BAC Hosts Virtual Gala ‘Under the Big Top’ 

BAC Hosts Virtual Gala ‘Under the Big Top’  The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., will host a virtual fundraising gala Sat., Apr. 24, beginning at 7 p.m. Set to the theme Under the Big Top, the gala will include a virtual auction and a performance by CircEsteem, a Chicago-based nonprofit that uses the practice and performance of circus arts to foster self-esteem and mutual respect in their students.  People are invited to view auction items in advance and make a plan for bidding […]

Elements of Imagination at BAC 

  Elements of the Imagination, an exhibit of sculptural costumes and paintings by Sandra Leonard, continues in the Simmerling Gallery at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St.   A Beverly/Morgan Park neighbor, Sandra Leonard received her BFA in sculpture at University of North Texas State and MFA from Northern Illinois University. She was greatly intrigued […]

Beverly Arts Center Serves Chicagoland with Fine Arts Programs 

By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., has been a cornerstone of the Beverly/Morgan Park community since 1967.  Since it’s inception, it has been providing the Chicago area with “high-quality programs in dance, visual arts, music, film and theater.”   The 40,000 square foot space is home to a 400-seat Baffes Theater, the Jack Simmerling Art Gallery, exhibition […]

Holidays at the BAC 

A lot has changed this year, but one thing is for sure: The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., offers ways to have some holiday fun.   Santa Sleighs the Holidays is a socially-distant, drive-thru visit with Santa and his elves Sat., Dec. 12 and Sat., Dec. 19, 5 to 8 p.m. Register in advance for a limited […]

Remnants and Remains: New Works by Elaine Miller at BAC 

By Kristin Boza  Beverly/Morgan Park artist Elaine Miller is showcasing her latest works in “Remnants and Remains” at the Beverly Arts Center, Simmerling Gallery, 2407 W. 111th St. Miller’s passion for the natural world seeks to encourage others to enjoy and take care of the natural spaces around us. Her exhibit revolves around four mural-sized paintings based on […]

September at Beverly Arts Center 

  Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., welcomes art and film audiences, and students of all arts media to visit in September.   Women’s Work, a group exhibit of works by ceramics artists Widad Albassam, Lori Bartman, Malika Jackson, Christine Liz LaRue, Dawn Liddicoatt, Charlotte Mays, Mary Cat Tepper, Tran Tran and Cheryl Williamson, has been extended to Sept. 20. […]

Words and Music at Beverly Arts Center 

Experience the art of the story and the beauty of music this month at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St.   On Fri., Aug. 7 beginning at 7:30 p.m., people from the LGBTQ community tell their personal stories for OUTspoken Hosted by Chicago comedian Elizabeth Gomez, virtual event features storytellers Nancy Burkholder, Sydni Chiles, Steve […]

Bishop Named BAC Artistic Director 

Carly Bishop has been names the new Artistic Director at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC). Bishop started at the BAC in 2012 as a teaching artist, and has worked as Director of Summer Arts Camp and the Director of Outreach.   As Director of Outreach and Interim Director of Education, the BAC’s in-school and community outreach program has expanded into over 40 schools serving more thanr 12,500 children and adults in Chicagoland.   Ed […]

BAC Hosts Fund in the Sun Online Auction

  Get your towels and swimsuits ready for the Beverly Arts Center‘s first ever sunglasses–optional fundraiser, the Virtual Beach Ball online auction. June 17 through 27, you can support the BAC by bidding on items that include vacation packages to tropical lands, prestigious sports memorabilia and one-of-a-kind Chicago experiences. The fundraiser will culminate in a live, online arts demonstration on June 27. The COVID-19 […]

BAC Announces Cast for Love Letters 

BAC Announces Cast for Love Letters  The Beverly Arts Center’s upcoming production of “Love Letters” will feature a pair of Chicago theatre veterans. In the two-person play, Debra Rodkin will perform the role of Melissa and Rob Frankel the role of Andy. The play runs Thurs., Feb. 13 through Sun., Feb. 16 in the Beverly Arts Center Studio Theatre, 2407 W. 111th St.  “Love Letters” is the story of two childhood […]