Upcoming Events: April and May 2018

Welcome to our new events digest page! In addition to sending out an internal monthly event digest, this page will be updated as frequently as possible.  This digest is intended primarily for use by our Board of Directors, Associate Board, Community Advisory Council, staff, volunteers, etc. but members of those groups are welcome to share this with friends or colleagues who are interested in attending one of these CAPE events.

April will be relatively calm as we prepare for two upcoming art exhibitions, end-of-year professional development sessions, and lots of school presentations in May, including many that do not yet have firm dates. If you’d like to attend any of the events listed here, please let us know!

**CAPE Board Members: Please save the date for Convergence on May 18 and for our next Board meeting on June 6 at the Bridgeport Arts Center!**

This Month

April 4, 2018, 4:45 to 7:45pm: Teachers from our ATLAS program will meet for a professional development session at the CAPE office.

April 4-7, 2018: Amy Rasmussen will be attending the Young Audiences: Arts for Learning 2018 Conference in Denver, CO.

April 12, 2018, 12:30 to 2:30pm: CAPE students at Henry Elementary (4250 St Louis Ave, Chicago, IL 60618) will present their dance performances.

April 13, 2018, 8:30am to 3:30pm: Teachers from our ATLAS program will meet for a professional development session at Gallery 400 at UIC (400 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607).

April 19, 2018, 6 to 8pm: Dan Fietsam and his wife, Leah, will host a Field Trip at their home in Lake Bluff.

April 24, 2018, 4:30 to 7:30pm: Our most established group of teacher-teaching artist teams, our Artist/Researcher Partnerships, will be having a professional development session at Links Hall (3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618).

April 26, 2018, 5:30 to 7pm: A special Board of Directors meeting will be held at the CAPE office to take a deeper dive into ongoing strategies and new ideas for fundraising. 

Next Month

May 1, 2018, 8:30am to 3:30pm: Teachers from our ATLAS program with have a professional development session at Hairpin Arts Center (2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618).

May 8, 2018, 5 to 7pm: Our Community Council will meet at the CAPE office.

May 10, 2018, 4:45 to 7:45pm: Special event and teacher presentations at the ATLAS program exhibition at Hairpin Arts Center (2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618).

May 16, 2018, 4:30 to 7:30pm: Our Artist/Researcher Partnerships, will meet for a professional development session, where they’ll prepare for and install the upcoming Convergence exhibition at the Bridgeport Arts Center (1200 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609).

May 18, 2018, 5:30 to 8pm: Our annual Convergence exhibition opening reception will take place at Bridgeport Arts Center (1200 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609)! Please join us for this very special event that will feature the work done by our most established and innovative CAPE classrooms!

May 21, 2018, 4:30 to 7:30pm: Teachers and teaching artists from Collaboration Laboratory (Co-Lab), our program for introductory partnerships, will meet for their final professional development session of the school year. They are expected to share their final projects and discuss challenges and goals for the future.

Ongoing in May: We will host multiple groups of students and educators at both the ATLAS and Convergence exhibitions. If you’d like to be present during these field trips, let us know and we’ll send you the field trip schedules are they are confirmed.

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