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 on as they gallop up and down the sidewalks.
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…
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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…
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.
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.
The Publications Unit in the Department of English is welcoming poet and editor Carmen Giménez Smith to Illinois State University on October 30.
University Galleries will host an Artist Lecture organized by Normal Editions Workshop. Mark E. Ritchie will give an artist talk at noon.
Art Around You tour and workshop co-presented with the Children’s Discovery Museum.
All-day screening of Day With(out) Art film.
The story of Babar the Elephant with ISU faculty artist Geoffrey Duce, piano. Recommended for preschool and elementary school aged children with their families.
Back for Babies with ISU faculty and guest artists. Recommended for sleeping, eating, fussing, crawling, walking, exploring babies and toddlers with their families!