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Arts

Lubeznik Center for the Arts' Latest Exhibition Highlights Artists Living with Cognitive Disabilities

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts' (LCA) latest exhibition, New Perspectives, showcases amazing artworks created by student artists of LCA's Health Promotion through the Arts Program. This program, now entering its eleventh year, provides a creative space and high-quality arts instruction for adults living with cognitive disabilities.

Arts Commission accepting applications for 2019 On-Ramp program

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The Indiana Arts Commission announced today the opening of applications for the 2019 On-Ramp accelerator program for early career creative entrepreneurs.

Arts Commission accepting letters of intent from prospective Regional Arts Partner organizations

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The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today it is accepting letters of intent to apply from organizations interested in serving as IAC Regional Arts Partners. The deadline to submit a letter of intent is December 3, 2018.

ARTIST SUSAN GILES TRANSFORMS GESTURE INTO SCULPTURE AT CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER

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Susan Giles’ “In the Center There Were Librarians” and Other Gestures is one of three sculptural bodies of work included in Tuned Mass: Jeff Carter, Faheem Majeed and Susan Giles, a Chicago Cultural Center exhibition. Curated by Greg Lunceford, the exhibition reimagines the liberation of sculpture and painting from the dictates of architecture. The exhibition opened to the public on September 8th and will remain on view at the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Rooms (78 E. Washington) through January 6, 2019.

Duneland Plein Air Painters Exhibit at Chesterton Art Center

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The Duneland Plein Air Painters will be exhibiting at the Chesterton Art Center starting with an Opening Reception on Saturday, December 1 from 2-4. Approximately (20) members of the group will display their paintings that were partially or fully completed while working outside ("plein air" is a painting style where artists work outdoors). The Duneland Plein Air Painters exhibit will be hanging through the end of January.

THE JOFFREY BALLET CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON’S CHICAGO-SET THE NUTCRACKER

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The Joffrey Ballet’s critically acclaimed reimagined classic, The Nutcracker, by Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, returns to open the holiday season at the historic Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, in downtown Chicago at 50 East Congress Parkway, in 29 performances, December 1-30, 2018.

Get set for a swingin’ Christmas at ELLAbration with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra December 21 at the Studebaker

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Let the holiday ELLAbration begin! Join jazz vocalist Dee Alexander and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra for a swingin’ set of Ella Fitzgerald’s favorite holiday songs at ELLAbration with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Friday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago’s Fine Arts Building.

TOP AUDIENCE AWARDS AT 54th CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL GO TO THE HATE U GIVE, BECOMING ASTRID AND UNITED SKATES

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The Chicago International Film Festival today announced the Audience Award winners and top highlights from its 54th edition. Festival-goers presented the Audience Award for Best English-language feature to George Tillman, Jr.’s powerful and moving The Hate U Give. Pernille Fischer Christensen’s Becoming Astrid, a biopic about Astrid Lindgren (author of the “Pippi Longstocking” books), took home the best foreign-language feature Audience Award honor; Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown’s United Skates, a rousing tribute to roller skating’s pivotal role in the African American community, won the Documentary Audience Award honor; and the Audience Award for Best Short Film was presented to Darius Clark Monroe’s Black 14, a reflection on power and control in 1960’s America that uses archival footage to tell the story of a racial protest at the University of Wyoming.