Spotlight: People to watch
Updated: October 31, 2012 12:40PM
Bound to please: Mara Dale of Oak Park, Kaori Aoshima of Highland Park and Grant Nelson of Wilmette are sailing along as featured actors in Jedlicka Performing Arts Center’s production of “Outward Bound” through Nov. 10 at 3801 S. Central Ave, Cicero. The three are aboard an ocean liner heading toward Judgment Day in Sutton Vane’s “see-worthy” tale. For tickets, call (708) 656-1800.
Photos in Perspective: Images of the Okefenokee Swamp by Bob Tanner and of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico by Faigie Tanner are gracing the walls of Perspective Photography Gallery, 1310-1/2B Chicago Ave., Evanston through Nov. 25. Everyone is invited to meet the artists at a reception from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 and listen to them at an artists’ talk at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.
A Weiss move: North Shore artist Nina Weiss is inviting everyone to her new home. The long-time adjunct professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is having a grand opening of her studio space at Suite No. 12, 3150 Skokie Hwy, Highland Park from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. Weiss’ artwork is featured in the new book, “100 Artists of the Midwest” and in “Art in Hand” playing cards, both of which will be available for purchase at the opening. Aspiring artists who attend the event can register early for Weiss’ always filled art classes.
Colombian connection: Buy a copy of singer/songwriter Anne Heaton’s new album, “Honeycomb,” and you will be helping homeless children in Bogota, Colombia. The Evanston resident, who grew up in Wilmette, is donating a portion of the proceeds from her fall tour and her album sales to the cause through ninandes.org. You can purchase a copy at her show at 8 p.m. Nov. 1 at Space, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Call (847) 492-8860 for reservations. Stream Heaton’s new album at www.anneheaton.com/newrelease.
Given a gift: Deerfield resident, actor, director and playwright Tommy Lee Johnston is celebrating the publication of his play “Gifted” by Dramatic Publishing. The 65-minute, one-act play, set in a classroom, deals with the issue of bullying. It has been presented at a number of area schools and other venues under Johnson’s direction.
Assembly required: Sandy Finch of Hinsdale and La Grange artists Janet Lewandowski, Mary Beth Lies, Pamela Peterson and Jeanne Sulik are among the artists exhibiting work in Collage Collective 3 at McCord Gallery & Cultural Center, 9602 W. Creek Road, Palos Park. This art form has been around for thousands of years but has only been considered a fine art technique since 1912, when it was adopted by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. You can view the exhibit from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 16.
Catch it while you can: You only have until Nov. 4 to view the Recent Works exhibit at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. You certainly won’t want to miss seeing “Tarzanian Koppe” by Kathy Weaver of Highland Park, which won a $100 Award of Merit, or the $50 Honorable Mention artworks by Brooke Baldi of Libertyville (“World War Two Allied Leaders Depicted as Silverware”) and Amy Robillard of Libertyville (“Leaving”). Check gallery.clcillinois.edu for exhibit hours.~.