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Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 10:00am to Monday, September 14, 2015 - 4:45pm
Urbana Civic Center

Join us at the first ever Urbana Art Expo, a one-day fine art exhibition and sale, and show your support for local art! This event is free and open to the public.

This year, 23 local and regional artists are participating: Langston Allston, Roberta Bennett, Don Briskin, Allen Creamean, Beth Darling, Fred Delcomyn, Heather Dent, Kathryn Fitzgerald, Caroline Goldsmith, Travis Hocutt, Suzanne Keith Loechl, Sam Logan, Maria Ludeke, Karissa McDermott, Christina Nordholm, Ellie Pinzarrone, Erica Robertson, Carolina Rodriguez, Lynn Hawkinson Smith, Michael Owen Thomas, Jana Uebele, Sendra Uebele, and Nathan Westerman.

The Urbana Art Expo is presented by the Urbana Public Arts Program in collaboration with 40 North: Champaign County Arts Council, and is supported by the Urbana Park District and the Champaign Park District. For more information, visit www.urbanaartexpo.com. Air Jordan

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 5:00pm to Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 4:45pm
Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway, Urbana IL 61801

The IMC Gallery is excited to collaborate with the Arts of Life to present a group show curated by artist Tim Stone, of the Chicago Studio. The Arts of Life is a studio based community for adults with developmental disabilities.

Intrigued reflects both the maker and viewer in their approach to artwork. During the creative process, artists experience fascination, maybe even fixation, on a particular idea or image. After hours of making and re-making, their idea becomes a reality of paper, paint, collage, and canvas. Once completed, they often hope to share that feeling with viewers through their art; to inspire that same curiosity.

Works selected for this show represent a wide variety of creative practices and styles. Its makers are part of an artist collective that promotes the exchange of skills and concepts. The Arts of Life creates a space where the unique identity of each member is integrated and included in the whole.

Speaking from diverse creative and personal perspectives, Intrigued aspires to captivate and connect with viewers on many levels.

Closing Reception with the artists:
Friday, August 28th 5-7pm

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Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 3:00pm to Monday, August 31, 2015 - 2:45pm
2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL

Matsuri is the Japanese word for festival. Join us for our first Matsuri and kick off the fall semester here at Japan House within the University of Illinois Arboretum. Come for an afternoon of Japanese and Asian inspired food, drinks, crafts, demonstrations, and performances. Purchase of tickets are needed for food and drink.They will be available at Japan House. There will be drum performances by Ho Etsu Taiko and tea ceremonies by Urbana-Champaign Association of Chado Urasenke Tankokai. There will be martial arts demonstrations, garden tours of the Japan House gardens, bonsai and ikebana displays and tea bowl making by Jason Armour. Some of our participating restaurants will be Cream & Flutter, Flying Machine Coffee, JT Walker's, Kona Ice, Michaels' Catering, Miga, Pandamonium Doughnuts and Pizza M.FOOTWEAR

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 12:00am to Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 11:45pm
Indi Go Gallery

Healing Works, a collection of art celebrating the strength of survivors of sexual violence and their supporters. 

Anniversary Reception
Saturday, September 5th, 1-4pm
Exhibition Hours:
September 2,3, and 4, 5-8pm
September 5 and 6, 1-4pm

Sponsored by Lola's Brush at Indi Go Gallery


 

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Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 12:30pm to Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 3:45pm
Spurlock Museum

A whole afternoon of performances! During WorldFest, the Museum celebrates the wonderful variety of performance arts practiced around the world and offers hands-on activities for everyone. This event is sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Suggested donation: $5.
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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 8:00pm to Friday, July 17, 2015 - 7:45pm
111 Walnut St (2nd Floor), Champaign, IL

Institute 4 Creativity will be hosting a joint screening of Dither: The DIY Sound and Walls of Sound by local film makers Sam Geneser and David Gracon.

Dither (2013/38 min.) — A short form documentary project on do it yourself music; heightening our sense of community and stimulating positive social change.

Walls of Sound (2012/63 min.) — A Look Inside the House of Records is a feature length documentary video that explores the House of Records, a brick and mortar independent record store based in Eugene, Oregon. Read the full description at https://houseofrecords.wordpress.com/

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Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 7:30pm
Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway, Urbana IL 61801

Exploring African American History, In Illinois & Throughout The United States.

With writer Brian Dolinar, editor of ‘The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers,’ and artist Jason Patterson, who's work
in portraiture highlights cultural and political significance within the African American narrative.

Lectures: Saturday, July 18th, 7:30pm at the IMC Gallery
202 S Broadway Ave, Urbana, IL
Art work on display through July 31st

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 10:00am to Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 1:45pm
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College

2015 Parkland Art and Design Faculty Exhibition
Monday, August 24 – Saturday, September 19, 2015
Reception: Thursday, September 3, 5-7 p.m.
Talk by Craig McMonigal at 6:30 p.m.
Music by Matthew Watt & Matthew Hurt

Participating artists:
Louis Ballard
Chris Berti
Lisa Costello
Melinda McIntosh
Craig McMonigal
Laura O’Donnell
Kristina Reese
Denise Seif
Peggy Shaw
Joan Stolz
Matthew Watt
Kelly White
Paul Young

Contemporary works in a variety of media including painting, printmaking, ceramics, graphic design, sculpture, photography, metalsmithing, and drawing will be shown —from both new and returning faculty. This highly anticipated exhibition not only allows Parkland students to see the work of faculty in the Art and Design and Graphic Design departments, but also provides the college an opportunity to share with the community the work of some of the talented faculty. The public is invited for refreshments during an exhibit reception on Thursday, September 3rd from 5 to 7 pm with music by Matthew Watt and Matthew Hurt. At the artists’ reception, mingle with the art faculty and learn what has inspired their work.

Craig McMonigal, who will be retiring in January, will be giving a gallery talk about his work in the exhibition during the reception at 6:30 pm. Craig McMonigal, a Parkland instructor in photography, won the 2015 Illinois Community College Trustees Association Award for Outstanding Part-time Faculty Member. McMonigal is a 21-year faculty member who has been praised by colleagues for his commitment to the college, the program, and the students. One Art and Design colleague says McMonigal is “eager to accept new responsibilities, helping the Art and Design program, and the photography degree within the Communication program, to grow by actively supporting assessment and the development of new curriculum.” Described as an integral part of Parkland’s Art and Design program, McMonigal developed new courses in photography, implemented innovative techniques, and worked to help create the Associate in Applied Science in Photography program. McMonigal is an active member of the Society for Photographic Education and has served as the Parkland representative on the Illinois Higher Education Art Association.

Image Info: Craig McMonigal, Untitled/Viewer/Voyeur Series, 2014, 20x15, Digital Print

Giertz Gallery
Parkland College
2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, Illinois 61821-1899
Gallery Office 217/ 351-2485
www.parkland.edu/gallery

Fall Gallery Hours:
Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, noon-2 p.m.
Closed September 7 for Labor Day

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

To find the gallery, we suggest using the M6 parking lot on the north corner of the campus. Enter through any door 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.

Parkland is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution. For accommodation, call 217/351-2505.
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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 12:00am to Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 11:45pm
2503 South Neil Street Champaign IL

Off the Wall Event - Larry Kanfer gallery
See Larry Kanfer’s new Vintage photography collection, get a sneak peak of the 2016 calendars, talk with the artist and take home your favorites. Artwork from all the collections – Prairiescapes, International, University of Illinois, Abstracts and more will be available. Get your Larry Kanfer artwork off the walls before they’re gone! Thursday 7/17 – Saturday 7/18, 10am – 5:30pm, Sunday 7/19, 12pm – 4pm.

Larry Kanfer Gallery
2503 S Neil, Champaign
www.kanfer.com
gallery@kanfer.com
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Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 5:00pm to Monday, July 20, 2015 - 7:45pm
Arboretum - 2001 S Lincoln Ave

Le Jardin Music Festival - A celebration of Champaign Urbana's culture and creativity.

Performers include:
UIUC Opera & Dance Students
Le Chateau de la Voix Orchestra
Sketch Artists & Painters
Guest Instrumentalists
Spoken Word

 

Free Admission

Bring food, beverage, blankets, chairs, and join in a wonderful summer evening of inspired presentations by Champaign-Urbana finest artists. 

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