CALL TO ARTISTS: 64 ARTS National Juried Exhibition is open to artists working in all mediums. Celebrating its 10th year, 64 ARTS showcases quality visual artwork from artists across the United States and promotes the importance of the arts in the Monmouth community and surrounding region. $3,800 in monetary awards. Juror: Christine Rojek. To apply or for entry details, visit callforentry.org.
50th Town & Country Art Show
February 27 - April 7, 2018
Opening Reception 2-4pm Saturday, March 3
3pm Awards Presentation
Each year the BCA is pleased to partner with our area art instructors and schools to showcase the hard work and talent of students from Henderson, Mercer, and Warren Counties. The work on display is inspiring, colorful, and full of imagination and promise. This event is free and open to the public. Thank you Illinois Arts Council Agency, Blick Art Materials, and AAUW for sponsoring this year’s art show. See you in the gallery to celebrate the talent and future of the arts in our region!
The Buchanan Center for the Arts is pleased to announce upcoming AUDITIONS for the reader’s theatre production of “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” Tuesday, March 27, and Wednesday, March 28, in the BCA Gallery from 6:00-8:00 p.m., both nights.
“Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” features an all female cast and was adapted for the stage by Nora Ephron (Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle) and Delia Ephron. It is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women—clothes and memories covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. The play has been described as a “small time capsule of a woman’s life—and not about fashion, but those moments when we are trying to find our identity through the clothes we wear.” The popular show has been produced Off-Broadway, in many U.S. cities, and has toured the U.S. and around the world. Many actresses have appeared in the show including Kirstin Chenoweth, Jane Lynch, Rita Wilson, Natasha Lyonne, Tyne Daly and Loretta Swit. Women interested in auditioning do not need to prepare anything in advance. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. The show will be presented reader’s theatre-style, so full memorization will not be necessary. There are speaking roles for five to ten women. In addition, there is one non-speaking role available. Production dates will be May 4 and 5 at the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth. Cathy Sheagren will be directing. If you have questions about the production, please contact the BCA at 734-3033, or Sheagren at 309-335-9066.