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H-F High groundbreaking sets stage for arts additions

More than 100 students and residents gathered Thursday, Aug. 1, for a celebration and groundbreaking for the new fine arts additions at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
 

New arts organization's gallery opens Thursday

The Homewood Arts Council is planning the Thursday grand opening of its art gallery at 2023 Ridge Road from 6 to 10 p.m. For local art lovers, it will be a prelude to Homewood's Artisan Street Fair, which begins on Friday.

H-F reduces arts center costs as it re-bids project

The District 233 Finance Committee and Homewood-Flossmoor High School administrators hope a list of cuts to the proposed arts center wing will bring costs within an acceptable range.
 
Two new spaces will be built onto the South Building and interior spaces will be remodeled for the new MVP (Music, Visual and Performing Arts) Program. The intention is to have all arts programs in one wing. They now are scattered throughout the building.
 

Bids for H-F High arts addition come in high

The District 233 Finance Committee got unwelcome news Wednesday when Ed Wright of DLA Architects told them bids for work on the proposed Performing Arts Center came in more than $4 million over what is budgeted.
 
The school district has a plan to build new spaces at Homewood-Flossmoor High School for performing arts, band and orchestra and to redesign current spaces for fine arts. The board has budgeted $10 million for the project.
 

School board allocates funds for fine arts wing at H-F High

The District 233 school board took its first official step for constructing a fine arts wing at Homewood-Flossmoor High School by transferring $12.5 million into the capital projects fund.
 
The vote at the Oct. 16 meeting was 7-0. The board has been examining architectural plans for a year. This was the first time the full board had an opportunity to take action on the $10 million fine arts project. 
 

Two D233 board members say flawed process delayed start of fine arts project

Members of the District 233 school board will be asked to cast a vote at the Oct. 16 meeting that will allocate funds for a build out and remodeling project for the fine arts program at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

The proposal is to create a fine arts wing on the north end of the South Building for students in performing arts, choral, band, orchestra and fine arts by building two additions and remodeling other spaces.
 

H-F theater students present ‘Akeelah & the Bee’ Sept. 27, 28, 29

Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s theater program will present “Akeelah & the Bee” at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 27 and 28, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the school’s Mall Auditorium, 999 Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor. 
 

Homewood Science Center presents documentaries by Colton, D'Astici on Wednesday

Homewood Science Center's "HF Women in Documentary Filmmaking" program on Wednesday, June 20, will premier Eliana D'Astici's documentary film, "March through Generations," a look at three generations and their stand on women's issues. The film's title describes not only the story she tells, but how the Homewood-Flossmoor High School student's film got made: Two generations of documentary filmmakers collaborating to tell the story of three generations of local women joining a worldwide protest.

GSU Dance Company Brings the Big Screen to Life

Governors State University students will present their annual dance festival at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8, with performances inspired by the big screen. The performance will be at the Center for Performing Arts at GSU. 
 

Auditions open to kids, teens for production of 'Alice'

The 23 Miles South Theatre is hosting auditions for a modern retelling of the tale of Alice in Wonderland from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at St. Paul Church, 18200 Dixie Highway in Homewood.
 
The cast will be actors ages 8 to 17. 

Auditions will include reading from a provided script, according to organizer Dawn Leader-Peloso. The play will be staged April 20 and 21.
 

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