Welcome to the Award Winning Kaneland Arts Initiative!
We have a fun announcement for you!
The Board of Directors & Planning Committee of the Kaneland Arts Initiative cordially invite you to the 9th Annual
FINE ARTS FEAST
Come enjoy musical entertainment,
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Open Range Southwest Grill Restaurant
Bliss Creek Golf Course, 1 Golfview Road, Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554
5:00 pm Cash Bar
6:00 pm Dinner & Program
During the evening, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Kaneland Arts Initiative, bid on amazing auction items, participate in a cork pull for a bottle of wine, and contribute to this important endeavor.
In addition to the entertainment, we will honor students from throughout the school district whose art is specially chosen by the Kaneland Visual Art Faculty.
Your donation to the Kaneland Arts Initiative is 100% tax deductible.
Seating is limited to the first 150 guests ~ FAMILIES WELCOME!
A special thank you to Chef Greg Slager and the Open Range Southwest Grill Restaurant, for sponsorship of this event, providing the facility and meal in exchange for their Premiere Sponsorship of the KAI!
Also from the Kaneland Arts Initiative, raffle tickets are being sold to win 2 tickets to the Monday, March 26th Blackhawks versus the San Jose Sharks game. Tickets to the 7:30pm game at the United Center includes a parking pass. The seats are in section 333, row 2, seats 1 & 2 and can be purchased by contacting Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org. The tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets. The winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday, March 3rd at the Kaneland Arts Initiative Fine Arts Feast fundraiser at the Open Range Southwest Grill Restaurant.
We congratulate these students, honored during the evening.
Kaneland Arts Initiative’s 5th Winter Play is Thought-Provoking and Timely
January 19th – 21st marks the dates for the Kaneland Arts Intiative’s 5th Annual winter theatre production in the Kaneland High School Black Box Theatre. This year, the show, Karen Zacareas’ play Just Like Us, directed by Diane McFarlin is a thought-provoking and timely play that addresses the question: “What makes us American?” The play was originally a bestselling book by Helen Thorpe who followed four Latina girls in Denver, Colorado from the end of high school through college to adulthood. Since only two of the young adults are documented immigrants, friendships are tested and lives become more and more complicated as the girls are faced with the realities of the changing political world around them.Diane McFarlin has assembled a diverse cast made up of talented Kaneland High School students and community members who play multiple characters in this staged reading. As always, she will moderate a talkback session in which the audience members may participate with the Just Like Us company after the show. Just Like Us is approximately 2 hours in length including a 15 minute intermission and appropriate for 5th grade and up.
Tickets are available online (CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS NOW) and at the door on the day of the show. Online tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, and $5 for students. Tickets purchased at the door are an additional $2. Entrance to the Kaneland High School black box theatre is through Door 32 on the north side of the building, just around the corner from the auditorium entrance. There is plenty of free parking available.
Cast List in order of appearance
Narrator – Logan Gresser
Helen Thorpe – Laura Lagreid
Marisela – Brianna Silva
Yadira – Alex Herbert
Clara – Lydia Kasap
Elissa – Lyndsay Mach
Fabian – Leo Espinosa
Josefa – Trisha Mills
Yolanda – Maria Dripps-Paulson
Announcer – Logan Gresser
Mrs. Smith – Trisha Mills
Julio – Leo Espinosa
Ana – Maria Dripps-Paulson
Tom Johnson – Zack Eckhardt
Tom Tancredo – Zack Eckhardt
Cynthia Poundstone – Maria Dripps-Paulson
Principal – Logan Gresser
Cezar Mequita – Zack Eckhardt
Lucy – Maria Dripps-Paulson
Ramiro – Leo Espinosa
Carlos – Zack Eckhardt
Zulema – Lyndsay Mach
Alma – Maria Dripps-Paulson
Mike McGarry – Leo Espinosa
Local Business Lady – Lyndsay Mach
Carol Vizzi – Trisha Mills
Lisa Martinez – Trisha Mills
Frederico Pena – Leo Espinosa
Cop – Leo Espinosa
Producer – Maria Dripps-Paulson
Director – Diane McFarlin
Stage Manager – Nicole Loske
Backstage Crew – Hannah Cormier, Emily Murphy
House Manager – Katherine Bettinghaus, Val Massa
Lighting Design – Sean Jaster
THANK YOU FORE CELEBRATING
THE NEW YEAR WITH US!
Congratulations to the Company of “The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street” on their world premiere performances this weekend at Naper Settlement’s All Hallows Eve event this weekend!! What an amazing experience working with Lindsay Currie and performing over 60 performances for approximately 4,000 audiences members.
We believe in encouraging people’s involvement in, appreciation of, and support for artistic endeavors and fostering the development of artistic abilities.
- Bring professional artists to the Festival in order to expose our communities to the fine arts
- Stimulate higher quality art education in our schools
- Inspire fine art educators to promote, plan, and host an annual fine arts festival
- Act as a means for students and their families to come to a better understanding and appreciation of a fine arts education
- Encourage local business to provide financial support for the arts in the communities
Kaneland Arts Initiative Organizational Structure
The Kaneland Arts Initiative is an organization of the Kaneland Community Unit School District No. 302 under the office of the superintendent of schools and the Kaneland Foundation. It is governed by a board of directors which hires a staff including an executive director, artistic director, an artist and faculty liaison, and a volunteer coordinator. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments about our organization!