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You Just Missed:
Charlie's Center for the Arts - Student Artists
2nd Annual Event - March 6 - 8, 2015
The St Charles Arts Council, in partnership with Northern Illinois University, presented the All-Arts Event – Charlie’s Center for the Arts – for STUDENT ARTISTS - an annual event that takes place the first weekend in March to align with Youth Art Month and Music in Our Schools Month - nationally recognized annual observances to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. Charlie’s will encompass venues that feature art and video galleries, music, and dance, which will showcase the performing and visual art of kindergarten – college student artists.
Images from some of the 2015 Charlie’s Student Event can be seen below and on our Facebook page, as well as the neXt gallery web site and Facebook page. Scroll down for the Event Lineup.
Images from the 2015 Student Event - courtesy of Juli Schatz and Amy Furio
The 2015 Event Highlight - Concert with jazz great Fareed Haque + the Alex Murphy Quartet and Master Class students "sitting in"!!
Opening Reception for the neXt gallery on East Main Street [visual art and video]. Participating students are from the Tri-Cities, Naperville, Palatine, DeKalb, and even Missouri. The gallery also features a video project from Bart Woodstrup's NIU class. Open from March 6 through 22. More information at neXtgalleryStCharles.org.
Variety Show at East High School presented by P-ARTS [People for the Arts] an Arts Booster and Advocacy organization at East - check it out on Facebook!
FREE MASTER CLASS [underwritten by NIU] - with Assistant Professor of Dance at Northern Illinois University, Richard Grund. To register for the Master Class, simply call or email the SCAC - 630.443.3794 or info@StCharlesArtsCouncil.org.
FREE MASTER CLASS [underwritten by the St Charles Arts Council] - Fareed Haque lead a Master Class for student musicians, choosing some of the students to "sit in" on the Saturday night Concert.
CONCERT at the Baker Community Center featuring modern guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque and his Quartet, with Student Jazz Musicians "sitting in". The Alex Murphy Quartet opened the concert. Haque has performed all over the world, including the Montreux Jazz Festival, and has played with a variety of musicians, including Sting, David Sanborn, and the Chicago Sinfonietta. As a professor at NIU, Haque is uniquely suited to this student event, mentoring these young artists and incorporating their amazing talent into the concert.
Thanks to WDCB for their promotional sponsorship.
The Student Showcase at the Baker Center featured student musicians and dancers from all over the region:
Students from NIU's School of Dance
Jessica Blakely, Sam Schatz, and
The Alex Murphy Quartet - St. Charles
Nathan Sands - Aurora University
Sam Schatz - St. Charles
TFBN Jazz Band - St. Charles - Jack Macklin, Jimmy Farace, Anna Moritz, Andy Heuser, Arman Sangalang, Daniel Haugen, Michael Carbonell
The Weber Irish Dancers
St. Charles Park District Dance Troupes
The mission of this event is to engage the Community with the Performing, Literary, and Visual Art of Students in programming throughout St. Charles.
THANKS so much to the COMMUNITY for their support of these young artists.
THANKS also to our SPONSORS/SUPPORTERS/PARTNERS - P-ARTS, Kiwanis Club of St. Charles, Northern Illinois University [special thanks to Judy Chitwood, Paula Frasz, Bart Woodstrup], St. Charles Visitors and Cultural Commission, St. Charles Park District
THANKS - as always - to our fantastic volunteers, including [but not limited to!] Mike Aleckson, Catie Barron, Becky Blaine, Diana Brown, Sue McDowell, Jay Rodgers, Juli Schatz, and Donna Stockman.
If you're a student artist, teacher, parent, volunteer, or arts-based business - in any artistic discipline - and are interested in being involved in this event next year, please contact the SCAC at 630.443.3794 or ArtistLiaison@StCharlesArtsCouncil.org.
Images from the 2014 Event
Images from the 2014 Student Event - courtesy of Amy Furio and Claudia Frost