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Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 8:15pm
Krannert Art Museum

Join us at Krannert Art Museum for an evening of diverse and engaging stories told in just 6 minutes and 40 seconds each. Topics and perspectives vary widely, but the high energy and creative ideas have undeniable appeal to all. You won't want to miss it!

THE DETAILS:
Saturday, May 30th, 2015
Krannert Art Museum (500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL)
Doors open 7:45 pm
Show starts at 8:20 pm
Admission: FREE
Possible Mature Content 18+

PKN C-U Vol. 18 will feature eight unique presentations:

Eric Benson & Megan Diddie: Pulp, Sweat, and Beers
Karen Carney: City Chickens
Mac Condill: Cucurbits In All Their Glory
Ed Glaser: The Psychedelic Version of "Godzilla" You’ve Never Seen
Mamie Hobbs & Sophie Roney: Embody Love: Changing The Way We Talk About Beauty in C-U
John Isberg: "The Ghost Cowboy" Documentary on Belief, Ability and Ghosts
Jack Marck: Why I Fly
Terry Welker: You Are Here

WCIA’s Drew Wilder will host as emcee for the night.

A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors: Anna Longworth Photography, Busey Bank, [co][lab], Crystal Entertainment, Dixon Graphics, Pens to Lens, Prosource, Urbana’s Market at the Square, and WPCD 88.7 Parkland.

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing on Facebook!
Tweet to #pkncu during the night. Hope to see you there!

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.

DON’T FRET! THERE’S MORE WHERE THIS COMES FROM.
For additional information or if interested in presenting at a future PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana, please contact us 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
Get the PKN C-U Newsletter after signing up at http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/champaign-urbana
For more information about CUDO visit thecudo.org

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 11:00am
Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 North Neil Street Champaign, IL 61820

Mark your calendars for the 23rd Annual Kids' Building Fair at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum, in Downtown Champaign. Visit different cities where your creations spring to life out of wood, nails, paint, tile, and metal. This award-winning event will take place Saturday, May 2nd from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. when a dream pirate ship will be raffled to one lucky winner. All outdoor activities are free. For more information, visit orpheumkids.com.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10:00am
2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL

Japan House will be hosting our annual Spring Open House with a presentation by visiting Japanese artists, Anri Sato, fashion designer and Misao Tsubaki, fiber artist at 11 am and 2 pm. There will be tea ceremonies throughout the day beginning at 10 am for a reduced fee of $5 per person by the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Urbana-Champaign Association. No need for reservations. Free garden tours of the James and Lorene Bier Gardens at 1 pm or 3 pm by Jim Bier, donor and designer of the gardens.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
The Iron Post

Join us for the second in a series of “Jazz Talks” on Saturday April 4, 2015 from 5-7:00 pm at the Iron Post. Dorothy Martirano, Morgan Powell, Jeff Helgesen, Tom “Shab” Wirtel, and Sue & Bruce Wood will reminisce about their intersections with C-U music scene luminary, John Garvey, and share stories about the various musical adventures he championed at the University of Illinois. Tom Faux, ethnomusicologist and C4A faculty member, along with local jazz historian Jamie Hutchinson, will moderate the discussion. The cover is $10, and thanks to the Iron Post, all proceeds will go to support C4A, a non-profit community music school.

John Garvey was a fascinating character and multi-faceted musician; he joined the faculty of the University of Illinois in 1948 as a member of the Walden String Quartet, became principal teacher of viola, and went on to conduct several prestigious ensembles during his tenure. He is perhaps best known for establishing a jazz ensemble in 1959, long before the institution of a jazz curriculum in the School of Music. Garvey’s other musical interests include his work with the U of I Russian Orchestra.

For more information and updates please vist the C4A website at www.c-4a.org

This program is presented by the Community Center for the Arts (C4A) in collaboration with the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, WEFT-FM, and The Iron Post.
C4A’s mission is to strengthen and build community through high quality music education, performance, and presentation.

Email: info@c-4a.org
Phone: 217.384.5150.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 2:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

In 1911, C.C. Wang became the first Chinese PhD recipient at the University of Illinois. After graduation he returned to Beijing and pursued a career as a government official in the new Chinese Republic. In 1928, Wang returned to America to administrate the Boxer Indemnity Educational Fund, which supported Chinese student exchange. Wang brought with him his wife and four children. Today, his grandchildren live throughout Canada and the United States. One grandson, Rocky Chin, Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, New York State Division of Human Rights, will share the family's story from China to America and his personal reflections on what it means to be Chinese in America. Refreshments will be available in the Campbell Lobby after the talk. The talk is given in conjunction with special exhibit “East Meets Midwest: The Dawn of the China-Illinois Educational Exchange.”

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Institute for Creativity, 111 S Walnut (2nd floor), Champaign, IL 61820

Celebrate World Storytelling Day with crowd-pleasing storytellers Dan Keding, Linda Dust, Sue Searing and Amy Atkinson as they explore this year's theme, "Wishes." Sponsored by the C-U Storytelling Guild. $10 adults, $5 students. Door opens at 6:30. Beverages available for a donation.

Founded in Sweden in the early 1990's, World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year on the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of autumn equinox in the southern. On World Storytelling Day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same day and night. More info at: http://worldstorytellingday.webs.com/.

More info about our local celebration at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1402315613410145/

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 7:30pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

The Twelfth Biennial Black Sacred Music Symposium Concert will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Foellinger Great Hall of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is the culmination of a four-day-long conference dedicated to the study of Black sacred music traditions.

General admission concert tickets are now on sale for $10 and available for purchase at the Krannert Ticket Office. For ticket information, contact the Krannert Ticket Office at (217) 333-6280.

http://www.krannertcenter.com/buytickets.aspx

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 7:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

Join the Spurlock Museum staff for an evening of refreshments and gallery exploration in celebration of our spring Campbell Gallery exhibit. A performance of Indian music will be performed by Manny Bedi (tabla) and Gurinder Negi (acoustic guitar). Time: 7:00-9:00 PM. Cost: Free Admission

Exhibit Description:
Quiltmaking is an integral and vital part of South Asian culture. Much the same as here in the West, quilts serve both functional and symbolic purposes. They provide warmth as well as a comfortable place to sit; and they also commemorate special occasions and tell the stories of the lives of their makers. The seams that bring together different pieces of fabric in a quilt also represent the seams that bring together this vast region—its people, its cultures, and its shared tradition of extraordinary textiles. This exhibition is made possible through funding from the Robert and Ardis James Foundation and the Nebraska Humanities Council & Nebraska Cultural Endowment. The Spurlock Museum’s changing exhibits are made possible through a gift from Allan C. and Marlene S. Campbell and supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
The exhibit will be on display Tuesday, February 17–Saturday, August 1. The exhibit is open Museum hours: Tuesdays 12-5, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9-5, Saturdays 10-4, and Sundays 12-4.

Friday, April 10, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, August 1, 2015 (All day)
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

Quiltmaking is an integral and vital part of South Asian culture. Much the same as here in the West, quilts serve both functional and symbolic purposes. They provide warmth as well as a comfortable place to sit; and they also commemorate special occasions and tell the stories of the lives of their makers. The seams that bring together different pieces of fabric in a quilt also represent the seams that bring together this vast region—its people, its cultures, and its shared tradition of extraordinary textiles. This exhibition is made possible through funding from the Robert and Ardis James Foundation and the Nebraska Humanities Council & Nebraska Cultural Endowment. The Spurlock Museum’s changing exhibits are made possible through a gift from Allan C. and Marlene S. Campbell and supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
The exhibit will be on display Tuesday, February 17–Saturday, August 1. The exhibit is open Museum hours: Tuesdays 12-5, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9-5, Saturdays 10-4, and Sundays 12-4.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 2:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

Join the Spurlock Museum staff for one of the its most popular annual events, a concert of American Indian tales, told during the winter months, the traditional time of telling. The 2015 featured teller is nationally renowned teller, speaker, and author Tim Tingle.

Tim Tingle is an award-winning author, nationally renowned storyteller, and an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. His early interest in writing and storytelling was fueled by the memories passed down from his great-great grandfather, John Carnes, who walked the Trail of Tears in 1835. Tingle now performs his lively Rabbit trickster tales and compelling historical stories throughout the United States and Canada. He often accompanies his storytelling with the Native American flute, plus an assortment of rattles and drums, adding a haunting musical dimension to a concert.

From 2002 to the present, he has performed a traditional Choctaw story before Chief Gregory Pyle’s Annual State of the Nation Address at the tribal gathering in Tushkahoma, Oklahoma, a Choctaw reunion that attracts over thirty thousand people. Tim has been a featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival and founded the Choctaw Storytelling Festival. In June of 2011, Tingle spoke at the Library of Congress and presented his first performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

The author of twelve books, Tim received the prestigious Notable Book Award from the American Library Association for Crossing Bok Chitto. His short story “The Lady Who Changed” was selected as 2007 Best Short Story for Adults by Storytelling World. He has received the Talking Leaves Award and Oracle Award from the National Storytelling Network.

Winter Tales concerts are sponsored by an endowment from Reginald and Gladys Laubin.

Cost: $5

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