Kaneland Fine Arts Festival set for April 19

By on April 9, 2009

When the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival opens its doors on Sunday, April 19, at Kaneland High School, visitors will be invited to look, touch, hear, see, smell, taste and participate fully in an amazing choice of arts experiences.

The Fine Arts Festival was created as a way to expose all people in the community to the fine arts in as many forms as possible. Admission is free. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Student work will be presented along with a juried fine art show. Performances will take place in the new fine arts theater on campus, and the cafeteria will be transformed into the less-formal Arts Pavilion setting for additional performances, workshops and refreshments for purchase from the high school’s culinary arts kitchen. Workshops in glass fusing, drum making, Aztec dancing and etching are only a few of the hands-on activities offered. Face painting, caricatures and a “Spontaneous Folk Ensemble” (bring your instrument, or just sing along) are other activities that welcome participation by attendees of all ages and experience levels.

“We are very proud to be able to include a number of Kaneland High School graduates in our professional artist lineup again this year,” said Bonnie Whildin, Art Specialist at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School. “Christine Marie Heath, a vocalist working in musical theatre and on opera stages from Broadway to international, will appear at the Fine Arts Festival on Sunday. And playwright Nic Wehrwein, another Kaneland graduate whose work has won national acclaim, will present a new work performed in readers’ theater format featuring Kaneland alumni.”

For more information on the festival, contact Maria Dripps-Paulson, Community Liaison for the festival, at (630) 365-5100 ext. 180 or e-mail maria.drippspaulson@ kaneland.org.

Kaneland Community
Fine Arts Festival
Sunday, April 19
11 am to 6 pm
Kaneland High School
47W623 Keslinger Road
Maple Park
Admission is free
Look, touch, hear, see, smell, taste and participate fully
in an amazing choice
of arts experiences.
For more information, contact Maria Dripps-Paulson
(630) 365-5100 ext. 180 or e-mail