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  • Veterans put their artistic talents on display Feb 26, 2015 5:12 PM
    The varied talents of veterans from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin were on display Thursday during the 7th annual Veterans Creative Arts Festival at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago.

  • Veterans arts festival: Feb 25, 2015 4:18 PM
    Military veterans from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin will share their music and artistic talents Thursday, Feb. 26, at the 7th Annual Veterans Creative Arts Festival at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, 3001 Green Bay Road, North Chicago.

  • Bobolink art exhibition in Riverwoods Feb 18, 2015 2:56 PM
    Artists Ginny Krueger and Ann Blaas present an intimate and varied look at a declining songbird, the bobolink, and its migratory patterns at their exhibition, “The Bobolink Proposition,” which opens March 8 at Brushwood Center in Riverwoods.

  • Palatine Jaycees looking for artists for annual show Feb 17, 2015 5:33 PM
    The Palatine Jaycees are taking artist applications for their 11th annual juried art fair, “An Art Affair Around the Square,” Sept. 12-13 at Towne Square in downtown Palatine. Artists of all ages and specialties are encouraged to apply, including watercolor, acrylic, oil, pottery, fine jewelry, stained glass and pastels.

  • E. Dundee honors Lincoln’s birthday with a snow sculpture Feb 14, 2015 7:31 PM
    Professional snow sculptors put the recent heavy snowfall to good use in East Dundee, creating a 10-foot bust of Abraham Lincoln beginning Wednesday and culminating Saturday with its dedication by a Lincoln impersonator at The Depot, 319 N. River St. Visitors were greeted by Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln, who officially unveiled the snow sculpture, were available for pictures and who discussed their lives and answered questions at the Village Hall Annex adjacent to the Depot.

  • Selfie sticks latest objects deemed safety hazards by museums Feb 13, 2015 6:00 AM
    They may be ubiquitous in New York, but the selfie stick hasn’t taken over Washington, D.C., quite yet. Several museums — including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the National Gallery of Art — have banned the use of the sticks that help visitors shoot self portraits in the galleries. Others may follow.

  • Contemporary India art on display at College of DuPage Feb 12, 2015 12:54 PM
    “Traditions in Transition,” an exhibition of contemporary art of India, features work inspired by folk traditions from regions throughout India.The exhibit continues through Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Cleve Carney Art Gallery at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.

  • New Harper exhibit features artist Ryan Thompson Feb 9, 2015 1:14 PM
    The newest exhibition at Harper College’s Art Exhibition Space features a series of photo-based work and recent projects by Ryan Thompson, an associate professor of art and design at Chicago’s Trinity Christian College. “Records are Written in Stone” runs through Thursday, Feb. 19.

  • Officer stumbles upon $33,000 artwork Feb 7, 2015 1:00 AM
    Investigators believe the art might have been stolen while on loan. They are still trying to determine who it belongs to and what to do with it.Momaday’s paintings depicting his Native American heritage have gained international acclaim and are featured in galleries around the country.

  • Koehnline showcases abstract paintings by Chicago artist Feb 4, 2015 3:27 PM
    The vibrant, contemporary and intuitive works of Chicago-based artist Bruce Thorn come to life at a free exhibition that starts Thursday, Feb. 5, at Oakton Community College’s Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

  • Schaumburg seeks entries for art shows Feb 2, 2015 4:37 PM
    The village of Schaumburg is currently seeking artist entries for the 2015 Prairie Plein Air Competition and Show and the 28th annual Prairie Arts Festival. The Plein Air Competition seeks original paintings or drawings created outdoors depicting any location within the village of Schaumburg.

  • Celebrating 50 years of floating in space at Air and Space Museum Jan 26, 2015 6:01 AM
    Spacewalking. Since the mid-1960s, astronauts have been popping the hatch and climbing outside, usually tethered to life support. “Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity” at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., celebrates the half-century anniversary with a display of spacesuits, moondust-darkened boots, gloves and tethers, among other early equipment.

  • Smithsonian offers close look at Spirit of St. Louis plane Jan 21, 2015 6:01 AM
    Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, one of the most treasured aircraft at the National Air and Space Museum, was recently lowered to the floor for its first conservation treatment in 22 years. Now visitors are getting an up-close look at the historic plane and can better imagine what it must have been like to fly.

  • Andrew Jackson home pushes 7th president’s rock star image Jan 20, 2015 5:00 AM
    "Andrew Jackson: President. Hero. Rockstar." So reads a billboard welcoming arrivals at Nashville International Airport. Jackson is often remembered for his infamous campaign of Indian removal. But a new exhibit at Jackson’s historic home, The Hermitage, asks visitors to view the seventh president more like the Kanye West of his day.

  • Chicago artist hired to paint third Rosemont mural near Allstate Arena Jan 14, 2015 8:11 PM
    Rosemont is hiring Chicago artist Rahmaan Statik Barnes to create a third mural in the neighborhood north of the Allstate Arena.

  • Members Exhibition showcases works at College of Lake County Jan 13, 2015 11:52 AM
    College of Lake County's Members Exhibition art collection will be on display from Friday, Jan. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 22.

  • Elmhurst College displaying high school art Jan 9, 2015 1:00 PM
    Elmhurst College is celebrating young artists and public school art programs from across the region this month during the 16th annual High School Art Exhibition.

  • Hammerstein museum plan hits sour note for some Jan 6, 2015 6:01 AM
    A plan to convert Broadway lyricist Oscar Hammerstein’s former home into a tourist attraction appears to be falling on deaf ears, but his grandson hopes public officials will soon start singing a different tune. Hammerstein spent 20 years at Highland Farm in suburban Philadelphia, where he co-wrote musical blockbusters such as “The King and I,” “Oklahoma!” “Carousel” and “South Pacific.” Now, Will Hammerstein wants to transform the property into the Oscar Hammerstein II Music & Theatre Education Center. But Doylestown Township supervisors and neighbors object to the scale of the $20 million proposal, saying it is too much development for the parcel.

  • Constable: Hoffman Estates photographer beautifies patients' windows Dec 28, 2014 7:48 AM
    When her husband's hospital room windows looked out on a drab rooftop, Shelly Lawler decided to create a change of scenery. Now she transforms windows into art for others. “If you are confined in your bed, you want to see something interesting,” says Laurie Miller, director of the Pediatrics and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. “We were looking for something to spice up the rooms.”

  • Now that Detroit museum has been saved, go see it Dec 24, 2014 7:01 AM
    In the end, what saved Detroit’s art museum from being sold off painting by painting was a legal pad covered in doodles. The Detroit Institute of Arts has been owned by the city since 1919, when Detroit was “rolling in dough,” as museum director Graham Beal put it. But in 2013, with the city’s bankruptcy looming, the art collection was eyed as an asset worth hundreds of millions. Then in August 2013, bankruptcy mediator Judge Gerald Rosen started doodling on the back of a legal pad so full that it had no more blank paper. He circled the words “state,” “art” and “pensions,” connecting them with arrows and dollar signs. From that sketch a deal was born that saved both the pensions and paintings.

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