Aug 11 Thursday
The Rockford Art Museum hosts its feature exhibition ‘The Shape of Light: Contemporary Painting & Studio Glass’ through September 25. The show pairs paintings from the Museum’s permanent collection & studio glass on loan from Illinois artists and collectors; selections from the museum’s studio glass collection will also be on view.
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PAINTING CAMP: THE FUTURE AND OTHER WORLDS! (Grades K-5)TUE-FRI | AUG 9 – AUG 12, 202210 – 11:30 AM$110 Public| $90 Members
Join artist Jenny Mathews as she guides campers through the exciting world of painting! Campers will try out different types of paints, including watercolor and acrylics, and will learn the basics of painting landscapes, perspective, and architecture. Campers will paint their own surroundings, and also imagine their own future fantastical landscapes! Classes may be held outdoors, weather permitting. Register soon as space is limited.
The Next Picture Show community fine arts center in Dixon presents the Absolutely Abstract Art Exhibition July 23-Sept. 23. The center is open 10-4 Tuesday-Saturday.
All art consists largely of elements that can be called abstract–elements of form, color, line, tone, and texture. This exhibit focuses on the subject of abstract, both 2D and 3D. Featured media are painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, art glass, fiber arts, hand-pulled prints, and photography.
For almost 50 years, Womanspace has provided programming in the creative arts, holistic health, self-development and social activism for women of diverse socio-economic backgrounds. To raise the funds necessary to continue our work supporting and empowering women and serving our community, we are holding this online auction. Please consider bidding, and know that you are helping to promote women’s empowerment!
Stargazing – rain or shine!
Join NIU STEAM for a dazzling evening of stargazing, talks about space exploration and viewing of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Our panel of experts will introduce us to stellar science subjects. Then we’ll head outside to observe the night sky with telescopes or the naked eye. We’ll provide a few telescopes, or feel free to bring your own.
Eve Kovacs, Ph.D. (Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory) will talk about simulations of the universe.
Joel Knapper (NASA Solar System Ambassador) will discuss NASA's Webb Space Telescope.
John Shelton, Ph.D. (NIU Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering) will talk about nanoparticle thermal energy storage – and how this technology might be the key to extended space travel.
Jeremy Benson (NIU STEAM Educator) will introduce us to the Perseids and tell us what to watch for in the night sky.
Join us to wander the woods and prairie on the Sturgeon Moon. You’ll get the opportunity to tour the forest preserve after dark and learn about moon lore, nocturnal animals and their adaptations, and experience the wonder of nature at night! Members $3.00 / General Admission $5.00
Aug 12 Friday
Readings from the Rookery
Fridays, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Severson Dells staff lead this fun and engaging program that introduces children and their parents to great nature books. After our story, everyone participates in outside activities that relate to the theme of the week. This program targets 5-to 9-year-olds and focuses on the importance of getting kids outside. Free event, registration required.