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Arts Across Illinois

The spring 2006 edition brings the sounds and sights of summer reflected in the arts. 
Arts Across Illinois is hosted by Phil Ponce and correspondent Fawn Ring, and is made
possible by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Hot Jazz, Cool Breeze
Here Comes the Sun
Puppet Masters
Fertile Photos
Field Trip


Hot Jazz, Cool Breeze -- JazzFest Heritage Music Weekend is the pride of Chicago's South Side and the only African American-run music festival in the country.  With Lake Michigan on one side and the landmark South Shore Cultural Center on the other, there may not be a more perfect setting for a concert.  

Jazzfest Heritage Music Weekend
August 4-6, 2006
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S. Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 

Delmarie Cobb
(773) 373-3860


Here Comes the Sun -- Peoria's Sun Foundation shines every summer during Art and Science in the Woods. It's a week-long summer camp where the young and young at heart learn something new about their world and themselves.

Joan & Bob Ericksen
Sun Foundation
1276 Sun Rd.
Washburn, IL 61570
(309) 246-8403


Puppet Masters -- Chicago's critically acclaimed Redmoon Theater is known for its visually stunning performances, involving both human actors and larger-than-life puppets.  Warm weather finds them transforming public parks into surreal spectacles.

Jim Lasko, Artistic Director
1438 W. Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 850-8440


Fertile Photos - The work of photographer Paul Clark is rooted in suburban community gardens but his photos are anything but garden variety.  They dig into the relationship between plants and the many ways we try to control them.

Paul Clark’s photos can be viewed at:

[email protected]


Field Trip - Travel west to Oregon -- that's Oregon, Illinois -- for the annual Fields Project Arts Festival, where the farms become art and the fields are the canvasses. 

Oregon Chamber of Commerce
124 ½ N. Fourth St.
Oregon, IL    61060
(815) 732-2100


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