Events for October 2019
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Tuesday, October 1st
Explore stories by plants and people told through centuries’ old books, plant specimens, and works of contemporary artists through the lens of botany, history, and art, discover an engaging and reflective botanical confluence of interests.
Saturday, October 5th
Extended gallery hours for Family Weekend. Hours will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
University Galleries will host an exhibition tour at 10 a.m. for Family Weekend.
University Galleries will host the Wonsook Kim School of Art Scholarship Reception from 5-6 p.m.
Wednesday, October 9th
Ruslana Lichtzier Artist Lecture 10/9/19 at 12 p.m. in University Galleries Ruslana is a curator, writer, and educator who was born in Siberia, Russia and raised in Israel. Join us for her Visiting Artist Lecture in University Galleries, where she will share some of her work and perspective as an artist. More about Ruslana: Her…
University Galleries will host the School of Art Visiting Artist Lecture series. Ruslana Lichtzier will give an artist talk at noon.
Thursday, October 17th
Students in art, theater, and music connect with employers and alumni to explore careers that utilize their creativity.
Wednesday, October 23rd
University Galleries will host the School of Art Visiting Artist Lecture series. Dutes Miller will give an artist talk at noon.
University Galleries will host a participatory performance by artist Eric Anthony Berdis on Wednesday, October 23. Berdis will invite participants to march with him, in a parade-like manner, from University Galleries to the University’s Quad where a hobby-horse race will commence. The term “race” is held loosely, as participants are encouraged to cheer one another…
Thursday, October 24th
Artist Alison Ruttan will be giving a lecture on her work at noon Thursday, October 24. Unmaking of Places and Histories features new and recent architectural ceramic sculptures by Chicago-based artist Alison Ruttan. She draws on the histories of art, architecture, and warfare to address the aftermath of conflicts in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq, as a…
Friday, October 25th
Opening reception for two exhibitions! -Eric Anthony Berdis: Don't let them clip your tiny little insect wings -Alison Ruttan: Unmaking of Places and Histories The reception is free and open to the public. Please contact University Galleries at (309) 438-5487 or email@example.com for additional information. "Don’t let them clip your tiny little insect wings,"…
Monday, October 28th
Eric Anthony Berdis will be delivering an artist talk at Milner Library for his satellite exhibition Remember You Are A Sunflower: Drawings, Artifacts, and Scores for a Performance. This artist talk will take place on the 6th floor of the library at 9 a.m. October 28.
A panel discussion with Eric Anthony Berdis will feature Emily Patterson (Pride at ISU President); Nadia Stiegman (artist and Illinois State University alumna); and Alexander Martin (Central Illinois Friends Outreach Coordinator and Educator). Panelists will share their personal experiences as they discuss pronouns and name changes, the importance of allies, and how to end homophobic…
University Galleries will host a participatory performance by artist Eric Anthony Berdis on Monday, October 28th. Informed by Allen Ginsberg’s poem, “The Sunflower Surta,” Berdis’ second performance is titled Don’t forget you are a sunflower and will take place in University Galleries surrounded by his work. During each performance Berdis will introduce himself using his name and…
Wednesday, October 30th
University Galleries will host an Artist Lecture organized by Normal Editions Workshop. Mark E. Ritchie will give an artist talk at noon.