visual arts

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 5:00pm
1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL

Art @ the Y presents “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas”

OPENING RECEPTION
When: Monday, April 13, 5pm-7pm
Where: Y's Murphy Gallery, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL
Cost: Free and open to the public

A part of the American story has long been invisible-the story of people who share African American and Native American ancestry. Over centuries, African American and Native people came together, creating shared histories, communities, and ways of life. Often divided by prejudice, laws, or twists of history, African-Native Americans were united by a double heritage that is truly indivisible.

Art @ the Y will open the Smithsonian traveling exhibition "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" on Monday, April 13 focusing on the seldom-viewed history and complex lives of people of dual African American and Native American ancestry.

Through the themes of policy, community, creative resistance and lifestyles, the exhibition tells stories of cultural integration and diffusion as well as the struggle to define and preserve identity.

"IndiVisible," produced by the National Museum of the American Indian in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), remains on view through May 14, 2015 and will then continue to travel to museums around the nation.

Art @ the Y is an initiative of the University YMCA. All Art @ the Y events are free and open to the public. IndiVisible received financial support from Akaloa Resource Foundation and from the Smithsonian's Latino Initiatives Pool. Sponsored by the Bruce D. Nesbitt African-American Cultural Center, the Native American House, and the Committee on Race and Ethnicity (CORE).

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

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL 61821

Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition 2015
Monday, April 13 – Saturday, May 2, 2015
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College
Reception: Thursday, April 16, 6–8 p.m., Gallery Lounge
Awards ceremony at 7 p.m.
Musical Performance by the Parkland Guitar Ensemble

The 2015 Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition will be held April 13 through May 2 in the Giertz Gallery. Audiences will enjoy an impressive body of student work in photography, painting, drawing, metals, sculpture, three-dimensional design, two-dimensional design, color theory, and ceramics.

For this year’s exhibit, Parkland Art and Design faculty will select approximately 200 works from among 400+ entries. Many of these earn artistic awards, which will be announced during the exhibit’s reception on Thursday, April 16. Students taking art classes in the current academic year, beginning with summer 2014, were eligible to submit artwork.

“It’s a great opportunity for students to begin the process of exhibiting their work,” said Peggy Shaw, Art Faculty in digital and darkroom photography and video. Shaw is one among many Parkland faculty and students who look forward to this event each spring. “This exhibition allows the Art Department to show off the diverse talents of our students to the rest of the community.”

As students planning on a profession in the arts begin their career path at Parkland, this exhibition allows them to showcase their extensive talent as well as the exploration processes they have experienced throughout their studies in Art and Design, according to gallery director Lisa Costello.

“It introduces them to professional practices they will encounter in their field as well, such as working with a gallery, preparing their work for exhibition, and engaging in the jurying process that is essential for an emerging artist,” Costello said. “This is a necessary component for resume building and establishing themselves as practicing artists once they graduate or transfer to a four-year college.”

During the April 16 reception and awards ceremony, scheduled in the gallery lounge from 6 to 8pm, the Parkland Guitar Ensemble will provide music. An awards ceremony at 7:00 will recognize students whose artwork shows remarkable distinction. Student artists will receive monetary awards including The Parkland President Award, The David M. and Shirley A. Jones Student Art Award, The Metals Award for Jewelry/Metalsmithing, The Fine and Applied Arts Chair Award, the Parkland Art and Design Faculty Award, The Blair Kling Memorial Art Award, and The Library Purchase Award. In addition to these awards there will also be an Art Coop Award for Sustained Studio Excellence, which allows students to purchase art supplies.

Parkland Art and Design students are eligible to earn scholarships, which are also announced during the reception; these include the Don Lake Art Scholarship, the Underwood-Alger Scholarship, and the Robert Ralph Ford Memorial Art Scholarship. Finally, the winner of the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Scholarship will be announced.

Merit awardees, scholarship recipients, and certificate winners retain possession of their work, while purchase awards become part of the Parkland College Student Art Collection.

All events in the handicapped-accessible gallery are free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., and Saturday, noon–2 p.m.

To find the gallery when classes are in session, we suggest using the M parking lots. Enter through any door and follow the ramps uphill to the highest point, where the gallery is located. The gallery windows overlook the outdoor fountain area. This exhibit is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, A state agency. For more information, call Lisa Costello, gallery director, at 217/351-2485 or visit the gallery website at www.parkland.edu/gallery.

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
202 S. Broadway, Urbana IL

Join us Friday March 13th from 6-8 for the opening reception of Identity, a collection of artwork by students from the Pavillion.

The Exhibition will be up through the end of the month. Gallery Hours: 3-6 daily, or by appointment. (gallery@ucimc.org)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1564064510518022/

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Canopy Club

PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana Volume 17 is just around the corner! Shake off those winter blues and come out to The Canopy Club for a wonderful evening of inspiration, laughter and art! Topics and perspectives vary widely, but the high energy and diverse creativity have undeniable appeal to all.

THE DETAILS:
Friday, March 13th, 2015
The Canopy Club
Doors open 6:30pm
Show starts at 7:00pm
Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door

Tickets are available at Manolos, Exile, and The Canopy Club, or online at: http://canopyclub.com/events/

Possible Mature Content 18+
Manolos Pizza and Empanadas will be serving hot slices throughout the night! http://manolospizza.com/menu/

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

THE EVENING'S LINEUP:
Anthony Benjamin: From a Hobby to a Career
Sara Benson & Rummana Alam: Legal Paradies
Jeff Hake: How to Grow Your Own Burrito
Ainslie Heilich: Finding the Odd Fellows
Tasleem Jamila: Art is Connection
Hann Lindahl: Y Chromosomes and the Women Who Have Them- Intersex and Biology Beyond Binary
Molly M. McLay: What It Means to (FY)CARE
Daniella Pavlić: A Yellow Substance
Heidi Reible: Walking Balzac in NYC
Featuring Esteban Gast in his PKN C-U emceeing debut!

Thank you to our sponsors: Unisource - a Veritiv Company, Prosource, Dixon Graphics, CUDO.

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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 6:00pm
Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery

Join us for an evening workshop on botanical painting. Learn a little bit about botanical illustration and food in art. You will work on your own watercolor painting in the dining room at Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery. There will be fruits, vegetables and some flowers available as subjects. Light snacks will be provided, and you are welcome to bring your own beer or wine.

When: March 11, 2015 — 6:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery

What: A workshop on botanical painting

Price: $35.00

Register: CarasGarden.com

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Figure One, 116 N Walnut St, Champaign

Join us on Friday, February 20th, for our Hap·pen·stance Winter celebration! Come enjoy a night of poetry, dance, music, and art! This evening's lineup includes:

Poetry and prose by John Dudek, Sara Fan, Roya Khatiblou, and Calgary Martin.
Dance performances by Hadley Smith, Lailye Weidman, and Jessie Young.
Music by After-party at Venanzio's and Markomaneis.

Hap·pen·stance is a community engagement program designed to bring visitors together at Figure One for seasonally resonant events such as dances, performances, live music, and more. Tickets sold in advance are $5 for students and $10 for the general public. Entry at the door is $10 students and $15 for the general public.

Ticket sales directly benefit Figure One programs and exhibitions. Ticket reservations and inquiries should be directed to info@figureone.org. Alternatively, RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1403515219951870

Future Hap·pen·stance dates: April 17, 2015; and July 17, 2015.

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Urbana Civic Center

You've seen their alphas. You've seen their betas. Now, play the finished games at the CUDO Plays Season 2 Grand Exhibition! Come and support all of the teams at the Urbana Civic Center, and experience the games they've worked on for the past six months!

Game play will be from 1pm to 6pm, and the awards ceremony is at 7:30pm! Bring all your friends and family and share these amazing games!

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/

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