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East Community Associates: The Art of Nicolai Remisoff

September 20, 2018
Avalon Manor, 2550 East US Highway 30, Merrillville, IN 46410
$40 per person, open to Community Associates members and their guests

Nicolai Remisoff (1884-1975) led a colorful life as an artist and designer. He trained in his native Russia, fled the country after the Russian Revolution, and worked as a theater designer in Paris and New York. Settling in Chicago in 1925, Remisoff designed opera and ballet productions and painted murals in public buildings in the Chicago area before moving to California, where he worked on Hollywood films and television. Our speaker Jeff Nigro is an art historian, lecturer, and educator. Jeff has had a professional relationship with the Art Institute of Chicago for more than 28 years, first as a staff lecturer, later as Director of Adult Programs in the Department of Museum Education. Currently, Jeff is a Research Associate and Coordinator of the Boshell Foundation Lecture Series for the Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art. Join us for a wonderful lecture and lunch celebrating 25 years of our Community Associates organization. 

Location: Avalon Manor at 3550 East US Highway 30, Merrillville, IN 46410
Speaker: Jeffrey Nigro 
Registration period: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Registration for this program has closed. 

Schedule of the Day

9:30 Registration and Check-In 
10:30 Welcome by the chairman of the East Community Associates area 
11:00 Lecture by Jeffrey Nigro 
12:00 Lunch followed by the 25th anniversary celebration 

Lunch menu choices: 

  • Chicken breast piccata with zucchini, carrots, and red peppers, with roasted lemon potatoes
  • Penne pasta with sundried tomatoes and asparagus

To reach the event planner, please contact Anne-Marie Kuczora at (219) 865-3925 or (219) 614-2541. 

To reach the assistant event planner, please contact Gerri Kotyuk at (219) 865-2383. 

This Community Associates event is exclusively for current Community Associates members. Membership will be verified at the door, and refunds cannot be issued for those without a valid membership. For Community Associates events that allow guests, nonmember guests must be registered by a Community Associates member. If you are interested in becoming a member of Community Associates, please visit to join both the Art Institute of Chicago and the Community Associates group of your choice.

Nicolai Remisoff. Winter Scene: Design for a Ballet, n.d. Gift of Charles B. Rosenak.