visual arts

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
1300 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820 (inside Consolidated Communications)

40 North is thrilled to announce - Those Who Teach, Can - a new exhibition at 40 Point One art space, 1300 S. Neil St. (inside Consolidated Communications and across the street from Meatheads). Champaign Unit 4 Art Teachers are displaying their personal artworks in this annual exhibition from May 20th through August 11th.

The opening reception will take place on Saturday, May 20th, from 5-9 p.m. at 40 Point One.

A group of accomplished art teachers set out to dispel a common myth about the abilities of teachers with their show. The artwork, from Champaign Unit 4 School District Art Teachers, represents the diverse talents of its faculty, working in a range of media. These artists/teachers prove that they CAN with their creative, inspirational and thoughtful works of art.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
Krannert Art Museum 500 East Peabody Drive Champaign, IL

Sudden Sound concerts feature leading artists in improvised music and the jazz avant-garde.

Renée Baker's Quadtych—Renée Baker (violin, viola), Karl E. H. Siegfried (bass), William Porter (cello), and Bruce Nelson (vibes, percussion)—expresses the polystylistic stylings of Picasso, the moody brooding of Rothko, the impatience of Pollock, and the sensuous passion of Anaïs Nin.

For this event, award-winning composer Renée Baker presents ICHOR BLACK for violin, cello, bass, and percussion, a comprovisation of composed structures, painted and graphic scores, and improvisation based on the opera THE BALDWIN CHRONICLES: NEGRO IDEOLOGIES.

This event is free, donations accepted, and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

This concert is presented as part of Improvisers Exchange, a 2018–2019 initiative of the Center for Advanced Study. Additional sponsorship in part by the Center for Advanced Study, School of Music, with in-kind support provided by WEFT, 90.1 FM.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
Krannert Art Museum Main Level, Gelvin Noel Gallery 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Debut performance of a new work by performance artist Erica Gressman followed by a conversation with the artist and Joshua Chambers-Letson, associate professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University; Fiona Ngô, associate professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies; and Sandra Ruiz, assistant professor of Latina/Latino Studies and English.

This project is funded by a major grant to the "Building Sustainable Worlds: Latinx Placemaking in the West" research collaborative from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/Humanities Without Walls consortium, housed at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Additional funding is made possible by the Department of Latina/Latino Studies, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the Student Cultural Programming Fee.

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 7:00pm
Krannert Art Museum 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Kick off the new year and celebrate KAM’s new exhibitions with free food, local music, and exclusive KAM swag with the first annual KAM Fest.

· Free MAIZE tacos
· Live music
· Screen-printing station (free t-shirt or tote!)
· Student artist pop-up exhibition (Interested? Stay tuned for more information on submitting your own work)
· New exhibition openings
· Opportunities to stay connected and get involved — free stuff for new student members, too!

Mingle in the galleries, eat great food, stay connected.

Free and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:30pm to Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 7:00pm
Ivy House Gallery, 704 N State St, Champaign, IL

Celebrate World Oceans Day with us!
Our opening reception will be Friday, June 8: 5:30 - 9:30 pm.

What meaning do oceans have in our lives? If the depths could speak, what would they say? How can we protect our waters from being damaged by pollution? Why are healthy oceans essential to humanity? In what ways have the briny depths impacted your life? How do oceans affect life in Illinois?

25% of all proceeds go to The Ocean Foundation.

Exhibiting artists include:
Sue Orr
Julie Fiscella
Matthew Rispoli
Casey Lowry
Erin Blitz
Anthony Griffin
Savannah Roberts
Leah Morimoto
Hannah Stitzlein
Amanda Burke
Michael Martin

The show will remain open through Father's Day Sunday, June 17. Open hours are as follows:
Friday, June 8 (Opening Reception): 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday, June 9: 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday, June 10: 11 am - 7 pm
Monday - Friday: 4 pm - 7 pm
Saturday, June 16: 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday, June 17: 11 am - 7 pm

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 3:30pm
Japan House 2000 South Lincoln Avenue Urbana, Illinois 61802

Join us for a special Krannert Art Museum event at Japan House where we'll talk with local photographer Larry Kanfer about his work engaging the Illinois landscape. Bring your camera for a creative exploration of the Japan House gardens and University of Illinois Arboretum with opportunities to create new landscape photographs outdoors.

Please visit https://kam.illinois.edu for more information. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public.

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 3:30pm
Krannert Art Museum 500 East Peabody Drive Champaign, Illinois 61820 United States

Join us to talk about American landscape photography, past and present. We will talk about 20th century American documentary photography, using the photographs on display from the KAM collection in the Capturing Landscape exhibition as our starting point. Bring your ideas about photography (and your camera) because after the talk, you will be invited to capture images from the exhibition as inspiration for your own photography, then submit new landscape photographs to be featured in an online Capturing Landscape photo gallery.

Please visit https://kam.illinois.edu for more information. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College

A closing reception for Illinois at 200 will be held Wednesday, August 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Giertz Gallery at Parkland College. A gallery talk will take place at 6:30 pm with exhibition juror Doug Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art at the Illinois State Museum.
To celebrate the Illinois bicentennial, Illinois at 200 comprises works by 44 contemporary Illinois artists and reflects the high quality and unique variety of art currently being created throughout the state.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College

An opening reception for Illinois at 200 will be held Thursday, June 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Giertz Gallery at Parkland College. Lisa Costello, Director, Giertz Gallery and Kelly White, Director, 40 North: Champaign County Arts Council will provide opening remarks. Musical performance by Acoustic Mayhem.

To celebrate the Illinois bicentennial, Illinois at 200 comprises works by 44 contemporary Illinois artists and reflects the high quality and unique variety of art currently being created throughout the state.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 3:00pm
The Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801

In this workshop, youth will paint their own mini-masterpiece! Please arrive on time as spots are limited! Roll up your sleeves and put on your painter’s clothes! The Petite Painters Workshop is facilitated by staff of the Urbana Public Arts Program.

The Young Artists Workshop is a series of art workshops sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and the Urbana Public Arts Program designed to offer youth an opportunity to explore the arts!

For children of ages 5 to 11; 7 and under with a caregiver

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