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Fundraiser -- March 8, Dinearound for the Arts at Morietti's

Join us at one of Bartlett's most popular restaurants. Moretti's, 1175 Lake Street, will donate 15% of your purchase to Arts in Bartlett on March 8. Dine-in, carry-out and deliveries, including catering orders. Be sure to mention Arts in Bartlett when you order and present the certificate when you pay. Print this out or pick one up at 215 S. Main or email artsinbartlett@comcast.net to have one sent to you.  

Arts in Bartlett Gallery 215 S. Main

 Arts Center exhibit for February/March/April "On a Grand Scale" 

Pixelated Red Peony, digital art by Marianne Andersen, 36"x48"

The theme is “On a Grand Scale” and the gallery is full of works that are large in scale or impact in oil, acrylic, mosaic, and mixed media. Artists include Marianne Andersen, Valerie Cocks, Christie Gabriel, Michelle Lusader, and Lambert Lucietto from Bartlett;  Kate Burlette and Jade Morem from Streamwood;  Greta Pfeifer from Hanover Park; Joanne Barsanti from Roselle, Linda Kay and Cynthia Meier from Elgin, Kathy Manning from West Chicago; Barbara Lipkin and June Padovani from Naperville, and William Worcester from Aurora. Gallery hours are 10 to 5 Tues/Thurs/Sat. and noon to 6 on Friday 

SPECIAL EVENT: JAZZ & POETRY AT ARTS IN BARTLETT

Rythm and Rhyme:  Saturday, Feb. 24, Arts in Bartlett, 7-9 pm 

THIS IS SOLD OUT. Sorry, no more tickets. 

Join us for an exquisite night of jazz music and the spoken word featuring the soulful sounds of saxophonist Audley Reid, who has performed with many musical greats such as Buddy Guy and Phil Perry. Introspective author Reggie Legend will host the evening. He has penned more than 16,000 poems and haikus and will be signing copies of his latest book. Purchase your tickets in advance on the Ticket Page. $10 per person or two for $15. $5 more at the door. Space is limited. Parking available behind the Town Center building, across the street at Village Hall and in Metra lots just north of the building (free on weekends).
Bartlett Village Hall Exhibits, 228 S. Main, 2nd Floor Gallery, ends March 2

Don’t miss seeing the amazing works of Promila Kumar at the Bartlett Village gallery on the 2nd Floor, 228 S. Main. She earned a BFA with honors from one of India’s top art schools and opened a small gallery in India to share her love of vibrantly colored art at a reasonable price. Since she moved to the United States, she has continued to bring her passion to paintings that bring joy to homes and businesses. The exhibit will be in the Village Gallery until March 2.  

Annual Member Exhibit at Village Hall Gallery, 228 S. Main, March/April 2018 

All members whose 2018 dues are current are invited to be part of our annual Members Show in Village Hall Gallery during March and April. Forms are due Feb. 26. Click here to download the application or email art@artsinbartlett to have one sent to you. The Artist Reception will be Tuesday March 20 from 6-7. All media are welcome, however be aware that the village gallery does not have a locked case.  

FOR CHILDREN

Next session of Drama Kids starts Feb. 20 in the Community Room

Arts in Bartlett offers another 8 week session of Drama Kids  for 1st-5th graders on Tuesdays Feb 20-April 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. No class on March 28.  Kids have tons of fun while developing important confidence-building skills through improvisations, character analysis, theater games, creative movements and more. Cost is $99 for Arts in Bartlett family members and $109 for nonmembers. Registration is open online at www.drama.kids.com/IL1 or email dramakidsIL1@gmail.com .

Family Art Sunday, March 11, 3-5 pm. In the Arts in Bartlett Community Room

Color My World Arts Academy presents a FREE family art & culture event focusing on the two "I" countries of India and Ireland. All rts and crafts materials provided. Refreshments served. Donations welcome. In addition, In addition, Bindu Pathak, teacher of tabla traditional Indian drums and Kathak, classical Indian dance, will demonstrate and answer questions about lessons. Reserve your space by emailing kathryn@colormyworldarts.com

Other Community Room events 215 S. Main

Tuesday, February 27, 7 pm Global Arts Festival Meeting 


We are meeting monthly to work on an even bigger better Global Arts Festival than last year. Join us to start planning for the June 23-24 festival in Bartlett Park. All are welcome. Questions? Go to the Global Arts Festival page for more information. 


ADULT ART 

  • Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7 pm, Artist Gathering at Arts in Bartlett Community Room

All visual artists are welcome to attend this free networking, idea sharing event the 3rd Tuesday of each month. At this month’s Artist’s Gathering they will experiment with Derwent Inktense Pencils. If you have Inktense pencils, bring them. Also, bring some mixed media or watercolor paper, maybe an adult coloring book, some smallish brushes and a water dish. And Show and Tell - Got a new project that you are working on and want to show it off? Want some feedback? Bring it on (we are gentle and helpful / promise)..Please RSVPto Jenny Vogt at jenny@jennyvogt.com.

  • Wed Feb. 21, March 7, March 21 -- Jewelry making classes with Wendy Wade  5:30-8:30 pm at Arts in Bartlett, 215 S. Main St. 

Feb. 21,Filligree Bracelet; March 7, Basic Wire Wrapping; March 21, Intermediate Wire Wrapping. This a fun introduction to jewelry making. Learn the basic skills needed to create your own jewelry featuring bottle glass elements. YAll tools, supplies and inspiration supplied.  Go to the Adult Art page for full details with descriptions of the pieces and registration.

  • Fri. Feb 23, March 2 & 9 -- Paint a Masterpiece Series 

Linda Kay Uncorked Art -- Sip and Paint Classes , 7-9:30 pm at Arts in Bartlett, 215 S. Main

Feb. 23 “Starry Eve” inspired by Vincent Van Gogh; March 2, “The Shriek” inspired by Edvard Munch; March 9 “Pablo’s Pandemonium” inspired by Pablo Picasso. Go to Adult Art at artsinbartlett.org for more detail and registration. 

  •  Fri.Mar16 & 23, April 6 , Floral Still Life Study Series with Linda Kay 

 7-9:30 pm at Arts in Bartlett, 215 S. Main

 March 16 - Lilac Bouquet, March 23 - Modern Bouquet, April 6 - Water Lily. Go to Adult Art at artsinbartlett.org for more details and registration. 

  • Sat. March 3, 10 17 Ink Explorations Series with Linda Kay 

 9:30 am - 12 noon at Arts in Bartlett, 215 S. Main

Mar 3, Ink on Yupo Paper, March 10 Flowers on Yupo Paper, March 17 Altered Inks on Mixed Media Paper. Beginners to experienced, Linda Kay's 3 weekly, 2.5 hour classes take you into the beautiful medium of ink on Yupo and Mixed Media papers. You will learn to manipulate and alter inks on a fascinating combination of art material unlike anything you've ever worked on. Go to Adult Art at artsinbartlett.org for more details and registration.  

Looking for a beautiful place to have a party or meeting? 


Arts in Bartlett’s Community Room and Galleries are available for anyone to rent. Rates are $15 an hour for members and $30 for nonmembers, except for corporate and sustaining members who can have the space free once in a calendar year. Accommodates 40-50 people. Piano, mike & speakers. Contact Cecilia artsinbartlett@sbcglobal.net, 630 372 4152 to check for available dates and a visit.