'Shakespeare in the Suburbs' Traveling Exhibition Lands in Batavia

‘Shakespeare in the Suburbs’ Traveling Exhibition Lands in Batavia

Whether you’re a Shakespeare afficionado or just remember studying Shakespeare in school as a poetic highlight of English class, you will not want to miss the new Shakespeare Exhibit that’s landing in Batavia this July.

Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare

Maureen Warren — an artist featured in the exhibition — showcases her interpretation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”

Water Street Studios will welcome the exhibit titled “Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare,” which debuted in 2012 and features nearly 50 Chicago-area artists inspired by the poetry and plays of William Shakespeare.

An opening night reception for the exhibition will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, July 14, at Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. At the reception, you can meet the artists while enjoying live music, free food by Gaetano’s Batavia, a cash bar featuring beer from Solemn Oath Brewery and wine provided by Bright Angel wine, making for the perfect evening out for any art lover in the area.

If you cannot attend the opening, the exhibition will be on show in the Dempsey Family Gallery between the hours of 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. Fridays, and between noon and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from July 14 to Aug. 5, 2017.

If you visit Water Street Studios, make sure to take a look at the Kane County Chronicle gallery on the second floor. The gallery consists of photos taken by Christine Willett, a resident photographer at Water Street who will be showing her collection titled “Subject.”

  About Water Street Studios

Water Street Studios’ Logo

Water Street Studios is a nonprofit art center located in Batavia which hosts galleries of local artists, community art appreciation events and art courses throughout the whole year. Their mission, since their founding in 2009, has been to make the arts accessible to the Fox Valley community. The studio hosts 26 art studios, three classrooms and a printing lab.