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Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL

Please come and see the exhibition "HERstory", new work by CJ McCarrick.
Duration: HERstory is on view in the Y's Murphy Gallery through April 10, 2015.
Gallery Hours: Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 9pm, Fridays from 9am to 5pm.
Where: Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL (Corner of Wright & Chalmers)
Cost: Free and open to the public

About the exhibition: Referencing spiritual feminism of the 70's and 80's, CJ McCarrick connects the representation of the Virgin Mary with the ideals associated with mother, healer, earth, and fertility goddesses from around the world. McCarrick invokes these feminine forms to comment on their individual and independent power in a male dominated society. Using screen-printing, McCarrick duplicates images of the Virgin Mary, emphasizing the similarities between herself and other female deities. McCarrick illuminates the commonalities between differing religions to reflect on how they define those culture's identities, their spiritual practitioners, and their impact upon contemporary society today. This work also highlights the influential roles women play within the global community.

About the artist: CJ McCarrick is an MFA candidate in Sculpture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her BFA from Grand Valley State University in Ceramics. McCarrick has exhibited regionally, especially in Illinois and Michigan, and in a variety of group shows.

Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL

Duration: HERstory is on view in the Y's Murphy Gallery through April 10, 2015.
Gallery Hours: Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 9pm, Fridays from 9am to 5pm.
Where: Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL (Corner of Wright & Chalmers)
Cost: Free and open to the public

About the exhibition: Referencing spiritual feminism of the 70's and 80's, CJ McCarrick connects the representation of the Virgin Mary with the ideals associated with mother, healer, earth, and fertility goddesses from around the world. McCarrick invokes these feminine forms to comment on their individual and independent power in a male dominated society. Using screen-printing, McCarrick duplicates images of the Virgin Mary, emphasizing the similarities between herself and other female deities. McCarrick illuminates the commonalities between differing religions to reflect on how they define those culture's identities, their spiritual practitioners, and their impact upon contemporary society today. This work also highlights the influential roles women play within the global community.

About the artist: CJ McCarrick is an MFA candidate in Sculpture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her BFA from Grand Valley State University in Ceramics. McCarrick has exhibited regionally, especially in Illinois and Michigan, and in a variety of group shows.

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 7:00pm
1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL

Please join us for the Opening Reception of the exhibition "HERstory" new work by CJ McCarrick.

When: Friday, February 27 from 7pm to 9pm
Where: Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL (Corner of Wright & Chalmers)
Cost: Free and open to the public

About the exhibition: Referencing spiritual feminism of the 70's and 80's, CJ McCarrick connects the representation of the Virgin Mary with the ideals associated with mother, healer, earth, and fertility goddesses from around the world. McCarrick invokes these feminine forms to comment on their individual and independent power in a male dominated society. Using screen-printing, McCarrick duplicates images of the Virgin Mary, emphasizing the similarities between herself and other female deities. McCarrick illuminates the commonalities between differing religions to reflect on how they define those culture's identities, their spiritual practitioners, and their impact upon contemporary society today. This work also highlights the influential roles women play within the global community.

About the artist: CJ McCarrick is an MFA candidate in Sculpture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her BFA from Grand Valley State University in Ceramics. McCarrick has exhibited regionally, especially in Illinois and Michigan, and in a variety of group shows.

More information at: http://www.universityymca.org/art/

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Activity Room, Savoy Recreation Center

Free and open to the public

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Gymnasium, Savoy Recreation Center 402 Graham Savoy, Illinois

We have an amazing line-up of artist vendors bringing their cool art and their craft items for you to purchase on March 14, 2015 at the Savoy Recreation Center!

With a requirement of at least 50% reuse materials used in each carefully crafted item, you will be delighted and impressed with the work for sale at this year’s show. Each year, our artists tell us that they are pleased with the responses they get from our community, the interest that is shown, the commitment to buy hand-made products and one-of-a-kind pieces. We are an art community and we can support hand-craft. Come out to the Hatch 2015 Art Fair!

$2 entry fee per person

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Indi Go Artist Co-op 9 E. University Ave. Downtown Champaign, IL

Some of the artists exhibiting work in the Hatch Art Exhibition will be at the Indi Go Artist Co-op gallery, 9 E. University Ave., Champaign, Ill., from 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, March 8 to present an informal gallery talk. They’ll share information about their backgrounds and artistic intent, and will talk about the materials and sources they use to create art from items some may regard as trash or otherwise useless.

This talk is free and open to the public and casual in terms of dress. No experience required and no question is too simple. Come and join us and learn.

For more information go to http://abouthatch.org/

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
The I.D.E.A. Store Classroom 28 E. Springfield Ave. Champaign, IL

We’ll start with some time to socialize, munch and sip. Next, The I.D.E.A Co-founder Carol Jo Morgan will present tips for making cold connections and ideas for creating make-and-take “trashy” jewelry that reuses waste materials from champagne and wine bottles: corks, “cages” and labels.

The Hatch Clatch is open to any/all art teachers, but advanced registration is required, along with a $5 fee, which can be paid online by registering at the link above. You must be registered in advance and must be over 21 to register.

Register here: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/mgPRVf801UQ4setS

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 7:30pm
Indi Go Artist Co-op 9 E. University Ave. Downtown Champaign, IL

The technology to turn e-waste into musical instruments is free, open source and waiting to be fully explored. At this talk, you’ll learn how the computer junk piling up in IT departments everywhere can be transformed into novel input devices, allowing kids and adults alike to create physical instruments to control electronic music.

Free and open to the public.

http://abouthatch.org/

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 7:00pm to Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 5:00pm
Indi Go Artist Co-op 9 E. University Ave. Downtown Champaign, IL

11 am – 5 pm Saturdays
1 – 5 pm Sundays
6 – 8 pm Monday – Friday

Free and open to the public

Artists accepted into into the 2015 Exhibition: http://abouthatch.org/hatch-2015-art-exhibition/

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Indi Go Artist Co-op 9 E. University Ave. Downtown Champaign, IL

Open to the public, $5 suggested donation

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