visual arts

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

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 5:00pm
University YMCA, 1001 S Wright ST, Champaign, IL 61820

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. Join us on January 28 for the Art @ the Y exhibition opening of the "Unforgotten: Humanizing the Tragic Consequences of Gun Violence." At the exhibition opening, attendees will be provided opportunities to take action against gun violence. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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

About The Illinois Council against Handgun Violence: ICHV is the oldest and largest statewide organization in the U.S. working to prevent the devastation caused by firearms. Founded in 1975 by four suburban Chicago women concerned about the tragic consequences of handgun proliferation and availability, ICHV works on a variety of fronts to educate, raise public awareness, and build coalitions to enact change in laws and behavior. For 41 years, ICHV has been a leader among state gun violence prevention groups.

About Art @ the Y: Some of the most profound insight, critique, and creative thinking around the issues which comprise the mission of the Y happen in and around the arts. Art @ the Y is an initiative of the University YMCA that seeks to engage issues of social justice, international understanding, environmental activism, faith and cultural understanding through quality public arts programming. Art @ the Y includes a revolving exhibition space in Murphy Gallery, featuring artists whose work speaks to the mission of the Y and performing arts events throughout the year.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 4:00pm to 11:00pm
Pizza M 208 West Main St Downtown Urbana, 202-1919

One of the great benefits of arts and cultural gatherings is their potential to bring us together in shared experiences and build community. And lest we forget, it is the capacity of our communities to endure difficulty, tragedy and challenge that allows us to grow in both understanding and broad acceptance of who we are and hence move us toward who and what we can be. Please bring your beautiful self.

What: Change Maker gathering/live jazz/auction/ and live painting by Langston Allston Yeagle
When: December 22nd 2015 9pm-11pm
Where: Pizza M, Main Street Urbana
Why: "What matters then is to not only know the world but to change it”.
Fanon

Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Anita Purves Nature Center

Adults (age 15 and up)
Program Leader: Cora Hays, Biological Illustrator

Watercolors are a wonderful tool for illustrating the natural world. With a little direction, they can capture the most subtle spring hues. Watercolors are a fluid medium that may seem to defy precise control. However, they are often used to great effect in scientific illustrations. Knowing the right materials and techniques to use can make this medium do most of the work for you. This class will offer a basic introduction to watercolor painting and explore its applications for botanical and biological illustration. Supplies will be provided. No prior experience necessary. Space is limited!

Early Bird Cost: $18R/$27NR with registration by March 19th
Regular Cost: $20R/$30NR with registration by March 26th

Code: 3710 - Register online at www.urbanaparks.org or by calling 217-367-1544

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
Anita Purves Nature Center

Show Dates: January 11-April 30, 2016.
Opening Reception: January 16, 1-3PM

Boneyard Arts Festival Program: Saturday, April 9 from 10-10:45 AM

There is power in an intention. It is a promise to the Self. Our thoughts manifest into creation; what we think, we become. In yoga, it is a call to awaking in our practice, infusing every breath, every movement with meaning. In life, it is a call to awakening of Self.

The Art of Intention begins the journey into the self - offering insight into the human spirit. With the elements of nature serving as a backdrop; water, earth, fire, air and ether, the human form is celebrated and explored.

As a yoga teacher, Adams collects the Intentions shared by her students. Called forth from our shared human experience, the Intentions affirm our oneness, our desire for peace, joy, deeper knowing of self, health, and freedom.

As a photographer, Adams uses these Intentions as a vehicle to showcase the deeper dimensions of the human experience within a visual context.

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 5:00pm
400 S Vine St, Urbana, IL 61801

Urbana Public Arts Program Announces
an Artist of the Corridor Exhibition by Travis Hocutt

The City of Urbana invites the public to view the latest Artist of the Corridor exhibition featuring Urbana artist Travis Hocutt. This exhibition runs from December 1st to February 29th, 2016 at the City Building (400 S. Vine Street), and the Urbana Free Library (210 W. Green Street). An opening reception will be held at the City Building lobby on Friday, December 18th at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome.

Travis Hocutt is currently the Artist in Residence at the IMC and has received a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston, an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. In addition, Hocutt recently became the Artist in Residence at the Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center. His work has been exhibited both locally and internationally. Hocutt’s work revolves around the theme of exploration, usually in outer space and engages the physical and experiential limits of our perception.

Artist of the Corridor, an initiative by the City of Urbana Public Arts Program, is an exhibition series that features local art in the City Building and the Urbana Free Library. All Artist of the Corridor shows are free and open to the public. To receive updates on public art events and artist opportunities in Urbana, follow Urbana Public Arts Program on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or subscribe to the Public Arts e-newsletter.

See more of Travis' work here: www.travishocutt.com

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 6:00pm
Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway, Urbana IL 61801

Join us this Saturday for the Opening Reception of Centum Cellulosa; one hundred cellular drawings by artist Elizabeth Boyd Hartmann.

While formally a jeweler by training this collection of drawings is an important part of Hartmann’s studio practice and the drawings have led to another body of drawings and objects: Cellula Praecursoria. The body of work focusing on cellular forms was one of the artist’s ways of processing her husband’s journey through his diagnosis and recovery from bone cancer.

See more of her work here on her website: http://www.elizabethboydhartmann.com/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/213116959020383/

Questions? Email Travis: travis.hocutt@gmail.com

IMC Gallery
202 S. Broadway
Urbana

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