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Arts

The Collection: Where Art Meets Fashion Presents 2018 Rotating Exhibition Schedule

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THE COLLECTION: Where Art Meets Fashion, the multifaceted contemporary art program located within Fashion Outlets Chicago, presents its 2018 rotating exhibition series schedule. The 2018 exhibitions commenced with “Time Warp.” On view now – August 31, the exhibition is curated by Chicago-based LVL3 and features new works by LVL3 artists Robert Chase Heishman, Annie Kielman and Ben Marcus. In addition to exhibition on view throughout the shopping center, additional digital works by each artist will be featured on Fashion Outlets of Chicago’s exterior LED billboards through April 30.

Compete in State Parks social media photo contest

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Celebrate spring and show off your photography skills by participating in the Indiana State Parks spring photo contest on social media.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts Announces ArtBash 2018

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June 23, 2018, 5:30 PM (CDT) Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) will host its premier annual fundraising event, ArtBash 2018 "When the Lights Glow Down," at Blue Chip Stardust Event Center in Michigan City, IN. All proceeds directly support LCA's mission to enrich the quality of life in the region through the arts. Admissions and donations to the event support participation in academically-enhanced art classes and field trips for local youth and acclaimed contemporary arts exhibitions.

Chicago Humanities Festival announces first year-long theme - 2018 will be The Year of Graphic!

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The Chicago Humanities Festival is announcing its first ever year-long theme and declaring 2018: The Year of Graphic! Beginning in March and running through late November, CHF will focus its programming on the premise that our world has become increasingly visual in a way that is fundamentally changing how we experience, engage, and even think about the world.

2018 Indiana Arts Homecoming: An Annual Conference for the Arts in Indiana

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At the 2018 Indiana Arts Homecoming on October 18-19 in Fort Wayne, artists, arts organizations, and community leaders will come together to explore arts’ expansive role in community development, its intersections with economic development, and its resonating effects for the state. But there's one thing missing. You! In order to make the Indiana Arts Homecoming the best it can be we need your help.

Judy Blume, Neil deGrasse Tyson To Receive 2018 Sandburg Awards Oct. 9

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Beloved best-selling novelist Judy Blume (“Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret”; “Summer Sisters”; “Fudge”) and astrophysicist and Nova host Neil deGrasse Tyson (“Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour”; “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry”) will receive the 2018 Carl Sandburg Literary Award from Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner on Tuesday, 5:30 pm October 9, at The Forum (725 W Roosevelt Road) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The Joffrey Ballet Announces 2018-19 Season

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Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, proudly announces an impressive 2018-19 season featuring the world premiere of Yuri Possokhov’s historic reimagining of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, Anna Karenina, presented as part of a first-time collaboration between The Joffrey Ballet and the renowned Australian Ballet, along with a world premiere by rising urban dance star Andrea Walker, the Chicago Premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Kairos and the return of two popular works by Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. The Joffrey Ballet kicks off its 63rd season with Wheeldon’s modern re-telling of Swan Lake, October 17-28, followed by his reimagined The Nutcracker, December 1-30. For its winter engagement, the Joffrey presents Possokhov’s new full-length ballet Anna Karenina, February 13-24 and concludes its season with a mixed repertory program that includes the Company premiere of McGregor’s Kairos, a world premiere (untitled) from Walker and the Company Premiere of Sir Frederick Ashton’s iconic Symphonic Variations, April 24- May 5.

Lyric Opera Announces 2018/19 Season

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Thrilling music, powerhouse international casts, company premieres, and stirring new productions to experience in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2018/19 Season, "La bohème", "Idomeneo", "Siegfried", "Il trovatore", "Cendrillon", "Elektra", "La traviata", "Ariodante", and "An American Dream". Next season also includes a new coproduction and Lyric premiere of "West Side Story", plus special performances: Anna Netrebko in Recital and The Renée Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert and Gala.