Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The community's young talent is showcased as part of a partnership with the Northbrook Arts Commission.
Nine winners were picked out of 83 submissions to the first Juried Junior High Art Show held at the North Suburban YMCA. On Sunday, Nov. 4., the Y, with help from the Northbrook Arts Commission, hosted artists and their familiies for a reception and awards ceremony. Prizes were given to middle school children who submitted two-dimensional work, including paintings, pencil drawings, pastels and metalwork. “We’re very proud of everyone who participated,” said Cathie Winnie, YMCA Visual Arts Director. “It takes a lot of courage and effort to prepare a piece of artwork for a show and have it judged, so I want to commend everyone who submitted.” During the reception, prizes were presented by Cathie Winnie, YMCA Visual Arts Director, and Julia…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Seven short films made by Northbrook students to run at 7 p.m. at public library.
You're not likely to see Clive Owen or Jessica Chastain walking down a red carpet in Northbrook Monday. But you could catch a glimpse of the work of a future Steven Spielberg or Wes Anderson during the upcoming Northbrook Youth Film Festival. The event, the third, will be at 7 p.m. June 10 at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Admission is free. Northbrook's Youth Commission and the Arts Commission will sponsor the event. The event will honor young, local filmmakers who are at Northbrook Junior High School, Glenbrook North, New York University and Chapman University. Entries had to be films between 2 minutes and 20 minutes long and created by a student in or a graduate of a school in Northbrook. Just like similar festivals …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
More than $170,000 will go to seven community groups and village endeavors this year.
Northbrook’s dawn-to-dusk Fourth of July celebration and services for youngsters in town again will get money to help in this year’s efforts. As part of its consent agenda Tuesday night trustees unanimously voted to give $171,280 to local groups, continue funding the senior citizen cab program and the arts commission. Additional money will be used to help promote two important events in town. Funding requests were made to the board earlier this year, and each group had to provide a brief summary of what the money will be used for as well as an income statement and other pertinent documents, said Dan Kaup, assistant to the village manager. Local organizations will get the following allocations for efforts going on through April 30, the end …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Audience can lend its voice in which group will win Rock the Green.
If you're into all kinds of music, you're gonna really rock out June 8 at finals of Rock the Green. Eight bands will compete in the finals of the third Battle of Northbrook Youth Bands, from 6 to 10 p.m., June 8 at the Village Green Park. Entries include: Local music experts will judge the bands on sound quality, originality, musical ability and audience appeal. The grand prize winner will get $300 and the chance to perform at Park Fest on June 26 and Northbrook Autumnfest on Oct. 13. Other cash prizes include: $100 for showmanship, $100 for best original song and $100 for most fans at the event. There's a nice mix of genres - and performers, he said. "We've got one band of 9 -10-year-olds (Wireless Soul) and a couple of bands of 16 and …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how some of Northbrook's finest local artists work at the seventh annual Open Studio Tour.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The village of Northbrook becomes an intimate museum this Sunday, when six local artists open their doors to the public during the 7th Annual Open Studio Tour. Five other artists will also display their work at Village Green Center and at the Historical Society, while Sunset Foods hosts the up and coming talent with a show of works by seven young artists. Presented by the Northbrook Arts Commission, the event lasts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and includes a performance by students of Special Gifts Theatre from 2 to 2:30 p.m. at Sunset Foods. Find studio location maps at Village Hall, the Northbrook Public Library, Sunset Foods and other local businesses. This year's artists include Jerry Block, Judy Bloom, Allen Cohen, Janet Cordovi, …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Northbrook's board of trustees voted on which community organizations to fund in fiscal year 2011-12, including the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra.
Should taxpayer dollars be used to support a symphony orchestra that charges upwards of $39 for admission—but offers reduced or free tickets to students and seniors? Ultimately, the village board’s 3-2 decision to donate $5,000 to the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra came down to that question. On Tuesday, the board voted on how to distribute $163,500 allocated in the fiscal year 2011-12 budget for funding local organizations that serve the community. Following the recommendation of the administration and finance committee, the board voted unanimously to donate a total of $154,000 to seven local nonprofits and community groups, including Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook, the Northbrook Historical Society and Glenbrook North’s Grad Night…