visual arts

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:30pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

Join us for a scholar talk at the Krannert Museum. "Transmission: Jesse Aron Green & the History about to Happen" will be presented by Michael Jay McClure, associate professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sponsored in part by Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund/College of Fine + Applied Arts, School of Art + Design Visitors Fund, and Krannert Art Museum.

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 12:45pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

Join us in the Krannert Art Museum West Gallery for a gallery conversation stemming from the exhibition "Propositions on Revolution." This exciting opportunity features Illinois faculty and is moderated by exhibition curator Kristin Romberg, assistant professor of Art History.

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Friday, September 1, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 11:45am, Friday, September 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 11:45am, Friday, September 15, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 11:45am, Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 11:45am, Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 11:45am, Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 11:45am, Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 11:45am, Friday, October 27, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 11:45am, Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 11:45am, Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 11:45am, Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 11:45am, Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 11:45am, Friday, December 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 11:45am
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

Join in on the Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes that introduce participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga: seated and standing asanas (poses), breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Participants should bring their own yoga mats and wear comfortable clothing.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 6:00pm to Friday, September 1, 2017 - 5:45pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

Join us in this public reception, celebrating the opening night of the new Fall 2017 exhibitions. There will be an opening welcome by Allyson Purpura, senior curator and curator of Global African Arts, and Prita Meier, assistant professor of Art History at New York University at 6pm. The museum will be open until 9pm. Exhibitions opening include World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean, Propositions on Revolution (Slogans for a Future), Coveting Nature: Art, Collecting, and Natural History in Early Modern Europe, School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition, and Provenance: A Forensic History of Art.

Cash bar provided by Michael's Catering. Hosted by Krannert Art Museum Council.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00am to Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 11:45pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

Came and see the 2017 Annual Faculty Exhibition, which will mark the 92nd year of longstanding collaboration between the School of Art + Design and Krannert Art Museum to showcase current work by studio faculty teaching in the School of Art + Design. Works on view will include painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, jewelry, metals, new media, graphic design, and industrial design.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:00am to Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:45pm
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College

June 19 to August 9, 2017
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College
Reception: Thursday, June 22, 5–7 p.m.; opening remarks with Lisa Costello, Kelly White, and juror Gisele Atterberry at 6 p.m., Music by El Guapo
Closing Gallery Talk: August 9, 6 p.m. by Gisele Atterberry

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Works by community artists will once again feature in a summer juried art exhibition at Giertz Gallery at Parkland College.

Giertz Gallery, in collaboration with 40 North: Champaign County Arts Council, presents “Around the Block II: Artists from Our Neighborhood” opening Monday, June 19. The exhibit, which runs through Aug. 9, comprises works of art that reflect the caliber of creative flourish that is present in east central Illinois.

Serving as juror for the exhibition is Gisele Atterberry, art history faculty in the Fine Arts Department at Joliet Junior College and coauthor of the college textbook Design Essentials: A Handbook. She will provide opening remarks at the June 22 exhibit reception, to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery. Atterberry also will give a closing gallery talk on the show Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m.

Gallery Director Lisa Costello called this year’s exhibit a terrific survey of artists who live in the area.

“We’re pleased by the strong turnout of artists who submitted their work for the exhibit,” she remarked. “We’re also very pleased to have Gisele Atterberry agree to be our juror; a longtime resident of Champaign, she has made an impact in the arts in Illinois. She took this responsibility very seriously and gave a lot of thought to her selection. Finally, we’re thankful for 40 North, Champaign County’s Art Council, which really helped us get the word out to local artists to submit their work! It’s a valuable resource to our community.”

More than 70 artists are participating in this exhibit: Jan Adams, Cecilia Allen and Roger Blakley, Sylvia Arnstein, Tedra Ashley-Wannemuehler, Jenny Barrett, Sandra Batzli, Gary Beaumont, Jess Beyler, Jodi Birdwell, Harry Breen, Thomas Brewer, M. Ben Cohan, Catherine Cunningham, Beth Darling, Pamela Ek, Christy Elamma, Mary Emmons, Pam Erickson, Jeff Evans, Lisa Evans, Carol Farnum, Viktoria Ford, Faith Gabel, Juanita L. Gammon, Lorraine Graham, Stacey Gross, Daniel Hadley, Sandra Hynds, Judy Jones, Larry Kanfer, Jan Kappes, Bruce Kloth, Carolyn Knox, Philip Knox, Rick Larimore, Tom Layman, Sue Kay Lee, Casey Lowry, Paula McCarty, Ann McDowell, Ingrid Melief, Melissa Mitchell, Pat Monigold, Christina Nordholm, Sharon Owens and David Spears, Jason Patterson, Vicki Patton, Shannon Percoco, Hilary Pope, Ralph Roether, Erin Rogers, Ann Rund, Vashoune Russell, Umeeta Sadarangani, Andrea Shields, David Smith, Lynn Smith, Phil Strang, Stephanie Sutton, Bonnie Switzer, Mohan Tracy, David Wantroba, Bryan Warsaw, Rosalind Faiman Weinberg, Nathan Westerman, Catherine Wiesener, Charles Wisseman, Sarah Wisseman, and Liza Wynette

Atterberry expressed on her own “great pleasure” in jurying the Giertz Gallery’s second community art exhibition.

“I was constantly reminded of the artistic vitality evident throughout our area,” she commented. “I was delighted to see submissions from veteran artists, people who have long played a prominent and valuable role in our arts community. Additionally, there were many highly skilled and thematically compelling works that were totally new to my eyes. In all, I feel the show will offer a reflection of the exciting and diverse range of interests held by artists just ‘around the block.’”

All events in the handicapped-accessible gallery are free and open to the public. Summer gallery hours are Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

Giertz Gallery is located at 2400 W. Bradley Ave. on the Parkland College campus. To find the gallery, 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.

Parkland is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution. For accommodation, call 217/351-2505.
This exhibit is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. For more information, call Lisa Costello, gallery director, at 217/351-2485 or visit the gallery website at
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Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 8:45pm
133 W. Sale St. & 126 W. Sale St., Tuscola, IL

You are invited to the first Odd Market, an art, handmade and vintage one-day show in downtown Tuscola on June 3. Sponsored by Tuscola Odd Fellows Lodge #316, the event will raise funds for Douglas County Mental Health, a not-for-profit organization that offers counsling, crisis intervention, teen programs and other services. 

This event will be held in conjunction with the annual downtown car show in Tuscola!


Crass Stitching
Elzie Sexton
Nichole Sexton
Melissa Monsters Turner
ACME Elfworks
Kelly Hieronymus
Yellow Dog Studio
L & L Studio
Piper Pottery
Jenny Shields Cowgill
Floyds Barber Shop
Jill McDevitt
Hello Dolly
Dizzy D
Cynical Redhead
Rachel Ray Photography
Laura Ann Tays
Krafts by Kelli
Sparrow's Journey by Heather Chism Santos
Bird & Thistle
Evelyne Tardy
Zac Atkinson
Vintage Karma
Rumours Hat Shoppe - Champaign, IL
R de•signs
The 28th Annual Wheel's Car Club Car Show
The Chuckwagon
Sundry Shadows
Live Music by Matt Berry

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Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 4:45pm
Independent Media Center

Come see what we've been up to at Open Scene, IMC's NEA-funded youth arts project on Saturday, May 6, 2-5 p.m. We'll be having an art auction to raise money for youth programming at IMC! 

At this culminating event, we'll hear from local youth about a new vision for IMC and Urbana. 

We'll be having an art auction with 8 new posters by Langston Allston, local muralist, among them the image attached. Bring a friend, and bring your check books! 

We're raising money to support more collaborations with Open Scene youth leaders, a new after school program with Janice Mitchell's Neighborhood Connections, and launch a new music studio with Jamie Gatson aka J.Tune. 

Make a donation now to support CU's youth!

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Cherry Alley at The Urbana Free Library

Join us on the giant sidewalks of Cherry Alley for sidewalk chalk fun. We'll channel our inner artists and create optical illusions with chalk and a digital camera!

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Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library

Let's help change our world through intentional kindness and make ceramic hanging wind chimes. Be Kind Illinois, which is part of the Ben's Bells Project, is calling on young artists to participate.

For children of all ages (7 and under with an adult).
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