visual arts

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Champaign Public Library

Young artists are invited to a special before-hours collage workshop at the Champaign Public Library with Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator, Javaka Steptoe. This event requires pre-registration and is limited to kids in grades 2-5. Registration can be completed at champaign.org/events, over the phone 217-403-2030, or in person at the Champaign Public Library or Douglass Branch Library. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
Champaign Public Library

Join us at the Champaign Public Library for an afternoon with author and artist Javaka Steptoe, who is this year's winner of the highest honor for children's picture books - the Caldecott Medal. He will talk about his recent book, "Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat" which also won the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. A book signing will follow.

Doors open at 1:30 pm for refreshments and book sales. Jane Addams Book Shop will be on site selling Javaka Steptoe's books.

Part of The Pygmalion Festival and the Great Authors at the Library series. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

For more information visit champaign.org/events

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College

Giertz Gallery at Parkland College presents the 2017 Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, from Monday, Aug. 21 through Saturday, September 16.

This annual showcase by Parkland’s faculty artists features sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, metals, ceramics, and graphic design. Exhibiting faculty members include Chris Berti, Lisa Costello, Shawn Fairchild, Stacey Gross, Melinda McIntosh, Laura O’Donnell, Denise Seif, Peggy Shaw, Joan Stolz, Matthew Watt, Kelly White, Liza Wynette, and Paul Young.

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. will include a gallery talk at 6:30 by Matthew Watt (drawing and painting faculty member) and music by The Young and the Fretless.

The 2017 Art and Design Faculty Exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Fall gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 2 p.m. The gallery will be closed Monday, Sept. 4 for Labor Day.

To find the gallery when classes are in session, we suggest using the M6 parking lot on the north corner of the campus. Enter through door X7, turn left, and follow the ramps uphill to the highest point of the first floor, where the gallery is located. The gallery windows overlook the outdoor fountain area.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Parkland is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution. For accommodation, call 217/351-2505.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:00am, Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:00am, Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:00am, Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 10:00am
Larry Kanfer Gallery, S Neil St. Champaign

Visit the gallery to enjoy the air conditioning and view the C-U downtown collection by Larry Kanfer, featuring the NEW “Illini Inn” interpreted photograph infused on aluminum, as well as other local hot spots! Visit with the artist, see the new collection and find a new favorite.

www.kanfer.com
gallery@kanfer.com

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Thursday 7/20 – Saturday 7/22, 10-5:30
Sunday 7/23, 12-4

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:30pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

You are invited to join Krannert Art Museum in the East Gallery for a stimulating gallery conversation featuring Mauro Nobili, assistant professor of History; Rini Mehta, assistant professor of Comparitive and World Literatures; and Jenny Perusi, doctoral student in Art history; moderated by Allyson Purpura, senior curator and curator of Global African Arts.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:00pm
Champaign Country Club, 1211 S Prospect Ave, Champaign

This event will be featuring Allyson Purpura, senior curator and curator of Global African Arts, who will talk about the exhibition World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean.

All are invited; reservations and advance payment are required. Please contact Chris Schaede (217-244-05160 or kam@illinois.edu) for reservation information.

Sponsored by the Krannert Art Museum Council.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:30pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

Join us for a scholar talk at the Krannert Museum. "Transmission: Jesse Aron Green & the History about to Happen" will be presented by Michael Jay McClure, associate professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sponsored in part by Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund/College of Fine + Applied Arts, School of Art + Design Visitors Fund, and Krannert Art Museum.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

Join us in the Krannert Art Museum West Gallery for a gallery conversation stemming from the exhibition "Propositions on Revolution." This exciting opportunity features Illinois faculty and is moderated by exhibition curator Kristin Romberg, assistant professor of Art History.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 12:00pm, Friday, September 8, 2017 - 12:00pm, Friday, September 15, 2017 - 12:00pm, Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:00pm, Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:00pm, Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:00pm, Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:00pm, Friday, October 27, 2017 - 12:00pm, Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:00pm, Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:00pm, Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00pm, Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:00pm, Friday, December 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

Join in on the Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes that introduce participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga: seated and standing asanas (poses), breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Participants should bring their own yoga mats and wear comfortable clothing.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 6:00pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

Join us in this public reception, celebrating the opening night of the new Fall 2017 exhibitions. There will be an opening welcome by Allyson Purpura, senior curator and curator of Global African Arts, and Prita Meier, assistant professor of Art History at New York University at 6pm. The museum will be open until 9pm. Exhibitions opening include World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean, Propositions on Revolution (Slogans for a Future), Coveting Nature: Art, Collecting, and Natural History in Early Modern Europe, School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition, and Provenance: A Forensic History of Art.

Cash bar provided by Michael's Catering. Hosted by Krannert Art Museum Council.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

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