Friday, September 3, 2010

Add a little CHAOS in your life !

Doesn't your life need a little more CHAOS?

CHAOS, which stands for Community House of Arts in Ottawa, is a place like no other in the Starved Rock Country area.

The goal of CHAOS is to engage youth and families in workshops teaching theater skills, script development, beginning performance skills, providing our community with a revolutionary new version of a classic story. They also provide free community events and unique art exhibits, such as the upcoming Monster Pumpkin Sculpture. At a time when programs are being cut from school budget CHOAS brings a vital education/ social component to this area.

Previous events have included awesome classes with guests such as graphic novelist Tim Seeley, voice lessons with Janet Reynolds of the Chicago Lyric Opera, local artists such as Annette Barr Photography and CHAOS staff.

They provide the Ottawa Community with free art events such Recycled Art Days, Jackson Pollack Community Paint parties, Scarecrow festival, the CHAOS Halloween party, and at the Ice Odyssey Festival.

Setting the Guinness World Record for the tallest Lincoln Log Structure, collecting 18000 Lincoln Logs and building a tower over 11 feet tall. All done right here in the Land of Lincoln! How cool is that?

Putting a little more CHAOS in your life may not be what you think you need , but it just might be! Support a great community resource and have some fun.       

 Upcoming events:

September 25th - Scarecrow Festival!
Scarecrow stuffing contest, Scarecrow Mural painting,

Fall art projects and a sneak peek special at Revolution Theatre’s original production of The Wizard of Oz! And it’s all FREE!

October 30th - PUMPKINPALOOZA!!
FREE Halloween Party after downtown trick or treating! Costume judging, art projects and a Scream contest! 
Bring your pumpkin to the Jordan block to be displayed for Ottawa’s first Jack-o-lantern Contest.
See the first annual Lighting of the Pumpkins at sundown! Compete to create the best Monster Pumpkin Sculpture on the Jordan block!

The amazing thing about CHAOS is that they run on donations, programs and events are done free of charge. If you enjoy art and want to expand you horizons contact CHAOS for more information about upcoming event and how you can be adventurous and try something new.

Life is an Adventure... Live it Here!

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