Thursday April 26 1:46 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Arts

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.

Prismatica a free, temporary public art installation in Polk Bros Park

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Navy Pier, Chicago’s mission-driven cultural district, is bringing a splash of color and beam of light in the form of art to the Pier’s Polk Bros Park this winter. From Friday, February 16 through Sunday, April 15, guests will have the opportunity to interact with Prismatica, a free, temporary public art installation presented in partnership with Quartier des Spectacles and RAW Design and supported by Hilton.

HYDE PARK ART CENTER PRESENTS “ANNA KUNZ: COLOR CAST,” AN IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION OF PAINTINGS BY ANNA KUNZ

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Artist Anna Kunz expands the boundaries of painting in relation to the body in “Anna Kunz: Color Cast,” a new site-specific installation at Hyde Park Art Center on view in Gallery 1 from March 11 – June 24, 2018. Experience the somatic qualities of pigment by entering canyons of painted canvas, walking on top of a raised platform-as-painting and moving along boldly printed and projected walls of color. The artist will be present for the public reception held on Sunday, May 6 from 3 - 5pm. “Anna Kunz: Color Cast” will also include a series of free programs including live concerts, dance performances and hands-on color workshops in conjunction with the exhibition.

Arts Commission announces Fort Wayne to host second annual Indiana Arts Homecoming

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The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that Fort Wayne, Indiana will host the second annual Indiana Arts Homecoming. This statewide convening of artists, arts educators, arts administrators, advocates, and community leaders will be October 18 – 19, 2018 at the Fort Wayne Arts Campus in downtown Fort Wayne.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SPRING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS AND YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS AT LCA

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts' (LCA) spring class & workshop offerings for children, teens and adults are currently open for registration. Weekly classes are available for those looking to develop new skills and workshops for those looking for a little "me time" and focus their creativity for a day or two. Offerings run from March 12 through April 14. Classes fill quickly so all are encouraged to register early.

EXPO CHICAGO Announces Pablo León de la Barra, Anna Gritz and Justine Ludwig as Curators for 2018 Exposition

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EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, is pleased to announce the selected curators for the IN/SITU, EXPO VIDEO and EXPOSURE programs, as part of the 2018 edition September 27–30, at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. Showcasing large-scale installations and site-specific works throughout Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, IN/SITU will be curated by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Curator at large, Latin America Pablo León de la Barra. EXPO VIDEO, a dynamic screening program for film, video and new media works, will be selected by KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin Curator Anna Gritz. Deputy Director/Chief Curator at Dallas Contemporary Justine Ludwig, returns for the second year to curate the EXPOSURE section—highlighting solo and two-artist presentations of emerging work from galleries eight years and younger.

NEW EXHIBITS FLAP AND FLUTTER THEIR WAY INTO LCA

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Lubeznik Center of the Arts (LCA) presents Birds & Bees, a group exhibition occupying the Hyndman, Brincka/Cross and Susan Block Galleries. Ten artists share their personal interpretations and connections to birds or bees through drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, mixed media, installation and video. This exhibit celebrates these creatures while bringing awareness to their environmental plight.