visual arts

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library

Come to this evening story time with stories, songs, and a craft!

For children ages 3-6 and their families.

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 5:00pm to Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 4:45pm
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center Art Gallery

Emergence: Touching the Infinite Source of Being.
Abstract Botanical Photography by Lynn Anderson

Artist Reception Dec. 10th 2016 5-7pm

IMC Gallery 1st Floor
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
202 S. Broadway Ave. • Urbana, IL 61801 • 217.344.8820
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Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 9:00am to Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 3:45am

Emergence: Touching the Infinite Source of Being.
Abstract Botanical Photography by Lynn Anderson

December 3, 2016 – January 2, 2017

Artist Reception Dec. 10th 2016 5-7pm

IMC Gallery 1st Floor
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
202 S. Broadway Ave. • Urbana, IL 61801 • 217.344.8820
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Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Holiday paper-folding fun! Once again, Ailing and Yukimi, two local origami artists, will help you make holiday-themed creations to take home or give as gifts.

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Friday, November 11, 2016 - 5:00pm to Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 4:45pm
IMC Gallery, 202 S. Broadway, Urbana

The IMC Gallery is excited to announce its next exhibition featuring Angelo Ray Martinez

Within his paintings, Angelo Ray Martínez (b. 1981 in Boulder, CO) combines a playful variety of images, exploring the construction of personal and cultural identities. 8-bit video games graphics, tattoos, and items of clothing are some of the elements that are utilized to explore themes of appropriation, assimilation, and hybridity. His work questions the role of objects and images in the construction of self-identification while highlighting the increasing fluidity of identity in the post-internet age.

Martínez currently lives with his wife, artist Melonie Mulkey, in South Bend, IN and is an Instructional Assistant Professor at Illinois State University.

Opening Reception November 11th, 5-8pm

Exhibition Duration: November 11th-30th

Artist Website:

Facebook Event: BALANCE

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 5:00pm to Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 7:45pm
Gallery 217

The CUDO Pro Show is an annual exhibition of advertising, promotion, branding, photography, illustration, typography, print, web, motion, apps, and more, created by members and friends of the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization (CUDO). The exhibition will run November 11–28.

9 E University Ave, Champaign

Friday, November 11, 5–9pm
Free admission, free food and drinks
Live music by Hot Iron String Band

Saturday, Nov 12–Monday, Nov 28

Friday, November 18, 5–8pm
Free admission, free food and drinks

MEET THE PROS Gallery Talk by Ralph Roether
Tuesday, November 22, 7pm

Mon–Fri 6–8pm | Sat–Sun 12–4pm
(closed Thanksgiving and the day after)

For more information:
Please rsvp on our facebook event for the opening reception:
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 3:45pm to Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 4:45pm
The Urbana Free Library - Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)

Bring your favorite words and join us to make magnetic poetry to take home or give as a gift.

For children in grades 3 to 6.

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 1:45pm
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College

2016 State of the Art: Drawing Invitational Curated by Shelby Shadwell
Exhibit: Monday, November 14, 2016– Saturday, February 4, 2017
Reception: Thursday, November 17, 5–7 p.m., with Curatorial Talk by Shelby Shadwell at 6 p.m., and music by Parkland Guitar Ensemble
Additional artist lecture by Shelby Shadwell on Thursday, November 17 at 11am

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Contemporary drawing artists from across the U.S. will exhibit artworks during the "2016 State of the Art: Drawing Invitational," opening Monday, Nov. 14 at the Giertz Gallery at Parkland College.

Curated by University of Wyoming Associate Professor of Art Shelby Shadwell, the exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. A reception Thursday, Nov. 17, 5–7 p.m. in the gallery lounge will feature a curatorial talk by Shadwell at 6 p.m., music by the Parkland Guitar Ensemble, and refreshments. Both the drawing exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Exhibiting artists include Tamie Beldue, Susan D’Amato, Alison Denyer, Christopher Ganz, Michael Hook, Seth Marosok, Jeremy Plunkettt, John Sabraw, Christopher Troutman, and Hong Chun Zhang.

“I started with an assumption that, to the extent it can be observed, quality in visual art, including drawing, consists in the creation of objects that inspire a sense of awe and wonder through their expressed form and content. I believe the pieces in this show succeed at that on every level,” Shadwell said about the show. “In terms of form, the artists demonstrate great ability to construct a convincing plasticity of space and the illusion of volumetric forms that encourages me, and hopefully all viewers, to marvel in sublime satisfaction at homo sapiens ability to translate what are essentially abstractions (observed lines, shapes and values) into highly organized representations in the mind.”

Giertz Gallery at Parkland College hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. The gallery will be closed Nov. 23 (5 p.m.) and reopens Monday, November 28 for Thanksgiving; Closed December 12 and reopens January 17 for Holiday Break.

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 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. All events in the handicapped-accessible gallery are free and open to the public. Parkland College is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution. For accommodation, call 217/353-2802 or email

For more information on the exhibit, please call the gallery office at 217/351-2485 or visit


Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm to Monday, October 24, 2016 - 2:45pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Clothespin Puppets is an unusual organization dedicated to promoting the arts, along with art education and literature, all via storytelling brought to life with puppets. They offer one-of-a-kind shows that are custom adaptations of popular children’s literature, providing an entertaining and educational enrichment program every time they perform. For families.
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Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:00pm to Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:45pm
Tarble Arts Center, 2010 9th Street, Charleston, IL

The Tarble will be open late for students to hang out and make new friends, explore exhibitions and create fun art. Light refreshments will be served.

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