Nov
15
Thu
Clayworkers’ Guild of Illinois Annual Holiday Sale @ The Old Courthouse Arts Center
Nov 15 2018 @ 11:00 am – Jan 5 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The Clayworkers’ Guild of Illinois is proud to announce their Annual Holiday Sale 2018 at the Old Courthouse Arts Center which is situated on the historic Woodstock Square, in Woodstock, Illinois. This event has been a wonderful addition to community for decades during the holiday season sales and festivities on the Square. In addition to daytime hours, there are special evening hours. The sale will begin Thursday November 15th, 2018 and continue through Saturday, January 5th, 2019. We hope to see you there!

This year’s artists are: Janet Buchanan, Susan Clough, Susan Galloway, Cyndi Hicks, Mary Howe, Jonna Kivisto, Andy Lechner, Anne Marie Whitmore Lenzini, Regina Lombardo, MaryLou Mateja, Coco Medina, Jill Munger, Frank Richards, Ben Rosenfield, Merianne Tomovich, Trish Vollkommer and Lena Wells

Dec
18
Tue
Cork and Canvas: Fluid Art @ Rockford Art Museum
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Get a couple of friends together and learn a new art technique (while enjoying a couple of glasses of wine)! Taught. By RAM Education Coordinator Janelle O’Malley, this abstract style is great for beginners and accomplished artists alike . $45 (or $40 for RAM Members) includes supplies, instruction, and 2 glasses of beer or wine from Prairie Street Brewing Co. Register by calling (815) 968-2787.

This event is part of the related educational programming for feature exhibition DWELLINGS sponsored by Larson & Darby and Women’s Art Board and on view October 12, 2018-January 27. 2019 at Rockford Art Museum. Ages 21+.

Dec
26
Wed
Holiday Hoopla @ Discovery Center Museum
Dec 26 @ 11:00 am – Dec 30 @ 3:00 pm

Get your gray matter in gear while you wander this drop-in workshop space.  LEGOs are just the beginning of what you can use to build it bigger.  Recycled materials turn into bird feeders, toys, decorations, and whatever you imagine.  Use real tools to create using recycled materials, and take what you make!  Included with Discovery Center admission.

Dec
31
Mon
Count Down to FUN! @ Discovery Center Museum
Dec 31 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Design a party hat, create a noise maker, and get showered with confetti as we count down to midnight each hour.  Ring in the New Year with our STEAM-y blend of science, technology, engineering, art, math and fun!

Jan
4
Fri
Family Art Fun Friday @ Rockford Art Museum
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy a free art activity in the RAM Art Annex with the price of a $5 Family Friday admission, and create a masterpiece of your own to take home. All ages welcome.

This event is part of the related educational programming for feature exhibition DWELLINGS sponsored by Larson & Darby and Women’s Art Board and on view October 12, 2018-January 27. 2019 at Rockford Art Museum.

Jan
5
Sat
Beginner Drawing @ Rockford Art Museum
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn the basics of drawing from RAM Artist in Residence Beth Wemmer. Cost includes supplies and instruction.

This event is part of the related educational programming for feature exhibition DWELLINGS sponsored by Larson & Darby and Women’s Art Board and on view October 12, 2018-January 27. 2019 at Rockford Art Museum. Ages 10+

Jan
14
Mon
Movie Monday: Grey Gardens @ Rockford Art Museum
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm

This documentary explores the eccentric lives of Edith and Edie Bouvier Beale, “high society drop-outs” and reclusive relatives of Jacqueline Bourvier Kennedy Onassis, as the mother daughter pair thrives in their dilapidated, decaying mansion in East Hampton, New York. (PG, 1975, 1hr 34min)

This event is part of the related educational programming for feature exhibition DWELLINGS sponsored by Larson & Darby and Women’s Art Board and on view October 12, 2018-January 27. 2019 at Rockford Art Museum.

Jan
18
Fri
Charlotte’s Web Series: Tito Cevallos Trio @ Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Following his acclaimed performance in last season’s Caminata: A Journey Through Latin America, Tito Cevallos, Jr. is returning in MPAC’s 2018-2019 season with his trio.  Originally from Costa Rica, Tito will bring his authentic Latin American sound to the Charlotte’s Web series.

Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 at the door/$6 students

Jan
19
Sat
Music Academy Piano Workshop Concert @ First Lutheran Church
Jan 19 @ 11:15 am

Music Academy hosts guest clinicians from around the country.  Students perform at 11:15 a.m.

Jan
21
Mon
Governor’s Mansion + Art Trip of Illinois Bus Trip @ Rockford Art Museum
Jan 21 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join RAM for a trip to the Illinois Governor’s Mansion for their Art of Illinois exhibition. A private tour will be led by curator Justin Blandford. This tour is $50 for RAM Members and $60 for non-members. Cost includes snacks, travel and the tour. Limited seating available, registration due by Jan 19, 2019.

Register Online:
https://www.eventbright.com/e/governors-mansion-bus-trip-tickets-52725474313

Itinerary:
8:00 Tour will meet at Rockford Art Museum to depart.
11:30am We will arrive to Springfield for a tour of the mansion.
1:00pm Lunch and an opportunity to sightsee will follow.
3:00pm Bus will depart from Springfield at Washington and 5th St.
6:00pm Arrive back at RAM.