Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Noted Toulouse-Lautrec lithograph may have been accidentally thrown out or lost, according to the Daily Herald.
State Farm Insurance is suing St. Charles art dealer Alfred DeSimone, alleging negligence in the disappearance of an original lithograph by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, the French artist who is among the most well-known figures of the Post-Impressionist movement, the Daily Herald reports. At the center of the lawsuit is the lithograph of Artistide Bruant Dans Son Cabaret, 1893, which State Farm alleges DeSimone either discarded or lost, according to the Daily Herald. An attorney for State Farm told the Daily Herald that Thomas Rosensteel of St. Charles purchased the lithograph in 2006 as an investment. The lawsuit, filed this week, states that Rosensteel gave it to DeSimone to store with the agreement that he would pay him a fee as soon as a …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Catch a performance of this great musical at 3 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. today, Feb. 9., at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia.
Friday, January 18, 2013
You have until noon Friday, Jan. 18, to sign up for the free Patch daily newsletter and be entered into the drawing.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A nationally touring group returns to downtown Batavia for an amazing evening.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
The FREE event will be held at 4 p.m. today, Dec. 23, at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre. Here's more info.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
Here's a look at some big events going on in Batavia Sept. 7, 8 and 9.
Ready for a full weekend of entertainment in B-town? I know we are. From Friday night lights to Italian singers to the runway, Batavia has it all this weekend. Here's what you need to know about each event. FRIDAY, SEPT. 7 Batavia Football vs. Geneva (100th Anniversary of the Rivalry) When/Where: 7:30 p.m., Batavia High School's Bulldog Stadium, Wilson Street and Western Avenue, Batavia (NOTE: The game WILL start as scheduled. No weather delays as of 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to the BHS Athletic Department.) Why Go?: Three words: Batavia vs. Geneva. C'mon, this is the biggest rivalry in the state of Illinois! SATURDAY, SEPT. 8 The International Tenors LIVE at Batavia Fine Arts Centre When/Where: Doors 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m., …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
General-admission ticket sales end Thursday for this one-of-a-kind show. Here are the details.
On Saturday, Sept. 8, Water Street Studios will host its annual fundraiser, and this year's bash is one you won't soon forget. The event is called ŏn-sŏm' bəl, an elegant runway show that will combine bold art, cutting edge fashion, and modern accessories. Showcasing the talents of 17 artists, fashion designers, and accessory designers, the runway show will highlight five different fashion capitals from around the world: Tokyo, New York, Paris, London, and the fictitious St. Gene-Via. The evening begins at 7:00 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The runway show starts at 9:00 p.m. Every piece created for the show will be for sale. A large portion of the proceeds from these sales will go directly to Water Street Studios. This …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The eighth annual fine arts fest takes over downtown Batavia this Saturday and Sunday. Here's what you need to know.
The 2012 Art In Your Eye Festival will be held this Saturday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Batavia Riverwalk, Houston Street and Island Avenue in downtown Batavia. Saturday's events go from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday's events go from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The outdoor juried fine art show will feature work by 75 artists from across the country, exhibiting unique works in painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, woodworking, glasswork and more. In addition, the indoor City Hall show will feature juried work from 55 local artists in a variety of media. The Art in Your Ear Stage, sponsored by Hix Brothers Music, will feature an outstanding lineup of local musical talent that will provide continuous music throughout the festival. This year’s …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Discussion group meets at the Art Box
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Throughout history, artists have formed discussion groups and salons to share ideas and collaborate on projects. The newly formed Greater Geneva Art Guild aims to provide a similar forum for local artists to come together, learn and support each other. Those interested in art will have the opportunity to learn more about the Guild at a public meet-and-greet from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Art Box, 514 W. State St., Geneva, during the First Friday Gallery Walk. Guild members will be on hand to answer questions and discuss goals of the new guild. "Artists have got to be around other artists,” said Len Bielefeldt, owner of the Art Box and Guild member. “We are all constantly learning and growing. The need to grow is huge and to show …