ESO Ticket Sales Highest Ever

The ESO Sells Highest Average Number of Classical Concert Tickets in its History during the 66th Season Single Tickets for 2017-18 Season Now on Sale The Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) announced at its June 30 board meeting that the orchestra sold the highest average number of classical concert tickets in its 66 year history during…

In Memoriam – Carol Lee Abel

Carol Lee Abel, one of the most wonderful people that I have ever met, died in the home that she shared with the love of her life – John Abel (an equally wonderful person) – on June 22. Carol was famously camera shy, but attached are some images of her that John sent to me,…

SCAC Invitational Art Gallery – Opening/Artist Reception

We’re pleased to announce the opening of another in our series of Pop-Ups in the Loft and Street Galleries in the Bourbon Street area of Pheasant Run Resort – the SCAC Invitational.  The Opening/Artist Reception is Friday, July 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and is hosted by Pheasant Run.  Many thanks to PRR for…

CALL for ARTISTS

Coming in September – the ArtsFest Juried Pop-Up Art Show in The Loft and The Street Galleries at Pheasant Run.  Artists are invited to submit their work for jurying for this show, which is part of the SCAC’s 6th Annual Event – ArtsFest | St. Charles – ALL of the ARTS, ALL over TOWN.  ArtsFest…

Water Street Studios – An Evening of Tap & Jazz

Water Street Studios Live Art Series Presents: An Evening of Tap & Jazz Featuring Mark Yonally.  June 23rd from 6 to 9 p.m.  Doors open at 6, and the performance begins at 6:30.  Beer, wine, soda, and water will be available for purchase, with a $5 suggested donation. Mark Yonally is the Artistic Director of…

116 GALLERY – Opening Reception

This Saturday, June 17, 4 – 7 pm. is another Opening Reception at 116 GALLERY, located in Mixology at 116 W. Main Street, St. Charles. Join artists Kathie Shaw and Aaron Sorensen as they explore, with their oil and acrylic paintings, pathways;  whether perceived or implied, whether misleading or entrancing…they are always appealing, “Gateways: Image…

Celebrate the Sculptural Arts!

The Fine Line’s Inaugural Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition – Sculpture on the Prairie – opens on May 19, running through October 28. Their Kavanagh Gallery show is Sculpture at the Kavanagh, which also opens on May 19.   The Opening Reception for both shows is Friday, May 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. And while you’re thinking…

Steel Beam Theatre’s Spotlight Gala

Steel Beam Theatre invites you to come to their Spotlight Gala on Friday May 5 at Eagle Brook Country Club.  Featuring a lovely meal, silent auctions galore, and wonderful entertainment – all to benefit Steel Beam Theatre as they approach their 17th season in downtown St. Charles. SBT Spotlight Gala: Comedy Tonight! Friday May 5,…

116 Gallery | at Mixology – Opening Reception

This Saturday, April 22, 4 – 7 pm, is another Opening Reception at 116 GALLERY  at 116 W. Main Street in St. Charles. Susan Sensemann and Scott Harding’s artwork, including Ikebana collages, photomontages, drawings and paintings, will be featured in the exhibit – FUSION: SENSEMANN and HARDING. Susan will also create a “floral mandala” at…

“Just Clayin’ Around” Art Show Opening March 31

The Fine Line has a show opening Friday, March 31 that features the work of pottery collective ClayMirth. The Opening Reception for “Just Clay’n Around” will be from 6 to 8 p.m. The show runs until May 13. ClayMirth was founded in 1999 as a group of Fine Line potters who enjoy working and playing…