Wednesday January 23 5:46 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Arts

CHF announces its 30th Anniversary will be the Year of Power, Melinda Gates will headline 4th annual Springfest

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The Chicago Humanities Festival announced that its 30th anniversary theme will be Power and that global philanthropist and champion for women’s empowerment Melinda Gates will headline its 2019 Springfest.

February Exhibits at the Chesterton Art Center

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Two exhibits, "Unbroken and (A)live", and "Quilting Gone Wrong" will be on display at the Chesterton Art Center through February 27. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304. To see information about other upcoming events, check out the website at www.chestertonart.com.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCES ASHLEY MAGNUS AS THE NEW STEFAN EDLIS AND GAEL NEESON GENERAL DIRECTOR

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Chicago Opera Theater’s (COT) Board of Directors today announces the promotion of Ashley Magnus to the role of Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson General Director. Previously the company’s General Manager of Strategy and Development, Magnus will join Orli and Bill Staley Music Director Lidiya Yankovskaya at the helm, making COT one of few multimillion-dollar opera companies led by women at both the board and executive level. Magnus assumes her new role immediately.

Friday Morning Watercolor Class at the Chesterton Art Center

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Dick Church will be offering a 6-week Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor Class at the Chesterton Art Center starting Friday, February 15 from 10-12. Dick will lead students through a variety of watercolor techniques - a perfect class for the first-time painter or a wonderful refresher for the mildly experienced.

Monday Night Ceramics at the Chesterton Art Center

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The Chesterton Art Center will be starting a new session of Monday Night Ceramics on February 18 from 5:30-8:30. During this 5-week class, beginning students will develop fundamental wheel-throwing techniques, while returning students will refine their techniques to create more complex forms.

February Critique Night at the Chesterton Art Center

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Local painter, Mark VanderVinne, will host Critique Night at the Chesterton Art Center on Wednesday, February 6 at 7:30. Guests are welcome to show up, with no prior registration required. All ability levels and artistic styles are encouraged to attend. While Mark is a painter, he will be able to advise artists in other mediums as well.

TWO SHOWS ONLY! CHICAGO TAP THEATRE RETURNS TO CITY WINERY WITH "SWEET TAP CHICAGO", MARCH 10 AT 3 AND 7 P.M.

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Artistic Director Mark Yonally and Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) presents Sweet Tap Chicago on Sunday, March 10 at 3 and 7 p.m. at The City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St. Sweet Tap Chicago is a celebration of Chicago musicians and music, with all new arrangements by Kurt Schweitz, a live jazz quintet featuring rapper/singer/host Taylor Mallory and tap dancing. Musicians and bands to be covered include Chicago, Smashing Pumpkins, Chaka Khan, Curtis Mayfield and more.

Indiana Arts Commission seeks qualified grant review panelists

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The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today it is seeking qualified individuals to serve as citizen grant review panelists in 2019.