visual arts

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

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:00am to Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 2:00pm
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College

Faculty Art Exhibition at Giertz Gallery Sept. 1
Works by 14 artists; gallery talk at 6pm by Denise Seif, music at reception by the Sam Peters Trio, Thursday Sept. 1, 5–7 p.m.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Giertz Gallery at Parkland College is proud to present the 2016 Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, opening Monday, Aug. 22.

An annual showcase of art created by faculty, the exhibition runs through Sept. 17 and features sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, video, photography, metals, ceramics, and graphic design. Exhibiting faculty members include Louis Ballard, Chris Berti, Lisa Costello, Bryan Heaton, Melinda McIntosh, Laura O’Donnell, Denise Seif, Peggy Shaw, Sheila Schneider, Joan Stolz, Matthew Watt, Kelly White, Liza Wynette, and Paul Young.

An opening reception for the artists will take place Thursday Sept. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. and will include a gallery talk by Seif and music by the Sam Peters Trio.

During her gallery talk at 6 p.m., Seif, Art History and Metalsmithing Faculty and Program Director for the Art Department at Parkland College, will discuss her work in the exhibition. “The work in this year's faculty exhibition is a continuation of my explorations in metals,” Seif says. “I tend to have a couple of directions in my work, one that is formal, often with inspirations from nature and my observations and a second that is more personal and influenced by family and circumstances. Sometimes these two directions overlap as is true with this year's work. The Micro Series initially started with thinking about growing cultures in petri dishes with my Dad, and then doing this over the summer with my daughter. The petri dish influenced the circle format and the scale for many of the pieces in this series.”

Additionally, Peggy Shaw, 2016 Outstanding Faculty Award recipient and Associate Professor of Photography, will give an Artist Lecture about her work on Wednesday, September 7 at high noon in the gallery. Shaw teaches Digital Photography, Darkroom Photography, Video Production and Photography Portfolio classes in the Art and Design Program. Shaw received her Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her photography has been shown nationally and has won numerous awards in both photography and video, including fellowships from both the Illinois Arts Council and Arts Midwest/National Education Association Regional.

The 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. 5 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 X-7, 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.

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Gallery 217 | 9 E University Avenue, Champaign

Featuring local artists Hugh Bridgeford and Kelly Hieronymus

August 5 - 28, 2016

Hugh Bridgeford is well known for his moonshine jugs which embody a rebelious spirit. 

Kelly Hieronymus paints in a variety of media and is inspired by aerial views.

Opening reception for the artists will be August 5th from 6-8pm.

Gallery Talk with the artists will take place on August 17th from 7-8:30pm.

Planning on going to the reception? 
Don't forget to RSVP on Gallery 217's Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/828550427280004/

More information about gallery hours and the Gallery 217 Artist Talk will be posted on the our website and social media. 

Thanks!
Mandy Danowitz

Saturday, August 13, 2016 (All day)
The Urbana Free Library

Saturday, August 13

Join us for an all day Comic Con: from dungeon crawling D&Ders to Death Note loving otakus to gamers who just want one more hour of Minecraft or Super Smash Bros, and hardcore Supernatural fans who makes memes for every situation, we embrace all fandoms. So dress up in your favorite cosplay and prepare for a day full of all the pop-culture and geeky things you love.

Talkies

Comic Scholar, Carol Tilley, talks Wonder Woman & other Great Women in Comics 4 p.m. Auditorium. Teen/Adult

Animator, Nina Paley, on creating animation + clips of her latest work 1 p.m. Auditorium. Adult

Comic artist, Damian Duffy, on how to turn all kinds of stuff into comics 11 a.m. Auditorium. Teen/Adult

Comic Artist Panel q-and-a on drawing and getting published. 2 p.m. Busey Reading Room. All Ages

Game makers, Volition, on making video games 1 p.m. Busey Reading Room. Teen/Adult

Events

LARP – Medieval combat demonstration. After the demonstration there will be a chance to ask questions and try it yourself! 10 a.m. Cherry Alley. All Ages

Speed Drawing Contest – In a limited time, draw an original character or create your very own one page comic. Prizes for the winners! 3 p.m. Auditorium. All Ages

Costume Parade – What Comic Con would be complete without cosplay? Come dressed as your favorite character and strut through the library to show it off. Ends with the opportunity to parade on bikes through downtown Urbana. 5:00 p.m. meet in auditorium. All Ages

Fabulous with the Fablab – CU’s very own Fablab has crafts and tech for you to see how to build the cosplay of your dreams or just create something worthy of a hero (or villain). 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Children’s room. All Ages

Board Games – Play with the library’s collection of board games or set up your own RPG campaign with our D&D and other role playing guides. 11 a.m. -5 p.m. by Café. All Ages

Video Games – Smash Brothers and more. Replay your favorite games or discover new ones. Press Start to continue. 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Conference Room. All Ages

Offsite/Events at Large

Art Show – Come to the Art Coop in Lincoln Square Mall for a showing of local artists. Let us know which is your favorite. All Day. All Ages

Steve Bryant – Comic creator of Ghoul Scouts Night of the Unliving Undead will be signing at Action Jackson Comics. 1 p.m. All Ages

My Neighbor Totoro – Once the sun is down, the library and Urbana Love will be showing My Neighbor Totoro outside in the Busey Bank drive-through. 8:30 p.m. All Ages

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