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EXPO CHICAGO NAMES NAIMA J. KEITH AS 2019 EXPOSURE CURATOR

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The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, today named Naima J. Keith, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at The California African American Museum (CAAM) and Co-Artistic Director of Prospect.5 as the Curator for EXPO CHICAGO’s 2019 EXPOSURE section. The EXPOSURE section, installed on the main floor of the exposition, features solo and two-artist presentations from galleries eight years and younger. As the exposition enters its eighth edition (September 19 – 22, 2019), Keith will curate a presentation focused on highlighting emerging artists and exhibition programs, with council from the Selection Committee and exposition Directors. Applications for the 2019 EXPOSURE section are now available at www.expochicago.com/applications/application-guidelines/exposure?utm_cam...

Art Barn School of Art Names New Executive Director

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The Art Barn School of Art board of directors is pleased to announce that it has named Amy Davis Navardauskas as executive director. Mrs. Navardauskas is an established artist in Northwest Indiana and previously served on the leadership team of Lubeznik Center for the Arts, in Michigan City, where she served as the marketing director for ten years. Overall, she brings fourteen plus years of marketing and fundraising experience.

THE JOFFREY BALLET ANNOUNCES 2019 WINNERS OF THE WINNING WORKS CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

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The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients of the ninth annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Tommie-Waheed Evans, Marissa Osato, Xiang Xu and Edgar Zendejas. This announcement follows a national call for ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications, which began in June. The choreographers’ world premiere works will be showcased on the members of the Joffrey Studio Company and the Joffrey Academy Trainee Program. Winning Works returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s Edlis Neeson Theater (220 E. Chicago Avenue) for three performances, Saturday, March 9 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 PM. Tickets for Winning Works are $25 and now available for purchase at www.joffrey.org/winningworks.

EXPO CHICAGO ANNOUNCES STEPHANIE CRISTELLO AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, today announced that Stephanie Cristello, Editor in Chief of THE SEEN and formerly EXPO CHICAGO’s Director of Programming, will assume the role of EXPO CHICAGO Artistic Director effective immediately. As the exposition enters its eighth edition (September 19 – 22, 2019), Cristello will shape the exposition’s programmatic initiatives, working in collaboration with diverse local, national and international curators, writers, artists and institutions. Cristello will work alongside newly appointed Managing Director – VIP Relations Kathleen Rapp and newly appointed Managing Director – Operations & Exhibitor Relations Jeff Rhodes to continue to bring the highest quality contemporary art, galleries and collectors to the City of Chicago.

South Shore Arts presents Urban Legends A Two-part Exhibit Series Showcases Artists Bringing New Life to Old Places

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Urban Legends is a two-part series of exhibits that showcase artists whose work is sparking new life in old places. The exhibits will be presented at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts over a six-month period beginning this fall and in multiple venues in Gary next spring. Lead underwriting for the series has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Legacy Foundation and Peoples Bank.

CLEVE CARNEY ART GALLERY AND THE MCANINCH ARTS CENTER AT COLLEGE OF DUPAGE TO HOST HISTORIC FRIDA KAHLO EXHIBITION in JUNE 2020

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College of DuPage (COD), in partnership with the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) and Cleve Carney Art Gallery, today expanded upon the plans to host the largest private collection of works by Frida Kahlo at the Cleve Carney Art Gallery and throughout the Glen Ellyn campus in summer 2020. The exhibition, entitled Frida Kahlo – Works from the Dolores Olmedo Collection, will be the most comprehensive presentation of Kahlo’s work displayed in the Chicago area since 1978.

Lyric presents "Cendrillon"

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Lyric Opera of Chicago presents CENDRILLON - Six Performances: December 1 - January 20 - a whimsical retelling of the classic fairytale Cinderella, in which a mistreated girl overcomes the odds to find her Prince Charming -- with a little help from her fairy godmother.

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.