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Public Art and Culture
The City of Warrenville embraces the Arts. There is a growing collection of public art to be enjoyed here.
Upon entering the lobby of City Hall a visitor sees two large commissioned pastel drawings of the Warrenville Grove, by Nina Weiss. A hand painted silk tapestry, crafted by Catherine Wahl, adorns the wall. In the center of the lobby area stands Atomic Kaleidoscope, an interactive sculpture by Robert C. Anderson. The City Hall building also contains two commissioned Prairie-style stained glass creations by Susan McCarron. Just beyond the lobby is the Warrenville Gallery, where works of contemporary City artists hang. Warrenville artists represented here are Mildred Baldwin, John Sweemer, Dick White, Nancy Carrigan, Maurice Weiser, Cynthia Heinz, Monica Johnson and Mary Marzano.
Prominent art works can also be enjoyed at the Warrenville Public Library. Going up the stairway, patrons enjoy the metal relief, The Read Family, by Warrenville artists, Jeffrey and Barbara Burt. Upstairs, the large commissioned mobile, Cascade, by Steven Haas, catches the eye. Two beautiful oil paintings by internationally known artist Adam Albright, hang in the clerestory above the Member Services Desk. Near the Stafford Place entrance is another interactive kaleidoscope by R.C. Anderson. There is other art in the library to be enjoyed, including works by Warrenville artists Nancy Carrigan, Sheri Butler and Dick White.
The city's Bronzes can be found in the Civic Center area at Warrenville's public buildings, including City Hall and the Warrenville Public Library. The bronze sculpture, For Which It Stands, by James Haire is positioned at the base of the flags outside the Stafford Place entrance at City Hall. At the south entrance of the Library on Manning Avenue is the other Bronze called Story Time II, by Gary Lee Price. Near the Gazebo two brass sculptures of children reading on top of two large books commemorates the City's 175th Anniversary.
The Warrenville community is home to its own theater productions put on by the Acorn Community Theatre. The Theater is dedicated to performing large-scale summer musicals that cast a majority of young people. The shows give families an opportunity to have fun together. Acorn Community Theater works in partnership with the Warrenville Park District to present full-scale Broadway musicals at the Warrenville Community Building, 3S240 Warren Avenue. WMC Productions, the theater's parent company, is a volunteer organization servicing families in over 30 Chicagoland communities.
The Tunes of Glory Pipe Band is a bagpipe and drum band formed in 1980 in the western suburbs. Since 1994 the band has made its home in Warrenville and holds weekly practices at City Hall on Wednesday nights. The band is made up of 15 pipers and 10 drummers and is available for parades, concerts, and other events. For more information, visit their website or call (630) 585-4442.
The Warrenville Arts Council, the Warrenville Public Library District, and the Warrenville Park District host performing art events each year.
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