Speaker Series: Carrie Johnson
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series: Carrie Johnson

The Speaker Series kicks off as a series of free public talks by visual artists and cultural producers in Rockford, Illinois.

Carrie Johnson is the Curator of Rockford Art Museum, responsible for the overall management and development of the RAM Permanent Collection as well as the organization and production of all feature exhibitions. She joined the RAM staff in December 2006, and was named Curator in July 2012.

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Jul
29
2:30 PM14:30

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LANGUAGE IN MOTION PROGRAM

EVERY MONDAY FROM 2:30 TO 4:30 PM
DESIGNED FOR AGES: 8 - 12

An animation program focusing on understanding the intricacies of culture, language, and linguistics through examination of works of literature, varieties of translations, proverbs and puns, and participants’ individual experiences and biases. While the workshops will be taught in English, Spanish and Polish-speaking instructors will be able to offer linguistic support to ESL participants.

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Jul
29
5:00 PM17:00

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THE BOOK KLUB

EVERY MONDAY FROM 5 TO 7 PM
DESIGNED FOR AGES: 14 - 18

Drawing from the structure of traditional “book clubs”, meeting after a weekly reading, participants analyze and learn how to digitally interpret their favorite literary works. Concepts might include traditional digital illustration of selected pages or chapters, animating poems, or digital collage.

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Speaker Series: Mike Werckle
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series: Mike Werckle

The Speaker Series kicks off as a series of free public talks by visual artists and cultural producers in Rockford, Illinois.

Mike Werckle received a BFA in Character Animation from California Institute of the Arts in 1992. Upon graduation, Mike worked as Assistant to the Producer of Starlight Theatre in Rockford, Illinois, and went on to found The Wrong Hands Theater Company there, serving as it's Producing Director until entering the game industry in 1994. In 2013, Mike founded The West Side Show Room with the goal of making room for everyone to participate in the transformative art of theater.

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Speaker Series: Clydale Hilson & Leah Blake
Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series: Clydale Hilson & Leah Blake

The Speaker Series kicks off as a series of free public talks by visual artists and cultural producers in Rockford, Illinois.

Loft Ten 19, 1019 Third Ave. in Rockford’s Midtown District, opened in December. Since then, the mor"e than 4,000-square-foot space has welcomed more patrons than co-owners Clydale Hilson and Leah Blake expected.”

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Speaker Series: Laura Gomel & Jenny Mathews
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series: Laura Gomel & Jenny Mathews

The Speaker Series kicks off as a series of free public talks by visual artists and cultural producers in Rockford, Illinois.

Laura Gomel is co-director of 317 Art Collective, director of SmARTy Pants Rockford Kid’s Art Studio, founding member of Fringe Art Syndicate and co-founder of Ubiquitous AF. Jenny Mathews is the owner of Rockford Illustrating, Art Director for Zombie Logic Press, is on the Rockford Art Museum Exhibition/collection committee, is chairman of the Rockford Area Arts Council “Beattie Is” committee, a teacher at RAAC's Art's place program, a co-director of the 317 Art Collective, a member of the 317 Mural team, an active member of the Rockford Art Attack Movement, Fringe Art Syndicate and Ubiquitous AF.

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Speaker Series: Doc Slafkosky & Jerry Kortman
Nov
21
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series: Doc Slafkosky & Jerry Kortman

The Speaker Series kicks off as a series of free public talks by visual artists and cultural producers in Rockford, Illinois.

J. R. Kortman Center for Design and The Kortman Gallery, founded in 1986 by Doc Slafkosky and Jerry Kortman, are located in a historic Barloga building at 107 North Main Street in Downtown Rockford, Illinois USA.

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