visual arts

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 11:30am
Booth Library Quad, Charleston IL

Tarble Arts Center presents:

Public performance, "The Eulogy" with artist, Shaun Leonardo. Talking Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man novel as its starting point, artist Shaun Leonardo delivers a powerful eulogy about police violence in the United States, with the musical accompaniment by members of the Eastern Illinois University marching band.

As Leonardo performs the speech given by the novel’s nameless narrator, the musicians perform a routine that mimics and punctuates the impact of his speech—interweaving the artist’s words with choreographed moments of confusion and disorder. These words serve as a memorial, a rejection, a challenge, and call to action, all at once.

The piece will be conducted in memory of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, Freddie Gray, Walter Scott, Eric Garner, Jamar Clark, Laquan McDonald, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, Ramarley Graham, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin… and countless others.

Appropriate funeral attire is encouraged.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 4:30pm
Doudna Fine Arts Center: Lecture Hall, Charleston, IL

Tarble Arts Center presents:

Public lecture with artist, Shaun Leonardo. A Dark Matter… is an exhibition, or better yet a visual conversation, about violence, economics and power. Using works by contemporary artists, A Dark Matter… examines the intersection of American violence and commerce, while also investigating how these power dynamics influence current American actions and attitudes. This exhibition not only seeks to explore murky and tumultuous terrain, it also seeks to create a dialogue about how we can forge ahead together, despite a dark history.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 4:00pm
Doudna Fine Arts Center: Lecture Hall and Concourse, Charleston, IL

Tarble Arts Center presents:

Public Lecture and Reception with artist, Dread Scott. Dread Scott is an interdisciplinary artist who creates work encouraging viewers to re-examine cohering norms of American society. In 1989 the US Senate denounced and outlawed one of his artworks and President Bush declared is "disgraceful" because of its use of the American flag. Join us to hear him discuss his work on display in the exhibition A Dark Matter... and his pratices as an artist.

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 3:00pm to Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 9:00am
Fluid Event Center, 601 N Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL 61821

37th annual Chris Cringle Craft Sale
Fluid Event Center
November 11: 3pm - 9pm
November 12: 9am - 5pm

ADMISSION
Adults: $5 each
Children 12 and under: FREE!
Parking at Fluid Event Center: FREE
(Please DO NOT park in the County Market lot across the Street.)
- Strollers and carts are welcome.
- Tickets will be available at the ticket office at the Fluid Event Center.
- Box office opens half hour before the sale each day.

INFORMATION
The Chris Cringle Arts & Crafts Show is one of the Midwest’s largest craft shows, featuring over 155 booths displaying a wide variety of handcrafted items by local and area artists, as well as artists from all over the Midwest. A rest area and refreshments are available. There is free parking at the Fluid Events Center, but please DO NOT park in the County Market lot across the street, you may be towed. Illinois Heartland Decorative Artist sponsors a raffle featuring a holiday quilt, painted and piece by our members. Tickets for the raffle are $1 each or 6 for $5. Proceeds from our show support our many projects, including art student scholarships, Memorial 4-H Camp, Decorative Arts Collections, memory boxes for hospitals, sponsoring families through the Department of Children and Family Services, area food banks, seminars, demonstrations, displays and a weekend retreat.

PARTICIPATE
If you are an artist and would like to showcase your work at the Chris Cringle show hosted by the Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists then follow the link below for more information on how to join!

VENDOR INFO:
http://www.ihda.us/joiningcc.html

For more information call: 217-892-4135

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 10:00am
Urbana Civic Center located at 108 W Water St. Urbana

34th Annual Art Fair, Craft League of Champaign-Urbana

Urbana, Illinois--November 12 & 13, 2016-- 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 12 and 13 at the Urbana Civic Center in Urbana.

The Craft League of Champaign-Urbana will present its 34th 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.

"We are very excited about the mix of work we have this fall. The art fair is a great opportunity to support the arts and to buy locally," said artist Beverly Fagan, speaking for the Craft League.

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: http://www.craftleagueofcu.org/ .
Images are available at: http://www.craftleagueofcu.org/artfair.html

Contact Information: Beverly Fagan Jill Bush
217-367-9546 217-398-4077
bevfagan@msn.com Jjmbush@aol.com

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, October 2, 2016 (All day), Thursday, September 15, 2016 (All day) to Monday, October 3, 2016 (All day), Friday, September 16, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, October 4, 2016 (All day), Saturday, September 17, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, October 5, 2016 (All day), Sunday, September 25, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, October 13, 2016 (All day), Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, October 15, 2016 (All day), Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, October 16, 2016 (All day), Thursday, September 29, 2016 (All day) to Monday, October 17, 2016 (All day), Friday, September 30, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (All day), Saturday, October 1, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (All day), Sunday, October 9, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, October 27, 2016 (All day), Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, October 29, 2016 (All day), Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, October 30, 2016 (All day), Thursday, October 13, 2016 (All day) to Monday, October 31, 2016 (All day), Friday, October 14, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (All day), Saturday, October 15, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (All day), Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:00am to Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 11:00pm, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:00am to Friday, November 11, 2016 - 11:00pm
Sylvia's Irish Inn. 312 W Green St, Urbana Ill 61801

Come & join us for a night of Greek food and music.
MENU
Appetizers
Spanakopita
Greek Salad
Tzatziki, Hummus, Eggplant Dip & Grilled Pita Bread.

Main Course
Roast Lamb
Roast Potatoes
Stewed Green Beans

Dessert
Spiro's Home made Secret
$40.00/person
Saturday October 1st, 2016 @7Pm
Please call for reservation @ 217 384 4800
312 West Green St
Urbana, Il 61801

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 5:30pm
Tarble Arts Center, 2010 9th Street, Charleston IL 61920

Tarble Arts Center presents:

Public lecture by artist Heather Hart, the first to be featured in the Tarble's "Outside/Inside" series with her outdoor installation "Porch Project: Tarble Tables." Hart's work focuses on communal participation, identity, memory, and representation.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 10:00am
Booth Library, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston IL 61920

Tarble Arts Center and The Black Lunch Table invites local community members to participate in a Wikipedia edit-a-thon hosted by Tarble Art Center at Booth Library, EIU. This edit-a-thon series engages the public in creating, updating, and improving Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of visual artists of the African Diaspora. Participants will be provided with a list of pages to add or edit, which includes local black visual artists.

For more information visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Black_Lunch_Table

For questions contact Heather Hart and Jina Valentine at info@blacklunchtable.com

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
2503 Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Celebrate the Prairie with us!

Meet Larry's new love: “A Prairie State of Mind.” Join us for our book launch event on Thursday, September 15th from 5-7 pm at the Larry Kanfer Gallery. Step into an artful prairie ambiance with a stunning collection of infused aluminum artwork featured in the new book, live music, and a sampling of Midwest inspired hors d’oeuvres. Get your signed and personalized copy of “A Prairie State of Mind” during the event. Please call or email the Larry Kanfer Gallery with any questions. 217-398-2000, gallery@kanfer.com

Larry Kanfer Gallery
2503 S Neil St
Champaign, IL 61820
217-398-2000
gallery@kanfer.com
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Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 1:00pm
Anita Purves Nature Center

Saturday, Sep 17, from 1-3pm
Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway, Urbana
Ages 15 and up

Program leader: Cora Hays, Biological Illustrator

Plants are our diverse and ever-present companions. We eat them, breathe with them, wear them and admire them. What
better way to become familiar with these beautiful and varied heliophites than to learn to draw and paint them? Learn a number
of techniques for drawing and painting plants in a realistic style. Bring a pencil and a sketchbook. Come prepared to spend time
outside for sketching. Sign up at urbanaparks.org/register. Keyword: botanical

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