Aurora, IL - 3rd Annual Jazz Occurrence Exhibition (May 6)

The Aurora Public Arts Commission, in collaboration with artist Lewis Achenbach, will open its 3rd Annual Jazz Occurrence Exhibition, Rooms of the Mind, with a musical premiere

 

on Friday, May 6, 2016

from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

at the Aurora Public Arts Commission,

20 E. Downer Place

Aurora, IL

The reception includes light hors d'oeuvres.

Admission is FREE. 

Located 40 miles from Chicago, the city of Aurora is the second most populous in the state of Illinois. Our downtown is bisected by the Fox River and centers on Stolp Island, where settler Joseph Stolp constructed a woolen mill in 1835.

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For more information, see News Release below.

 
NEWS RELEASE
Monday, May 2, 2016
 
Contact:
Rena Church | Aurora Public Arts Commission Director & Curator
630.256.3340 | rchurch@aurora-il.org 
AURORA PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION
OPENS 'ROOMS OF THE MIND' EXHIBIT ON FRIDAY
Aurora - The Aurora Public Arts Commission, in collaboration with artist Lewis Achenbach, will open its 3rd Annual Jazz Occurrence Exhibition, Rooms of the Mind, with a musical premiere on Friday, May 6 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Aurora Public Arts Commission, 20 E. Downer Place.
 
Rooms of the Mind features the works of 15 visual artists: Lewis Achenbach, Renee Baker, Lauren Deutsch, Martel Chapman, Elliott Cowen, Lisa Flahive, Ton van Meesche, Burrell Sunrise, Wes Douglas, Ronan Dexter, and Grace Madeline.  
 
The exhibit's opening night includes a musical premiere of the original score, "Suite LeN8 for Chamber Ensemble and Voices," composed and directed by Renee Baker and performed by the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project.
 
The reception includes light hors d'oeuvres. Admission is free.  
 
Rooms of the Mind runs through Saturday, July 23, and is open for viewing during regular gallery hours, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at the Aurora Public Arts Commission, 20 E. Downer Place. General admission is free.  
 
About  Lewis Achenbach and Renee Baker
Known for his live painting interpretations of jazz performance, Jazz Occurrence founder Lewis Achenbach has been featured at several Chicago venues including City Winery, the Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, and Instituto Cervantes.
 
Renee Baker is the founding music director and conductor of the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project. Baker has performed to international audiences at Symphony Center Chicago and Bimhuis, in Amsterdam. She has been involved in the founding of more than 20 cutting edge new music ensembles and has composed more than 2,000 works. 

ABOUT THE CITY OF AURORA
Located 35 miles west of Chicago, Aurora is the second largest city in Illinois with a population of 200,456.  Aurora is known as the "City of Lights" because it was one of the first in the nation to illuminate its streets with electric lights.  Situated along the Fox River and the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway (Interstate 88), the city extends 46 square miles encompassing Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will counties.  Aurora also is home to six public school districts and seven townships.  For the latest news, access to an archive of past news releases or to follow the city on Facebook or Twitter, visit the city's website at 

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