Oak Park Arts District February Calendar

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Gallery PINK’s “Holiday Show” will run until Valentine’s Day. This is the last opportunity to view the work of Angela Dieffenbach (ceramics) and Laurie LeBreton (paper art). Other artists featured include Robert Koppel, Dianne Martia, Barbara Moline, Mary Jo Parker O’Hearn, John Padour, Kristi Sloniger, and Linda Adams.

Gallery PINK’s “Event Horizon” exhibit by artist-in-residence Jenn Cooper will start on Monday, Feb. 16 and show through Sunday, March 15. “Event Horizon” is a multi-sensory experience and interactive display in which the public can experience the art in multiple stages: production, installation, reception, and de-installation. “While the gallery is open, the artist will be present facilitating conversation between the experience and its participants,” according to a press release from the Oak Park Arts District. “During closed hours, the Illuminated Sound Refractors will still be actively engaging in a dialogue, heard softly through the gallery windows.”

Expressions Graphics will host a Valentines Card making class on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m, but registration is limited to six people.  Tea and biscuits will be served after the class and the cost to register is $35. To register or ask questions, call Expressions Graphics at (708) 447-9262.

Shops, Businesses & Eateries
Bead in Hand will feature Phyllis Kaplan to teach a two-part workshop, “Intro to Wire” on Sunday, Feb. 8. The store will also continue to sell its finished and custom jewelry.

Val’s Halla Records added hundreds of vinyl records to its collection for February. If you haven’t been to the shop recently, there is an array of new additions to gift or treat yourself.

ARIS at home has a special for February, providing one week of professional home care at a discounted rate of up to six hours free. The business also recently changed its address to 327 Harrison St.

Buzz Cafe’s Valentine’s Day promotion

Buzz Café will host a family dinner night on Valentine’s Day featuring live jazz and two separate menus. The restaurant requests you call (708) 660-0894 to make a reservation for one of the two seatings – 5 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.

Eastgate Café will host a Valentine’s Dinner catered towards friends and family as opposed to the ordinary party of 2. Szurko Trio will provide music for the duration of the evening and the bistro is requesting reservations by calling (708) 660-9091.

Whispers from the Moon will start a new six-week session of “Art for the Soul” on Friday, Feb. 6 running until Friday, March 13. “Tap into joy and timelessness while playing with simple art materials,” according to a press release from the Oak Park Arts District. “Watch your intuition and sense of peace grow as you step into the Creative void.” Registration can be arranged by calling Lisa Sorce Schmitz at (708) 717-0758 or visiting www.moonwhispers235.com.

Awaken Your Spirit is offering 20% off when you purchase through the online store: https://squareup.com/market/awaken-your-spirit-2.

Creative Changes will host a “Process Painting Open Studio” on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The environment is supportive, non-judgmental and encourages all participants to explore their creativity by tapping into full expression, according to a press release from the Oak Park Arts District. Pre-registration is required by calling (708) 805-2441.

The Open Door Repertory Company presents “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” an off-Broadway musical created by Roger Bean. For more information about the show, visit our story HERE.

Kids News
The Oak Park Arts District created a new page for its website titled “For Kids.” “It’s where you’ll find information on what’s being offered throughout the year for your budding artists,” according to the press release. “It is a work in progress, but we know from your emails, many of you are already planning your Spring Breaks and summers and are looking for details now!”


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