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  Events, ISM Springfield   

Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Backyard Safari: Home Sweet Home — Learn how animals live, what their homes look like, and how they build them.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Backyard Safari: Home Sweet Home — Learn how animals live, what their homes look like, and how they build them.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Naturally Inspired Art Workshop
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Friday, July 25, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Grades 1-2 (completed)

For centuries, artists have been creating works of art inspired by the natural world around them. Find out more ...


Naturally Inspired Art Workshop
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

9:00 am to Noon
Grades 3-5 (completed)

For centuries, artists have been creating works of art inspired by the natural world around them. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Gelatin Printmaking
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, July 26, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The Magic School Bus Gets Lost in Space — Arnold's know-it-all cousin drives Ms. Frizzle's class crazy when she joins them on a field trip in space.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Magic School Bus Gets Lost in Space — Arnold's know-it-all cousin drives Ms. Frizzle's class crazy when she joins them on a field trip in space.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Foam Planes
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, August 02, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Sharktacular
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, August 09, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Believe it or not…
Millions of years before Illinois boasted bountiful prairie grasses or amazing agriculture, our state was covered by an ocean. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Forest Animals
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, August 11, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us each month for a program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Secondary Colonization and the Persistence of Cultural Traditions: A Look at Ceramic Wares and Food Comsumption in Post-Conquest
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Elizabeth M. Scott, Associate Professor Emerita, Illinois State University, will present "Secondary Colonization and the Persistence of Cultural Traditions: A Look at Ceramic Wares and Food Consumption in Post-Conquest Quebec."

In settings of secondary colonization, where one European colony is colonized by another European nation, the material culture available to all residents is controlled by the conquering nation. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Make Slime!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, August 16, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Paper Quilts
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, August 23, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Teacher Appreciation Event
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

WHAT:
6th Annual Teacher Appreciation Event
Presented by Illinois State Museum and the Springfield Public Schools Foundation

WHEN:
Thursday, August 28, 2014
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Illinois State Museum
502 South Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62706-5000

WHO:
All educators from Springfield and surrounding communities

WHY:
“This annual event is designed to recognize teachers for the important role they play in our community,” said Nina Walthall, Associate Curator of Education, Illinois State Museum. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Walter Filters
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, August 30, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Unlocking the Mystery of Edwards Place
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, September 03, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Erika Holst, Springfield Art Association

Built in 1833, Edwards Place is the oldest house in town. Find out more ...


FIRST FRIDAY at the ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM: LOCALICIOUS
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, September 05, 2014, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

First Fridays at the Illinois State Museum are back! After a summer-long hiatus, your state museum will once again be open after hours to celebrate the unique cultural heritage of Illinois. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Soap Soufflé
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, September 06, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Fishy Fun
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, September 08, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Listen to stories about fish and see specimens from the Museum's collections.

Join us the second Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Morton Village: New Views on the Intersection of Oneota and Mississippian Worlds
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Jodie A. O'Gorman, Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Michigan State University

Understanding the larger social context for elevated levels of violence that have been documented for late prehistory in the Central Illinois River Valley has been the over-arching goal guiding research at the Morton Village excavations for the past seven years. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Living Fossils of Gymnosperms Currently Endemic to Eastern Asia
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Hong Qian, Curator of Botany, Illinois State Museum

Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Illinois State Museum: Museum Kicks on Route 66
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

You voted. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Route 66 Racetrack
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Brown Bag Lecture Series
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Jeffery Saunders, Curator and Chair of Geology, Illinois State Museum, will present "A BESTIARY OF THE Beautiful-horned Wild Beast of the Low Hills AND OTHERS OF ITS ICE AGE COHORT IN ILLINOIS."

Weekly lectures held at the Museum's Research and Collections Center. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Leaf "Salad" Art
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Bowed Chordophones* of the World
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Sharon Graf, University of Illinois, Springfield

*chordophone, any of a class of musical instruments in which a stretched, vibrating string produces the initial sound. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Cloud in a Bottle
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: An Art Historian's Sketchbook: The Female Figure
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 01, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jennifer Jaskowiak, Curator of Art, ISM Lockport Gallery

The female form has been depicted by many artists—both male and female—within all genres throughout art history. Find out more ...


FIRST FRIDAY @ the ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM: LOCALICIOUS PART DEUX
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, October 03, 2014, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

First Friday is back! Your state museum is open after hours to celebrate the unique cultural heritage of Illinois. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Elepant Toothpaste
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, October 04, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Recent Geophysical and Archaeological Investigations at the Golden Eagle Site (11C120)
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 08, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Jason King, Center for American Archaeology, Kampsville, Illinois

The Golden Eagle site (11C120), located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, in Calhoun County, is the only known Lower Illinois Valley mound site that includes an earthen enclosure. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Island Dwarfs and Impossible Giants, The Fossil Elephants of Greece
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 08, 2014, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Presented by Chris Widga, PhD, Associate Curator of Geology, Illinois State Museum

Greece and the Aegean Islands have a rich and diverse record of extinct elephants. Find out more ...


Ancient Earthworks of Ohio: 2014 Archaeology, History, & Natural History Bus Trip
ISM Research & Collections Center
Thursday, October 09, 2014 - Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Dr. Michael Wiant, Director of Dickson Mounds Museum will be the study leader for the trip.

Join us as we discover the mysteries of the prehistoric mound builders in southern and central Ohio. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Far Out Rocks
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Explore the geology of space with specimens from the Museum's collection, games, and crafts.

Bring the whole family to Super Saturdays at the Illinois State Museum! Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Rocks that Glow
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: In Space
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, October 13, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Listen to stories about space and see specimens from the Museum's collections. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Archaeological Bone and Shell: The 2014 ICAZ Conference in San Rafael, Argentina
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) promotes archaeological research on the past relationships between humans and animals worldwide. Find out more ...


The Great ShakeOut & National Fossil Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM

9:30 AM-4:30 PM The Great ShakeOut… and So Much More: The Great ShakeOut earthquake drills are an opportunity to practice how to be safer during earthquakes. Find out more ...


Central U.S. Earthquakes: What We Know and What to Expect
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this talk, presented by Robert Bauer, engineering geologist at the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), the speaker will discuss what is known about earthquakes in the Central U.S., both historic and pre-historic, as well as what to do during an earthquake and why. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Quake and Shake!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events, ISM Chicago Gallery & Illinois Artisans   

July Feature: Ausrine Kerr
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Fiber in Bloom" by Ausrine Kerr. Find out more ...


August Feature: Carole Hennessy
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Friday, August 01, 2014 - Friday, September 12, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Heartland Patterns" by Carole Hennessy Find out more ...


Audrey Ushenko: An Artist at Work
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, August 04, 2014 - Friday, August 08, 2014, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Chicago artist, Audrey Ushenko, will be demonstrating her painting techniques in the James R. Thompson Building Atrium.
This is the third and final phase of her interactive project.
 
Over the past two years, Audrey Ushenko has been sketching the building and documenting the people who go through the building each day. Find out more ...


Fine Craft Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 15 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


ISM Chicago Gallery Special Exhibition in Atrium: Chicago Photography Center Images
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, August 25, 2014 - Friday, August 29, 2014, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The ISM Chicago Gallery in collaboration with the Chicago Photography Center presents work by CPS instructors, students, and professional photographers.

The Chicago Photography Center is a not-for-profit organization which fosters a broad community of photographers who practice and appreciate the art of photography. Find out more ...


October Feature: Eric Jensen
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Eric Jensen Find out more ...


Fashion & Fibers Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 15 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a lively and informal gallery talk and tour with exhibition Curator Robert Sill, Illinois State Museum's Assistant Director of Art at noon on October 15, 2014.   

Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art explores the various ways artists choose to combine language in their visual art. Find out more ...


Craft Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Friday, October 17, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 15 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


November Feature: Tammy Deck
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Saturday, November 01, 2014 - Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tammy Deck Find out more ...


Chicago Gallery Honors Native American Heritage Month & Veterans Day
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, November 03, 2014 - Friday, November 07, 2014, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery and Trickster Art Gallery are presenting a special exhibition, and Chicago Native community information tables for the week of November 3 - 7, 2014.

The exhibition is titled Visually Speaking, Native American Veterans. Find out more ...


First Nations Film & Video Festival
ISM Chicago Gallery
Friday, November 07, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

First Nations Film & Video Festival features films by Native American filmmakers.  

Free and open to the public. Find out more ...


Home Decorating Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Friday, November 21, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 15 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


December Feature: Leonard Vitacca
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Monday, December 01, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Leonard Vitacca Find out more ...


Holiday Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - Friday, December 12, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 20 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


February Feature: Nancy Krahn
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Sunday, February 01, 2015 - Saturday, February 28, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Nancy Krahn Find out more ...


Valentine's Day Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 12-14 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


March Feature
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Sunday, March 01, 2015 - Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mel Thompson Find out more ...


Illinois Women Film & Video Festival 2015
ISM Chicago Gallery
Friday, March 27, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SPECIAL EVENT
Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery

James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street, 2-100
Chicago, Illinois 60601-3218

A Presentation of Illinois Women Video Artists featuring filmmakers:

  • Annette Barbier
  • Nancy Bechtol
  • Ines Sommer
  • Jean Sousa
  • Dorene Wiese

Please join us on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm for a free screening of Illinois Women Film & Video Artists.

Annette Barbier will present a short video entitled "Approach, 2012". Find out more ...


ICONOCLASTS: Native Art of a Non-Native Nature
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, March 30, 2015 - Friday, April 03, 2015, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

ISM Chicago Gallery Special Exhibition in Atrium

March 30 - April 3, 2015, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

The ISM Chicago Gallery in collaboration with the Native American Curators Ernest M. Find out more ...


Deadline to become an Illinois Artisan
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Monday, March 30, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Illinois Artisans Program is continually looking for talented new artists to join the Program. Find out more ...


April Feature
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - Thursday, April 30, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Gary Beaumont Find out more ...


Dancing for My Tribe: Photographs by Sharon Hoogstraten
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, April 20, 2015 - Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

ISM Chicago Gallery Special Exhibition in Atrium

As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Sharon is creating a permanent record of Potawatomi Indians wearing their regalia, and how these modern-day people are preserving the traditional dress of their ancestors. Find out more ...


May Feature
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Friday, May 01, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Maria Burk Find out more ...


Mother's Day Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - Friday, May 08, 2015, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 20 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


First Nations Film & Video Festival
ISM Chicago Gallery
Friday, May 29, 2015, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

SPECIAL EVENT
Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery

FIRST NATIONS FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL presentation
The OTHER 51%: Native American Women Directors

Join us Friday, May 29th at 1 pm at the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery for a presentation of new and recent films by Native American Women Directors. Find out more ...


Panel/Discussion "Footprints Through Time: Personal Histories vs Shared Culture"
ISM Chicago Gallery
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Special Event and Time
Free and open to the public

Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery

Saturday, May 30th, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
(Enter through the LaSalle Street door only)

COMMON CULTURAL THREADS

Panelists:

Frances L. Find out more ...


ISM Chicago Gallery Special Exhibition in Atrium: Visions from Morton College
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, June 01, 2015 - Friday, June 05, 2015, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Visions >From Morton College
Illinois Student artists from Morton College

Art by:
Kathryn A. Find out more ...


Artists Gallery Talk: Chris Pappan and Debra Yepa-Pappan
ISM Chicago Gallery
Thursday, June 18, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The ISM Chicago Gallery will present two special events in June 2014 in conjunction with the Footprints through Time: Artists Inspired by History exhibition.

Thursday, June 18, 2015, noon to 1 p.m. Find out more ...


Artists Gallery Talk: Nora Lloyd and Christine Redcloud
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The ISM Chicago Gallery will present two special events in June 2014 in conjunction with the Footprints through Time: Artists Inspired by History exhibition.

Thursday, June 18, 2015, noon to 1 p.m. Find out more ...


July Feature
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - Friday, July 31, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Beth Shadur Find out more ...


July Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 15 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


Panel/Discussion: "Shared Culture and Personal Histories"
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Special Event and Time, Free and open to the public

Illinois State Museum
Chicago Gallery

Panel/Discussion "Shared Culture and Personal Histories"

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at noon

Rene Arceo, artist and educator,Chicago Public Schools, looks at his
bicultural experience integrating Mexican folklore with Chicago culture.

Footprints Through Time: Artists Inspired by History
Artists include: Rene Arceo, (art)n, David Bower, Catherine
Cajandig, Sharon Hoogstraten, Nora Lloyd, Joyce Owens, Chris Pappan,
Debra Yepa-Pappan, Christine Redcloud, Norma Robertson, Robert Wapahi,
Ian Weaver, Marjorie Woodruff and Joe Yazzie. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events, Dickson Mounds   

Summer Fun Fridays!
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a new summer program series for kids ages 9-11 years old. Find out more ...


IVAS Lecture Series: Rediscovering Ogden—Fettie - Part Two
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Michael Wiant of the Illinois State Museum – Dickson Mounds Museum will present the second of a two presentation series titled: “Rediscovering Ogden-Fettie” at the Wednesday, August 6, 2014 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, August 07, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, August 7, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be Camouflaged Animals. Find out more ...


Buggy Night!
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, August 09, 2014, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a new family program on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Find out more ...


Nature Trek: Viewing the Night Sky
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM

Dickson Mounds Museum’s next Nature Trek program is “Viewing the Night Sky” on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Dan Zahn and Kate Moretti return to Perform at Dickson Mounds
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, August 16, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

According to Duke Ellington, "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing." Dan Zahn and Kate Moretti certainly agree with this! Find out more ...


IVAS Lecture Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, September 03, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Jodie A. O’Gorman, Chairperson of the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University and current researcher at the Illinois State Museum, will present a talk titled: “Morton Village: New Views on the Intersection of Oneota and Mississippian Worlds” at the Wednesday, September 3, 2014 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, September 04, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be “Upon a Cloudy Sky”. Find out more ...


Nature Trek Series: Telling Time in Ancient North America
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, September 07, 2014, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

In honor of Archaeology Awareness month, and as part of the Museum’s Nature Trek series, Dickson Mounds Museum welcomes William Iseminger and his presentation of Telling Time in Ancient North America on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Find out more ...


Dickson Mounds Open House & Hickory Ridge 20th Anniversary Festival
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, September 14, 2014, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Hickory Ridge Concert Series will forgo it’s traditional 3rd Saturday schedule and present an afternoon of live music on Sunday, September the 14, 2014 from 2:00 until 5:00 pm. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, October 02, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be “Cool Cats”. Find out more ...


Federal Duck Stamp Exhibition
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, October 02, 2014 - Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is pleased to be the host site for the 2014 Federal Duck Stamp exhibit.This exhibit is brought to the area by the Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, Havana, IL.The exhibit is on display in the museum lobby until October 14, 2014.

 

Jennifer Miller, an artist from Olean, N.Y., is the winner of the 2014 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. Find out more ...


Rendezvous Encampment
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, October 04, 2014 - Sunday, October 05, 2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host the annual “Rendezvous at Spoon River” – a living history re-enactment, during the weekends of Spoon River Scenic Drive (October 4, 5, 11, 12, 2014). Find out more ...


Rendezvous Encampment
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - Sunday, October 12, 2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host the annual “Rendezvous at Spoon River” – a living history re-enactment, during the weekends of Spoon River Scenic Drive (October 4, 5, 11, 12, 2014). Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Bluegrass and Folk Duo - The Gordons
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Internationally acclaimed Bluegrass and Folk duo The Gordons return to the Hickory Ridge Concert Series on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Find out more ...


Native American Game Day
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Dickson Mounds Museum presents Native American Game Day on Sunday, October 19, 2014, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Find out more ...


Goin' Batty!
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us as we learn all about bats. Enjoy hands-on activities and crafts. Live bat presentation courtesy of Incredible Bats will begin at 2:00 pm in the Museum's auditorium. Find out more ...


IVAS Lecture Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, November 05, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Andrew J. Upton, Doctoral Student, Michigan State University and an R. Bruce McMillan Museum Intern, will present a talk titled: “Technological and Social Dimensions of Late Prehistoric Pottery: A Central Illinois River Valley Case Study” at the Wednesday, November 5, 2014 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, November 06, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds Museum on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be "Gobble, Gobble."  

Adults and their tots will have fun exploring, discovering, and learning on the first Thursday of the month from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Kid's Day
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, November 08, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ancient Art in Illinois - Discover the variety of art people created long ago. Enjoy hands-on activities and crafts to take home. Find out more ...


The Old Men Boys at Hickory Ridge
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Hickory Ridge Concert Series welcomes The Old Men Boys to the stage Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, December 04, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 9:30 am, the Tot Time topic will be “Games”. Find out more ...


Family Night at the Museum
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

At Dickson Mounds on Saturday, December 13, 2014, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, families may enjoy an evening of storytelling and a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum. Find out more ...


Cowboy Singer at Hickory Ridge
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cowboy singer Bob Bovee returns to the Hickory Ridge Concert Series Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Dickson Mounds Museum. Find out more ...


Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture CANCELLED
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, January 07, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Due to the threat of severe cold weather forecast for Wednesday, January 7, 2015, the monthly IVAS meeting at Dickson Mounds is cancelled. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, January 08, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be “Magic”. Find out more ...


Kid's Day: Winter in Illinois
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a Kid’s Day: Winter in Illinois on Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: The Shanites
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, January 17, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Hickory Ridge Concert Series welcomes the return of the driving sounds of “New Irish” music as The Shanites take the stage Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm. This Bloomington based celtic group has been performing around the state creating an atmosphere reminiscent of a party below deck of the Titanic.

In 2001 The Bloomington Pantograph named The Shanties “Best Local Irish Band”. Find out more ...


Winter Gathering
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Participate in a traditional Native American Winter Gathering. Enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations, including storytelling, music, group games and dances, doll making, and beading.

Find out more ...


Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture: An Ancient Cemetery on Kingfisher Hill
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, February 04, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Michael Wiant will present a talk titled: “An Ancient Cemetery on Kingfisher Hill” at the Wednesday, February 4, 2015 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, February 05, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. the Tot Time topic will be “Clay Creations”. Find out more ...


Eagle Day Festival
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, February 07, 2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Family-friendly Eagle Day events will be held at a variety of venues all day in Havana, Lewistown, the Emiquon Preserve, and Dickson Mounds Museum on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Find out more ...


Emiquon Science Conference
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CALL FOR ABSTRACT TO EMIQUON SCIENCE 2015: DUE FEBRUARY 4, 2015

The annual Emiquon Science Conference will be held at Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown, Illinois February 19th 2015 from 9 a.m. Find out more ...


Weekend Knap-In
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Sunday, March 01, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host the Second Annual Weekend Knap-In Saturday and Sunday, February 28 and March 1, 2015 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Find out more ...


Artifact Identification Day
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, March 01, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host the 33rd Annual Artifact Identification Day on Sunday, March 1, 2015 between 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Find out more ...


Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture: The History, Theory, and Application of Carbon 14 Dating
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, March 04, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Michael Conner, Curator of Archaeology, will present a talk titled: “The History, Theory, and Application of Carbon 14 Dating” at the Wednesday, March 4, 2015 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, March 05, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be “Wild Mammals”. Find out more ...


Kid's Day: Wild about Animals in Illinois
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 07, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a Kid’s Day: Wild About Animals in Illinois on Saturday, March 7, 2015, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Find out more ...


Dickson Mounds Museum offers Bus Trip: Day of the Drum Festival
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Participate in a day-long bus trip to Champaign-Urbana for the Day of the Drum Festival at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Filisko and Noden Return to Hickory Ridge
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Hickory Ridge Concert Series welcomes the return of Filisko and Noden with their acoustic blues guitar and harmonica Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm. The blues and roots music duo— Joe Filisko and Eric Noden make an unforgettable impression.

Joe and Eric are expert practitioners of harmonica and guitar styles that defined the blues in its earliest days but are now all too rarely heard. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events on Monday, July 21, 2014, ISM Lockport   

Summer Art Series 2014
ISM Lockport Gallery
Friday, June 13, 2014 - Friday, August 01, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Summer Art Series 2014 is a partnership with the City of Lockport and the Gaylord Building-A Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The Gaylord Building is the original site for ISM-Lockport before relocating across the plaza to our space in the Norton Building. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events, ISM Lockport   

Summer Art Series 2014
ISM Lockport Gallery
Friday, June 13, 2014 - Friday, August 01, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Summer Art Series 2014 is a partnership with the City of Lockport and the Gaylord Building-A Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The Gaylord Building is the original site for ISM-Lockport before relocating across the plaza to our space in the Norton Building. Find out more ...


John Siblik "River Weaving"
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A “How’d They Do That?” event, come hear directly from the artist about the temporary outdoor installation “River Weaving” IN the Illinois & Michigan Canal. Find out more ...


Curator's Tour and Public Reception
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, August 10, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

All are welcome to participate in a gallery walk-n-talk led by Angela Goebel-Bain, Curator of Decorative Arts and curator of the exhibition “Loyal Hearts.” The Curator will focus on the stories of selected objects in the exhibition. Find out more ...


Civil War Nurse, Clara Barton
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

History comes to life in this first-person portrayal by historian Leslie Goddard. Clara Barton earned fame as the first woman to serve as a nurse on the front lines of a battlefield. Find out more ...


Winter Art Break
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, December 28, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Break from the hustle, enjoy art and refreshments. Free and open to the public.

Find out more ...


An Un-Valentine's Evening
ISM Lockport Gallery
Friday, February 20, 2015, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a special after-hours open house on Friday, February 20 from 5:00 p.m. Find out more ...


Curator's Tour
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Art of Description Curator's Tour led by Doug Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art, ISM Chicago Gallery.

Free and open to the public.

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Walking Through the Green Tunnel: My Appalacchian Trail Adventure
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, March 08, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Speaker: Patrick Bredlau

Free and open to the public.

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How'd They Do That?
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Describing Art 101 a primer for art-speak led by Jennifer Jaskowiak, Curator, ISM Lockport Gallery.

Free and open to the public.

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Guy Benson and Curator Doug Stapleton in conversation
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, June 14, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us at the Museum when artist Guy Benson and Curator Doug Stapleton (ISM Chicago) discuss Benson’s current work and important moments in his career as an Illinois artist. Find out more ...


Lockport Old Canal Days Festival
ISM Lockport Gallery
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ISM Lockport Gallery will be open special hours on Saturday, June 20, from 11am to 5 pm and regular hours, Sunday, June 21, from noon to 5 pm, during the Canal Days festival for viewing of the exhibition Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions.
PARKING WILL BE EXTREMELY LIMITED.

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Lockport Old Canal Days Festival
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, June 21, 2015, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

ISM Lockport Gallery will be open special hours on Saturday, June 20, from 11am to 5 pm and regular hours, Sunday, June 21, from noon to 5 pm, during the Canal Days festival for viewing of the exhibition Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions.
PARKING WILL BE EXTREMELY LIMITED.

Find out more ...


Aaron Miller Drawing from Life
ISM Lockport Gallery
Saturday, July 25, 2015, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gaylord Building—2nd floor
200 West 8th Street, Lockport

Beginning at 2pm, artist Aaron Miller will be painting from life inside the space of his exhibition Aaron Miller—Paintings and Drawings, part of the City of Lockport’s Summer Art Series 2015. Find out more ...


Reception for Aaron Miller Drawing from Life Exhibition
ISM Lockport Gallery
Saturday, July 25, 2015, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Gaylord Building—2nd Floor
200 West 8th Street, Lockport

Reception for exhibition: Aaron Miller Drawing from Life. Find out more ...


Dick Blick Sunday: New Products and Demonstrations
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, July 26, 2015, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come learn about the latest products being offered by Dick Blick Art Supplies on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at the ISM Lockport Gallery. Find out more ...


Ron Bell "Osteomechanics" Exhibition / "Superheroes of Innovation" Gala
ISM Lockport Gallery
Saturday, August 01, 2015, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Gaylord Building—2nd Floor
200 West 8th Street, Lockport

Ron Bell “Osteomechanics” exhibition
“Superheroes of Innovation” Gala

The gala is a ticketed event. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events on Monday, July 21, 2014, Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center   

Artisans Gallery Exhibition: Playful Notions: Experiments in Mixed Media
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Playful Notions is an exhibit that brings together 5 artisans who work using alternative materials and innovative techniques. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events, Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center   

Artisans Gallery Exhibition: Playful Notions: Experiments in Mixed Media
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Playful Notions is an exhibit that brings together 5 artisans who work using alternative materials and innovative techniques. Find out more ...


Intermediate: Basket Weaving with Kay Wiggins
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A workshop designed for students with some experience. Learn a variety of basket weaving techniques using new materials. Find out more ...


Artisans Gallery Exhibition: Kaiser-Amaral, Thomas & Smith
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, September 04, 2014 - Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The fall exhibition explores light and shadow through oil paintings by Sarah Kaiser-Amaral and blown glass by Jan Thomas and Cameron Smith. Find out more ...


Beginner: Basket Weaving with Kay Wiggins
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Learn the basics of how to basket weave using natural materials in a one day workshop. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Beginner: Bead Embroidery and Weaving Workshop with Bill See
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Sunday, September 14, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In this two day workshop, learn the basic techniques of various stitching and embellishments. Students will focus on making a pendant and chain.
Tuition $75, all materials provided, minimum of 6.

All classes must be paid in advance. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Beginner: Watercolor Experiments with David Clelland
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Explore experimental ways to use watercolors. Bring a basic set  of watercolor paints. Paper and brushes will be provided.
Tuition $60, includes most supplies, minimum of 6.

All classes must be paid in advance. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Beginner/Intermediate: Painting in Pure Pigment: Introduction to Pastels with Tracey Maras
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - Sunday, October 12, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In this two day seminar, Maras teaches techniques for using dry pastels. Students will have the opportunity to create 2 small pastel paintings and 1 medium-sized pastel painting during the workshop. Find out more ...


Beginner/Intermediate: 2-Day Basket Weaving with Kay Wiggins
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Friday, October 17, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A workshop designed for both beginners and students with some experience. Learn a variety of basket weaving techniques & try new materials. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Beginner: Drawing Workshop with David Clelland
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Everyone can draw - no experience necessary. Clelland's class is designed as an introduction to concepts for drawing and sketching.
Tuition $60, all supplies included, minimum of 6.

All classes must be paid in advance. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Beginner/Intermediate: Watercolor Workshop with Lynn Reznick
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Even if you have never touched a paintbrush, this class will have you painting in no time. Find out more ...


Artisan Gallery Exhibition: Hearth & Home: Living with Craft
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, November 08, 2014 - Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Illinois Artisan Program presents an exhibit dedicated to 30 years of living with craft. Find out more ...


Artisan Demonstration: Carl Cottingham - Wood Carving
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cottingham uses bas relief and wood chipping to create wall plaques and 3-dimensional works.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

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Holiday Open House
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, November 28, 2014 - Sunday, November 30, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Rethink your holiday shopping by purchasing local gifts made in Illinois. Revive holiday traditions with our expanded handmade ornament display, including blown glass and hand-painted ornaments. Find out more ...


Artisan Demonstration: Wheat Elder - Oil Painting
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The subjects of Elder's oil paintings are simple, everyday things which create a home, evoking feelings of peace, comfort, and rest.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

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Artisan Demonstration: Michelle Tackitt - Jewelry
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tackitt designs and forges ring, earrings and necklaces from a variety of metals such as sterling sliver and copper.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Beginner: Watercolor Experiments with David Clelland
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A beginner's watercolor workshop. Explore experimental ways to use watercolors. Bring a basic set of watercolor paints. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Beginner: Jewelry Workshop with Michelle Tackitt
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A beginning silversmithing workshop. Students will use cold connections to create sterling silver dangle earrings.
Tuition $60, all supplies included, minimum of 6.

All classes must be paid in advance. Find out more ...


Deadline to become an Illinois Artisan
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Monday, March 30, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Illinois Artisans Program is continually looking for talented new artists to join the Program. Find out more ...


Parde of Quilts Open House
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - Sunday, April 26, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

In conjuction with our Botanical Ceramics and Artisan Quilt Exhibition, we are hosting our annual Quilt Open House. Find out more ...


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