Hoffman Estates Chapter, The Links Inc.
 

The goals of the Arts Facet are to:

  • Enhance the knowledge and appreciation of youth and adults for arts
  • Highlight and educate the community on the contributions of African American artist
  • Increase interest in the purchase and commissioning of work from noted artists
  • Create greater opportunity for exposure to and experience in the various art forms

The Arts

 

The Arts Facet supports the work of African American performing artists in the fields of dance, art, music and acting. The chapter hosted a reception for the broadway performance of The Color Purple and supports project SCORE  This project is a partnership between U-46 School District, Hamilton Wings and Elgin Community College and provides students ages 10-13 the opportunity to create, develop and produce their own original opera.  The facet also developed mentoring programs with middle school girls from Garfield and Abbott Middle Schools located in Elgin, IL. The mentoring program is entitled "Links to the Future". The goals of the program are to:

 

  • Provide awareness and increase interest around careers opportunities in the areas of fine and performing arts

  • Build self esteem by assisting girls in developing their artistic talents

 

Activities include visits to the DuSable Museum of African American History, attendance at dance performances such as Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre and plays at the Hemmens Theatre in support of their Black History program.


In addition the chapter has developed a partnership with Metropolis Theatre in Arlington Heights, IL and Larsen Middle School in Elgin by sponsoring outings to plays and providing financial assistance to students performing in and producing student plays.

The Arts

The Arts Facet supports the work of African American performing artists in the fields of dance, art, music and acting. The chapter hosted a reception for the broadway performance of The Color Purple and supports project SCORE This project is a partnership between U-46 School District, Hamilton Wings and Elgin Community College and provides students ages 10-13 the opportunity to create, develop and produce their own original opera. The facet also developed mentoring programs with middle school girls from Garfield and Abbott Middle Schools located in Elgin, IL. The mentoring program is entitled "Links to the Future". The goals of the program are to:

* Provide awareness and increase interest around careers opportunities in the areas of fine and performing arts
* Build self esteem by assisting girls in developing their artistic talents

Activities include visits to the DuSable Museum of African American History, attendance at dance performances such as Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre and plays at the Hemmens Theatre in support of their Black History program.

In addition the chapter has developed a partnership with Metropolis Theatre in Arlington Heights, IL and Larsen Middle School in Elgin by sponsoring outings to plays and providing financial assistance to students performing in and producing student plays.
On 2/10/18 families came out to join us on the snowiest day of the year for a wonderful afternoon Exploring the Art of Ezra Jack Keats in “ The Snowy Day”. Our Arts Facet Committee provided a fantastic and engaging opportunity for children and families! We were also honored to have Secretary of State Jesse White to greet our guests and encourage our youth!