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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:00am to Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College

Parkland College Graphic Design: Student Juried Exhibition
May 9 through May 28, Giertz Gallery at Parkland College
Reception: Wednesday, May 11, 5-7 p.m. in the Gallery Lounge, with Award Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and Music by the Parkland Guitar Ensemble
Gallery Talk: “The State of Contemporary Illustration” by Liza Wynette immediately following the Award Ceremony

The Parkland College Graphic Design: Student Juried Exhibition will be on display at the Giertz Gallery Monday, May 9 through Saturday, May 28. A reception honoring the students will be held Wednesday, May 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery lounge with an awards ceremony scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and a Gallery Talk scheduled immediately following.

As with all events in the handicapped-accessible gallery, the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The juried exhibit highlights work completed by students in the current academic year, beginning with summer 2015. Parkland Graphic Design and Interactive Design faculty jury the show and select the most imaginative, inspiring, distinctive, innovative, unusual and memorable pieces for display in the gallery. Then local industry professionals are invited to judge the show and select the awards. This year’s judges are Kelly White, Executive Director of 40 North, and Matt Wiley, Graphic Designer at Taylor Studios.

Works in the exhibit showcase creative solutions to design problems presented to students in Parkland’s Graphic Design, Interactive Design and Illustration studio classes. Expect to see traditional print media, motion graphics, logos, branding, packaging, menus, books, publications, posters, brochures, websites, video and illustration.

“Parkland’s Graphic Design and Interactive Design programs are rooted in solving real-world visual communication problems,” said Graphic Design Program Director Paul Young. “This year's exhibition is no exception. Students are taught that design needs to fulfill a function instead of just looking pretty. And they soon figure out that the best and most memorable designs have a great concept behind them and communicate the client’s message in a creative manner.”

During the May 11 reception, an awards ceremony honoring 2016 Graphic Design student achievements will take place at 6:30 p.m. “A number of these awards that we will be giving out were donated by local businesses, clients and supporters of Parkland's Graphic Design curriculum, said Young. “We really appreciate the generous support from the people at Surface 51, The Robeson Family, [co][lab], Studio 2D, Six Demon Studio, Wesley Food Pantry and the Champaign-Urbana Design Org (CUDO). Other awards are provided by the Parkland Foundation, Parkland faculty and administration.

Immediately after the awards ceremony, Illustration instructor Liza Wynette will give a special presentation titled "The State of Contemporary Illustration." Her gallery talk will feature recent student and professional art commissioned for editorial, advertising, and other commercial applications. "Illustration is one of those professions that walk the line between fine art and commercial art," says Liza Wynette. "Both types of art need to be aesthetically beautiful, creative, and communicate a concept visually. The only real difference between fine and commercial art is its function. Where fine artists can ask questions, commercial artists have to answer them.

Parkland College is one of the few community colleges in the US that offers a series of professional illustration courses. Students who take these hands-on studio art courses leave the class with functional commercial art samples for their portfolio.

Giertz Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday noon to 2 p.m. To find the Gallery when classes are in session, use the M6 parking lot on the north corner of the campus. Enter through door X-7, turn left, and follow the ramps uphill to the highest point of the first floor, where the gallery is located.

This exhibit is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. For more information, call Giertz Gallery Office at 217/351-2485 or visit www.parkland.edu/gallery.

Saturday, May 28, 2016 (All day) to Monday, November 28, 2016 (All day)
Venice-Italy

CALL FOR ARTISTS (VENICE-ITALY)

Deadline: March 31, 2016

BORDERS - It’s LIQUID International Art and Architecture Festival (in Venice) It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo, Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House, is pleased to announce the open call for BORDERS 2016, the International Art and Architecture Festival.
BORDERS festival, curated by Luca Curci and Andrea Chinellato, will be presented in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice Art House, and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, from May to November 2016, in the same period of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Photography / Video Art / Video Mapping / Computer Graphics / Painting / Architecture / Installation / Sculpture / Performing Art

Further informations about BORDERS FESTIVAL contact us: giorgio.itsliquid@gmail.com

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 8:15pm
The Virginia Theatre

Since 2009, PechaKucha Night C-U has inspired us with captivating stories and unique perspectives. With such an abundance of creativity in our community, PechaKucha Night C-U’s 20th Volume is cause for celebration!

Our Vol. 20 All-Star presenter lineup will feature PKN presenters of the past who will return to the stage to share brand new stories, ideas, and projects in 20 seconds x 20 images. This is bound to be our biggest PKN yet—join us!

THE DETAILS:
Saturday, February 6th, 2016
The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Avenue, Champaign
Doors open at 7:20 pm
Show starts at 8:20 pm
Admission: $10 in advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available online at http://thevirginia.org/event/pechakucha-volume-20-2/
Possible Mature Content, 18+ recommended

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing on Facebook!

WHAT, EXACTLY, IS PECHA KUCHA NIGHT?
First devised by a pair of Tokyo architects in 2003, PechaKucha Nights have become international phenomena that use a simple concept to create big community exchanges. Presenters have 20 images and 20 seconds per image to share their ideas, works, and passions for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds flat.

NEAT! WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?
For additional info, or if interested in presenting at a future PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana, email at pechakuchaCU@thecudo.org. Check out the www.pechakucha.org global website to get a sense of the magnitude of the event as well as our city page, www.pechakucha.org/night/champaign-urbana.

Follow us on Twitter: @pechakuchaCU
Become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pechakuchaCU
For more information about CUDO visit thecudo.org

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave

Tickets are $4

(146 min) A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

217-356-9063
http://www.thevirginia.org

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Art Theater Co-op

IT’S TIME, NAFF NATION! The New Art Film Festival is primed and ready to present its sixth annual cornucopia of locally made independent films from the region centered by Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA, on Sunday, October 4, 2015, from 5 to 11 p.m. This year, we have on tap for you 38 shorts and two previews running the gamut from drama to comedy, from scientifically plausible to exuberantly fantastic, from straight-forward as they come to subversive as you might fear. Please follow this link for the complete film order and descriptions at the official NAFF Web site:

http://newartfilmfestival.com/naff-schedule/

This year, we not only hope you have a good time being impressed and inspired by these movies of Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond, but also choose to show the Art Co-op en masse that the fall season is the best new season during which they should play host to your New Art Film Festival! Admission is free to the community.

The NAFF is presented by C-U Confidential and sponsored by The Art Theater, ThirdSide, and Shatterglass Studios.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

11/14/2015
1pm & 7pm

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES - Double Indemnity (1944)

Tickets: $6 Tickets: $4 On Sale Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am

Rated PG (107 min) The seminal 1944 American film noir, directed by Billy Wilder and co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler. Fred MacMurray is an insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck a provocative housewife who wishes her husband were dead, and Edward G. Robinson a claims adjuster whose job it is to find phony claims. For more information call our box office at 217-356-9063 or visit us online at www.thevirginia.org.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 8:00pm
111 Walnut St (2nd Floor), Champaign, IL

Institute 4 Creativity will be hosting a joint screening of Dither: The DIY Sound and Walls of Sound by local film makers Sam Geneser and David Gracon.

Dither (2013/38 min.) — A short form documentary project on do it yourself music; heightening our sense of community and stimulating positive social change.

Walls of Sound (2012/63 min.) — A Look Inside the House of Records is a feature length documentary video that explores the House of Records, a brick and mortar independent record store based in Eugene, Oregon. Read the full description at https://houseofrecords.wordpress.com/

Cover $3 // All-Ages!

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

10/24/2015
7pm

The Shining (1980) - CLASSIC CHILLS

Tickets: $4 On Sale Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am

Rated R (146 min) Stanley Kubrick's legendary reimagining of Stephen King's best-selling hotel horror story. A family journeys to an isolated lodge for the winter where an evil presence spurs the father into violence, while his psychic son has terrifying visions from both the past and future. With Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd and Scatman Crothers. For more information call our box office at 217-356-9063 or visit us online at www.thevirginia.org.

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

10/23/2015
7pm

Halloween (1978) - CLASSIC CHILLS

Tickets: $4 On Sale Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am

Rated R (91 min) Following in the footsteps of Psycho, Halloween was the first modern slasher film (and was even selected for preservation by the Library of Congress). On Halloween night, 1963, 6-year old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After 15 years in a mental hospital, Myers escapes and makes his return home. With Jamie Lee Curtis - daughter of Psysho actress Janet Leigh - in her feature film debut. For more information call our box office at 217-356-9063 or visit us online at www.thevirginia.org.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

CLASSIC CHILLS
What better way to get in the Halloween spirit than with one of these classic thrillers!

10/22/2015
7pm

The Witches of Eastwick (1987) - CLASSIC CHILLS

Tickets: $4 On Sale Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am

Rated R (118 min) Jack Nicholson, Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon star in this comedy/fantasy about three women in a picturesque village who each have their wishes granted...at a cost...when a mysterious, charismatic man enters their lives. For more information call our box office at 217-356-9063 or visit us online at www.thevirginia.org.

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