visual arts

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 6:00am
202 S. Broadway

The IMC Gallery will feature works by Centennial advanced placement art students. The opening reception will be this Friday May 15th from 6-8pm.

Featured artists include:

Lauren Barnhart
George Barton
Ray Irani
Elijah Johnson
Rebecca Kaefring
Aaron Koester
Tina Lyu
Rachel Nelson
Abigail Toledo
Alexis Walter
Nubiya Zavala

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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.

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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

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 11:00am to Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 5:00pm
2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL

Gallery Week at Japan House is May 11-May 16, 2015. Visit Japan House for displays of scrolls, tea bowls, sweet trays, kimonos and other items from the Japan House collections. Stop by during special hours to visit and enjoy the peace and beauty of Japan House.
Open every day from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm to view the displays. Garden tours at 1:00 pm. You can observe a tea ceremony each day at 2:00 pm or join in a tea ceremony on Thursday, May 14 at 3:00 pm for a fee of $8 ($6 for university students). You can also participate in a tea ceremony on Saturday, May 16 at 2:00 & 3:00 pm. Reservations are required for participation. You can also enjoy a bowl of matcha tea for only $5 any time during Gallery Week!

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 10:00am to Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 7:00pm

Graphic Design Student Juried Exhibition 2015
Mon, May 11 - Thur, Jun 4, 2015
View works in print, web, animation, motion design; includes May 13 reception and May 14 gallery talk
Parkland College Graphic Design Student Juried Exhibition
May 11 through June 4, Giertz Gallery at Parkland College
Reception: Wednesday, May 13, 6-8 p.m., with Award Ceremony at 7 p.m. and Music by Ms. M and the Jokers, gallery lounge
Related Gallery Talk: “Becoming a Successful Graphic Designer” by Dan Wild, Thursday, May 14, 11 a.m.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The Parkland College Graphic Design Student Juried Exhibition will be on display at the Giertz Gallery Monday, May 11 through Thursday, June 4. A reception honoring the students will be held Wednesday, May 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gallery lounge with an awards ceremony scheduled for 7 p.m.

As with all events in the handicapped-accessible gallery, the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The juried exhibit highlights work completed by students in the current academic year, beginning with summer 2014. Jury members include Graphic Design faculty and local industry professionals who generously volunteer their time. This year’s judges are Kurt Bielema, creative director at Single Stereo, and Matt Cho, owner and founder of [co][lab], an experimental collaboration and coworking space in Urbana.

Works in the exhibit highlight creative solutions to design problems students encounter throughout the year, challenges requiring traditional print media, website design, animation and motion graphics. These portfolio samples of projects completed in Graphic Design studio classes may include logos, branding, packaging, menus, books, publications, posters, brochures, websites, video, animation, and film title sequences, among other designed materials.

“As print continues its decline, graphic designers are embracing digital media now more so than ever,” said Graphic Design Program Director Paul Young. “In this exhibit, expect to see more websites, more web animation, more motion graphics. However, traditional print cannot be ignored either. This year, we have more publication design than before and you'll see some great examples of creative typography.

“Despite the constant change of technology, the principles of good design do not change,” Young said. “Today's designers still embrace simplicity, clarity, unity and a good creative concept at the core. The result is creative visual communication that seeks to inform, entertain and persuade. The energy, passion and creativity of our students are reflected in this juried show.”

During the May 13 reception, an awards ceremony honoring 2015 Graphic Design student achievements will take place at 7 p.m. A number of monetary awards will be given at that time, presented by Young. Because local clients often contribute funds for these awards and the students often design for real-world clients, this exhibit also highlights service learning, an important element of Parkland's Graphic Design curriculum. Monetary awards include the Dr. David M. and Shirley A. Jones Student Art Award for a work of outstanding artistic achievement; the Graphic Design Best of Show Award; the Fine and Applied Arts Department Chair Award; Graphic Design Program Director’s Award, and the President's Award for Excellence. Other awards of excellence provided by clients and supporters of the Design program include those from Electric Pictures, Surface 51, Studio 2D Design Strategy, Six Demon Studio, The Heartland Science and Technology Group, [co][lab], Golfview Village, CUDO and Brian Sullivan.

To coincide with the exhibition, a gallery talk titled “Becoming a Successful Graphic Designer” has been scheduled for Thursday, May 14 at 11 a.m. featuring Dan Wild, Parkland illustration instructor and freelance designer. A published illustrator, award winning designer, and caricaturist with more than 15 years of experience in the fields of advertising, marketing and commercial art, Wild will discuss life as a creative professional drawn from personal experiences.

“In today's competitive environment, persistence, diversification and specialization all come into play, whether you are a recent grad or a seasoned professional,” Wild said.

Parkland Art Gallery summer hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The gallery will be closed May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. To find the Gallery when classes are in session, use the M parking lots, enter through any door, and follow the ramps uphill to the highest point, where the gallery is located.

This exhibit is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. For more information, call Parkland Art Gallery Office at 217/351-2485 or visit www.parkland.edu/gallery.

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 7:00pm
Pizza M, 208 West Main Street, downtown Urbana

Does copyright protect creative work? What impact does copyright have on censorship? And what would happen if we abolished copyright? Join us for a provocative conversation with two guests: artist and copyright abolitionist Nina Paley and UIUC law professor and activist Paul Heald.

Delicious snacks from Pizza M will be provided.

Nina Paley is the creator of the animated musical feature film Sita Sings the Blues and the short This Land Is Mine. Her adventures in our broken copyright system led her to join QuestionCopyright.org as artist-in-residence, where she produced a series of animated shorts about intellectual freedom called Minute Memes. As half of PaleGray Labs, she develops techniques to combine animation with her other passions of quilting and embroidery. Nina is a former syndicated cartoonist, a 2006 Guggenheim Fellow, and currently making a new animated feature called Seder-Masochism.

Paul Heald lectures on patent, copyright and international intellectual property law around the world. He is the University of Illinois Richard W. and Marie L. Corman Professor of Law and is currently a fellow and associated researcher at CREATe, the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, based at the University of Glasgow. He’s also the author of a recently released mystery novel Death in Eden.

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.

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 6:00pm
202 S. Broadway, Urbana IL

As part of the Boneyard Arts festival, the IMC Gallery will feature works by UCIMC Artist In Residence Travis Hocutt. In his latest project Travis revisits experimental attempts to quantify the blueness of the sky by 18th century scientist and explorer Horace-Bénédict de Saussure. The exhibition will include graphs and charts from Travis' own ongoing blueness data collection as well as various tools inspired by those of Saussure.

Opening Reception April 10 6-8 & April 11 10-3

Exhibition Duration April 10-30th
Regular Gallery Hours Tuesday-Sunday 3-6pm

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (All day) to Thursday, May 14, 2015 (All day)
1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL

Come and see the Exhibition “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas” 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)

Duration: "IndiVisible" remains on view through May 14, 2015 and will then continue to travel to museums around the nation.
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: 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. The exhibition focuses 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.

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).

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/

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