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Sunday, March 01, 2015
REDISCOVER “THE PEOPLE’S PALACE” AT CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER SPRING OPEN HOUSE, MARCH 6
FREE Chicago Cultural Center Spring Open House offers art, music and more – including a preview of Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist exhibit, WinterDance featuring Charleston and 1920s jazz
“The Spring Open House welcomes residents and visitors of all ages to explore or rediscover the Chicago Cultural Center, one of the city’s crown jewels,” said Michelle T. Boone, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. “As is the case every day, the Chicago Cultural Center presents a wide range of free programming on March 6, and the building will be filled with live entertainment and memorable cultural experiences – including a preview of the breathtaking Archibald Motley exhibition, the first retrospective of the American artist’s paintings in two decades.”
For a preview of the ongoing renovation work in Randolph Square and other spaces around the building, including restoration of original mosaic tile floors, the public is invited to join two different Building Tours at 1:15 p.m. (with volunteer docent guide) and 4 p.m. (with Tim Samuelson, Cultural Historian).
Completed in 1897 as Chicago’s first central public library, the Beaux Arts building is home to two magnificent art glass domes, including the world’s largest Tiffany dome. The Chicago Cultural Center is the nation's first and most comprehensive free municipal cultural venue, presenting hundreds of free concerts, dance and theater performances, films, lectures, art exhibitions and family events each year.
CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER SPRING OPEN HOUSE – SCHEDULE
Friday, March 6 (9 a.m.–9 p.m.)
9 a.m.–9 p.m. Stand Up for Landmarks! Protests, Posters & Pictures, Landmark Chicago Gallery
9 a.m.–9 p.m. Alison Ruttan: if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail, Michigan Avenue Galleries
10 a.m.–9 p.m. Ian Weaver: Black Knights’ Archive, Chapter One: Migration, Chicago Rooms
10 a.m.–9 p.m. Richard Hunt: Sixty Years of Sculpture, Exhibit Hall
11 a.m. Juicebox with Storybox Improv Theatre, Preston Bradley Hall
Noon Wired Fridays with DJ Mike Dunn, Randolph Square
12:15 p.m. University of Chicago – First Friday Lecture Series: We Must Not Be Afraid to Be Free: The Trials of George Anastaplo, Claudia Cassidy Theater
1–5 p.m. Open Studio with Faheem Majeed & Jeremiah Huselbos-Spofford, Garland Gallery
1:15 p.m. Building Tour with Volunteer Docent Guide, Randolph Lobby
2 p.m. Film Screening: “The Show Must Go On: An Intimate Portrait of The Flying Wallendas,” Claudia Cassidy Theater
3–5 p.m. Meet the Artists with Adebukola Bodunrin & Mahwish Chishty, Artist Studio
4 p.m. Building Tour with Tim Samuelson, Cultural Historian, Randolph Lobby
5:30–9 p.m. Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist – Preview, Sidney R. Yates Gallery
6 p.m. Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist – Lecture by Dr. Richard J. Powell, Curator, Claudia Cassidy Theater
7:30–9 p.m. Chicago WinterDance featuring 1920s Charleston and jazz with The Galaxie & The Lake Shore Four, Preston Bradley Hall
7:30 p.m. Akvavit Theatre: “Blue Planet” by Andri Snær Magnason, $15 via akvavittheatre.org, NOTE LOCATION: Storefront Theater (66 E. Randolph St.)
8 p.m. Cock & Bull Theatre: “Voyage,” Dance Studio
The Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.) offers free entertainment and cultural experiences for residents and visitors year-round. For more information on arts programming and special events at the Chicago Cultural Center presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and its partners, visit chicagoculturalcenter.org or join the conversation on Facebook (Chicago Cultural Center) and Twitter, @ChiCulturCenter.
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.
At SENZA, guests will encounter an assortment of elegant modern art pieces. With artists from all over the world, no one piece of art is the same, and each has been carefully chosen to cater to the sophisticated traveler offering luxury in a relaxed atmosphere enabling a one of a kind wine country experience.
Artist Zad Roumaya’s work, Baccus, is described as a whimsical human figure abstraction, which exhibits a sense of humor as well as the human condition. Going forward with a similar imaginative feel, guests encounter a bed of tar roses in front of SENZA’s historic Parker Mansion. The artist of the piece Tar Roses, Dennis Oppenheim was an American conceptual artist, performance artist, earth artist, sculptor and photographer, and really encapsulated what it means to be an artist.
Wanting to truly encapsulate and showcase various pieces of art, guests will find the pieces spread out through the property whether they are headed to one of our 41 guest rooms and suites, or the outdoor pool with cabanas and spectacular vineyard views. Aiming to compliment our guest’s getaway we invite them to relax and take advantage of the many amenities SENZA has to offer.
SENZA wants guests to unwind, and get inspired. They have an impressive collection curated by Virginia Shore, Shore Art Advisory and Patricia Meadows. Additionally, SENZA is owned by Napa power couple, Craig and Kathryn Hall who also own HALL Napa Valley. Kathryn is most known across the globe as being appointed United States Ambassador to Austria during the Clinton Administration. Each property and the Hall’s are nothing short of fabulous!
Friday, February 27, 2015
Jarrett Payton Foundation's 2015 "Strike Against Bullying" Celebrity Bowling Event Set for March 5 at Kings Bowl in Rosemont (Illinois)
Limited Edition Timepiece will commemorate the Breitling Jet Team’s First American Tour!
To celebrate the historic first tour of the Breitling Jet Team in North America, Breitling is pleased to unveil the Breitling Jet Team American Tour Chronomat 44 Blacksteel timepiece. In a limited edition of 500 pieces, the new watch has a sleek blacksteel case, onyx black dial, and distinct yellow accents, which mirrors the colors of the Breitling Jet Team’s fleet of L-39 C Albatros Jets. The eye-catching piece befits the world-famous Jet Team, who are known for their precision flying and breathtaking performances. The prestigious aerobatic display team is the first and largest of its kind; comprised of seven L-39 C Albatros jets that can reach speeds of up to 565 mph and 8G acceleration.
“The Breitling Jet Team American Tour Chronomat 44 Blacksteel is so special because it reflects what the Breitling Jet Team is about: precision, speed and adrenaline,” said Breitling USA President Thierry Prissert. “The Chronomat is one our most popular models, and the first one that housed Breitling’s in-house movement, so it was a natural fit to do a Chronomat for the Jet Team, who embody Breitling’s spirit of adventure and audacity, as well as our passion for aviation.”
The Breitling Jet Team American Tour Chronomat 44 Blacksteel timepiece features the Breitling Jet Team logo on the dial, while the caseback features the Breitling Jet Team American Tour logo in vibrant color with the limited edition numbering. This sleek yet sporty watch is equipped with Breitling’s in-house chronometer-certified Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 movement and features an exclusive five-year warranty. Each watch will be accompanied by a limited edition commemorative Breitling Jet Team American Tour coin, which is only available with watch purchase. The limited edition piece will be available exclusively at Breitling Boutiques and select retailers we well as select Air Shows that the Jet Team will perform at throughout North America on the Tour.
“The Breitling Jet Team is thrilled to be sharing our passion for flight with North American audiences,” said Breitling Jet Team Leader Jacques Bothelin. “For us that means every performance must be breathtaking; it should convey precision, a mastery of flight, and style. Those same characteristics are embodied in the Breitling Jet Team American Tour Chronomat 44 Blacksteel timepiece.
The Breitling Jet Team American tour, which spans 20 airshows throughout the U.S. and Canada in 2015, kicks off at one of the country’s most famous air shows, Sun n’ Fun International Fly-In & Expo, beginning April 21. The team will then make their way up the East Coast, across the Midwest, and down the West Coast. Stops include New York’s Beth Page Air Show at Jones Beach, The Lakefront Milwaukee Air & Water Show, Boeing Seafair Air Show in Seattle, and the National Championship Air Races in Reno. The Breitling Jet Team’s full schedule is available at: http://www.breitling-jet-team.com.
Breitling has deep rooted and privileged ties to aviation that have spanned the brand’s history. Notably, Breitling equipped WWII propeller-driven fighter planes cockpits with on-board chronographs for the Royal Air Force in the 1930’s. In 1952, they launched the legendary Navitimer wrist chronograph featuring a circular slide rule, which could perform all navigation-related calculation and has been continuously manufactured for over 60 years – the world’s oldest and most iconic mechanical chronograph still in production. Additionally, Breitling has enjoyed longstanding collaborations with some of the world’s greatest flight teams, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angles and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, as well as the famous Frecce Tricolori Italian elite flight team, for whom Breitling developed the original Chronomat in 1984.