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Juried Art Show Planned in Conjunction with 'The Wizard of Oz'

The art show will be held for one hour before performances of Little Mountain Community Theatre's 'Wizard of Oz', July 18–20.

Local artists will have the chance to share their work with the public this summer in association with Little Mountain Community Theatre’s inaugural main stage production of The Wizard of Oz. A juried art show with the theme “There’s No Place Like Home” will be held before all three performances of the musical.

Performances of The Wizard of Oz will be July 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and July 20 at 2 p.m. at the Lemont High School Performing Arts Center, 800 Porter Street in Lemont. The art show will be held for one hour before each performance in the performing arts center atrium.

"Central to Little Mountain Community Theatre's mission is a focus on community partnerships. This art show is just one example of that focus," said Sandy Doebert, President of the LMCT Board of Directors. “Our production of The Wizard of Oz presents the perfect opportunity to showcase the many talented artists who live among us. The art show will add a great deal to our event!”

While “There’s No Place Like Home” is commonly associated with The Wizard of Oz, artists of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to portray whatever this saying means to them through their art. Any medium will be accepted, but artwork must weigh less than 20 pounds. Entries may be limited. Jurors will select Best of Show, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and Honorable Mention awards.

Lemont High School Art Teacher Ryan Hennebry is excited to be involved in organizing the art show. 

“I'm a firm believer in sharing art with as many pairs of eyes as possible,” he said. “LMCT is giving community members of all ages and talent levels a wonderful opportunity to share their art in a great public venue space!”

Artwork must be dropped off July 17 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and picked up July 20 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. or on July 21 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

For more information about the art show, contact Hennebry at ryanh@lemont.k12.il.us.

LMCT was founded in late 2013 by a group of dedicated residents and experienced theatre professionals whose mission is to educate individuals of all ages and abilities, to entertain audiences, and to enrich Lemont and its surrounding communities with the presence of live theatre.

During the summer of 2014, LMCT will produce a main stage musical and an acting workshop for children entering grades 2-7, as well as sponsor a specialty camp for individuals with special needs.

For more information about LMCT, visit www.littlemountaintheatre.org

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