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April 26-27: College presents 21st Fear No Art festival

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Apr 12, 2019

Dance, music, poetry and art collide at the 21st Annual Fear No Art festival presented by the College of Lake County April 26 at 7:30 p.m. and April 27 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, on the college’s Grayslake Campus.

Fear No Art will include original choreography by CLC dance students, set to music composed by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Kendrick Lamar, The Fixx, Rufus Wainwright and Marissa Barnette. The show also will include a classical piano performance and original music created and performed by CLC students.

CLC students exhibiting their works include artist B'Nasia Dell, a psychology major and Round Lake resident. She will display examples of watercolor media involving animals and Watercolor painting of a tigerflowers, and one of her paintings will be raffled at the end of each show.

Photo: “Watercolor Tiger Study,” a painting by CLC student B'Nasia Dell, is among the studio and performing arts on display at the Fear No Art festival.

 Choreographers: Anthony Aguilar, Efrain Aguirre, Erika Balagot, Talia Barrientos, Amy Cole, Effie Inman, Katie Kerpan, Lamaiya Lancaster, Ebony Maise, Jessica Phillips, Carlos Rincon, Sara Schoenberger, Shayna Soloway, Alexa Sostre, John Stahl, Ben Torres, Bailey Turek and Alex Warda.

Composers/Concept Originators: Marissa Barnette and KC Phelan.

 Performers: Anthony Aguilar, Efrain Aguirre, Erika Balagot, Talia Barrientos, Madeline Derenzo, Lea Fanella, Maddie Flores, Grace Ford, Alana Fuchs, Riley Gaylord Alyssa Hartness, Liz Hernandez, Effie Inman, Grace Ford, Kaitlyn Goldstein, Skye Jackson, Leah Kent, Kate Kerpan, Najdia Kiblinger, Stefanie Krammer, Celia Kuhn, Lamaiya Lancaster, Ebony Maise, Veronica Mason-Cordell, Alena Martin, Emma Miller Kelsey Minden, Chantal Moody, Becka Nieder, K.C. Phelan, Katrina Rautanen, Carlos Rincon, Ruby Rocha, Sara Schoenberger, Shayna Soloway, Alexa Sostre, John Stahl, Megan Tomasiewicz, Ben Torres, Alexia Tsengouras, Bailey Turek, Allison Valent and Heidi Wagner.

Visual artists will display their work: Francisco Alfaro, B’Nasia Dell, Diego Morales, K.C. Phelan, Sydney M. Schuck, Connor Sinclair and Shayna Soloway.

The production team includes Artistic Director Valerie Alpert; Assistant Directors Terry Crews and Becka Nieder; Stage Manager Matthew Bearor; Technical Coordinator Jeremy Eiden, Sound Engineer Brian Scocchera and Lighting Designer Margaret Nelson.

“Offering a venue for participants to showcase their own form of self-expression is only one aspect of the festival,” noted Valerie Alpert, Ph.D., artistic director and dance instructor. “The main significance of the festival is the growth that occurs in the process of creating and developing the artistic expression. During the creative process, students are engaged in problem-solving skills, enhancing their communication abilities, developing their technical proficiency and contemplating how their voice is connected to the rest of the world. The path may be different for each artist along the way, but the power to inspire and change lives in the journey remains the same. I am proud of the participants for their courage and generosity.”

Tickets: Regular $14; CLC/Seniors/JLC Subscribers $12; children under 12 $7. Children’s tickets must be purchased with adult tickets. Prices include a $2 JLC facility fee. For tickets or more information, call (847) 543-2300 or visit The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m. and 60 minutes prior to each performance. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more in advance. For information, call (847) 543-2431 or email


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