IllinoisTimes - Visual Art http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-46-1-visual-art.html Fri, 26 Aug 16 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Mixing up the color palette - The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space: Collaborations http://illinoistimes.com/article-17348-mixing-up-the-color-palette.html Mixing up the color palette - The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space: Collaborations
 The Pharmacy has been presenting quarterly group shows featuring work by its member artists since November 2011. Through the ensuing five years, a change of location and many members joining and...]]>
Three very different artists, one satisfying exhibit http://illinoistimes.com/article-17256-three-very-different-artists-one-satisfying-exhibit.html Three very different artists, one satisfying exhibit
 “Translations,” the first new group exhibit featuring members of the Springfield Art Association since its merger with the Prairie Art Alliance early this year, is currently on display at th...]]>
Come, creative spirit - Liturgical Arts Festival champions creativity, unity http://illinoistimes.com/article-17145-come-creative-spirit.html Come, creative spirit - Liturgical Arts Festival champions creativity, unity
 The Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield is a weeklong interfaith arts festival presented every two years by a nonprofit, interfaith organization of the same name. The festival highlights exc...]]>
Outstanding response to first-ever Illinois Times cover art contest and gallery event http://illinoistimes.com/article-17031-outstanding-response-to-first-ever-illinois-times-cover-art-contest-and-gallery-event.html Outstanding response to first-ever Illinois Times cover art contest and gallery event
 On Friday, April 1, Illinois Times joined forces with The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space to present the results of the first-ever Illinois Times Capital City Visitor’s Guide Cover Art Contes...]]>
Show your stuff - Photo contest for professionals, amateurs, youth accepting submissions through March 12 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16884-show-your-stuff.html Show your stuff - Photo contest for professionals, amateurs, youth accepting submissions through March 12
 Celebrate and showcase the wonder of Illinois by entering your shot-in-Illinois photography in the 2016 Images of Illinois photography contest. To qualify, photos must have been taken on lands o...]]>
Time for refleXions at Prairie Art Alliance - New technology allows old-timey feel for photographs by Ginny Lee http://illinoistimes.com/article-16773-time-for-reflexions-at-prairie-art-alliance.html Time for refleXions at Prairie Art Alliance - New technology allows old-timey feel for photographs by Ginny Lee
 Prairie Art Alliance member artist Ginny Lee has come to terms with technology. “Even a year ago I was a little bit iffy about showing iPhone photos made with apps. But then it become such a p...]]>
This Saturday: The Pharmacy presents Pharmaid - Original artworks on auction at fundraising event http://illinoistimes.com/article-16225-this-saturday-the-pharmacy-presents-pharmaid.html This Saturday: The Pharmacy presents Pharmaid - Original artworks on auction at fundraising event
 Art by Janet SgroThe artists of The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space will be hosting Pharm Aid this Saturday, October 3, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.. It is the nonprofit group's second annual fundrai...]]>
This Saturday: The Pharmacy presents Pharm Aid - Original artworks on auction at fundraising event http://illinoistimes.com/article-16214-this-saturday-the-pharmacy-presents-pharm-aid.html This Saturday: The Pharmacy presents Pharm Aid - Original artworks on auction at fundraising event
 Art by Bernie Hatcher and Delinda Chapman will be available for sale on SaturdayThe artists of The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space will be hosting Pharm Aid this Saturday, October 3, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.. It is t...]]>
Wide Spectrum - Exhibit showcases depth of Illinois State Museum’s collections http://illinoistimes.com/article-16074-wide-spectrum.html Wide Spectrum - Exhibit showcases depth of Illinois State Museum’s collections
 I always learn something when I visit the Illinois State Museum in Springfield. Walking through the new exhibit, “Spectrum: Selections from Fine and Decorative Arts,” I learned about the phe...]]>
Moments: Photographs by David Brodsky exhibition opening tonight http://illinoistimes.com/article-15892-moments-photographs-by-david-brodsky-exhibition-opening-tonight.html Moments: Photographs by David Brodsky exhibition opening tonight
 Two-time IT cover subject David Brodsky is a wonderful photographer with an eye for the odd and striking moment and an impeccable instinct for both composition and mood. Starting tonight and run...]]>
Lasting faith - Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield celebrates 20 years http://illinoistimes.com/article-13813-lasting-faith.html Lasting faith - Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield celebrates 20 years
 The Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield is going strong after 20 years. That’s a feat for any nonprofit. That might be called a small miracle for a diverse group of people trying to arrang...]]>
The Pharmacy spreads its artistic wings http://illinoistimes.com/article-13688-the-pharmacy-spreads-its-artistic-wings.html The Pharmacy spreads its artistic wings
 Started in 2011, the once-scrappy art collective known as The Pharmacy is preparing to mount its eighth group show this Saturday, April 5. Fittingly entitled “Metamorphosis,” the exhibit is ...]]>
Award-winning films highlight Jewish Film Festival http://illinoistimes.com/article-13531-award-winning-films-highlight-jewish-film-festival.html Award-winning films highlight Jewish Film Festival
 Opportunities are springing up all over town to view entertaining and engaging foreign and independent films on the big screen. Here’s one that focuses on Jewish and Israeli culture.Springfiel...]]>
Annie Leibovitz comes to town http://illinoistimes.com/article-13473-annie-leibovitz-comes-to-town.html Annie Leibovitz comes to town
 Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz herself was in town last week for the opening of her new photography exhibit, “Pilgrimage,” at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. The exhibit fea...]]>
The future is now - Vachel Lindsay-inspired exhibit is a study in contrasts http://illinoistimes.com/article-12933-the-future-is-now.html The future is now - Vachel Lindsay-inspired exhibit is a study in contrasts
 “Blow ashes into flame. Start a brotherhood of your own. Live in the New City that is revealed to you, as we are living in our City and in the streets of our Tomorrow.” – Vachel Linds...]]>
Something old, something new - Names of locals feature on replica quilt http://illinoistimes.com/article-12595-something-old-something-new.html Something old, something new - Names of locals feature on replica quilt
There’s a new quilt coming to town and you’re invited to have your name embroidered on it. The Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic site and Vachel Lindsay Association are re-creating a cent...]]>
Wonderful world of Illinois watercolors - Statewide contest honors Skip Watts' support of arts http://illinoistimes.com/article-11257-wonderful-world-of-illinois-watercolors.html Wonderful world of Illinois watercolors - Statewide contest honors Skip Watts' support of arts
Carol Watts and Mary Selinski enjoyed a watercolor class together years ago. Neither could have guessed that in 2012-13 they would collaborate on a sizable statewide watercolor exhibit and contest.Car...]]>
Feet first - Kimberly Conner's Jump In has red carpet premiere http://illinoistimes.com/article-11096-feet-first.html Feet first - Kimberly Conner's Jump In has red carpet premiere
Midway through the filming of Jump In, director Kimberly Conner of Springfield faced a day of personal reckoning.“We were on day five of a 10-day shoot,” she recalls. “My emotions we...]]>
The Stories Behind the Faces - Springfield Art Association adds biographies to new portrait exhibit http://illinoistimes.com/article-10887-the-stories-behind-the-faces.html The Stories Behind the Faces - Springfield Art Association adds biographies to new portrait exhibit
The Springfield Art Association has an interesting new exhibit planned to open Friday, Jan. 4, that includes images and stories of local people. The Stories Behind the Faces, features a combination of...]]>
Skin City - Tattoos come of age in Springfield http://illinoistimes.com/article-10732-skin-city.html Skin City - Tattoos come of age in Springfield
Why would someone voluntarily undergo several hours of a needle stabbing them several thousand times per minute? The simple answer is for the sake of art, but the long answer is a bit more complicated...]]>
America Behind Barbed Wire - Art at UIS captures nightmare of US concentration camp http://illinoistimes.com/article-10574-america-behind-barbed-wire.html America Behind Barbed Wire - Art at UIS captures nightmare of US concentration camp
America has a dark little secret. We imprisoned 120,000 fellow citizens during World War II in U.S. concentration camps or, as some call them, internment camps. Artist Roger Shimomura tells this troub...]]>
Art fun in the summertime - The Pharmacy ups the ante and throws a party http://illinoistimes.com/article-10236-art-fun-in-the-summertime.html Art fun in the summertime - The Pharmacy ups the ante and throws a party
Since mounting its first group show on 11/11/11, upstart local art collective The Pharmacy has already become something of a Springfield institution. Along with providing work space for a variety of a...]]>
Living pictures come to life again - The Soldiers Aid Society performs at SAA's Civil War Ice Cream Social July 14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-10243-living-pictures-come-to-life-again.html Living pictures come to life again - The Soldiers Aid Society performs at SAA's Civil War Ice Cream Social July 14
“The ladies of Springfield gave a grand Tableaux last week for the benefit of the Soldiers Aid Society,” Mercy Conkling wrote to her son in 1862. “It was a brilliant affair.  Mr...]]>
Pottery summer at Edwards Place - “The experience is more than the end result.” http://illinoistimes.com/article-10142-pottery-summer-at-edwards-place.html Pottery summer at Edwards Place - “The experience is more than the end result.”
The Springfield Art Association is offering two exciting opportunities for the community to explore ceramics and pottery-making over the summer months. A kickoff event, ROASTED:%u2008Hot Pots or Pork,...]]>
Come, Creative Spirit - The Liturgical Arts Festival opens Saturday http://illinoistimes.com/article-9966-come-creative-spirit.html Come, Creative Spirit - The Liturgical Arts Festival opens Saturday
Over the past 16 years, the Liturgical Arts Festival has become Springfield’s premier event for those interested in liturgical and sacred arts. Representing each of the three Abrahamic faiths (J...]]>
Central Illinois hosts international art symposium - UIS%u2008professor brings together scholars on Symbolism movement http://illinoistimes.com/article-9906-central-illinois-hosts-international-art-symposium.html Central Illinois hosts international art symposium - UIS%u2008professor brings together scholars on Symbolism movement
Better known for straight talk and growing corn than delving into obscure and intense visual art works, central Illinois may not seem like an ideal location for a symposium on the 19th century Europea...]]>
Indoor art fair with plenty of room - An Art Affair comes to the Orr Building April 14-15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-9882-indoor-art-fair-with-plenty-of-room.html Indoor art fair with plenty of room - An Art Affair comes to the Orr Building April 14-15
Local artist Ed Martin is bringing a different kind of art fair to Springfield. More akin to a casual, multi-artist gallery opening, Martin’s “An Art Affair - Second Annual Juried Inv...]]>
Photo contest winners: Images of Illinois - Prairie Art Alliance contest yields impressive local talent http://illinoistimes.com/article-9814-photo-contest-winners-images-of-illinois.html Photo contest winners: Images of Illinois - Prairie Art Alliance contest yields impressive local talent
Nearly 400 photographs were submitted by 117 Illinois amateur photographers to the first Prairie Art Alliance Images of Illinois Amateur Photography Contest, sponsored by Illinois Times. The images sp...]]>
Upbeat arts in a down economy - From ceramics to hip-hop, dedication and enthusiasm trump economic adversity in Springfield http://illinoistimes.com/article-9440-upbeat-arts-in-a-down-economy.html Upbeat arts in a down economy - From ceramics to hip-hop, dedication and enthusiasm trump economic adversity in Springfield
“I’m glad they’re here, kicking the arts in the butt,” smiles Betsy Dollar, executive director of the Springfield Art Association. She is referring to the organizers and partic...]]>
Crunch time for the Hoogland - Arts center takes on $1.2 million fundraising challenge http://illinoistimes.com/article-9320-crunch-time-for-the-hoogland.html Crunch time for the Hoogland - Arts center takes on $1.2 million fundraising challenge
“I had a person recently ask me what I do here,” recalls Fred Jarosz, executive director of the Hoogland Center for the Arts. “And I told them, ‘I’m the beggar. I’m...]]>