2014 Members & Friends Exhibit

Members & Friends.

Don’t miss this popular annual exhibit, featuring the wonderful, diverse talents of our members and friends of the center.

 

Members & Friends.
Our Annual show featuring the wonderful, diverse talents of our members and friends of the Center.

Theatre Camps: Flying Squirrels & Flying Monkeys

Summer 2014 Youth Theatre Camps

Flying Monkeys Youth Theatre Camp  – July 14-18, 2014
For students entering 1st-6th grade [Download Info]

Flying Squirrels Theatre Youth Day Camp – July 7-11, 2014
For students entering 7th-12th grade [Download Info]

About Flying Monkeys

What: A day camp for kids with an interest in theatre. Using stories, movement, games, music and more, participants will develop a production centered on a theme they choose themselves! The culminating audience interactive performances will be fun for all. No previous theatre, singing or dancing experience or skills are required -just a desire to have fun!

Who: Children entering 1st – 6th grade in the fall of 2014.

When: Monday, July 14 – Friday, July 18, 2014, 1-5pm
Performances: Friday, July 18, 7:00pm and Saturday, July 19, 2:00pm

Where: West Central Illinois Arts Center, 25 East Side Square, Macomb, IL

Why: Learn new skills, discover new talents, make new friends, stretch your imagination, and have fun!

How: Complete and mail registration form and payment to WCIAC, P.O. Box 692, Macomb, IL 61455, or drop off at the Arts Center. Registration deadline is July 12, 2014.
[Download Info]

Camp Information

With a focus on playful learning and creative cooperation, Flying Monkeys Theatre Day Camp is designed to spark the imagination, build self confidence, and promote teamwork. Whether new to theatre or experienced thespians, participants will enjoy developing new skills and discovering their interests, creativity and talents. Storytelling and script development, movement, theatre games, costume design, and more will all be part of this exciting week!

Notes for Parents:

  • Please plan to attend a 15 minute orientation on the first day of camp beginning at 12:45pm.
  • Drop off time is 12:45-1:00pm daily
  • Pick up time is 5:00pm
  • A snack, juice and water will be provided each day.

Fees: The cost of the camp is $100, which includes 2 tickets to the final performance. There is a $10 camp discount for multiple registrations in the same family. (First child is $100; all others are $90 each). $20 of the tuition for each child is due with the registration as a non-refundable deposit. The remainder of the tuition is due by the first day of camp. Limited campership opportunities are available.

Meet Our Staff

Rachel Chaves is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Head of the Graduate Directing program at Western Illinois University. She received her MFA from Illinois State University and her PhD from the
University of Minnesota. Rachel recently directed the musical Oklahoma! at WIU. She is the Artistic Director of Brasstown Repertory Theatre Company. WCIAC and the Flying Monkeys are excited to
welcome Rachel and her family to the Macomb community!

About Flying Squirrels

What: A theatre day camp for youth with an interest in the Performing Arts. Participants will work with the members of Core Project Chicago to create, produce and perform in an original production. Combining the idea of the “selfie” with master classes in various aspects of the arts, this year’s participants will explore and develop self-stories in their chosen art forms (spoken word, dance, theatre, writing, film, music and/or visual art). No previous theatre, singing or dancing experience or skills are required—just a desire to have fun!

Who: Students entering 7th – 12th grade in the fall of 2014.

When: Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11,  noon-5pm

Performances: Friday, July 11, 7:30 pm & Saturday, July 12, 2:00 pm

Where: West Central Illinois Arts Center, 25 East Side Square, Macomb, IL Learn new skills, discover new talents, make new friends, stretch your imagination, and have fun!

How to Register: Complete and mail registration form and payment to WCIAC, P.O. Box 692, Macomb, IL 61455, or drop off at the Arts Center. Registration deadline is July 5, 2014.
Download Registration (PDF)

Camp Information

Flying Squirrels Theatre Day Camp is designed to spark the imagination, build self confidence, and promote teamwork, with a focus on the creative process. Whether novices or experienced performers, participants will enjoy developing new skills and discovering their interests, creativity, and talents. The self-stories they develop will be woven into a culminating roving performance to be shared with family, friends and the public. Notes for Parents:

  • Please plan to attend a 15 minute orientation on the first day of camp beginning at 11:45am.
  • Drop off time is 11:45am-noon daily
  • Pick up time is 5:00pm
  • A snack, juice and water will be provided each day. Please notify us of any food allergies and/or other special needs.

Fees: The cost of the camp is $100, which includes 2 tickets to the final performance. There is a $10 camp discount for multiple registrations in the same family. (First child is $100; all others are $90 each). $20 of the tuition for each child is due with the registration as a non-refundable deposit. The remainder of the tuition is due by the first day of camp. Limited campership opportunities are available.

Meet Our Staff

Core Project Chicago is a movement based interdisciplinary arts collective pushing the boundaries of storytelling. Their mission is to empower communities through arts performance and education. Member artists of CPC’s Community Moves program dedicate their time and talents to foster the arts and to provide service to diverse communities not only in Chicago but beyond. CPC directors are: Erin Rehberg, Founder and Artistic Director; Tiffany Philpot, Community Moves Director; Ashley Murrell, Community Moves Director. They will be joined in Macomb by other Core Project Chicago members.

Nancy Crossman is the Executive Director of West Central Illinois Arts Center and the Managing Director of the WCIAC Theatre Day Camps. Questions?

Please contact Nan at: info@wciarts.org or 309-836-2782.

WCIAC is supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency

We Are Looking For 2015 Gallery Exhibition Ideas

The Gallery Committee is now beginning to collect ideas for the 2015 season.

If you would like to be considered for a solo exhibition (or to be included in a small group exhibition), please let us know of your interest. We would also be interested in your ideas regarding themes or titles. We need to also see examples of your work.

Please supply us with one or more of the following:

  • your website address
  • email photos to gallery@wciarts.org
  • sendflashdrive of photos to:
    WCIAC
    25 East Side of the Square
    Macomb  IL  61455
    Attn: Gallery Committee

Photo Narratives

Learn how some of the region’s best photographers view west central Illinois by visiting the exhibit Photo Narratives from West Central Illinois at the West Central Illinois Arts Center in Macomb.

An opening reception for this juried exhibit will be held Friday, October 19, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. The juror is regionally renowned photographer Jerry Granaman. A prize of $100 will be awarded to the photo Granaman considers “Best in Show,” and two photographers will receive $50 each as honorable mention awards. More than one dozen photographers submitted work for the show, which will remain on display through November 24.

Granaman is based in Fort Madison, Iowa. He began his career in the mid 1970s, and in recent years he has focused on photographing New Orleans life and culture. Granaman has made the transition from film to digital photography and states that he is “thrilled, fulfilled, and amazed with the new skills and new boundaries to explore.” His work has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers, and books.

Many of the photographers who submitted work for Photo Narratives from West Central Illinois will be on hand during the October 19 opening reception. The reception is free and open to the public and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The West Central Illinois Arts Center is located at 25 East Side Square on the historic courthouse square in Macomb. Admission is free. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

For more information, e-mail: contact@wciarts.org or call (309) 836-2782. You can visit the West Central Illinois Arts Center online at www.wciarts.org.

Fall Raffle

Nine area visual artists have donated a diverse selection of original artworks for a fall raffle to benefit West Central Illinois Arts Center.  A wide range of media are represented by the pieces, which will be on display in the south window at WCI Arts Center until the drawing on December 15, 2012 at holiday Art Market. Ticket holders need not be present to win.

The nine selections include traditional, contemporary, and even functional artwork.  There is something in the mix for nearly every taste. There will be nine winners in this raffle, one for each piece of original artwork.  Each ticket buys a chance at one particular artwork.  Of course, we hope that you will want to gamble on more than one artwork! Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20, and all proceeds will help us build a better arts center for Macomb and the region.

Tickets may be purchased at WCIAC during regular gallery hours and at special events around town. We will also be selling raffle tickets at the Macomb Farmer’s Market on select market days until the end of the farmer’s market season.

Your purchase of a raffle ticket will make a difference. Thank you for your support!

Anne Robinson

Picture 1 of 9


List of Artists who have donated work to the 2012 raffle
1) Pat Hobbs
Corner of the Lot
framed watercolor

2) Peggy West
Euphoria: Ball Seed #1
framed lithograph

3) Linda Lee Blaine
necklace and earrings

4) Sam Parker
Robin 1
screen print (in clip frame)

5) Ann Robinson
Flower Community
framed watercolor

6) Dee Kay Solomon
Tray
glass

7) Curtis Bisbee
Wandering Ghost 2 and Wandering Ghost 3
color prints of original mixed-media paintings

8) Deb Lutz
Coral Reef
digital print

Members and Friends Exhibit

Members and Friends Exhibition
August 3 – September 8, 2012

Artists in Exhibit
Lauren Crossett
Kris Gilbert
Frank W. Goudy
Louise Greer
Niall Hartnett
Pam Helms
John K. Hobbs
Patricia A. Hobbs
Tori Hoyle
Melissa Inman
Edward Johnson
Gareth Jones
Nancy Jones
Susan Lawhorn
Deb Lutz
Renae Madison
Ray Majeres
Sue Marx
Emily Sellers Roberts
Sulah Ann Robinson
Janice Rockwell
Don Scharfenberg
Tim Schroll
Marilyn Shelley
Sandy Tracy
Peggy West