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Editor’s Notebook: Arts conference discussed on ‘Viewpoint’

Published: Friday, April 11, 2014 11:39 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 5:45 p.m. CST

The latest episode of the BATV show “Viewpoint” is available for watching at mybatv.com.

During the episode, four show guests discussed the upcoming Chicago Suburban Arts Conference, which will take place May 3 at multiple venues in downtown St. Charles.

Guests were Jim Kirkhoff, co-founder and director of development and public relations for Water Street Studios in Batavia, and president of the Water Street Studios Board of Directors; Joi Cuartero, co-founder of Water Street Studios and member of the Water Street Studios Board; Amanda Harris, arts director for Side Street Studios in Elgin and executive director of Core Project Chicago; and Jimi Allen, president of Jimi Allen Productions and founder of the Gravity Building in Aurora.

I moderated the discussion, which focused on the arts conference and its goal of empowering artists with information to help them collaborate with others on projects.

The Kane County Chronicle is planning to publish a full story about the conference next week. To learn more about how to participate in the event, visit ChicagoSuburbanArtsConference.org or email ChicagoSuburbanArtsConference@gmail.com.

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A reminder that voting is now taking place in the Kane County Chronicle’s 2014 Best of the Fox Readers’ Choice Awards.

To vote for your favorite businesses in more than 150 categories, visit www.kcchronicle.com and click the “2014 Best of the Fox” ad at the top of the page.

Voting will run through April 30 and can be done using a smartphone, tablet or PC. Readers are invited to cast a vote in as many categories as they would like each day, but they can only vote one time each day in any specific category.

Results from the contest will be published May 24 in the Chronicle and on its website.

• Kathy Gresey is editor of the Kane County Chronicle and president of the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association Board. Contact her at kgresey@shawmedia.com or 630-845-5368. Learn more about NINA at http://ninaonline.org.

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