Jun 27 Monday
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 30, 2022, 5 pm EXHIBITION DATES: April 30 - July 30, 2022
The Freeport Art Museum is pleased to present multimedia abstractions of Chicago Artist, Cleveland Dean. Cleveland was also this year’s juror for the Freeport Art Museum’s 18th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition. His work is large, bold and created through the application of a wide variety of materials and techniques addressing personal and societal quandaries.
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 30, 2022, 5 pm, Awards at 6 pm
EXHIBITION DATES: April 30 - July 30, 2022
This annual competition expanded to add Indiana, Michigan, and Minnesota to Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Representing much of the Midwest, the Regional Juried Exhibition offers established and emerging artists the opportunity to debut recently created work. Join us for the opening reception from 5-8 pm and the awards presentation at 6 pm. This year’s juror is Cleveland Dean of Chicago. A multi-disciplinary abstract artist, Dean’s broad interests are expressed through the diverse materials and techniques he uses in his work and the wide-ranging selections he curated for RJE18.
Join Severson staff and volunteers for a Monday sunset paddle and experience nature from one of our canoes! Our paddles will take place on the beautiful Kishwaukee River, but location will be confirmed the Friday before the paddle based on weather and other factors. Before each paddle, we offer an introductory canoeing lesson, our “Quickstart Program,” for paddlers who have not done a Canoe Convoy before or those that would like a refresher on paddling and paddle safety.
5:20 p.m. - Quickstart Sign-In
5:45 p.m. - Regular Sign In
Due to the high demand for this program, please only register for two evenings. Please RSVP below. If you are interested in attending more than two, please call us at 815-335-2915 to be put on the waitlist.
Due to safety considerations, this program is best for participants over 70 lbs. Ages 10 and up. People under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Author and Crystal Lake Resident Raluca Barbu shares stories from the perspective of a writer from an ex-communist country, Romania, who experiences the great outdoors of the emblematic American West after having hiked up and down its trails. Her fifth published book, "American Vacation", is an homage to the great American outdoors and a read that reminds Americans of their incredibly lucky chance to live among some of the most unearthly, natural wonders of this world.
Meet Raluca and hear her story live and in-person at Harvard Diggins Library. Books will be available to purchase following the presentation.
Free and open to the public. Registration is required. To sign up, send an email to email@example.com or call 815-943-4671.
Jun 28 Tuesday
The Next Picture Show (TNPS) presents the “About Art” exhibition, running from June 4 through July 16, 2022.
This exhibit focuses on the subjects of portraits–a sculpture, painting, photograph, or any other representation of a person, in which the human face is the main theme. This show features all forms of media in both 2D and 3D formats.
Experience the Arts in Action exhibit in-person.
The Arts in Action exhibit is a project developed by the DeKalb County History Center and Ellwood House Museum to investigate Black and Latino history in DeKalb County through historical research and a collaboration with contemporary artists. Nine visual artists and five poets were selected for the initial project. Their work will be presented through the themes of fear, exclusion, community, and hope.
The exhibit runs from May 21 through July 2, 2022
The Ellwood House Visitor Center hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 12:30 – 4:30pm
The exhibit is made possible by the generous support of the DeKalb County Mental Health Board, DeKalb County Community Foundation, Healing Illinois, Illinois Humanities, and Northern Illinois University
Jun 29 Wednesday