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Upcoming Events

October 2019

Participatory Performance with Eric Anthony Berdis

Date:
Wednesday, October 23rd
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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 on as they gallop up and down the sidewalks.

Artist Lecture: Alison Ruttan

Date:
Thursday, October 24th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 way of, in her words, “bearing witness from here.” One gallery is dedicated to the artist’s Dark City, a tabletop row of nine white ceramic buildings…

Alison Ruttan: Unmaking of Places and Histories

Start:
Friday, October 25th
End:
Sunday, December 15th

Solo exhibition by artist Alison Ruttan. The exhibition will be on display from October 25-December 15. 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 way of, in her words, “bearing witness from here.” One gallery is dedicated to the artist’s Dark City, a tabletop row of nine white ceramic buildings…

Eric Anthony Berdis: Don’t let them clip your tiny little insect wings

Start:
Friday, October 25th
End:
Sunday, December 15th

Don’t let them clip your tiny little insect wings is an exhibition by artist Eric Anthony Berdis made to celebrate LGBTQ+ folks, reflect on the historical struggles of the community’s past, and encourage allyship. The exhibition will be on display from October 25-December 15.

Eric Anthony Berdis: Remember You Are A Sunflower: Drawings, Artifacts, and Scores for a Performance

Start:
Friday, October 25th
End:
Sunday, December 15th

Remember You Are A Sunflower: Drawings, Artifacts, and Scores for a Performance is a satellite exhibition by artist Eric Anthony Berdis at Milner Library on the 6th floor. This exhibition invites viewers to join the artist’s conversation about Queer culture, pronoun sharing, body acceptance, allyship, and striving for the goal to end homophobic and transphobic language. The exhibition will be on display from October 25-December 15.

Opening Reception: Eric Anthony Berdis and Alison Ruttan

Date:
Friday, October 25th
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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 gallery@ilstu.edu for additional information. "Don’t let them clip your tiny little insect wings," Eric Anthony Berdis’ solo exhibition, celebrates LGBTQ+ folks, reflects on the historical struggles of the community’s past, and encourages allyship. Comprised of elaborate sculptures, quilted…

Eric Anthony Berdis: Artist Talk

Date:
Monday, October 28th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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.

Panel Discussion with Eric Anthony Berdis

Date:
Monday, October 28th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 and transphobic language.

Participatory Performance with Eric Anthony Berdis

Date:
Monday, October 28th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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 pronouns, then will invite participants to do the same. The personal introductions will initiate a broader conversation about safe and inclusive spaces.

Visiting Artist Lecture: Mark E. Ritchie

Date:
Wednesday, October 30th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

University Galleries will host an Artist Lecture organized by Normal Editions Workshop. Mark E. Ritchie will give an artist talk at noon.

November 2019

Tour and Workshop – Art Around You

Date:
Saturday, November 9th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Art Around You tour and workshop co-presented with the Children’s Discovery Museum.

Stroller Tour

Date:
Thursday, November 14th
Time:
9:00 am - 9:30 pm

Bring your youngest art lovers to visit the exhibitions before we open to the public.

December 2019

Day With(out) Art [Observed]

Date:
Monday, December 2nd

All-day screening of Day With(out) Art film.