visual arts

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 6:00pm
Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center

Stars and movie cultures.

The associations point to accolades, but not all.
An Installation by Artist Derek Clem

Names, written on stars, adorn sidewalks in Hollywood.

Will we armature the bodies of film characters with the constellations that currently wear

mythic characters?

See that constellation, son… that’s Rocky Balboa.

Stars in the sky are a point of reference when finding our way.

Stars on the screen are a point of reference when describing friends and strangers.

Some shine bright, other have fallen.

So-and-so gave it FIVE STARS! So-in-so gave it FOUR STARS!

one star.

What does 2.5 stars mean?

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/146810875710254/
Artist Website: http://www.derekwclem.com/

March 1st-26th

Open Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 9-5
Saturday 9-12

Closing Reception:
March 26th 6-8pm

UCIMC Gallery
202 S. Broadway
Urbana IL

Saturday, May 28, 2016 (All day) to Monday, November 28, 2016 (All day)
Venice-Italy

CALL FOR ARTISTS (VENICE-ITALY)

Deadline: March 31, 2016

BORDERS - It’s LIQUID International Art and Architecture Festival (in Venice) It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo, Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House, is pleased to announce the open call for BORDERS 2016, the International Art and Architecture Festival.
BORDERS festival, curated by Luca Curci and Andrea Chinellato, will be presented in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice Art House, and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, from May to November 2016, in the same period of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Photography / Video Art / Video Mapping / Computer Graphics / Painting / Architecture / Installation / Sculpture / Performing Art

Further informations about BORDERS FESTIVAL contact us: giorgio.itsliquid@gmail.com

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 10:00am to Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 2:00pm
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College

Parkland College’s 2016 Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition will be held April 11–30 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 exhibit, Parkland Art and Design faculty selected approximately 180 works from more than 350 entries. Students taking art classes since summer 2015 were eligible to submit artwork.

Many of the works on display have earned artistic awards, which will be announced during the exhibit’s opening reception Thursday, April 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery lounge. The Parkland Guitar Ensemble will provide music.

Joan Stolz, a painting and drawing instructor, joins many faculty and students looking forward to this exhibit each spring. “It’s my favorite show of the year,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity for us as instructors to see what our students have been making in classes other than our own.”

The student art exhibition allows budding professional artists to showcase their extensive talent and the exploration processes they have experienced in Parkland Art and Design courses, explained Giertz Gallery Director Lisa Costello.

“This show introduces them to professional practices they will encounter in their field, 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. “That kind of experience is necessary for resume building and establishing themselves as practicing artists after graduation or transfer to a four-year college.”

During the reception, the 6:30 p.m. awards ceremony will recognize artwork of merit. 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, and the Blair Kling Memorial Art Award. In addition, one student will receive the Art Coop Award for Sustained Studio Excellence, which allows students to purchase art supplies.

Several Art and Design scholarships also will be announced during the reception, including the Don Lake Art Scholarship, the Underwood-Alger Scholarship, and the Robert Ralph Ford Memorial Art Scholarship. Finally, the winner of the acclaimed Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Scholarship will be announced.

Merit awardees, scholarship recipients, and certificate winners retain possession of their work. Works receiving 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 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 on the first floor, 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 Costello at 217/351-2485 or visit www.parkland.edu/gallery.

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 6:00pm
Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center

The Junior Painting majors of University of Illinois put together a unique series of works in the fall of 2015. The class read a chapter from Kurt Vonnergut’s Welcome to the Monkey House; this short story-like chapter discussed ideas of the spiritual world, fear of the unknown and also questioned the need for the physical human body. After discussing the chapter in depth, the class created the first round of paintings where they explored these themes on canvas. After the initial painting, the journey took a new turn. The students were instructed to swap paintings and create an entirely new painting in response to their peers work. After the second work, the paintings were swapped back to the original artist and a third response was painted. This method created a broad range of styles, subject matter, and concepts that offer a visual journey for the viewer.

Featuring work by artists Damaris Dunham, Katie Gamble, Blake Gilmore, Josh Johnson, Kylie LaSalle, Marie Maciejko, Nora Mokate, Kayla Stanko, and Chloe Torri.

Closing Reception: Saturday February 27th 6-8pm

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/972302432824607/

Saturday, March 5, 2016 (All day)
Indepenedent Media Center - 202 S Broadway Ave, Urbana, Illinois 61801

FREE event! This is a day of Belly Dance Workshops, Shopping/Swap meet, Potluck, Dancing, drumming and an Evening Performance Show. Lots of talented instructors and dancers, both local and from surrounding cities. You won't want to miss this! Invite all of your friends and come have an amazing day full of camaraderie and community!

If you wish to partake of potluck goodies, please bring a dish to share.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS;
9:00am-12:00pm Workshops & Shopping
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch break & Shopping
12:00pm-1:00pm OPEN DRUMMING & DANCING
1:00pm-5:00pm Workshop & Shopping
5:00pm-6:00pm Last minute shopping/networking
Did we mention shopping?!?!

7:00pm-9:00pm PERFORMANCE SHOW
(Performers TBA)

Please check our Facebook event page for more details and to invite your friends!
https://www.facebook.com/events/196394400714151/

WORKSHOPS
(Schedule & Instructors TBA hours subject to change)
We are honored to have so many talented ladies instructing and performing!!

9:00-9:30am Megan - Improv - Reflections/Pangaea
9:35-10:05am Cristina - SambaBelly Dance - Trikhala
10:10-10:40am Kaitlin/Tish - Singapore flair - Trikhala
10:45-11:15am Tomika Thomas/Lincoln - Dance w Live drums
11:20-11:50am Amanda Garion - Metal Fusion - Stygian Sisters
Lunchbreak 12:00-1:00pm (shopping/networking!)
12:00-1:00pm OPEN DRUMMING & DANCING
1:00-1:30pm Arikah Peacock - Arms- Ees'aBella/Decatur
1:35-2:05pm Therese Wyatt - Daughters of the Dance
2:10-2:40pm Erin Lacox - Smooth & Locks - Tenth Muse
2:45-3:15pm Dawn Garret Perry-Create/Emotion " " Bloomgtn
3:20-3:50pm Angela Nation-Egypt/Zoe/Zils - Ala Nar/Springfield
3:55-4:25pm Heathe Voight - ATS (Lotus Fire/Springfield)
4:30-5:00pm Carrie - 3/4 Shimmies (Down to Earth/Peoria)

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 7:30pm
Orpheum Theater

40 North 88 West, the Champaign County Arts Council, has reinvented their annual fundraiser with 40 North UNTITLED, a one-of-a-kind, late-night event on February 19th at the Orpheum Theatre. Celebrating the arts of Champaign County and 40 North’s mission of cultivating creativity, this engaging and interactive evening will bring together art lovers, supporters, and the general public for a night of artful entertainment. As the sole 40 North fundraising event of the year, the proceeds from the night will benefit 40 North and its programs including the Boneyard Arts Festival, ACE Awards, the Eric Show, Friday Night Live, Sky Gallery, MTD ART, and more. 

This late-evening event will feature complimentary cocktail bar and retro gourmet snacks and desserts by Michaels Catering. Customize your own t-shirt and tote screenprinted on site by Weiskamp Screen Printing, become an #arthero during your time inside the pop-up escape room byChampaign-Urbana Adventures in Time and Space, select orginal art by dozens of local artists, try your luck at the wine wall, dance the night away with DJ Mike Ingram, watch "lady-rage" unfold by CLAW: Champaign Ladies Amateur Wrestling, bid on unique auction items, and much more!

Tickets can be purchased at 40North.org, by contacting 40 North at 217-351-9841, or in person at 106 S. Neil St. Champaign IL 61821. 

In advance: $45/person, $80/couple on or before 2/18
At the door: $50/person on 2/19

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 6:00pm
University YMCA | Latzer Hall

The University YMCA and ISSS present
The 33rd Annual International Dinner & Performance Night

Enjoy an evening of great food and live performances in celebration of the diverse cultures that make up Champaign-Urbana.

Tickets are on sale now for only $15 for a sampling of food and performances from all over the world.

Purchase tickets at the front desk of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign (checks payable to the University YMCA). Tickets sell out early and seats are limited; plan to purchase tickets as soon as possible.

At this event, you should expect to enjoy cuisines from over 20 countries and performances from members of the campus and community. Past International Dinner menus have included dishes from Vietnam, Hawaii, Korea, Brazil, Ukraine, Poland, Turkey, Romania, Ghana, Peru, Russia, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Israel and several other countries. A finalized menu and performance program is To Be Announced. For more information and updates on the menu and performance schedule, visit: universityymca.org/global/dinner/

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 5:00pm
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College

LIGHT AND FORM: WORKS BY ANN CODDINGTON and JASON PEOT
Exhibit: Monday, February 15–Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Reception: Thursday, February 18, 5–7pm
Gallery Talk at 6:30pm by Jason Peot
Music by The Parkland Guitar Ensemble
Additional Lectures:
Jason Peot, Thursday, February 18 at 1:15pm
Ann Coddington on Tuesday, March 8 at 1:15pm & at 6:30pm
Linda Norbut Suits, Art-In-Architecture Coordinator for the
State of Illinois Capital Development Board on Wednesday, March 2 at 1:15pm

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Giertz Gallery at Parkland College presents a two-person art exhibition exploring ideas about light and form.

“LIGHT AND FORM: WORKS BY ANN CODDINGTON and JASON PEOT” opens Monday, February 15 and runs through Tuesday, March 29, 2016. In conjunction with the exhibit, a reception honoring the artists is scheduled for Thursday, February 18 from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring a gallery talk by Jason Peot at 6:30 p.m.

Additional exhibit lectures in the gallery include a presentation by Peot on Thursday, February 18 at 1:15 p.m.. and two lectures by Ann Coddington on Tuesday, March 8 at 1:15pm and 6:30pm. The exhibit, reception and lectures are free and open to the public.

This two-person exhibition consists of works that explore concepts of installation and the relationship of material and space to create or respond to our physical surroundings.
Both artists were commissioned to create work for the Parkland College Campus through the Art-In –Architecture program through the state of Illinois. Jason Peot’s installation is located in the Automotive Technology Center and Ann Coddington’s sculptural installation is slated for installation in the new Student Union this summer. In addition to the artist lectures, Linda Norbut Suits, Art-In-Architecture Coordinator for the State of Illinois Capital Development Board will speak about the statewide program on Wednesday, March 2 at 1:15pm.

Ann Coddington, Associate Professor at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, has attempted to reduce her art making down to the most elemental means of expression. She seeks to connect with an authentic physical experience in our ever-growing contemporary, digital society. “My artwork borrows fiber techniques from the traditional craft of basketry to create a sculptural expression of my beliefs and experiences and how they are sensed by the body. I am intrigued by the differences between feeling and knowing, body and mind.” Coddington explains about her work in the exhibit.

Jason Peot, Associate Professor of Art at Harper College in Palatine, IL, creates a dialogue with light and shadow that occurs between the materials he assembles and the space they occupy. In his artist statement he clarifies the different process of art making from individual pieces to making public installations such as the one that is installed at Parkland College’s Automotive Technology Center Building. “I find my process in making permanent public installations to be somewhat different than that of temporary installations for exhibition spaces. Some of these differences rise out of the logistical issues of this type of work. Materials and fabrication methods need to be considered with preservation and safety in mind while form and scale must accommodate usage patterns within the space.” He continues, “Foremost, though, is the development of content in a piece. While my large public pieces are formally inspired by the architecture and space of their site, they are conceptually derived from the purpose of the space and ideas about place in a broad sense. A successful installation will contribute to the viewer’s experience of a space rather than simply providing adornment for that space. This is particularly important for public art. Unlike the viewer in a gallery or museum, the typical viewer of public art is going about their day with no intention of experiencing art. If someone can cognitively relate to the content in a piece and be visually intrigued by it the artwork will positively alter their experience of that place.”

Giertz Gallery at Parkland College hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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.

Programs at the gallery are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Parkland College is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution; for accommodation, call 217/351-2505.

For more information on the exhibit, please call the gallery office at 217/351-2485 or visit www.parkland.edu/gallery.

Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 6:00pm
Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway, Urbana IL 61801

The IMC Gallery is proud to host an art installation by artist Peggy Flavin. Please join us on Saturday January 30th.

Peggy Flavin is a mixed media artist and student at U of I. Generally, digital tools play a large role in geometric patterns- this installation instead relies on the organic formation of patterns that comes from the physical process of creating tension between strings. The final structure might look fun to crawl under or climb in like a ninja, and that's a good thing.

See more of Peggy's work here: www.pjflavin.carbonmade.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1748500568716275/

Closing Reception: Saturday January 30th 6-8pm

Gallery Hours:

M: 12-4
T: closed
W: 12-4
H: 12-4
F: 12-4
S: 12-4

Monday, February 1, 2016 (All day), Tuesday, February 2, 2016 (All day), Wednesday, February 3, 2016 (All day), Thursday, February 4, 2016 (All day), Monday, February 8, 2016 (All day), Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (All day), Wednesday, February 10, 2016 (All day), Thursday, February 11, 2016 (All day), Monday, February 15, 2016 (All day), Tuesday, February 16, 2016 (All day), Wednesday, February 17, 2016 (All day), Thursday, February 18, 2016 (All day)
University YMCA, 1001 S Wright ST, Champaign, IL 61820

Art @ the Y presents the “Unforgotten: Humanizing the Tragic Consequences of Gun Violence"

On view in Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA from January 28, 2016 through February 2016

Victims of gun violence should not be forgotten. By sharing their stories and taking a stand, we can help keep guns out of the wrong hands, and help keep the lives of those lost Unforgotten.

Curated by the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, "Unforgotten" remembers all gun violence victims by focusing on the stories of eight people who lost their lives. The jarring installation features life-like statues created by working closely with each of the victims’ families. Dressed in the victims’ personal clothing, they represent the image and absence of their fallen loved ones.

Websites: www.the-unforgotten.org; www.ICHV.org; www.universityymca.org/art

Murphy Gallery:
Hours: Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 9pm
Fridays from 9am to 5pm
Location: 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL 61820
Admission: Free and open to the public
Bus Lines: Yellow, Navy, Blue, Silver, Brown
Illini Nearby Bus Stops: Transit Plaza, Wright & Chalmers, Armory & Wright

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