Monday, September 28, 2009
On Friday it was off to a day at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. We had a full tour of the building in the morning, a nice lunch with some of the staff, and in the afternoon a Shakespearian Verse Seminar with actor Larry Yando. A special treat for the late afternoon was a chance to watch part of the tech rehearsal for Richard III with director Barbara Gaines at the helm. Friday night saw us at a preview of Richard III.
They still have a week to go before the formal opening, but the show is already looking solid.
Saturday was convention day for the Illinois Theatre Association and an energizing address by the managing director of the Court Theatre, Charles Newell, got us off to a rousing start. After that it was some power networking and lunch. Programs in the afternoon. I was lucky enough to host a theatre advocacy session with Ra Joy and Scarlett Swertlow of the Arts Alliance Illinois.
By 4:30 I met the Frau at the Art Institute and we walked back to Union Station for our date with the Illinois Zephyr back to Galesburg. Sorry no pictures, but I left the camera at home.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
In picture above Harlow and Lila Blum listen as Judge Preston Jackson comments during the opening. To see a photo display of the prize winners for 64 Arts go to http://bcaarts.org/64_Arts_Award_Winners.html
There is no question about the public success of the Arts 64 show with over 200 people attending its gala opening on August 21st. The OFTA panel will go more deeply into the content of the exhibition and some of the pieces that were selected as prize winners by Preston Jackson. the nationally known artist and teacher at Chicago’s School of the Art Institute. The panel will also talk about how a juried exhibition is organized, how it differs from an open entry show, and how it represents a step up in terms of the reputation of an art gallery. The 64 Arts show runs through September 19th.
OFTA holds regular programs on the second Wednesday of each month and all members of the public are welcome. There is no admission charge and complimentary refreshments are always available. Further information about the Buchanan Center can be found at http://bcaarts.org/ If you would like to do a program or would like to suggest a program topic for the 2010 OFTA year, please contact Jim De Young at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Team Mommouth arrived at the Flood Motel (pictured below) on Friday afternoon.
The pool was a bit shy of Olympic dimensions, but the dip was refreshing after a long hot drive.
Dinner was headlined by grilled rib eyes and corn on the cob cooked to perfection by Mr. Flood. The boys from Monmouth then retired early to train for Saturday's opening round.
The morning dawned sunny and cool. The challengers were made to feel right at home in the breakfast room..
Out at the course Team St. Louis looked confident. (And with good reason.)
Team Monmouth also looked confident, but unfortunately Wallace's thumb was a bit too optimistic.