Judy Ledgerwood, January 10– February 21. A mid-career survey
of Chicago painter Judy Ledgerwood’s work, this exhibit moves from
’80s paintings that reference romantic landscapes and modernist
abstracts to recent works using color and shape to explore femininity
and power. Renaissance Society; call 773/702-8670.
Hillel Fradkin, January 20 at 4:30 p.m. Hillel Fradkin,
a professor at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington,
D.C., explores Israel’s national character and its prospects for
democracy in the near and distant future as part of the John M.
Olin Center lecture series. Social Sciences Research Building; call
Aldo Abreu, University Symphony Orchestra. January 29 and
30 at 8 p.m. The first night, Venezuelan recorder virtuoso Aldo
Abreu performs with the Chicago Baroque Ensemble through the Howard
Mayer Brown International Early Music Series. The second night,
he joins the University Symphony Orchestra’s concert, featuring
works by Vaughan Williams, Hindemith, and U of C graduate student
Ricardo Lorenz. Mandel Hall; call 773/702-8068.
“The Creative Person and the Creative Context,” February
16 at 5:30 p.m. In this Cityfront Forum lecture, psychologist Mihaly
Csikszentmihalyi, AB’60, PhD’65, summarizes more than 35 years of
research to explain the characteristics of the creative individuals
who shape culture. He also comments on the mental processes and
the social and institutional supports needed for creativity. Gleacher
Center; call 773/702-2150.