CELEBRATE THE ARTS THIS MONTH BY VISITING THESE UNIQUE PLACES
Thomas Merton, a successful writer, theologian, mystic, poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion, once said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Kane County is filled with many unique and inviting artsy places. This month’s 7 Spectacular list inspires you to check-out these Must-Visit Artsy Places and experience his words for yourself.
1. Paramount Theatre, Aurora August 17th From their critically acclaimed Broadway Series, to talented music and comedy acts, to classic movies on Mondays, something exciting is happening at the Paramount every week! Join the 2018-19 season kick off with food, drinks, auctions and fun! Money raised will help benefit children and families through their Dreams Do Come True program. www.paramountaurora.com
2. Sculpture in the Park, St. Charles St. Charles presents a striking and engaging sculpture exhibition against the backdrop of Mt. St. Mary Park. People of all ages are welcome to enjoy this magnificent free exhibit of original and unique sculptures presented by the St. Charles Park Foundation and the St. Charles Park District through September.
3. Gallery 28, Fine and Functional Art, Geneva
Look for the grand re-opening of Gallery 28 in mid-August. Featuring a fresh mix of breath-taking paintings, exquisite jewelry, sculpture, photography, pottery and unique works in wood and metal, along with music by premier musicians, the variety of art will interest serious fine art collectors as well as fine craft enthusiasts!
4. Color My World, Sugar Grove Introduce art to your kids. Small size art classes for children ages 5 and up help develop confidence along with lifetime skills through the exploration of various mixed media. Projects include acrylic on canvas, tie dye, watercolor, stone art, 3D art, food art, and much more. Enroll today! www.facebook.com/JanetMatthewsWallace/
5. Batavia Public Library, Batavia
Did you know that the Batavia Public Library has a permanent collection of amazing art to provide a more culturally diverse place to gather? Checkout Chapter One, the Pediment Murals, Sarah Gammon Portrait, Abraham Lincoln Portrait, Watercolors, Fox River Ice-Skating, Wildly Happy Reading Together, Egghead, Mark Twain Bench, Wall Mirror, Hall Tree, Reading Garden Book Bench, and Stained Glass. www.bataviapubliclibrary.org
6. Comedy Shrine, Aurora Chicagoland’s Premier Improv & Stand-up Comedy Theater that brings some of the top comedic performers from around the country right to the suburbs of Chicago. The Comedy Shrine boasts two theaters to showcase both Improv and Standup Comedy every Friday and Saturday and offers a lounge area and fully-stocked bar serving beer, wine, liquor, soft drinks, & snacks.
7. Stageworks, Geneva
Stageworks mission is to provide professional quality educational programs and performance opportunities in the theatre arts for learners of all ages - children through adult. Everyone is invited to participate - it's all about the process! Performance and technical theatre training beginning as young as preschool. www.stageworkstheatrearts.com
Watch for a new, uniquely themed 7 Spectacular List inside each issue of Glancer Magazine.