Friday June 22 8:13 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Arts

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.

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.

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.

IL Holocaust Museum debuts Kerry Kennedy's “Speak Truth to Power” photo exhibition, Feb. 4 – June 24

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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center presents the Midwest debut of Speak Truth to Power, a major touring exhibition based on the book, Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World by Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. The photographic exhibition will highlight the experiences of over 40 courageous “Upstanders” and urges visitors to take action against Human Rights violations, on display from Sunday, February 4 – June 24, 2018.

HYDE PARK ART CENTER PRESENTS “EMBEDDED: ARTIST AS CITIZEN” MURAL INSTALLATION BY CHICAGO ARTIST AND EDUCATOR DORIAN SYLVAIN

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Hyde Park Art Center (5020 S. Cornell) proudly presents “Embedded: Artist as Citizen,” a mural installation by artist and educator Dorian Sylvian in Gallery 5 from January 28 - July 29, 2018. The 80-foot wall will serve as a tribute to William “Bill” Walker (1927 – 2011), a prolific artist and leading figure in Chicago’s Black Arts Movement in the 1960s, best known for his work on the iconic 1967 “Wall of Respect” on Chicago’s South Side. A public reception for “Embedded: Artist as Citizen” will be held on Sunday, May 6 from 3-5 p.m.