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Kortman ornaments small pieces of local art

DOWNTOWN — J.R. Kortman Center for Design introduced two new ornaments to its Rockford Landmark Ornament Collection for 2017: the historic YMCA Log Lodge and a special edition of the Coronado Performing Arts Center, celebrating the…

Unique glass perspectives at Kortman holiday exhibit

DOWNTOWN — Chicago artist Alex Krueger and Rockford artist Drew Helge approach the medium of glass from two entirely different perspectives, both bringing their fresh, exciting, and unique sensibilities to art glass works to a new Kortman…

30th Annual Fall ArtScene this weekend

ROCKFORD — Rockford Area Arts Council presents its 30th Annual Fall ArtScene, this Friday and Saturday. Fall ArtScene will showcase original works of art at over 35 different locations across the Rockford and the Rockford metro area from…

Four inducted into RPS 205 Fine Arts Hall of Fame

By Jim Hagerty Contributor ROCKFORD — There's something to be said for those who attribute their artistic endeavors when they were young for where ended up as adults. For the 2017 class of the Rockford Public Schools Fine Arts Hall…

Advance tickets for Greenwich Village Art Fair on sale

ROCKFORD — More than 132 artists will be featured at this year's Greenwich Village Art Fair, Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17. Held rain or shine on the grounds of the Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St., the annual two-day…

RAAC 30th anniversary celebrations launched with fun run

ROCKFORD — The Rockford Area Arts Council (RAAC) will kick off its 30th anniversary with the On Your Mark 5K Fun Run, Saturday, Sept. 9. RAAC says the fun run will be the opening event in its year-long celebration, marking three decades…

What’s Local: Adamany paints Woodstock’s history

Rockford muralist tapped for major project By Jim Hagerty Contributor ROCKFORD/WOODSTOCK — The city of Woodstock is where muralist Mark Adamany has been spending his days. It is where he’ll be for the rest of the summer. The…

Frank Lloyd Wright, born 150 years ago, still fascinates

By Beth J. Harpaz  AP Travel Editor NEW YORK — It's been 150 years since the birth of America's best-known architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. But his innovative designs continue to fascinate the public, from New York's Guggenheim museum,…

Burpee inspiration for Roosevelt students

Students from Roosevelt Alternative High School have been engaged in a yearlong project that uses art to teach the scientific ideas behind human sustainability. After an inspiring tour of the Burpee Natural History Museum, that group of…

RAM exhibition Bittersweet Observations begins June 9

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens its new feature exhibition, Bittersweet Observations, on Friday, June 9, with a preview reception for museum members from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a free public opening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. RAM hosts a free…

Spring ArtScene returns to Rockford

Rockford embraces its artistic roots this weekend as the 15th Annual Spring ArtScene moves into town. ArtScene features works from a wide variety of techniques spread throughout more than 30 locations across the city. The annual event,…

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