visual arts

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana

Japan House welcomes Dr. Jennifer McDowell for her presentation on Kokeshi Dolls at 1:00 pm. Dr. McDowell is a cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on material culture, folk art, disaster, and tourism in Japan. At 11:00 am, watch members of the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Urbana-Champaign Association present the traditional tea ceremony game of kagetsu. Take part in a tea ceremony at 10:15 am, 12:00 pm, 2:15 pm and 3:00 pm with the group at a discounted rate of $5.00 per person. Tomonokai members are free! Enjoy a free tour of the gardens by the designer and donor of the gardens himself, Mr. Jim Bier at noon and 2:00 pm.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
University YMCA 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Art @ the Y presents
GROWING COMMUNITY
Photographs by Erich Adickes, and Partnering Community Gardens

EXHIBITION OPENING

APRIL 28, 2016 | 5:00PM-7:00pm
Gallery Talk at 5:30pm

University YMCA
1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820

On view in Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA from April 28, 2016 through August 2016.

Growing Community, framed in the context of Sola Gratia Farm, Prosperity Gardens, and Randolph Community Garden, highlights some of the community bridges and partnerships that grow out of the local foods movement. Featuring the work of local photographer Erich Adickes, this collection of photographs tells the stories of people and of communities fighting back against hunger by bringing healthy food close to home.

Background: Nearly fifty million Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from. According to feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap project, Champaign County suffers from a 16.7% food insecurity rate, higher than the food insecurity rate in Cook County. One of the problems contributing to hunger and obesity in our communities is poor access to healthy, affordable foods. The farm and gardens featured in this exhibiton demonstrate some of the ways people are working together to bridge the meal gap.

Website: universityymca.org/art/

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 5:00pm to Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 12:00am
Fluid Event Center, 601 N Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL 61821

The Common Mind Art Collective is once again teaming up with the Fluid Events Center to create a massive one of a kind art event. The Common Mind Experience at Boneyard Arts Festival will be filling over 15,000+ sq. feet of Exhibition and Performance space!!

DATE: April 8th and 9th , 2016
LOACTION: Fluid Event Center, 601 N. Country Fair Dr. Champaign, Il 61820
GALLERY HOURS:
- Friday April 8th, 5:00pm - 11:00pm
- Saturday April 9th, 12:00pm - 12:00am
PERFORMANCE HOURS:
GENERAL ADMISSION: (FREE ADMISSION, DONATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT THE DOOR)

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:00am to 5:30pm, Friday, April 15, 2016 - 10:00am to 5:30pm, Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 10:00am to 5:30pm, Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 10:00am to 5:30pm
Larry Kanfer Gallery 2503 S. Neil St Champaign

Larry Kanfer Gallery Spring Open House and Show

Celebrate spring at the Larry Kanfer Gallery Spring Open House. Enjoy Larry’s newest landscape and University of Illinois photographs and view a special selection of Larry’s classic landscapes from his sold out book, “Prairiescapes”. This collection is visually stunning with an artist proof of the book cover, “Amish Traveler” and other classic “Prairiescapes” Limited-Edition favorites. See them while you can!
April 14th – 17th
Thurs – Sat 10-5:30, Sun 12-4pm

Larry Kanfer Gallery
2503 S Neil St
Champaign IL 61820
217-398-2000
gallery@kanfer.com
www.kanfer.com
Also find us on FB, Twitter and Instagram – Larry Kanfer Gallery

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

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