Palos East and West Elementary School Reception

Palos East and West Elementary School Reception

Sunday, February 25th, from 1:00pm-3:00pm

McCord is proud to provide gallery space for up and coming artists in our community. Displaying their art in an actual gallery allows students to see how much their work is appreciated and respected by others and encourages them to continue to pursue their interests in art.

 

New Music Teacher at McCord

New Music Teacher at McCord

The McCord Gallery and Cultural Center is thrilled to announce the return of Jack Gardner! He is an alumnus of McCord’s music program, having studied bass with Damien Aherne, and has since graduated summa cum laude from Illinois Wesleyan University with a B.M.E. degree, completing his student teaching in the Indian Prairie School District (Naperville and Aurora). A dedicated performer as well as an educator, Jack has played across genres, with experience in jazz, rock, pop, and classical settings. He has played with John Daversa, Marshall Gilkes, Shawn Purcell, and others. In February 2018, he will be performing as a tuba soloist with the Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the IWU Concerto-Aria Competition. Jack has experience with students of all ages, specializing in band instruments and bass guitar, and loves sharing his passion for music with everyone. His positive energy fosters a love of music and a desire to strive for excellence in his students. Lessons with Jack are available in bass, brass and woodwind instruments. Call (708) 671-0648 to sign up!

Winter Wonderland Family Night

Winter Wonderland Family Night

Saturday, February 24, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

$75/85 (Member/Non-member) for 2 people

$25 for each additional person

Enjoy a special parent-child evening out! Start the night by visiting art stations where you will learn cool art techniques and then dine on delicious pizza. You’ll then paint a wonderful wintry scene led by instructor Marlo Steinke. It’s a full night of creative fun and learning. Each participant will go home with a great painting that will warm winters for years to come with great memories!