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The Barrington Cultural Commission is a 12-member body whose purpose is to coordinate and cross-promote the many cultural activities occurring in the Village. Many local groups are represented, including Barrington High School, the Library, the Park District, the Historical Society, Barrington Writers' Workshop, Bataille Academie of the Danse and Quintessential Barrington magazine, among others. 

The Cultural Commission meets the second Wednesday of each month in the Village Hall at 12:00 noon. 

Cultural Commission members include:

  • Dee Dee Gallagher Johnson, Co-Chairperson
  • Dave Nelson Co-Chairperson
  • Thomas Balsamo
  • Diane Soucy Bergan
  • Linda Hovde
  • Joyce Palmquist
  • Hayley Schommer
  • Jack Schaefer
  • Pam Conroy
  • Lisa Stamos
  • Norval Stephens
  • Brigid Tileston
  • Karen Darch, Ex Officio

Working Groups
Visual Arts
  • Thomas Balsamo (Chair)
  • Anita Maher
  • Steven Puttrich
  • Judy Skulborstad
  • Sue Whitney
  • Beth Kibby
  • Annmarie Dymon
  • Barbara Benson
  • Tony Ciganek
  • Diane Hynes
  • Stephanie Walker
  • Erik Lutz
  • Pam Conroy (Chair)
  • Mary Anne Block
  • David Conroy
  • Joyce Palmquist
  • Rollin Potter
  • Patty Dowd Schmitz
  • Jack Schaefer (Chair)
  • Diane Bergan
  • John McLaughlin
  • Tim Troemner
  • Pam Weinert
Theater and Dance
  • Dee Dee Johnson (Chair)
  • Brigid Tileston
  • Lisa Stamos (Chair)
  • Patty Dowd Schmitz
  • Rollin Potter
  • Clancy Potts
  • Kate Himes
  • Linda Hovde (Chair)
  • Brigid Tileston


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