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  1. Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of Roller Skating

    July 13, 2018 - November 4, 2018 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    New original exhibit! Take a nostalgic trip to the glory days of roller skating to learn about the "rink rats"—the regulars at the legendary skating venues with names like The Elm, Arcadia, Riverview, Lombard, The Savoy, and others in the “Golden Era” of roller skating. Hear first-person accounts from skaters and view images and eclectic artifacts, from skating jackets and gear to competition medals, posters, and memorabilia. Inspired by the book by author and skater Tom Russo.

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  2. Fall Art Exhibition to Feature Works By Jeanine Coupe Ryding

    August 10, 2018 - November 10, 2018 @ Elmhurst College

    Artist Jeanine Coupe Ryding is best known for her richly layered, inventive, and often monumental, woodcut prints. Her forms and color record her observations of nature and of daily life, described in her expressive gestural cutting into the wood block plate. Elmhurst College will present “Coda for the Day,” an exhibition of her work, beginning on Aug 15. Her exhibition comprises a selection of 15 large-scale relief prints, 11 artist books and eight collages from the last 10 years. The exhibition is curated by Doug Stapleton, associate curator of art at the Illinois State Museum. “I am thrilled to host this exhibition of Jeanine Coupe Ryding’s work curated by Doug Stapleton,” said Suellen Rocca, curator and director of exhibits at Elmhurst Collee. “Both the curator and artist will discuss the exhibition at the public reception, which should provide great insight into the work.” Ryding's prints and artist books are in museum and private collections throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan.

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  3. Coda for the Day

    August 15, 2018 - November 10, 2018 @ Elmhurst College - Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    This exhibition presents a selection of relief prints, artist books and collages from the last 10 years by Evanston artist Jeanine Coupe Ryding. Ryding is best known for her richly layered, inventive, and often monumental woodcut prints. Her forms and color record her observations of nature and of daily life, described in her expressive gestural cutting into the wood block plate.

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  4. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    September 2, 2018 - November 30, 2018 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Take an interactive journey through Elmhurst history! See the award-winning tabletop map filled with photos from various eras, and explore fascinating object towers on different themes, from businesses to community, and watch a video on Elmhurst history. Check out the latest History Spotlight, a rotating display of special objects and photos from the museum’s collection which currently features objects and information about the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce.

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  5. Special Exhibit: Fabergé Figurative Carvings

    October 2, 2018 - January 6, 2019 @ Lizzadro Museum

    Modern carvings from the House of Fabergé feature Russian folklore figures of the Kvass Seller, the Gypsy Fortune Teller and the Vagabond made of Russian gemstone materials.

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  6. Special Exhibit: Rock Cafe

    October 31, 2018 - May 1, 2019 @ Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

    The Rock Café features 3 balanced meals made entirely out of stone. The Rock Café was generously donated to the Museum by the Josefeck Family in 2013. On display through May 2019.

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  7. Craft & Bake Sale

    November 3, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 142 E Third

    Craft and Bake Sale, Handmade Crafts, Baked Goods, Summer Sausage, Special Recipe Sloppy Joe's.

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  8. Wilder Mansion's 8th Annual Holiday Market presented by Brewpoint Coffee

    November 3, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Wilder Mansion

    The 8th Annual Wilder Mansion Holiday Market will feature over 60 artisans and gourmet food vendors selling their unique one of a kind holiday gifts including jewelry, note cards, candles, chocolates, women's and kids' winter hats, home décor, soaps, handbags, winter mittens and scarves, baby items, coasters and a gourmet food gift court.

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  9. Lecture with Suellen Rocca

    November 3, 2018, 1:30 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Suellen Rocca will give a public lecture about the Elmhurst College Imagist Collection. As curator and a Chicago Imagist artist, she will share insight into the personality of her colleagues and their life’s work.

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  10. Symbolism in Chinese Carving

    November 3, 2018, 2:00 PM @ Lizzadro Museum

    Chinese art favors certain motifs and images that communicate hidden messages. What can you learn when you admire Chinese art pieces? Chinese language teacher, Yvonne Wolf will decipher some of these symbols found in the Lizzadro Collection and share a shortcut to reading Chinese symbolism.

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  11. Harlem Wizards Exhibition Basketball

    November 3, 2018, 5:00 PM @ York High School

    Come be entertained by the high energy, exhibition play of the Wizards as they challenge a team of Elmhurst school district principals and teachers in a game that includes wild antics, audience participation and lots of laughs. Every year is different, so come cheer for your favorites players and have a blast! Proceeds from this family friendly fundraiser support educational programs and enhancements for all public school students. Seating limited so purchase early.

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  12. Spotlight Gala for ECPA

    November 3, 2018, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Hor’s devours, dancing and silent auction to benefit the Elmhurst Center for Performing Arts (ECPA). More information to follow.

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