40 Point One

40 North presents 40 Point One | art space 

40 North is thrilled to present OPEN STUDIO: The Artists of the Lincoln Building - a new exhibition at 40 Point One art space, 1300 S. Neil St. (inside Consolidated Communications and across the street from Meatheads). 

The opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 5th, from 5:30-7:30pm at 40 Point One.

An artist’s studio is a sacred space. They don’t require lots of room – could be a crammed corner of a bedroom, a separate addition in the backyard, or a tranquil space in a historic building. Some are flooded with light, others are bursting with materials. Some are wholly saturated with color and some are subtle, muted, and minimal. Some remain quiet and isolated, with others being full of activity and commotion. Some are pure chaos while others are stark and austere. The range is infinite but the purpose remains the same: a space designed specifically for the goal of making art.  

“To have a sacred place is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don't know what you owe anybody or what they owe you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be.”                       
                                        - Joseph Campbell

The Lincoln Building, located at 44 East Main Street in downtown Champaign, was built for Issac Kuhn in 1915-16 by architect H.R. Temple (1900 graduate of the UIUC Architecture Program).  Kuhn and his family were great admirers of President Lincoln and it is believed that Abe stayed with the family when their home was located on the NW corner of Hill and Randolph. The five-story brick building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 1, 1996. The occupants when the building opened in 1916 included architects, contractors, lawyers, a chiropractor, a public accountant, a barber shop, and numerous insurance and real estate agents. In the past few decades, local artists have been leasing several spaces in the Lincoln Building and transforming them into artist studios.

This new exhibition at 40 Point One, 40 North’s art space, features work from all the current artists occupying studios in the Lincoln Building as well as images of their varied, fascinating, and inspiring studio spaces.

Featured artists include:

Jan Adams
Jess Beyler
Bob Chapman
Beth Chasco
Ann Coddington
Beth Darling
Kelly Hieronymus
Connie Kelley
Suzanne Loechl
Melissa Mitchell
Christina Nordholm
Cinda Pettigrew
Hilary Pope
Joan Stolz

The opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 5th, from 5:30-7:30pm at 40 Point One, 1300 S. Neil St. (inside Consolidated Communications and across the street from Meatheads).

Open Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
CLOSED on Thursday, November 23rd; Friday, November 24th; Monday, December 25th; and Monday, January 1st.