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Mount Carroll Sesquicentennial Art Tour

The Mount Carroll Sesquicentennial Art Tour Will Feature Some of Mt. Carroll’s Many Artistic Talents

The Tour

Sunday, April 23 between 1 and 4 p.m.

Spanning six different Mount Carroll locations, the Sesquicentennial Art Tour will highlight the variety of artists who have lived in the area throughout the years and today,

The West Carroll School District business office at 642 S. East St. will feature art from the city’s past. The exhibit will feature a large mural and artwork by Armella Kneale as well as artwork from Andy Armstrong and former Shimer College art instructors Grace Bawden and Ben Kneale.

An exhibit at the Mount Carroll District Public Library, 208 N. Main St., will feature Michael Johnson's photography and Thomas Locker's oil paintings and studies for illustrations of his children books.

The Mount Carroll artist community will be represented with displays in the library's glass case with work by Charlotte Arvelle Glass, New Morning Glass and Hand and Spirit jewelry.

The lobby of the Mount Carroll Post Office, 211 N. Clay St., will feature a Work Progress Administration (WPA) mural.
Another stop along the tour is Heather Houzenga’s gallery, Now & Zen Gallery, 208 W. Market St.

The Carroll County Historical Society’s Owen Phillip Miles Museum, 107 W. Broadway St., will showcase Dr. C.G. Piper's watercolors.

The last stop on the tour will be the Good Samaritan Society-Mount Carroll, 1006 N. Lowden Rd., which will feature a mural by West Carroll students. Refreshments will be served.

Silent Auction For Oil Painting by a Mount Carroll Artist

Edward B. Kirwan oil painting

Edward B. Kirwan and his sister, Karen Bazilewich, both of Mount Carroll, display an oil painting Kirwan painted of Market Street Commons. Kirwan has donated the painting, which will be sold via silent auction on April 23, as part of the Mount Carroll Sesquicentennial Art Tour.

Area art lovers will have a month to bid on an oil painting by a Mount Carroll artist.

An oil painting depicting Market Street Commons (the iconic downtown cornerstone Kraft building) will be displayed in Mount Carroll City Hall.

The painting will be sold via silent auction, ending during the Sesquicentennial Art Tour scheduled for Sunday, April 23.
The painting was done by local artist Edward B. Kirwan, who has lived in Mount Carroll for approximately 15 years. He has been an artist for many years, making a living as an illustrator for some time. He is now retired, but restores paintings for private collections.

Kirwan said he was inspired by the Kraft building several years ago, when community volunteers were working to rebuild the century-old structure after a devastating fire. He volunteered briefly at the site and took several photos of the building after the project was complete.

Last year, he finished the oil painting which depicts wintertime activity at the Market Street Commons. Kirwan said he added the snow to give the scene a “cozy” feel and decided to add people rushing to the building.

“To give it a feeling that it was a community place where people can meet,” Kirwan explained.

People can look at the painting and place bids during regular business hours at City Hall, which are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The painting will be relocated to the Mount Carroll District Public Library on April 23 for the Sesquicentennial Art Tour.

Article courtacy of mycarrollcountynews.com

Timber Lake Playhouse – 2017 Season

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Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
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MARY POPPINS

June 1-11, 2017
Everyone’s favorite nanny takes the stage in this practically perfect, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances.
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. You
ng Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic, common sense and some memorable adventures, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft.

ALL AUDIENCES; approx 2.5 hours with intermission



AH, WILDERNESS!

June 15-24, 2017
Eugene O’Neill’s romantic coming-of-age comedy introduces us to the charming Miller family of seaside Connecticut. Among the generations is seventeen-year-old-son Richard, a young man feeling the rushes of desire and rebellion and dreaming of his life ahead. Relive the moments of youth when everything seems possible as the Millers celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in this valentine to the soul of the American family–a family of another time, with all the shenanigans, smiles and poignant memories that go with it. Chuck Smith (Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years) returns to direct this American masterpiece.
“A breath of fresh air…A miracle of sense and sensibility….Vividly alive.”- New York Post

Mild Adult themes; Approx 2.5 hours plus intermission



EVITA
June 29-July 9, 2017
Told through Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice’s beloved score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, EVITA creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as Argentina’s mEVITA_Logoost famous First Lady, herself. Eva Peron’s legendary rise to power is the is the subject of this dynamic musical masterpiece. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, she was a starlet at twenty-two, the president’s mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and dead at thirty-three. Evita, “saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military,” has compelled audiences in this musical that’s become a classic since its premier.

Some Adult Themes; Approx 2:15


SCAPINO!

July 13-22, 2017
The play takes place around a dockside cafe in 1970s Naples, Italy, where the leading character, Scapino, devises a complex plot to help two pairs of lovers fight against parental

opposition that, it turns out, may not actually exist. Scapino is a rapscallion, a fast-talking, quick-thinking scamp who cleverly manipulates and cajoles everyone into doing what Scapino intends them to do. Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale have created a non-stop comedy with slapstick, acrobatics and burlesque, and although ”Scapino” is not a musical, it is punctuated with songs that give the evening a zany and magical feel.

Some bawdy comedy; Approx 2 hours


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s
CAROUSEL

July 27-August 6, 2017
Time magazine called Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel the best musical of the 20th century. Carousel LogoExperience the show that has captivated audiences around the world with its powerful story of Julie, an innocent, young millworker, and Billy, the swaggering carousel barker she falls in love with.  Losing his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant, Billy, desperate to provide a decent life for his family, is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. 15 years later, Billy is given one final chance for redemption by delivering hope to the lonely, teenage daughter he never knew. Featuring songs like “If I Loved You,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “June is Busting Out All Over,” and some of the greatest dances ever created for the stage, it’s easy to see why, of all the shows they created, Carousel was Rodgers & Hammerstein’s personal favorite.

Some adult themes; Approx 2:30


LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

August 10-20, 2017
Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, andLittle Shop Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular musical comedies in the world. From its first performance in Manhattan’s East Village 35 years ago, Little Shop … continued to grow, taking over LA, London, Japan, Peoria, Hollywood, Sweden, Bulgaria, Broadway and theatres across the nation.
Based on Roger Corman’s super fast, super creepy, super cult hit film, Little Shop of Horrors is the story of Seymour Krelborn, a lovesick clerk in Mushnik’s Skid Row Florist. He stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his beloved, ditzy coworker. Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and appetite, and he must choose between love, fame and saving the world.

Comedic violence, mild language; 2:00 plus intermission