Libbey's qualifications for the job of blogging on the Oak Park arts scene are a deep and abiding interest in the arts with only modest talents, and a nearly 10-year passion for Oak Park itself. Oh yeah, and 17 years under her belt as a corporate marketer, followed by three plus years as an arts groupie. She has worked to help promote the Oak Park Arts District, served on the planning committee for ArtRageous! Oak Park, and helped represent the OP arts community for Census 2010. Along the way, she's worked with several artists to help them polish their business skills.
Verismo Opera Club of Oak Park has their first performance of 2011 on Friday, March 25, with Mozart’s “Magic Flute,” billed as “whimsical, magical experience” appropriate for families. Oakpark.com readers can get a special discount of 15% off (expires on March 21, 2011).
Fans of the Beatles have to go no further than Wonderwall Music Shoppe & Emporium in the Oak Park Arts District (325 Harrison Street) to see the work of world famous photorealist painter, Shannon. The "And Your Bird Can Sing" exhibition opens on Friday, November 12, from 7 - 9 PM, and will run through December 19.