Modern American Women Artists' Lives, Works Talk Topic
Fox Valley Community Associates of The Art Institute of Chicago: The Fox Valley Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago continues its annual February Lecture Series on Thursdays, Feb. 14 and 21. The next lecture will be at the Dunham Woods Riding Club at Dunham Road and Army Trail in Wayne. The series culminates in a day trip to the Art Institute. Each lecture can be taken separately and must be registered for individually. The title of the series is "Great American Women Artists".
The lecture on Feb. 14 is "Great American Women Artists: Painting Ladies Mary Cassatt, Cecelia Beaux, and the Modern American Woman Artist," presented by Patricia Smith Scanlan. In the second lecture of the study series, take a journey with Mary Cassatt and Cecelia Beaux, two of the best-known American women who emerged as serious, cosmopolitan, and professional artists in the late 19th century.
The cost of each lecture is $16 for members and $31 for nonmembers. The cost for lecture and lunch is $36 for members and $51 for nonmembers. Coffee will be served at 10 a.m., the lecture is at 10:30 a.m. and lunch at noon. The registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 7, for the second lecture. For reservations or information, call Sue at (630) 513-0514.
The series will conclude with a trip Feb. 21 to the Art Institute with a lecture called "Great American Women Artists: Women Artists at the Art Institute and Gallery Walk," given by Kate Kelley and Margaret Farr, two lecturers who will lead the gallery walk.
For reservations, contact Claire at (630) 377-0450. The early deadline for members is Feb. 7; after this date, the trip will be open to nonmembers, all must respond by Feb. 14.
Audubon Society: On Saturday, Feb. 9, join a bird walk with Kane County Chapter of Illinois Audubon Society at 8 a.m. at Les Arends Forest Preserve in Batavia. For details, call Nancy at (630) 365-9595.
On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles. Guest speaker Tom Degler will speak on "Fool a Squirrel, Feed a Family." It will include advice on how to prevent your neighborhood squirrel from emptying your bird feeders. In addition, join them as they share the latest bird sightings, interesting conversation, refreshments, and the popular monthly raffle.
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center is located at the intersection of Campton Hills and Peck roads in St. Charles, with entrances off both roads. The building is at the far west end of the parking lot. For details, call Bob Andrini at (630) 584-8386 or visit kanecountyaudubon.org.
Fox Valley Newcomers & Neighbors Club: Join club members on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Allianos Ristorante, 90 N. Island Ave. in Batavia, for an Italian lunch and an entertaining and informative program. The Luncheon Committee is pleased to welcome Sue Cox, who is part of a project called "Sewing For Smiles" through Hosanna Lutheran Church, where they create sundresses out of pillowcases. The most recent shipment of dresses went to Madagascar, Uganda and Ukraine. This group of volunteers envisions the girls in the dresses, and when they have a dress, they can go to school. Sewing For Smiles is always accepting donations to make the dresses such as: pillowcases (any size, color, condition, used is fine), half-inch elastic, thread (any size/color), any lace and trim, double wide-double fold bias tape, gift cards or 50-percent off coupons for Joanne Fabrics, Hobby Lobby or Walmart. So if anyone is cleaning out her notions cabinet, bring what you can to help this special organization.
It begins at 11:30 a.m. with a meet-and-greet, followed by a noon luncheon and program. The luncheon menu will be: house salad with Italian balsamic vinaigrette, and an entree choice of one of the following: tortellini alla prosciutto, tortellini tossed with mushrooms, peas, onions and prosciutto in a light Alfredo sauce; chicken limone, breast of chicken sauteed with baby spinach and served with a lemon butter sauce; or grouper with lemon butter and white wine served over green beans. …