Friday June 22 5:12 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Arts

THE NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM ANNOUNCES NEWEST EXHIBIT – LIVES AFLOAT – REPRESENTING THE GREEK REFUGEE CRISIS OPEN THROUGH 2019

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Dedicated to collecting, preserving and portraying the legacy of Greek history and culture in America, the National Hellenic Museum has the largest collection of Greek American artifacts and recorded oral histories anywhere. The National Hellenic Museum (NHM), 333 S. Halsted St., introduces its newest exhibition Lives Afloat: The Greek Refugee Crisis through the Lens of Tasos Markou 2015-2017 open through spring 2019. This photographic exhibition portrays the realities facing refugees as they arrived in Greece at the height of the Greek Refugee Crisis.

Chicago Sinfonietta “Dreams” Big With 2018-19 Season Announcement Featuring Regina Carter, Twyla Robinson and More

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Mei-Ann Chen, Music Director of Chicago Sinfonietta and Jim Hirsch, CEO of Chicago Sinfonietta, have announced the orchestra’s programming for 2018-19---Chicago Sinfonietta’s 31st season and Chen’s eighth year on the podium.

Five new sculptures in Wicker Park & Bucktown neighborhoods for Chicago Sculpture Exhibit 2018

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Five new public art installations are popping up in Wicker Park and Bucktown as part of this year’s Chicago Sculpture Exhibit. Sponsored and funded by Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area #33, the neighborhood’s business improvement district, the sculptures will be located at major public intersections and were created by local artists Andrew Aravantes, Jacob Burmood, Nathan Pierce and Richard Taylor. Installation of the sculptures will be completed by the first week of June.

“Arts in the Park” Camp at National Lakeshore

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Take part in a free, week-long, Arts in the Park camp for second to fifth graders from Monday, June 18, through Thursday, June 21 at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center. The camp runs from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm each day. Rhonda Cox, director of Artopia and Saudra Goldsby, a retired art teacher, will share the skills and materials needed to complete various nature art projects.

STATUE STORIES CHICAGO EXTENDS THROUGH 2020

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Thirty of Chicago’s statues will continue to chat with visitors and Chicagoans alike through 2020. Statue Stories Chicago, the free, city-wide arts initiative, was funded by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and produced by UK-based Sing London. Since the project’s launch in 2015, over 135,000 users have listened to the statues. A full list of statues, walking tours, and information is at www.StatueStoriesChicago.com

FOLKS OPERETTA ANNOUNCES ITS 2018 SEASON AND MAJOR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR AN AMERICAN PREMIERE IN 2019

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Folks Operetta is proud to announce its 2018 season and a new fundraising campaign, The Korngold Initiative. All of these projects are part of their new Reclaimed Voices Series, which focuses on recovering and reviving the lost music of the Jewish composers of the Second World War. The series grew out of their research on operetta and the disproportionate numbers of Jewish composers who were silenced both before and after the Second World War. Jewish composers of opera suffered a similar fate. In a world where old prejudices resurface and where a new generation demagogues seeks to draw new lines of division and enmity, the stories of these composers take on a new urgency. Their works need to be heard, their stories told, and their memories restored.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces 2018-19 Season Programming

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Launching its fifth decade as one of the country’s leading contemporary dance companies, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce a season replete with world premieres, choreographic innovation, and international collaborations for 2018-19.

“FUGITIVE NARRATIVES” INVITES THE VIEWER TO DISCOVER NARRATIVE WITHIN ABSTRACTION

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Hyde Park Art Center (5020 S. Cornell) presents “Fugitive Narratives,” an exhibition curated by the Art Center’s Director of Education, Mike Nourse featuring abstract work by 15 Chicago artists. The exhibition will be on view in the Kanter McCormick Gallery through August 15, 2018.