IllinoisTimes - Visual Art http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-46-1-visual-art.html Thu, 18 Dec 14 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 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...]]>
The Pharmacy offers a unique prescription for local art - Springfield collective debuts new work this Friday http://illinoistimes.com/article-9291-the-pharmacy-offers-a-unique-prescription-for-local-art.html The Pharmacy offers a unique prescription for local art - Springfield collective debuts new work this Friday
“We want this to be a nice opening like you’d find in New York or up in Chicago,” enthuses local artist Andrew Woolbright, describing the debut exhibit this Friday (11.11.11) of The ...]]>
Photography of friendship over fear - Temple B'rith Sholom exhibit features Muslims who saved Jews http://illinoistimes.com/article-8935-photography-of-friendship-over-fear.html Photography of friendship over fear - Temple B'rith Sholom exhibit features Muslims who saved Jews
From time to time world events force people of faith to choose between bending to the will of a despotic ruler or living out the core values of their faith. Some choose the risky path of faith.In the ...]]>
The Third Thursday artists - How Springfield unknowns created a vibrant arts scene http://illinoistimes.com/article-8907-the-third-thursday-artists.html The Third Thursday artists - How Springfield unknowns created a vibrant arts scene
Paris, Florence, Berlin, Rome, New York, Athens – when famed art-related cities of the world come up in conversation, Springfield, Ill., is not generally on the list. That’s not likely to ...]]>
The starving arts - Springfield arts scene struggles, but survives http://illinoistimes.com/article-8142-the-starving-arts.html The starving arts - Springfield arts scene struggles, but survives
Fred Jarosz is a talker. To meet him, the executive director of the Hoogland Center for the Arts, and ask him about the health of the arts in Springfield is to be taken on a whirlwind aural tour of bo...]]>
Renaissance at the Art Association - Betsy Dollar's fresh ideas for Springfield's oldest arts organization http://illinoistimes.com/article-7821-renaissance-at-the-art-association.html Renaissance at the Art Association - Betsy Dollar's fresh ideas for Springfield's oldest arts organization
During the Middle Ages, the church used art in its cathedrals to draw the eyes of worshippers toward the heavens. Today, art is at the center of an effort to resurrect a blighted urban area once known...]]>
Artist to paint a five-story mural in pursuit of ArtPrize - Mike Mayosky needs a little help from his friends http://illinoistimes.com/article-7629-artist-to-paint-a-five-story-mural-in-pursuit-of-artprize.html Artist to paint a five-story mural in pursuit of ArtPrize - Mike Mayosky needs a little help from his friends
Springfield artist and mural painter Mike Mayosky is always working on and promoting something. Our colorful local artist has something very big that he is promoting right now. He has entered the ArtP...]]>
The blacksmith as artist - See ‘L. Brent Kington: Mythical Metalsmith' at the Illinois State Museum till Sept. 6 http://illinoistimes.com/article-7432-the-blacksmith-as-artist.html The blacksmith as artist - See ‘L. Brent Kington: Mythical Metalsmith' at the Illinois State Museum till Sept. 6
L. Brent Kington, professor emeritus at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, is widely regarded as the father of blacksmithing as an art form. The Illinois State Museum is hosting a retrospecti...]]>
ObamaComics - A prescient presidential pastiche http://illinoistimes.com/article-7284-obamacomics.html ObamaComics - A prescient presidential pastiche
“I’ve caught a lot of flak for it,” says Springfield resident Chris Ward, author of the nonfiction comic book Barack Obama. “It’s just divisive by nature. I get people sa...]]>
Let the arts take you on a spiritual journey http://illinoistimes.com/article-7222-let-the-arts-take-you-on-a-spiritual-journey.html Let the arts take you on a spiritual journey
Though war, poverty and tough economic times have some of us living in a state of despair, the journey to peace and solace can begin with Springfield’s biennial Liturgical Arts Festival. Held Ma...]]>
Stranger in Paradise - The outsider art of Rev. Howard Finster on exhibit in Champaign http://illinoistimes.com/article-7094-stranger-in-paradise.html Stranger in Paradise - The outsider art of Rev. Howard Finster on exhibit in Champaign
The Rev. Howard Finster produced more than 46,000 pieces of art before he died at age 84 in 2001. He was a man possessed, not by demons, but by the need to create art. He was a self-proclaimed “...]]>