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  • Geneva Arts Fair: an interactive gallery Jul 23, 2014 3:15 PM
    If you want to know the story behind a piece of artwork before purchasing it, the Geneva Arts Fair offers many such opportunities.The fair, which runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, in downtown Geneva, will provide a venue for more than 155 artisans to sell their original work to thousands of art enthusiasts, while allowing patrons to meet and talk to the artists.

     
  • Out of character: Chinese calligraphy at the Met Jul 22, 2014 5:45 AM
    Large public exhibits of ancient Chinese calligraphy are rare in the United States, as are major shows that can be appreciated by kids as well as adults, novices as well as experts. “Out of Character” is both. It’s the first public showing of highlights from the extensive Chinese calligraphy collection of former Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang and his wife, Akiko Yamazaki. “It’s meant to be fun and casual,” Yang said of the exhibit, on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through Aug. 17.

     
  • Kane County Fair opens Wednesday in St. Charles Jul 14, 2014 4:01 PM
    Visitors come to the 146th annual Kane County Fair for a variety of reasons. For 17-year-old Emily Studt, of Elgin, the Kane County Fair is a chance to demonstrate all the hard work she has put into her 4-H projects over the past year. “We work hard year-round, but for the kids in 4-H, the fair is the biggest part of our entire year,” she said.

     
  • World’s largest folk art market opens in Santa Fe Jul 10, 2014 5:45 AM
    Santa Fe’s famed summer market season opens this weekend with the International Folk Market, the world’s largest folk art market and one dedicated to helping artisans from impoverished nations start their own businesses. And as the popular market celebrates its 11th anniversary, it is drawing more than just tourists and locals. “We’ve had many fashion experts shop the market, visionary designers from Donna Karan, Yves Saint Laurent, Anthropologie, and Coach among them,” said market founder Judith Espinar.

     
  • Textiles convey emotions, complexity of Civil War Jun 28, 2014 5:45 AM
    An exhibit of quilts, clothing, uniforms and other Civil War-era textiles reveals a complicated and heart-wrenching time. “Each rip and stain in the clothing tells a story,” said Margi Hofer, curator of decorative arts at the New-York Historical Society, where the show runs through Aug. 24. “And the remarkably well-preserved quilts, some wrapped and safely buried during the war, reveal what treasured artifacts they were.” The exhibit, “Homefront and Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War,” was organized by the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts.

     
  • 3 kid-friendly crafts for the Fourth Jun 26, 2014 5:45 AM
    The Fourth of July typically is the first holiday during kids’ summer vacation. And by now, they’re bored. Here are three simple crafts that can involve them in preparations for the holiday’s fireworks and picnics. Not only do you keep them busy, but you get decorations to reuse year after year.

     
  • New Glen Ellyn public exhibit turns old bikes into art Jun 17, 2014 6:10 AM
    A face made of bicycle parts and an old bike that looks like a bee are part of a new public art exhibit in Glen Ellyn dedicated to the joys of biking. The Bike It! exhibit opened Sunday and will be on display for a month, organizers say. It features roughly 13 bikes at different spots in the village, each decorated and crafted into a work of art.

     
  • Check out aluminum pour at Fine Line Jun 4, 2014 5:01 PM
    An aluminum pour, never before done at Fine Line Creative Arts Center, will be a captivating part of Fine Line Arts Festival’s opening night, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6.

     
  • Japan Festival this weekend in Arlington Heights Jun 3, 2014 3:26 PM
    The 32nd Annual Japan Festival, a celebration and demonstration of Japanese culture, will be held this weekend at Forestview Educational Center, 2121 Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights. It will include demonstrations of traditional arts, a marketplace, a pop culture exhibit and a food court. A pop concert will be held Saturday night.

     
  • Chan Luu’s leather-wrap bracelet is widely copied May 29, 2014 5:45 AM
    The bracelet is ubiquitous: Small gemstones or silver beads are woven with thread between two lengths of leather cording, and the finished piece wraps around the wrist three to five times. The mixture of earthy and bling has made it a top seller for Chan Luu, who is credited among many jewelry artists with originating the design. It’s also made her handmade bracelets widely copied.

     
  • Lincolnshire unveils apples as new public art project May 28, 2014 5:30 AM
    Chicago had its colorful cows and Arlington Heights had its horses. Now Lincolnshire is launching a public art spectacle, this time with oversized, painted apples. Sixteen Fiberglas apples, decorated by a variety of artists, will be on display in town this summer to commemorate the Lincolnshire Community Nursery School's 40th anniversary.

     
  • Fine Line gallery to hold student show May 27, 2014 7:50 AM
    Creativity comes in many forms, and the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles will be filled with works of art in a wide range of media May 30 to July 1 during Fine Line’s annual student show, “Art 2014: It’s What We Do.”

     
  • Island Lake craft fair May 25, 2014 4:59 PM
    Island Lake officials and a charitable group called Marion’s Angels will host a craft fair in Island Lake on July 26.

     
  • St. Charles Fine Art Show draws art patrons looking to buy May 24, 2014 8:00 AM
    The 16th St. Charles Fine Art Show opens at 11 a.m. Saturday in the downtown area along the Fox River. This is one of the area's premier art shows, featuring 110 confirmed artists, many from throughout the Midwest. The juried show features artists in various media including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry and wood.

     
  • Schaumburg Prairie Arts Festival May 24-25 May 15, 2014 4:50 PM
    The village of Schaumburg will present its 27th annual Prairie Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25 on the grounds of the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center at Schaumburg Road and Summit Drive. The exhibition and sale will feature more than 130 fine artists displaying ceramics, fiber arts, glass, graphics, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, pottery and sculpture.

     
  • Initially yours: Monogrammed gifts for mom May 7, 2014 5:30 AM
    Thanks to modern technology, we’re now able to monogram just about anything, cheaply and easily. Teens can initial their water bottles, kids can get their names on lunch boxes, dads have their own golf balls, and moms ... well, let’s take a look at some fun, personalized gift ideas for her.

     
  • Frothy fun: dyeing Easter eggs in shaving cream Apr 18, 2014 5:30 AM
    If dyeing Easter eggs with vinegar and color tablets is feeling old, reach for a new duo: shaving cream and liquid food coloring. It’s a tactile project many kids will enjoy — especially swirling the colors into the cream. “They thought it was really cool to drop the food coloring into the shaving cream and take the toothpick and swirl it,” Sarah Barrand of Caldwell, Idaho, says of her four children.

     
  • It’s still a mod, mod, mod, Mod-Podged world Apr 15, 2014 5:37 AM
    Mod Podge — long used for decoupage crafts — has morphed in recent years. Now there’s a glue-and-sealer product for virtually every surface, from fabric and wood to glass and metals. Other decoupage brands exist, as well. And decoupage crafts? Projects run the gamut, including purses, high-heeled shoes, backpacks, scratched furniture, glass vases, dishware, canvases, planters — even bicycles.

     
  • Photography exhibit shows suburban railroaders on the job Apr 4, 2014 3:39 AM
    A new photography exhibit opening Saturday in the Chicago History Museum features suburban railroaders who helped power a key industry during World War II. For the descendants of the workers, the images fill missing chapters in family history. "I thought, 'Oh my gosh, I see my father in him,'" said Marilyn Theobald, when she studied a photo of her grandad.

     
  • Congressional art contest accepting entries Apr 1, 2014 4:50 PM
    Submissions are now being accepted for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s office announced Tuesday. High school students who reside or attend school in the 8th Congressional District may participate.

     
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