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, February 7, 2019 - 5:30pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr. Champaign, IL 61820

Join us for a talk from Matt Kenyon, new media artist, “The Ethics and Aesthetics of Accumulation and Waste.” This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit for more information.

Sponsored in part by the School of Art + Design Visitors Committee and Critical Technology Studies Lab @ NCSA.

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 5:30pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr.

This curator talk features Eva Respini, Barbara Lee, Chief Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit for more information.

Sponsored in part by the School of Art + Design Visitors Committee.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 (All day), Friday, November 16, 2018 (All day), Saturday, November 17, 2018 (All day), Sunday, November 18, 2018 (All day)
Larry Kanfer Gallery 2103 N Dunlap Ave Champaign

Start your holidays at the Larry Kanfer Gallery’s Holiday Open House. Enjoy gorgeous artwork, festive décor and complimentary hot apple cider.

Amidst the holiday decorations, you’ll see New Prairiescapes artwork showcasing our dramatic spring storms and the vivid colors of fall. Revisit the Off the Beaten Path: Ireland Collection while you’re there. With four galleries of artwork to enjoy, there is something for the whole family. Free to the public and family friendly.

Thursday – Sunday, November 15th– 18th

Open House Hours: Th – Sa 10-5:30, Su 12-4, gallery@kanfer.com217-398-2000 or find us on Facebook

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Art Coop Gallery 150 Lincoln Square, Urbana IL

Please join us for the opening reception of Random Intents on October 5 from 5 – 7pm. The exhibition will be available for viewing at the gallery of Art Coop in Urbana from October 1 – 29, 2018. Random Intents is the annual group exhibit of the talented artists of Comrades in Art. We dedicate this group exhibit in memory of our dear comrade Melissa Lynch. 20% of sales will be donated to Courage Connection, a local organization helping victims of domestic violence and homelessness. 

Art Coop Gallery | 150 Lincoln Square | Urbana 
Hours: M-Sat - 10am-7pm; Sun - 12-5pm

Comrades in Art:
Judith Baker-Barrows
Debra Bolgla
Beth Chasco
Linda Jordan
Sarah Marjanovic
Donna Monfort
Pat Baron Monigold
Cinda Wombles Pettigrew
Lynn Hawkinson Smith
Sara Taber
Betty Wendland
Martha Willi

Saturday, November 10, 2018 (All day), Sunday, November 11, 2018 (All day)
Urbana Civic Center 108 E Water St Urbana Illinois

36th Annual Art Fair, Craft League of Champaign-Urbana

Urbana, Illinois--November 10 & 11, 2018-- An Art Fair featuring the work of 34 artists exhibiting new, original works in ceramics, jewelry, fiber, batik, photography, glass, woodworking, drawing, painting, printmaking, basketry, bookbinding, leather and mixed media will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11 at the Urbana Civic Center in Urbana.

The Craft League of Champaign-Urbana will present its 36th Annual Juried Art Fair, one of the fall’s most anticipated events. Admission is free.
Numerous artists, local and from afar, in more than a dozen art disciplines applied for the juried show. Exhibitors and attendees come from as far as 100 miles away, and attendance continues to increase every year.

The Craft League of Champaign-Urbana was founded in 1982 to promote awareness of fine art in the Champaign-Urbana area. The art fair has been an annual event of the CLCU for 30 years. In the first years, it was held in empty storefronts and church basements; it has been at the Civic Center in Urbana since 1986. This will be the last year at Urbana Civic Center.

The Urbana Civic Center is located at 108 E. Water St., Urbana. Hours will be 10 a.m., to 5 p.m., on Saturday and 10 a.m., to 4 p.m., on Sunday. Admission is free.

The Craft League website is: .


Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 8:30am to Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 3:00pm
102 E. Lafayette, Monticello, IL 61856

Two artists of the Marm Studio Collective, Mary Williams Ciaccio and Pamela Trueblood will be exhibiting their art starting from September 15 which is Monticello Railroad Days through September 29th during the annual Monticellebration on the square at Steeple Coffee House and Gallery at 102 E. Lafayette, Monticello, IL 61856 from 8:30AM until 3PM. Pamela Trueblood will be providing an artist in residence experience on September 15 from 8:30 AM to 3PM and on September 29th from 8:30 AM to 3PM. Please come and watch her paint and enjoy a great cup of coffee! Our art will be up during those two weeks and sales can be done if the artists are not present via our websites: and

The Marm Studio Collective consists of six local female artists from the Champaign/Urbana area. They are Mary Williams Ciaccio, Pamela Trueblood, Sue Orr, Kathy Micek, Jeannie Vansickle, and Leslie Barr and meet twice monthly for art talks at Marm Studio Gallery at 917 West White Street, Champaign, IL. We show individually and together locally and nationwide. Our art styles range from Abstract Expressionism, Representational Landscapes, Seascapes, Florals and Fantasy Art, Mixed Media Paperworks, Zentangle Art and Jewelry, and finally Contemporary Mixed Media.

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 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 for more information.


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