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  • Live Art Series: The Color of Art

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    Name: Live Art Series: The Color of Art
    Date: February 22, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CST
    Event Description:
    The Color Of Art
    A documentary film by David Weathersby

    This lively and informative documentary explores the present-day renaissance of black art in Chicago, centered on neighborhoods such as Bronzeville and organizations such as the South Side Community Arts Center and the Hyde Park Art Center. Diverse and talented artists such as RJ Eldridge, Shyvette Williams, and Jesse Howard are profiled, but, rather than focusing on isolated creators, the film examines the ecosystem of artists, gallery owners, curators, and collectors that sustains the movement. There is a special emphasis on the relationships between artists and collectors, which are especially close and crucial in the black arts movement.

    OFFICIAL SELECTION
    2018 Black Harvest Film Festival
    Gene Siskel Film Center - Chicago

    OFFICIAL SELECTION
    2019 Pan African Film & Arts Festival
    Los Angeles, CA

    WINNER
    Best Film Director
    2018 Black Excellence Awards (African American Arts Alliance of Chicago)

    After the screening, stay for a Q & A with director David Weathersby, and Jesse Howard, one of the artists featured in the film.

    Seating is limited to 70. Tickets are $7.50 during online presale or $10 at the door. All proceeds go to support the continuation of arts programming at Water Street Studios, a nonprofit art center located in Batavia, Illinois.

    Doors and cocktails at 6:30 p.m.
    Performance begins at 7:00 p.m.

    Enjoy a cash bar featuring beverages provided by Solemn Oath Brewery and Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.

    Thank you to our Event Sponsors: Batavia Arts Council, K.Hollis Jewelers, and BEI Properties.

    The Live Art Series is a monthly live art performance exploring a variety of art forms including music, film, dance, storytelling, and more! The Live Art Series events are organized by Water Street Studios. All proceeds go to support arts programming at Water Street Studios. The Live Art Series is funded by the Batavia Arts Council. If you are interested in performing at Water Street Studios for our Live Art Series please apply online at: https://www.waterstreetstudios.org/event-inquiriesapplications/

    CONTACT
    Jaime Gutierrez, Events Manager, jaime@waterstreetstudios.org
    Danielle Hollis, Executive Director, danielle@waterstreetstudios.org
    Location:
    Water Street Studios
    160 S. Water St.
    Batavia, IL 60510
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, Frebruary 22nd
    6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Contact Information:
    6307619977
    Fees/Admission:
    $7.50 presale / $10.00 door
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  • I am so thankful that a few of my fellow Batavian’s recommended the Batavia Chamber of Commerce to me.   Since I joined I feel as though I have been blessed with a second family with all the support and motivation I get from them on a regular basis.  Holly, Lindsey and Margaret are the most amazing women.  They have great passion for business and helping people. I truly feel they care about my business on a personal level and want to see it grow and succeed as much as I do!  They have gone the extra mile to get my name and my business name out there and introduce me to the business community.  The Chamber has so many opportunities available that have helped my business both grow and problem solve such as the free monthly Networking It events and the Home-Based Mastermind Group.  I highly recommend the Batavia Chamber of Commerce to all business professionals.

    Jessica McGrail, Owner

    Dollar and Sense Bookkeeping, Inc.