Electrifying photos of Mick Jagger, Pete Townsend,Tina Turner and More On View in the MAC Lobby
Sept. 27 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Exhibit Coincides with the MAC’s “Free for Fall” Ticket Sale Event (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) and The Ides of March 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert
GLEN ELLYN, Ill. – McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at the College of DuPage (425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Ill.) presents a pop-up exhibition of photos by internationally acclaimed rock ‘n roll photographer Paul Natkin Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
This exhibition coincides with the MAC’s “Free for Fall” ticket sale event, Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and that evening’s 8 p.m. concert by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jim Peterik and The Ides of March, with special guests, the lead singers from The Buckinghams, The Cryan Shames, The New Colony Six and The Shadows of Knight. Natkin will be in the lobby along with the cast after the show to meet and mingle with the evening’s audience. For more information about these events visit AtTheMAC.org.
Paul Natkin is widely considered to be one of Chicago’s greatest music photographers. Starting in the mid-1970s, Natkin traveled the world capturing signature moments of the drama, excitement, outrageousness of one of the most exciting periods in rock ‘n roll history. Natkin’s knack for capturing the moment have earned international acclaim and his work has been featured in mainstream magazines, including Newsweek, Time, People, Playboy and Ebony, as well as in album art, both at the major label level (Ozzy Osbourne, Alanis Morissette, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter) and for indie labels (Alligator, Delmark and Blind Pig).
In 1984 Natkin photographed Bruce Springsteen, kicking off his “Born in the USA” tour. His Springsteen photo appeared on the cover of the Aug. 5, 1985 issue of Newsweek, which led to a five-year stint as the staff photographer of the “Oprah Winfrey Show.” In 1988, a chance encounter with Keith Richards’ manager led to a position as tour photographer for Keith’s X-Pensive Winos tour and a three-and-a-half month tour on the road with the Rolling Stones as the tour photographer for the 1989 “Steel Wheels” tour, plus photo gigs with the Stones “Voodoo Lounge” tour in 1994 and their 1997 “Bridges to Babylon” tour.
For 30 years, Natkin has kept an ongoing business relationship with Shure Microphones of Niles, Ill, photographing their endorsers for photos used for their website, publicity, and advertising. Lately, Natkin has started working as a road manager (Brian Wilson, Alice Peacock and the Dittybops) and has done a lot of work with charities dealing with social issues, such as Farm Aid, Rock for Reading and the Chicago Music Commission. For more information about Paul Natkin visit natkin.net.
About the MAC
McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage is located 25 miles west of Chicago nearI-88 and I-355, and houses three performance spaces (the 780-seat proscenium Belushi Performance Hall; the 186-seat soft-thrust Playhouse Theatre; and the versatile
black box Studio Theatre), plus the Cleve Carney Art Gallery, classrooms for the college’s academic programming and the outdoor Lakeside Pavilion. The MAC has presented theater, music, dance and visual art to more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 1986 and typically welcomes more than 75,000 patrons from the greater Chicago area to more than 230 performances each season.
The MAC began major renovations in fall 2012 to update its three indoor performance spaces, construct a new art gallery and outdoor pavilion, and make improvements to the infrastructure, teaching and learning spaces and patron service areas. The MAC renovation was funded as part of the $168 million referendum that voters of District 502 passed in November 2010. The MAC completed its 14-month, $35 million renovation in December 2013 and officially opened its doors
public on March 8. The MAC’s 2014-2015 Season is its first full season following the landmark renovations.
The mission of the MAC is to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities, which encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community. For more information about the MAC, visit AtTheMAC.org. You can also learn more about the MAC on Facebook at facebook.com/AtTheMAC or on twitter at twitter.com/AtTheMAC.
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McAninch Arts Center (MAC) is supported in part by the College of DuPage Foundation. Established as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit charitable organization in 1967, the College of DuPage Foundation raises monetary and in-kind gifts to increase access to education and to enhance cultural opportunities for the surrounding community. For more information about the College of DuPage Foundation, visit cod.edu/foundation or call 630.942.2462.
Programs at the MAC are partially supported through funding from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
For Immediate Release
September 17, 2014
Carol Fox and Associates