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UIUC CSSA Photography Studio is a photography student organization under Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA). We produce photo work for CSSA and other student organizations. We create many opportunities for students in U of I to get involved in photo art. Free events we hold every year also benefit students with our professional photo skills, such as free professional photo take.

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*MELD (Monday Evening Life Drawing Group) is an informal and non-instructional group. 

No registration or commitment is required - just come when you are available.

All 2D media and all skill levels are welcome. 

Cost is $10 per person.

Chairs, tray tables, small stage, lighting, props and the model are provided. You may bring easels etc.

MELD meets every Monday evening from 7-9 PM at McGown Photography, 5801 W.Springfield, Champaign (1.5 miles west of Staley Ave) on the south side of Springfield.

For more information and/or directions, 
call 217.621.0087 or 
email lawrence@mcgownphotography.com

Urbana Land Arts, is an design and applied arts studio whose focus is on integrating landscape architecture and public art through developing projects and programming which respond to history, ecology, and specificity of place. ULA believes that good design is the result of the careful consideration of the elements, both natural and cultural, and in a robust collaborative spirit that focuses on the genius of the group rather than a singular vision. We are located in the downstairs of [Co][Lab] at 206 W. Main in downtown Urbana, IL.

Kiefer Photography started because of a lifetime love, and dedication, to the art of photography. Julie Kiefer, owner of Kiefer Photography, has been capturing images for over 20 years and continues to find the challenge, and the beauty, in the process.

As a photographer, Julie puts an emphasis on capturing images through a responsive or natural approach. With this in mind, she strives to memorialize portraits that represent what was occurring at the time the image was captured. Over the years, Julie has discovered that the natural and relaxed movements of everyday life can make the best photographs.

Kiefer Photography offers portraiture services, as well as wedding and engagement services. Fine Art is also part of the studio's foundation and you can always find new fine art images displayed throughout the studio. Kiefer Photography captures the special memories of clients in the east central Illinois market but will also travel to the metropolitan areas of Indianapolis, Chicago and St. Louis.

Julie is a native of Indiana and holds several degrees, including one in journalism and photography. She also holds a masters degree in Human Resources.

Her photographs have been published in several different anthologies and Julie has been honored by winning several awards for her photography.

Kiefer Photography is proud to be a member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America), PSA (Photographic Society of America), NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association), NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) and the Illinois Artisans group.

The Women's Resources Center, a unit of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations at the University of Illinois, hosts monthly exhibitions of a diversity of art mediums. Preference is given to University of Illinois undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and/or art that examines dynamics of gender and other social identities.

Apart from exhibition space, the Women's Resources Center's primary services include advocacy and support services for survivors of violence or trauma; educational programs in leadership, career development, wellness, and safety; and the promotion of an awareness the needs and issues facing women and trans* students and other marginalized communities.

The Institute 4 Creativity (I4C) was founded in September 2012 to help people of all ages and backgrounds understand, develop, and utilize their creativity by providing a dynamic synergy of education, arts, humanities, science, technology, and ecology. Our goal is to encourage creative expression and provide a safe and stimulating environment where everyone can come together to learn, teach, think, and grow.

I4C is an Illinois non-profit organization with a multi-purpose creativity center, located at 111 South Walnut in downtown Champaign, which features classroom, event, exhibition, and studio spaces. We also provide off-site workshops, presentations, events, and creative development opportunities, in addition to marketing assistance and networking opportunities to help promote individuals and groups engaged in creative pursuits.

For more information about I4C, contact:
Bill Longfellow, Director
217-417-1667
bill@institute4creativity.org

Established in 1982, we are located near the University of Illinois campus in Champaign, Illinois, and specialize in custom t shirts and other select apparel and promotional items. In addition to our many loyal local customers, we have clients throughout the U.S. We are driven to provide the best service and quality for our customers. Our entire staff, in customer service and in production, has experience in the arts from music to photography to (of course) graphics. This means that the artist's eye for detail and quality is brought to bear on every aspect of every project.

The NSAL is an organization which actively support the work of young people who are pursuing an interest in the following categories; art, music, drama, literature, dance, and musical theater. The society was founded in 1944 and consists of 18 chapters distributed across the United States. While local chapters may vary in local endeavors, all participate in the "Career Awards", a national competition held each spring, as well as the Winston Endowment scholarships in art and voice.

What: The University YMCA will host Rev. Dr. Cindi Love from Soulforce on “Fundamentalism, Freedom, and Faith” on March 8th at Friday Forum.

When: March 8, 2013, 12 Noon

Where: Latzer Hall, University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, Illinois

Details: The talk will focus on the challenges faced by the LGBTQ community and other marginalized communities, who are often subjected to the violence of exclusion, and highlight the non-violent efforts made by Soulforce to resist the oppression arising out of fundamentalism. Local church and political officials as well as the media are invited to speak with Rev. Dr. Cindi Love before and after the noontime talk.

Background: Successful entrepreneur and corporate executive turned minister, Rev. Dr. Cindi Love is the Executive Director of Soulforce as well as a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Love also serves on the United Nations UUO Coalition for LGBT Human Rights and authored the book Would Jesus Discriminate? named for the international campaign of the same name.

Soulforce is a national non-profit organization dedicated to bring freedom to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people from religious & political oppression. It also challenges other forms of oppression including sexism, racism and classism. Soulforce accomplishes its mission primarily through community organizing, education and training, advocacy for public and private institutional policy change and street-based nonviolent resistance to overt discrimination.

"Soulforce, Rev. Dr. Cindi Love" is a part of the Friday Forum Spring 2013 lecture series, Faith in Action. The series will feature speakers from across the spectrum of faith traditions that are compelled by their faith to engage in bold and creative forms of action. All lectures are free and open to the public. Y Eatery is available during the lecture: $6.50/3.00 student.

Additional Information: The views expressed by the speakers do not necessarily reflect the views of the University YMCA, co-sponsors, or the Friday Forum committee. A sign language interpreter is available within a 72 hour notice (contact Carol Nunn at 217-337-1500). All forums are radio broadcast at 6:00pm on WEFT 90.1 the Monday following the lecture. For more information, plus a list of our sponsors, please visit www.universityymca.org/friday_forum.

More info about Rev. Dr. Cindi Love: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-dr-cindi-love/

Contact: Ann Rasmus, Program Director

[217-337-1514, ann@universityymca.org]

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