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  • Rosemont unveils student-created public art Aug 25, 2014 10:47 AM
    Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens joined teenage artists from the village Saturday to celebrate their efforts to liven the community and honor their heritage. The young artists, along with Chicago muralist/instructor Rahmaan Statik, spent the past several weeks creating three 100-foot by 15-foot murals near the Rosemont Recreation Center on Barry Street.

     
  • Artist Christo says river project at a standstill Aug 22, 2014 5:06 PM
    Christo and his late wife Jeanne-Claude began scouting for a location for the temporary installation in the 1990s. After visiting 89 rivers in seven states, they chose the Arkansas River between Salida and Canon City.

     
  • Rosemont murals portraying Mexican historical figures to be unveiled Saturday Aug 21, 2014 4:28 PM
    A formal unveiling ceremony of new murals designed and painted by high school-aged Rosemont students takes place Saturday.

     
  • Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection Aug 20, 2014 5:45 AM
    Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people were added to the Smithsonian Institution’s collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show “Will and Grace.” Show creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick along with NBC donated objects to the National Museum of American History.

     
  • ECC photo exhibit examines the personal costs of war Aug 18, 2014 6:04 AM
    As a gay man, Vincent Cianni said the movement toward equal rights for gays in the military was near and dear to his heart. Cianni, a New York-based documentary photographer, wanted to capture the struggles of gay members of the military to fit in. His portraits and interviews of gay, current and former, military personnel are featured in a book and a new exhibit that opened Friday at Elgin Community College.

     
  • Sunday picks: Get the kids stoked for Thomas Aug 17, 2014 11:16 AM
    If your little ones love all things train-related, then you shouldn't miss the Day Out with Thomas events starting this weekend at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union. Head to the Festival of the Horse & Drum, a multicultural, multimedia equestrian festival for horse lovers at the Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles.

     
  • Farm image exhibition Aug 17, 2014 5:29 PM
    “The Farm: Images from the Heartland” art exhibition will open Sunday, Aug. 24 with a public artist’s reception from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lake County Discovery Museum, at the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda.

     
  • Weekend picks: Rod Stewart, Santana bring the tunes Aug 16, 2014 7:42 AM
    Get ready to swoon at the romantic song stylings of Rod Stewart and Santana in concert at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. See which horse comes out on top at the Arlington Million and International Festival of Racing at Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights. And humans and their canine pals are invited to the Dog Days of Summer at Knupper Nursery & Landscape in Palatine for grooming, training demos and activities.

     
  • Veteran project promotes awareness through artwork Aug 16, 2014 7:00 AM
    Navy veteran Michael Woods, 32, of Huntley knows how difficult it is to transition from the military back to civilian life. To bring awareness to what many soldiers experience during that transition, Woods partnered with Veronica Juncer of Mount Prospect to jumpstart a project that showcases veteran-related artwork.

     
  • ‘Bloom’ bursts on scene at Women’s and Children’s Hospital Aug 15, 2014 10:12 AM
    A large kinetic sculpture that literally bursts with energy has blossomed in the front entrance of Alexian Brothers Women and Children’s Hospital in Hoffman Estates. Called “Bloom,” the sculpture has 14 flowerlike blossoms made of acrylic, and a control dock at a child’s level, to let them to move the forms at the touch of a button.

     
  • St. Charles artist paints with fire and smoke Aug 15, 2014 10:26 AM
    Abstract artist Anne Ressman Zabinski of St. Charles uses not only acrylic paints, watercolors and alcohol inks in her work, but also specializes in a technique called fumage, which is painting with a flame and smoke. She uses different sources of flame to create her artwork on canvas and clayboard, and further manipulates the soot residue using carving tools, erasers, water, paints and other techniques.

     
  • Auditions and art shows Aug 13, 2014 4:33 PM
    Auditions and artist calls starting Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Chicago and the suburbs.

     
  • Long Grove debuts Village Art Market this weekend Aug 12, 2014 2:04 PM
    A new event that celebrates Long Grove’s art scene will be held Aug. 16-17 in the village’s historic downtown. The Village Art Market, featuring more than 60 juried artist working in all kinds of mediums, will be held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days,

     
  • Photographer captures ‘Faces of War’ in ECC exhibit Aug 12, 2014 3:17 PM
    An exhibition featuring the work of award-winning documentary photographers will be on display from Aug. 15 through Sept. 25 in Elgin Community College’s Safety-Kleen Gallery One.

     
  • Weekend picks: Jim Breuer brings stand-up to Schaumburg Aug 15, 2014 10:37 AM
    Comedian Jim Breuer (“Saturday Night Live,” “Half Baked”) hits Schaumburg for a weekend of stand-up at the Improv Comedy Showcase. Quirky alt-pop band OK Go is coming back to its old stomping grounds for a show Friday at Lincoln Hall in Chicago. Twista, the hip-hop artist from Chicago known for his lightning-fast rapping style, will celebrate the release of his new record, “The Dark Horse,” with a show at HOME Bar in Arlington Heights. Conductor James Conlon leads a Mozart opera performance of “The Marriage of Figaro” in the Ravinia Festival's intimate Martin Theatre in Highland Park. All this and more in Friday's Time out!

     
  • Deadline for CLC art exhibit: Aug 12, 2014 1:01 AM
    The deadline to submit online entry forms for the College of Lake County’s Recent Works 2014 exhibit is 11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8.

     
  • Take A Walk in the Park this Sunday Aug 12, 2014 12:52 PM
    More than 95 juried artists will take part in the annual Arlington Heights Art Guild outdoor show, A Walk in the Park, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 in North School Park, Arlington Heights.

     
  • Lincolnshire Art Festival takes place Aug. 16-17 Aug 11, 2014 12:23 PM
    Rated as one of the Top 100 festivals in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine, the Lincolnshire Art Festival celebrates its 17th year in 2014. The event will run Aug. 16-17 at the Village Green shopping center on Milwaukee Avenue at Olde Half Day Road.

     
  • Art from Bill Watterson’s comics return up for auction Aug 8, 2014 10:04 AM
    Artwork from “Calvin and Hobbes” creator Bill Watterson’s three-day return to comics will be auctioned to benefit Parkinson’s disease research. Watterson collaborated with “Pearls Before Swine” cartoonist Stephan Pastis for the three comic strips in June after a long absence from the funny pages. The strips will be sold Friday by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, with each expected to sell for more than $10,000. Heritage says the three-strip arc follows Pastis’ alter-ego as he turns the drawing of the comic over to a second-grader. At Watterson’s request, the artwork is being sold on behalf of Team Cul de Sac, a charity established in honor of cartoonist Richard Thompson, who has Parkinson’s. The proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. “Calvin and Hobbes” ended in 1995.

     
  • Ailing ‘Ghostbusters’ artist gives bird to cancer Aug 5, 2014 5:30 AM
    Michael Gross says he was just having a little fun with his students when he gave them the assignment to draw a hand with a raised middle finger. After the artist who created the “Ghostbusters” logo saw the result, he realized it perfectly summed up his feelings about the cancer that’s killing him. So Gross began “Flip Cancer,” soliciting dozens of artist friends to draw hands with raised middle fingers. He plans to sell them and give the money to anti-cancer programs.

     
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