic tragedy about Oedipus’ daughter, Antigone. Info: 815-753-1000.

Monday, Oct. 20

Deadline to apply for NIU Community School of the Arts CSA Sinfonia Concerto Competition – Northern Illinois University, Music Building, DeKalb. Applications must live within a 75-mile radius of DeKalb. Auditions scheduled Nov 10. Info: 815-753-1450.

Ultra-Deep Field – Rockford University, Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St. Group exhibition that considers the inadequacy of representing desire, time, and scale by way of hand. Opening reception Oct. 24.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

The Open Door Readings – The Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St., Chicago. 7 p.m. Columbia College’s Tony Trigilio & Natalia Kennedy; School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Calvin Forbes & Valerie Wallace. 7 p.m.

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From the Oct. 15-21, 2014, issue