Community Invited to Attend JJC Fine Arts Events this Fall

The Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Department invites the community to attend its music, theatre, arts and film festival programs to be hosted from September through December this semester. Every year, JJC’s Fine Arts Department hosts these events for the community to enjoy performances and exhibitions by visiting artists, faculty, students and local talent.

Artwork featured in the Laura A. Sprague Gallery.

In 2012, the Fine Arts Department tripled its learning spaces. Larger practice rooms and study areas help JJC fine arts students improve their skills as they practice for the various events that are held throughout the semester.

The public is invited to attend the following Fine Arts events, all taking place at the Main Campus, located at 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. During all musical and theater performances at the college, audience members are encouraged to stop by the Laura A. Sprague Gallery during intermission.

Music

JJC Music students perform during a Guitar and Percussion concert.

Sept. 17, noon: Ensemble P/4 (two pianists and two percussionists)
Sept. 24, 11 a.m.: Student Recital
Oct. 25, 4 p.m.: Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra
Oct. 29, 11 a.m.: Student Recital
Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.: Jazz Band Concert
Dec. 7, 3 p.m.: Community Band Concert
Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.: MadriGala with the JJC Chamber Singers
Dec. 14, 3 p.m.: Carols and Chocolate Concert featuring the JJC Chorale
Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.: Guitar and Percussion Ensembles, Combined Concert

Musica Viva Series
Sept. 14, 3 p.m.: Anna Walker, cello, and Daniela Broderick, piano
Oct. 12, 3 p.m.: JJC Jazz Faculty Quintet led by Rich Moore
Nov. 2, 3 p.m.: “Chinchano” – Juan Pastor’s modern instrumental jazz group

Theatre

JJC students perform in the play, "God of Carnage."

Oct. 2-4, 7:30 p.m.: The Normal Heart, Fine Arts Theatre; directed by Clay Kirkland
Oct. 5, 2 p.m.: The Normal Heart, Fine Arts Theatre; directed by Clay Kirkland. During this performance, all ticket sale proceeds will go toward local AIDS charities in the Joliet area.
Nov. 13-15, 7:30 p.m.: Prince Hamlet, Fine Arts Theatre; directed by Tammy Perkins
Nov. 16, 2 p.m.: Prince Hamlet, Fine Arts Theatre; directed by Tammy Perkins

Art
Sept. 15 – Oct. 17: The 3 Graces Under Pressure: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery
Nov. 10 – 26 and Dec. 1 – 12: Joliet Junior College Area High School Art Exhibition, Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery

Film Festival
Funded by the JJC Foundation and organized by JJC Art Professor Gisele Atterberry

Oct. 17, 7 p.m.: The Blues Brothers (1980), Black Box Theatre
Oct. 18, 1 p.m.: Everglades of the North (2012), Black Box Theatre
Oct. 18, 3 p.m.: As Goes Janesville (2012), Black Box Theatre

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