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  Events, ISM Springfield   

Paul Mickey Science Series: Exploring a 14th Century Multicultural Village
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Michael Conner, Illinois State Museum at Dickson Mounds

For five years, archaeologists from Dickson Mounds Museum and Michigan State University have conducted excavations at the Morton Village site in Fulton County. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: As the Macaws Fly: Aspects of Mesoamerican-Southwestern Interaction
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jonathan E. Reyman, Ph.D., Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum
Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Fantastic Fossils: Dinosaurs!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dinosaurs are fascinating creatures, but none have ever been found in Illinois. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Living Lessons from Bygone Dogs
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by:
Dr. Find out more ...


National Fossil Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Museum is partnering with the National Park Service for the 3rd annual National Fossil Day. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Introduction to the Mandolin
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Erich Schroeder with the assistance of Mark Mathewson
Find out more ...


Meet the Octogenarian Hipster Artist: Leopold Segedin
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Illinois State Museum will present a "Meet the Artist" program at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 25. Find out more ...


Where Are the Wild Things?
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM



Annual Halloween Festival
  • Noon to 4:00 p.m.
  • $2 for children 12 & under, $1 for adults

Join the Museum for this annual Springfield tradition. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Tales from the Vault!
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Bob Sill, Assistant Director and Curator of Art, Illinois State Museum

A Halloween-themed presentation including a peek at the dark side of the collection.

Find out more ...


Meet Curator Douglas Stapleton
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, November 01, 2012, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Illinois State Museum will present a "Meet the Curator" program at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1st. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Final Days: Understanding Mechanisms of Extinction in Mammoths and Mastodonts
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Chris Widga, Assistant Curator of Geology, Illinois State Museum


Many different scenarios have been invoked to explain the extinction of North American megafauna at the end of the last Ice Age. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: American Indian Harvest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

November is a time for harvest. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: The Palace Site: An Enigmatic Middle Archaic Habitation Site in Central Iowa
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Bill Whittaker, University of Iowa

Occupied 6800-7200 years ago, the Palace Site has evidence for some of the earliest houses west of the Mississippi valley. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Recent Archaeology at the Fort de Chartres Locale
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Robert Mazrim, Illinois State Archaeological Survey

Late last autumn, Dr. Margaret Brown and Robert Mazrim discovered and excavated the buried remains of a small portion of the third Fort de Chartres, a wooden structure that was occupied from 1732 to 1751. Find out more ...


Collector's Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Many of the finest pieces of the Museum's collections were donated by people with a passion for collecting. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: The Genetics Behind Human Genealogy Studies
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Meredith J. Mahoney, Assistant Curator of Zoology, Illinois State Museum

New genetic testing methods are being used to provide information on family history and genealogy. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Rediscovering a Sac Village on Henderson Creek
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Kelvin Sampson, Exhibits Preparator, Dickson Mounds Museum, Duane Esarey, ISM Adjunct Research Associate, Dept. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Story Time Art
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, December 08, 2012, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Super Saturday series is sponsored by the Bank of Springfield.

Explore the imagery, mediums, and techniques of winter-themed picture books. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Challenging Tradition: Men and the Needle Arts
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jim Zimmer, Director for Art and History, Illinois State Museum

Hear the intriguing stories of how men—armed with needle, thread, and hook—have for centuries contributed significantly to various decorative arts traditionally thought to require the feminine touch. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series Lecture: Maya 2012: The Calendar and Astronomy of an Ancient Culture
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Ronald K. Faulseit of Tulane University, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Archaeological Investigations of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will present Maya 2012: The Calendar and Astronomy of an Ancient Culture.

The end of the Mayan "Great Cycle" (December 21, 2012) is fast approaching, and with it there are many predictions of disaster and/or transformation. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series Lecture: The Science of Climate Change
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Wednesday, January 09, 2013, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Eric C. Grimm, Curator and Chair of Botancy, Illinois State Museum, will present The Science of Climate Change.

This presentation will focus on how scientists reconstruct past climate, how they understand the major natural and anthropogenic drivers of climate change, and how these drivers may affect future climate change. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Edwards Trace at 200: Old Tales and New Discoveries
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 09, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by David Brady, Illinois Historian

The first part of this presentation will outline the history associated with Edwards during the War of 1812 and going back further in its history to Native American, European, and Anglo-American and the possibility of prehistoric use and the geography of Illinois in which created it. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Museum Beach Party
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Need a vacation from cold and snow? Travel back in time at our Museum Beach Party. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Winter Animals
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, January 14, 2013, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

2nd Monday of each month at 10:00 am
Free and open to the public

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


Brownbag Lectures: The Denizens of Middle Earth: A visit to New Zealand
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Tracy Evans, Environmental Review Program, IDNR, ISM Research Associate in Zoology

Tracy Evans will give a travelogue on New Zealand featuring the flora, fauna and landscape features of the Southern Alps.
Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Anthropological Musings
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Michael D. Wiant, Ph.D., Director Dickson Mounds Museum
Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Imagining Ancestors: Themes and Variations in Prehistoric Fiction
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by:
Lynn E. Fisher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Chair, Sociology/Anthropology Department
University of Illinois Springfield
ISM Research Associate

This is a second installment in Dr. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Fifty Years of Major Astronomical Discoveries
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by:
Charles Schweighauser
Professor Emeritus of Astronomy/Physics
University of Illinois at Springfield

What do we know about the universe today that we did not know in 1963? Starting with the electromagnetic spectrum (EM), only a small part of which was available to astronomers fifty years ago, this lecture will explore what the rest of the EM spectrum can tell us. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Mosaics, Murals, and More: African American Artists
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 09, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us to celebrate "Black History Month" by discovering African American artists from Springfield, Illinois, and beyond. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Fabulous Folktales
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, February 11, 2013, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

2nd Monday of each month at 10:00 am
Free and open to the public

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


Paul Mickey Science Series: The Ancient City Under Present-Day East St. Louis: The Results of the New Missisippi River Bridge Project
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Presented by Brad H. Koldehoff, Illinois Department of Transportation Chief Archaeologist

Five years of archaeological excavations have occurred in East St. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Insights on the American Experience From the Perspective of Zooarchaeology
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by:
Dr. Terrance J. Martin
Curator of Anthropology
Illinois State Museum

North American archaeologists have long been interested in the ways in which the migrations and interactions among Europeans, Africans, Native Americans, and other groups created a distinctive plural society that was differentiated by class, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and other social dimensions. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Drivers of Beta Diversity Along Latitudinal Gradients
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

Species diversity is often described with three components: alpha-, beta-, and gamma-diversity. Find out more ...


Celebrate Cultural Diversity
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 23, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Family Event
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

Join us for a celebration of Illinois' cultural diversity. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Castles, Clans, Cattle, and more in the Scottish Hielands
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jonathan E. Reyman, Ph.D., Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum

Find out more ...


Kids' Night Out: Caves!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, March 01, 2013, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Caves are places of wonder and mystery. Explore the Museum's cave in the Changes exhibition and learn about spelunking, cave formations, and creatures who love the dark.

6:30-9:30 pm
Ages 6-10
Members: $20 for 1 child, $15 for each additional child
Non-members: $35 for 1 child, $30 for each additional child

Kids' Night Out is a new quarterly program for children ages 6-10. Find out more ...


Carrol C. Hall Science Series: Build It: Backyard Habitats
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 02, 2013, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

1:00 to 3:00 pm
Free for students in grades 6-8

Build It: Backyard Habitats is a science program designed especially for middle school students. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: The Grand Island Archaeology: Twelve Years of Research on Lake Superior's South Shore
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Please note date change: Lecture has been changed from March 13 to March 6 due to the speakers schedule.

Presented by Dr. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Illinois Women from A to Z
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 09, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In celebration of Women’s History and Awareness Month, the Illinois State Museum presents the “Illinois Women from A-Z” Super Saturday on March 9 from 11:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Junior Collector's Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 09, 2013, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Explore the collections of area children and teens. Collections include rocks and minerals, coins, toys, and more. 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   

Illinois Artisans Program: Warm Fusion
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Monday, October 01, 2012 - Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

 

 

 


Michelle Rial, Serena, IL
October Feature: Illinois Artisans, Chicago 
100 W. Randolph, Suite 2-200, 2nd Floor
For more info: 312.814.5321

 

Images and Step by Step: On Facebook

 

My fused glass creations take a different step. Find out more ...


Illinois Artisans Program: Mug-A-Thon: EXTENDED!
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Friday, October 05, 2012 - Friday, October 19, 2012, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

In Celebration of American Craft Week: Bring in one piece of mass-produced ceramics to donate and in exchange we will give you our member discount on a comparable artisan made piece (a mug for a mug, bowl for bowl, etc.) Throughout the week we will have Find out more ...


Special Artist Talk: Mayra Pimentel
ISM Chicago Gallery
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The ISM Chicago Gallery presents a special artist talk in conjunction with the Fragile Relations: Art, Nature and Environment exhibition.

Mayra Pimentel will discuss her pinhole camera photographs at the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at noon. Find out more ...


Art Sprees: Cooking Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - Thursday, October 18, 2012, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Cooking Art Spree:
15 Juried artisans sell & display their craft in the James R. Find out more ...


Continuing a Traditional Story: Selections From Contemporary American Indian Artists
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, October 22, 2012, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Three generations of Native American artists represent the multi-tribal diversity of Chicago's American Indian community.
 
For information contact: Jane Stevens,
Find out more ...


Xavier Nuez: Artist Talk
ISM Chicago Gallery
Thursday, November 01, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The ISM Chicago Gallery presents a special program in conjunction with the Fragile Relations: Art, Nature and Environment exhibition. Find out more ...


Illinois Artisans Program: Forge Work
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, November 01, 2012 - Friday, November 30, 2012, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Roberta Elliott, Cobden, IL
Will be featured this November at Illinois Artisans, Chicago 
100 W. Find out more ...


SOFA Partner Pavilion
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Friday, November 02, 2012 - Sunday, November 04, 2012, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

The Art Fair Company presents the 19th annual SOFA CHICAGO 2012 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall (600 E. Find out more ...


The First Nations Film and Video Festival, 2012
ISM Chicago Gallery
Friday, November 09, 2012, 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

The ISM Chicago Gallery presents a special program.

The First Nations Film and Video Festival, 2012

Programs Schedule:
Friday, November 9, 2012
 
11am: Introduction from FNFVF Director
 
            Angelphilia, 3 minutes, music video, 2012
            Directed by Honey Dawn Karima (Tribe)
 
            Devil in the Dew, 2:16 minutes, short film, 2012
            Directed by
 
            Cry Rock, 28:43, documentary, 2011
            Directed by
 
            Opal, 11 minutes, short film, 2011
            A Return Home, 31 minutes, documentary, 2011
            Directed by
 
            Naw Giizhigong, 7 minutes, short film, 2012
            Directed by Missy Whiteman (Kickapoo/Arapaho) & Michael
 
1:30pm: Introduction from FNFVF Director
 
            Path of Souls, 136 minutes, drama, 2012
           
Directed by Jeremy Torrie (Ojibwe)
 
Free and open to the public. Find out more ...


Art Sprees: Home Decorating Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Friday, November 16, 2012, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Home Decorating Art Spree:
15 Juried artisans sell & display their craft in the James R. Find out more ...


Illinois Women Video Artists 2012
ISM Chicago Gallery
Friday, November 16, 2012, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The ISM Chicago Gallery presents
Illinois Women Video Artists 2012
 
Friday, November 16, 2012, noon to 2:30 pm
 
Opening Introductions
12:00 p.m. Find out more ...


Illinois Artisans Program: Ceramics
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Saturday, December 01, 2012 - Monday, December 31, 2012, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Zofia Tomala, Chicago, IL
Will be featured this Novembet at Illinois Artisans, Chicago 
100 W. Find out more ...


Art Sprees: Holiday Art Spree: 3 Days
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - Friday, December 14, 2012, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Holiday Art Spree: 3 days!
Wednesday, Dec. 12, Thursday, Dec. 13, & Friday, Dec. Find out more ...


Illinois Artisans Program: Thx...Luv, Silkscreen
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - Thursday, January 31, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 


Barbara Raidl, Chicago, IL
Will be featured this January at Illinois Artisans, Chicago 
100 W. Find out more ...


Mayra Pimentel, Pinhole Photography
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, January 07, 2013 - Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The ISM Chicago Gallery will present a special exhibition of Mayra Pimentel's Pinhole Photograhy on the first floor of the James R. Find out more ...


Jane Stevens, Curator Gallery Talk
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, January 09, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Fragile Relations: Art, Nature and Environment exhibition curator Jane Stevens will discuss how the exhibition was organized and why the artists were selected. Find out more ...


Barbara Cooper, Artist Talk
ISM Chicago Gallery
Thursday, January 24, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Artist, Barbara Cooper, will discuss her work in the Fragile Relations exhibition. Nature is always the place where Barbara's work begins. Find out more ...


Illinois Artisans Program: Vibrant Natural Color
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Friday, February 01, 2013 - Thursday, February 28, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Vibrant Natural Color

February Feature: Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Wendy Gray Raven,
Chicago, IL

Inspired by the natural beauty of stones, Wendy Gray Raven began creating mosaics to blend vivid colors and texture into sculpture and large pieces. Find out more ...


Illinois Artisans Program: Landscape Transition
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Friday, March 01, 2013 - Sunday, March 31, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Landscape Transition

March Feature: Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Nina Weiss
Highland Park, IL

"My landscape paintings draw the viewer into a heightened vision of color and gesture, depicting the natural world with colors that are intense, lush, and dramatic.  The colors go beyond traditional ideas of a green landscape. 

Teasing out the complex colors in the landscape I create layers color, line, and form.   The works depict powerful moments from my travels in the everyday landscapes of our world."

View an album of the exhibition

 

Find out more ...


April Feature Window: Tea for Two, Teapots
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Monday, April 01, 2013 - Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

Explore the act of having tea as a social event. The window features the many components of a tea service. Find out more ...


Gardening Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - Friday, April 12, 2013, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

16 Artisans display and demonstrate their technique.

Meet the artisans and browse one-of-a-kind fine craft.

Find a complete list of participating artisans on our Facebook Page.
Image: Jeanmarie Petro, Brooch

Find out more ...


First Nations Film & Video Festival, Spring Program 2013
ISM Chicago Gallery
Friday, April 12, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery presents a special viewing of the First Nations Film & Video Festival, Spring Program, 2013. Find out more ...


Gallery Talks
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join us for a series of informal gallery talks and tours related to the exhibition Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions. Find out more ...


May Feature Window: Patty Schwegmann, Jewelry
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 - Friday, May 31, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"I hand form the "stones" using a porcelain clay and paint designs on these stones using different mixes of ceramic oxides. Find out more ...


Mother's Day Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Monday, May 06, 2013 - Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

25 Artisans display and demonstrate their technique. Meet the artisans and browse one-of-a-kind fine craft. Find out more ...


Gallery Talks
ISM Chicago Gallery
Thursday, May 09, 2013, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please join us for a series of informal gallery talks and tours related to the exhibition Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions. Find out more ...


Gallery Talks
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join us for a series of informal gallery talks and tours related to the exhibition Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions. Find out more ...


June Feature Window: Roger Grimes, Furniture & Home goods
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Saturday, June 01, 2013 - Sunday, June 30, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Tree Transformed: From Trunk to Table
Artisan Interview: Roger Grimes, Chicago, IL
Full Interview on our Tumblr Here

A retired EPA lawyer, Roger Grimes has a passion for conservation, which is reflected in each piece he constructs in wood. Find out more ...


Visual Whispers
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, June 03, 2013 - Friday, June 07, 2013, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Special Event
Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery Atrium exhibition in conjunction with Morton College, Cicero, IL

Visual Whispers
Art by Kathryn A. Find out more ...


Gallery Talks
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join us for a series of informal gallery talks and tours related to the exhibition Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions. Find out more ...


Father's Day Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - Friday, June 14, 2013, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

15 Artisans display and demonstrate their technique. Meet the artisans and browse one-of-a-kind fine craft.
Find out more ...


July Feature Window: Kristi Sloniger, Ceramics
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Monday, July 01, 2013 - Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Living with Clay:
Artisan Interview: Kristi Sloniger, Oak Park, IL

There is a beautiful orchestration of steps in a pottery studio. Find out more ...


Jewelry Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - Friday, July 19, 2013, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

 15 Artisans display and demonstrate their technique. Meet the artisans and browse one-of-a-kind fine craft.

Find out more about the featured Artisans on our Facebook Events Page.

Find out more ...


ISM Chicago Gallery Special Exhibition - Audrey Ushenko: An Artist at Work
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, July 22, 2013 - Friday, July 26, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Chicago artist, Audrey Ushenko, will be demonstrating her painting techniques in the James R. Thompson Building Atrium. Find out more ...


"Everything in Place"—Gallery Walk-N-Talk
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Gallery walk-n-talk for the exhibition Everything in Place with Jennifer Jaskowiak, Curator, ISM Lockport.

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


August Feature Window: Hiram Toraason, Glass
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, August 01, 2013 - Saturday, August 31, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Additional information to be announced.

Find out more ...


Gallery Talk: A Closer Look: The Art of Julius Moessel & Mary Agnes Yerkes
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a lively discussion of two historic Illinois artists in the current exhibition 'Sketches, Journals, Preparations...Everything In Place.' ISM curators Jennifer Jaskowiak and Doug Stapleton will lead the discussion. Find out more ...


Craft Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - Friday, August 23, 2013, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

15 Artisans display and demonstrate their technique. Meet the artisans and browse one-of-a-kind fine craft.
Find out more ...


September Feature Window: Annelies Heijnen, Sculptural Ceramics
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Sunday, September 01, 2013 - Monday, September 30, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Read the interview with Annelies Heijnen on our Tumblr
Check out images of the exhibition on our Facebook Page

Interview Excerpt:

In art there is a balance between knowing the artist’s intentions and the freedom to interpret art freely and through the lens of our own experiences. Find out more ...


Fall Fashion Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - Thursday, September 19, 2013, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

17 Artisans display and demonstrate their technique. Meet the artisans and browse one-of-a-kind fine craft.
Find out more ...


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

  Events, Dickson Mounds   

Rendezvous at Spoon River Encampment
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, October 13, 2012 - Sunday, October 14, 2012, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host the annual “Rendezvous at Spoon River” – a living history re-enactment, during October 6, 7, 13, 14, 2012 of the Spoon River Scenic Drive weekends.  Members of the Mackinaw Valley Longrifles Association will be on hand to teach the public about the lifestyles, survival skills, and rich cultural history of Illinois 18th and 19th century inhabitants.
 
The public is invited to visit their primitive encampment on the museum grounds and engage in blanket trading and knife-hawk throwing; view demonstrations of wooden spoon carving, fiber arts, and much more.  The event is open to the public from 8:30 am - 5:00 p.m. Find out more ...


Life as a Student in a One Room School
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

What was it like to attend a one-room school?  As part of the Spoon River Reads project, Dickson Mounds Museum and the Fulton County Arts Council present Life as a Student in a One Room School on Saturday, October 13, 2012.  Visitors will learn about the history of one room schools in Fulton County.  Participants may come dressed in 19th century or early 20th century garb and enjoy a hands-on craft projects.
 
Both the East and West Waterford schools on the Museum Grounds will be open to the public to view the exhibits between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., with ongoing children’s activities held only in the East Waterford School.  Admission is free, but donations are welcome.  This program is a collaborative effort between Dickson Mounds Museum, the Fulton County Arts Council, and the Spoon River Reads project.  The Fulton County Arts Council is partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
 
The Illinois State Museum - Dickson Mounds is located between Lewistown and Havana off Illinois Routes 78 and 97.  The museum is open free to the public from 8:30 a.m. Find out more ...


Second Sunday Science Lecture Series: Where Are the Ducks?
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Aaron Yetter, Illinois Natural History Survey, Forbes Biological Station, will present a lecture titled: “Aerial Waterfowl Surveys and Ecology and Management of Fall-Migrating Mallards in the Illinois Valley” at Dickson Mounds Museum on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.  This is an opportunity for those interested in duck migration to learn more about the subject.  Yetter’s presentation is part of the Second Sunday Science Lecture Series, which is co-hosted by the University of Illinois-Therkildsen Field Station and Dickson Mounds Museum. Find out more ...


"Our Town for Kids" in Astoria, IL
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

As part of the Spoon River Reads project, Dickson Mounds Museum and the Fulton County Arts Council are hosting “Our Town for Kids” at That Place, 1003 E. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Blues and Roots Music Duo
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Appearing at the Hickory Ridge Concert Series on Saturday, October 20, 2012 will be Joe Filisko and Eric Noden.  The performance begins at 7:30 pm at Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown, IL.
 
This blues and roots music duo leaves an unforgettable impression. Find out more ...


Native American Game Day
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, October 21, 2012, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Dickson Mounds Museum presents Native American Game Day on Sunday, October 21, 2012, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  Visitors of all ages will enjoy a variety of intellectually stimulating and physically challenging games.  Participate in a variety of Guessing Games, Skill Games, Throwing and Rolling Games, and Hunting, Stalking, and Warfare Games.  Enjoy playing Buzzers, Jack Straws, Knotty, Ball Drop, Double Ball or throwing an Atlatl.  Group games will be played intermittently through the afternoon.  Games were played not just for amusement, but also for strengthening important life skills. 
 
Games will be held outdoors weather permitting.  So, please dress appropriately for the weather.  In case of inclement weather, activities will be moved indoors.  Admission is free. Find out more ...


Hammered Dulcimer Workshop
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Novice to Intermediate workshop on playing hammered dulcimer will be offered on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Dickson Mounds Museum.
 
Judy Schmidt will be presenting the workshops.  The daylong workshop will be broken into two sessions.  The first session, novice, will be held from 10:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Native American Foodways
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, November 04, 2012, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Dickson Mounds Museum presents Native American Foodways on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  This free event will illustrate how ancient Native Americans acquired, processed, and stored their food with an emphasis on the technology used to do so.  Whether food was gathered, hunted, or cultivated, ancient Native Americans used innovative means to accomplish these tasks.  Visitors will enjoy a variety food demonstrations throughout the afternoon and they will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities. 
 
The event will be held outdoors weather permitting.  Please dress appropriately.  In case of inclement weather, activities will be moved indoors.  Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Find out more ...


Exploring a 14th Century Multicultural Village
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The next Illinois Valley Archaeological Society (IVAS) lecture will be Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Find out more ...


Mountain Dulcimer Workshops at Dickson Mounds Museum
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Beginning and intermediate to advanced workshops on playing mountain dulcimers will be offered on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Dickson Mounds Museum.  Well-known folk musician, Mike Anderson of Jacksonville, IL will present two workshop sessions, one for beginners and one for intermediate/advanced players.  This is the annual workshop where participants will be learning holiday tunes.
 
Beginners will learn basic strumming and songs in a session scheduled from 10:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Second Sunday Science Series: The Science of Climate Change
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, November 11, 2012, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Dr. Eric Grimm of the Illinois State Museum will speak on “The Science of Climate Change” at Dickson Mounds Museum on Sunday, November 11, 2012 as part of the Second Sunday Science Series sponsored by Dickson Mounds and the University of Illinois at Springfield Therkildsen Field Station. 
 
Grimm will discuss the major climate and vegetation changes in Illinois since the last Ice Age, how scientists reconstruct past vegetation and climate, the major natural and man-made drivers of climate change, and how these factors may affect our future climate. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Bovee and Heil Bring Old Time Country to Hickory Ridge
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Perennial favorites Bob Bovee and Gail Heil will bring their wide repertoire of Old Time Country Music to the Hickory Ridge Coffeehouse on Saturday night, November 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.  Performing on guitar, banjo, harmonica and fiddle, this Award winning duo combines square dance tunes, cowboy songs, blues, ragtime, novelty numbers, and yodels into an engaging evening of old time fun! Find out more ...


"Who Owns the Past" Documentary
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

The next Illinois Valley Archaeological Society (IVAS) lecture will be Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Guitar/Harmonica Duo
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Berchtold and Stear take the stage Saturday night, December 15, 2012, at the Hickory Ridge Concert Series at 7:30 pm in the auditorium of the Dickson Mounds Museum.  Known for “toe-tapping soul food for the acoustically hungry”, David Berchtold and Brian Stear have been keeping their fans well-fed with acoustic fingerstyle guitar and harmonica deeply influenced by Piedmont Blues and the folk and rock sound of the early 70's. Find out more ...


What's New in the Study of the First Americans
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, January 02, 2013, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Michael Wiant, Director at Dickson Mounds Museum,  will present a lecture on the first groups of human beings to occupy the western hemisphere at the monthly meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Find out more ...


Fun for Moms & Tots: Makin Music
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, January 03, 2013, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Dickson Mounds Museum is offering a new monthly program series for mothers and their young children in 2013.  Moms & Tots will be held on the first Thursday of each month from 9:30am-11:00am in the Museum’s Discovery Center.  Participants will enjoy a different activity each month.  This series will kick-off on Thursday, January 3rd with ‘Makin’ Music’, when moms and tots will have fun making and using different instruments.  Moms and tots will also have a chance to explore the Discovery Center together, while making new friends.     
 
Admission is free and registration is not required.  Light refreshments will be served. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: The Shanties bring Celtic to Hickory Ridge
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 7:30 PM - 9:30 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 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm.  This Bloomington based celtic group has been performing around the state creating an atmosphere reminiscent of a party below deck of the Titanic. Find out more ...


Winter Gathering
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 The Dickson Mounds Museum will be hosting a traditional Native American Winter Gathering on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  The Second Annual Winter Gathering will celebrate, honor, and remember the gifts of our ancestors.  The event will feature a variety of activities and demonstrations, including storytelling, music, group games and dances, and crafts.  Native American vendors will open with morning activities beginning at 10:00 am.  Lunch will be available at the Museum between noon and 2:00 pm followed by drum music marking the opening of the afternoon activities.  Participants will journey to Dorothy’s Grove to honor and remember ancestors and view a special pipe ceremony.   

  • 10:00 a.m.  Morning Activities Begin and Vendors Open
  • 12:00 p.m.  Lunch Available at the Museum
  • 2:00 p.m. Find out more ...


    Eagle Day Festival
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Saturday, February 02, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Dickson Mounds Museum is the location for a day-long Eagle Day Festival on Saturday, February 2, 2013.  This event, which is co-sponsored by the Fulton County Arts Council, the Mason County Arts Council, The Nature Conservancy, the Havana Library District, Lewistown Chamber, Illinois History Survey­Forbes Biological Station and Illinois River Biological Station, and the U.S. Find out more ...


    Edwards Trace at 200: Old Tales and New Discoveries
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    David Brady, Illinois Historian, will present a lecture on the history associated with the Edwards Trace at the monthly meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Find out more ...


    Fun for Moms & Tots: Little Birdie
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Thursday, February 07, 2013, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Dickson Mounds Museum is offering a new monthly program series for mothers and their young children in 2013.  Fun for Moms & Tots will be held on the first Thursday of each month from 9:30am-11:00am in the Museum’s Discovery Center.  On February 7th the program will be Little Birdie.  Moms & Tots will hear a story, listen to the birds tweet, and make pinecone bird feeders.  They will also have a chance to explore the Discovery Center together, while making new friends.     
     
    Admission is free and registration is not required.  Light refreshments will be served. Find out more ...


    Eagle Day Festival
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Friday, February 08, 2013, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Activities include art and poetry competitions, crafts for kids, live raptor programs, and bird watching.  Sponsored by Dickson Mounds, The Nature Conservancy, US Fish & Wildlife Services, UIS Therkildsen Field Station, Illinois Natural History Survey, Fulton and Mason County Arts Councils, Havana and Lewistown Chambers, Havana Public Library District and Nature Center, and Emiquon Audubon.

    Fee: Free, Donations Welcomed     Age: All Ages    

    Location: Dickson Mounds Museum and the cities of Lewistown and Havana

    Find out more ...


    Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Winter Blues at Dickson Mounds
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    The house will be jumpin when master fingerstyle blues guitarist Andy Cohen performs for the Hickory Ridge Concert Series Saturday, February 16,  2013 at 7:30 pm at the Dickson Mounds Museum.  Andy’s shows are an encyclopedia of the blues including material by Rev. Find out more ...


    Tracks, Scats, and Habitats
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Saturday, March 02, 2013, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Often when exploring nature, instead of seeing an animal, we find what it left behind. Find out more ...


    Artifact Identification Day
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Sunday, March 03, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Dickson Mounds Museum will host the 31st Annual Artifact Identification Day on Sunday, March 3, 2012 between 10:00 a.m. Find out more ...


    Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture: Why Museums Matter
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Dr. Jonathan Reyman, Curator of Anthropology at the Illinois State Museum Research and Collection Center, will be the guest presenter at the monthly meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Find out more ...


    Fun for Moms & Tots: Create with Clay
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Thursday, March 07, 2013, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Dickson Mounds Museum is offering a new monthly program series for mothers and their young children in 2013.  Fun for Moms & Tots will be held on the first Thursday of each month from 9:30 am-11:00 am in the Museum’s Discovery Center.  On March 7, 2013 the program will be Create with Clay.  Moms & Tots will learn how ancient people made food containers using items from their environment.  Then, participants will have a chance to make a Native American pinch pot or experiment in making their own unique clay creation.  They will also have a chance to explore the Discovery Center together, while making new friends.     
     
    Admission is free and registration is not required.  Dads and grandparents are also welcome to participate in the program.  Light refreshments will be served. Find out more ...


    Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Chril Vallillo CD Release Concert
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Saturday, March 16, 2013, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Illinois singer-songwriter Chris Vallillo will celebrate the release of his 7th recording The Last Day of Winter with a special CD release concert Saturday March 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the Hickory Ridge Concert Series at the Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown, IL.  Vallillo, who has long been known as a musician who makes the people and places of “unmetropolitan” America come to life in song, will be joined by Grammy nominated percussionist Rocky Maffit for the show which will be videotaped for later broadcast. 
     
    While some might disagree, Vallillo clearly believes “There is no such thing as too many guitars!”  And with this new recording, he takes that claim seriously.  For years he collected and restored old stringed instruments, some high quality, most quite inexpensive, but each with its own unique voice.   With The Last Day of Winter, Vallillo uses this unique collection of voices to create a distinctive recording of original and American roots music heavily featuring his unique bottleneck slide playing. Find out more ...


    Fun for Moms & Tots
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Thursday, April 04, 2013, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Dickson Mounds Museum is offering a new monthly program series for mothers and their young children in 2013.  Fun for Moms & Tots will be held on the first Thursday of each month at 9:30am in the Museum’s Discovery Center.  Some activities may be held outside weather permitting.  On April 4, 2013 Moms & Tots will help plant a tree on the Museum’s grounds.  Afterwards, tots will have an opportunity to create paintings using sticks and leaves as their paintbrushes. 
     
    Admission is free and registration is not required.  Dads and grandparents are also welcome to participate in the program.  Older siblings who may be on spring break for the week are also encouraged to attend this month’s program.  Activities for older kids will be available.  Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and playing outdoors in the dirt.  Light refreshments will be served.  This program is sponsored by Havana National Bank.  If you are interested in becoming a program sponsor, please contact Curator of Education Christa Christensen at 309-547-3721. Find out more ...


    Be an Archaeologist for a Day
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Saturday, April 13, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting “Be an Archaeologist for a Day” for kids ages 9-16 years old on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Kids will work side by side with professional archaeologists and learn excavation and artifact identification techniques, and how to process finds.  The program will begin with hands-on preparatory activities indoors, and then, weather permitting, will be held outdoors for the afternoon. 
     
    The program fee is $2 for Illinois State Museum Society members and $4 for non-members per child.  Registration is required with a deadline of Friday, April 5, 2013.  Space is limited with a maximum of 12 participants.  Each participant is required to provide his/her own sack lunch, drink, and snacks, and must dress appropriately for the weather and outdoor work.  Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America encouraged to participate as this program may fulfill some badge requirements.  

    Find out more ...


    Nature Trek Series
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Thursday, April 18, 2013, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Dickson Mounds Museum and the University of Illinois at Springfield’s Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon present Nature Trek, a new “walk & talk” science series on the third Thursday of the month April through September at 6:00 p.m. Find out more ...


    Hickory Ridge Concert Series: "Patchouli"
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Saturday, April 20, 2013, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Appearing at the April Hickory Ridge Concert Series will be the acoustic “Patchouli”.  The concert will be on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown, IL beginning at 7:30 p.m. Find out more ...


    Mother Earth Day with the Emiquon Partnership
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Sunday, April 21, 2013, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The Emiquon Partnership – Dickson Mounds Museum, The Nature Conservancy, UIS Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon, U.S. Find out more ...


    Tot Time: Fun for Tots and Big People
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Thursday, May 02, 2013, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Dickson Mounds Museum is offering a new monthly program series for parents and their young children in 2013.  Formerly known as “Fun for Moms & Tots,” Tot Time: Fun for Tots & Big People will be held on the first Thursday of each month at 9:30am.  Some activities may be held outside weather permitting.  On May 2, 2013 the program will focus on flowers.  The craft project includes using a photo of the tot provided by the parent.  Activities will be held at the Museum’s Picnic Shelter weather permitting. 

    Admission is free and registration is not required.  Participants should dress appropriately for the outdoors. Find out more ...


    Mother's Day Gift Ideas
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Sunday, May 05, 2013, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Dads, bring the kids by to create a special gift for Mom, such as pottery, dream catchers, and arrow point necklaces. Find out more ...


    New Nature Trek Series
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Thursday, May 16, 2013, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    On Thursday, May 16th, The Nature Conservancy’s Tharran Hobson will discuss the rare birds that have returned to the area since the Emiquon restoration project began in 2007.  Over 90% of Illinois Threatened or Endangered wetland related bird species and over 60% of all Threatened or Endangered bird species have been recorded in the Emiquon Preserve.  The size and variety of habitat at the Preserve remains a beacon for several bird species.  The area has become an important migration route and nesting destination for birds. Find out more ...


    More than Bows-n-Arrows
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Sunday, June 16, 2013, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Join us for this annual Father's Day event. Enjoy hands-on activities and demonstrations of life-sustaining skills used by ancient Native Americans. Find out more ...


    A Taste of Archaeology for Teens
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - Thursday, June 20, 2013, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Gain experience as a young archaeologist. Participate in an excavation and learn how to identify, clean, organize, and sort artifacts. Find out more ...


    A Taste of Archaeology for Adults
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - Thursday, June 27, 2013, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Ever dreamed of a career as an Archaeologist? Do you consider yourself an amateur Archaeologist? Work alongside archaeologists and gain insight into this profession. Find out more ...


    Nature Adventure for Kids
    ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
    Tuesday, July 09, 2013 - Thursday, July 11, 2013, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

    Experience the Illinois River Valley through a variety of hands-on activities, including hiking, canoeing, bird watching, fishing, water sampling and biological laboratory work. Find out more ...


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

  Events, ISM Lockport   

Fall Open House
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, November 04, 2012, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come view the new exhibition and take part in a gallery Walk and Talk at 2:00 pm. Find out more ...


Meet the Artist: John Himmelfarb
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, December 02, 2012, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The public is invited to meet Chicago artist John Himmelfarb as he discusses his work and that of his late father, Sam Himmelfarb. Find out more ...


Figuring Women
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, January 13, 2013, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

ISMLG Curator Jennifer Jaskowiak examines the role of the female figure in art history. This event is part of the free Sunday Series for the exhibition Figurism, presented during ISM Lockport Gallery's 25th Anniversary year.

CLICK to Press Release for more information. Find out more ...


The Figure in New Deal Art
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, February 10, 2013, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

ISMLG Director John Lustig surveys the figurative tradition in government-sponsored art from the 1930s. This event is part of the free Sunday Series for the exhibition Figurism, presented during the ISM Lockport Gallery's 25th Anniversary year.

CLICK to Press Release for more information. Find out more ...


Meet the Artist: Judy Raphael
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, March 03, 2013, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The public is invited to meet Chicago artist Judy Raphael as she discusses her work in which she explores female adolescence. Find out more ...


Family ARTventures
ISM Lockport Gallery
Saturday, June 15, 2013 - Sunday, June 16, 2013, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

During Lockport Old Canal Days week-end
Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16
11:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Take a self-guided tour of the current exhibition Fragile Relations: Art Nature, and Environment aided by ISMLG's Family ARTventures Guide. Find out more ...


Tweet-ISM Art 2013
ISM Lockport Gallery
Saturday, June 15, 2013 - Sunday, June 16, 2013, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

During Lockport Old Canal Days week-end
Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16
11:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The latest “-ism” (or movement) in art are images which we tweet and re-tweet, visually reacting to our environment.  Be a part of the “-ism” at the ISM during Old Canal Days weekend.  First, view the exhibition Fragile Relations: Art, Nature, and Environment at ISM Lockport.  Then, respond to any one (or two, or three) of the art on display by creating your own photos relating to a favorite piece that you see and post the image through ISM Lockport’s Twitter feed.  Don’t have a Twitter account, submit pics to our Facebook page or via email to the staff and they’ll add it for you.  Specific instructions will be available at the Museum.  Offered during Old Canal Days 2013.

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Reception and Tour with Curator Jane Stevens
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, August 25, 2013, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a Gallery "Walk and Talk" led by Jane Stevens, Associate Curator of Art, ISM Chicago Gallery and summer refreshments. Find out more ...


Meet the Artist: Jeff Crisman
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come hear Joliet-based photographer Jeff Crisman speak about his work and process. This is a great way to speak directly with the artist and ask questions about his work. Find out more ...


Meet the Artist: Barbara Cooper
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Barbara Cooper works with all different types of found wood to create beautiful sculptures. Come hear the artist speak about her work and process. Find out more ...


After Hours with the Author: Dennis Cremin
ISM Lockport Gallery
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join in the conversation with historian and author Dennis Cremin who will discuss his new book Grant Park: The Evolution of Chicago’s Front Yard.  This event is part of our programming series for the exhibition sketches, journals, preparations. Find out more ...


Gallery "Walk and Talk"
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a Gallery “Walk and Talk” led by exhibition curator Jennifer Jaskowiak, Curator of Art, ISM Lockport Gallery. Find out more ...


Two Artists: Yerkes and Moessel
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, February 09, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Curators Doug Stapleton, ISM Chicago Gallery, and Jennifer Jaskowiak, ISM Lockport Gallery will introduce you to two historic Illinois artists who worked in the early 20th century:  Mary Agnes Yerkes (1886-1989) and Julius Moessel (1871-1959).   Exhibition curator Jennifer Jaskowiak will speak about the remarkable life and work of Oak Park native Mary Agnes Yerkes; most noted for her light filled paintings of the national parks and Pacific coastline.   German-born artist Julius Moessel arrived in Chicago in the late 1920s after nearly 30 years as a painter of interior architectural decoration.  Assistant Curator Doug Stapleton will talk about the many aspects of Moessel’s work as an observer of the natural world.  This event is part of our free Sunday Series for the exhibition sketches, journals, preparations. Find out more ...


Sketching Still Life Workshop with artist Susan Frankel
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, March 02, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We’ll provide the inspiration, you bring your sketchpad and pencils to this discussion and “How’d they do that?” workshop. Find out more ...


Zooarchaeology (a How'd They Do That? demonstration and workshop)
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Find out more ...


Before there was the I&M Canal, there was a Plan—The 1816 Indian Boundary Line of Northern Illinois
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, April 06, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presented by Margaret (Peg) M. Find out more ...


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 ...


Lockport Old Canal Days Festival
ISM Lockport Gallery
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Sunday, June 15, 2014, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ISM Lockport Gallery will be open special hours on Saturday, June 14, from 11am to 5 pm and extended hours, Sunday, June 15, from 11am to 5 pm, during the Canal Days festival for viewing of the exhibition Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois.

Find out more ...


Finding Hallowed Ground: America's Civil War Sites Today
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, July 13, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A visit to an American Civil War site is a walk in the footsteps of history. 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 ...


Thom Walen and Curator Robert Sill in converstation
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, July 19, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In preparation for the closure of the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, this program is being cancelled

Join us at the Museum when artist Thom Whalen and exhibition curator Robert Sill (Assistant Director of Art, ISM Springfield) discuss Whalen’s current work and important moments in his career as an Illinois artist. 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 - 2:00 PM

1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:00 pm
Three sessions, All Art Supplies, All Day
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

This is the day to learn about the latest products being offered by Dick Blick Art Supplies, a family-owned Illinois company since 1911. Find out more ...


Julia Haw and Curator John Lustig in conversation
ISM Lockport Gallery
Friday, July 31, 2015, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

In preparation for the closure of the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, this program is being cancelled

Join us at the Museum for a special after-hours evening that starts with a conversation between artist Julia Haw and curator John Lustig (Director, ISM Lockport) about Haw’s current work and her career as an Illinois artist. 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 ...


Barbara Aubin (1928-2014) remembered by Curator Jane Stevens
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, August 23, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In preparation for the closure of the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, this program is being cancelled

Barbara Aubin, Illinois artist and art teacher, helped start the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art in the early 1970s and taught for years at Chicago State University, as well as Loyola, SAIC, and UW-Milwaukee. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
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  Events, Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center   

Artisans Demonstrations: Jonathon Huth - Wood Carver and Lois Huth - Clay Sculptures
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mother and son artists who enjoy demonstrating together will keep your attention for hours. Jonathon's carvings are inspired from nature and Lois hand creates sculptures of children.
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Adult Workshops
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, November 01, 2012, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

"Beginning to Intermediate Water Color Workshop"

Instructor: Lynn Reznick

Even if you have never touched a paint brush, Lynn can have you painting in no time.

Tuition $65, supply list available, minimum of 6

Please send deposit at registration. Find out more ...


Adult Workshops
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

"Flipping Your Scraps" Quilt Design Workshop

Instructor: Sherrie Grob

Learn to use scraps to create a beautiful quilted piece.

Tuition $60, supply list available, minimum of 6

Please send deposit at registration. Find out more ...


Artisans Demonstrations: Jerry & Carol Prater - Gourds
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, November 23, 2012, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Jerry and Carol work as a team carving and weaving very unusual gourds.
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Holiday Open House
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, November 23, 2012 - Sunday, November 25, 2012, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Shop Illinois and support Illinois artisans. Rethink your holiday shopping by purchasing gifts made in Illinois. Find out more ...


Artisans Demonstrations: Wheat Jackson - Oil Painting
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, November 24, 2012, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wheat will not only catch your attention but amaze you as she catches light in her still life paintings.
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Artisans Demonstrations: Tracy Maras - Pastels
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Sunday, November 25, 2012, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tracy's soft touch with pastels is evident in her landscapes.
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Artist Demonstration: Kay Wiggins - Basket Weaving
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, March 29, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wiggins weaves both functional and decorative baskets using natural materials such as rattan, maple and sea grass. Find out more ...


Artist Demonstration: Rhonda Lemay - Lampwork Jewelry
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Lemay's enthusiastic demonstrations are always fascinating, fun and entertaining. Watch as she creates colorful beads using a lampworking torch.
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Adult Workshop: Advanced China Painting
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - Thursday, April 11, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Charlene Whitler 

The advanced china painters return with this year's subject, Pears and Birds.
Tuition $125, some supplies included, minimum of 6.
Tues., April 9, Wed., April 10 and Thur., April 11
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
All Classes must be paid in advance.
No refunds within two weeks of workshop start date.
To register or for more information contact Romaula Coleman at 618-629-2220. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Flipping Your Scraps
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Sherrie Grob

In this quilt design workshop, you will create a beautiful art quilt using the fabric that you already have on hand. Find out more ...


Artist Demonstration: Karen Linduska - Machine Quilting
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Linduska creates colorful and fun art quilts with distinctive highly detailed thread work, painting with the thread to create botanical images. Find out more ...


Artist Demonstration: Bronwyn Elkuss - Hand-stitched Fiber Art
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Elkuss believes in using the fiber of our lives as a palette when creating her hand-stitched compositions. Find out more ...


Artist Demonstration: Robin Power - Ceramic Sculpture
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, April 26, 2013 - Saturday, April 27, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The theme of Power's work is the human condition. She creates figures with a powerful visual narrative that seem to touch the viewer's own experiences.
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Adult Workshop: Painting in Pure Pigment: Introduction to Pastels
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, May 04, 2013 - Sunday, May 05, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Tracey Maras

In this two day seminar Tracey will teach techniques for using dry pastels. Find out more ...


Artist Demonstration: Carl Cottingham - Wood Carving
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cottingham uses wood carving techniques passed down for generations through his family, including bas relief and wood chipping to create wall plaques and 3-dimensional works.
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Artist Demonstration: Greg Gibbs - Ceramics
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Sunday, May 26, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Gibbs draws patterns inspired by nature onto his wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramic pieces then uses a sgraffito technique to carve back the design leaving a raised surface.
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Artist Demonstration: Debbie Wilson - Mixed Media Painting
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Monday, May 27, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wilson is a mixed-media painter who uses nontraditional landscapes in her artwork. Her work is defined by overlapping images using transparent layers of color and light.
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Adult Workshop: Basket Weaving
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, June 13, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Kay Wiggins

Kay will instruct about basket weaving using natural materials and beginner techniques. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Quilt Surface Design
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Instructor: Karen Linduska

Karen will be sharing her distinctive quilting techniques in this short workshop. Find out more ...


Saturday Children's Workshops
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Different workshops are offered in the morning and afternoon sessions. Children can be signed up for one or both workshops in a single day. Find out more ...


Saturday Children's Workshops
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Different workshops are offered in the morning and afternoon sessions. Children can be signed up for one or both workshops in a single day. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Watercolor Experiments
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, September 20, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: David Clelland

A beginner's watercolor workshop. A 6x8 water color pad will be provided and by the end, students will have finished two paintings. Find out more ...


Art and Wine Festival
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, September 28, 2013 - Sunday, September 29, 2013, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

Join us for the 14th Annual Art and Wine Festival on the grounds of Southern Illinois Art and Artisans Center, Rend Lake. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Painting in Pure Pigment: Introduction to Pastels
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - Sunday, October 13, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Tracey Maras

In this two day seminar Tracey will teach techniques for using dry pastels. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Flipping Your Scraps II
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Sherrie Grob

Our First class was so successful we are offering a second, more challenging workshop. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Machine Stitching Surface Design with Karen Linduska
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Karen Linduska

In this fun and easy class students will learn how to use their sewing machine to create surface design. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, October 31, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Lynn Reznick

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


Artist Demonstration: Nancy Pace - Beaded Jewelry
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, November 29, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Pace is a folk artist with a make-do-spirit. She will keep your attention as she uses wire and stones like a paintbrush on canvas to create beautiful pieces of jewelry from found objects.
Find out more ...


Holiday Open House
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, November 29, 2013 - Sunday, December 01, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Rethink your holiday shopping, purchase local gifts made in Illinois. Drop in all weekend for a daily artisan demonstration and refreshments. Find out more ...


Artist Demonstration: Wheat Elder - Oil Painting
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, November 30, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The subjects of Elder's oil paintings are simple, everyday things which create a home. Her still life work imparts an appreciation for the texture of a pumpkin or the play of light on a cream pitcher, evoking feelings of peace, comfort, and rest.
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Artist Demonstration: Tracey Maras - Pastels
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Sunday, December 01, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Maras' dry pastel technique crosses a bridge between drawing and painting. Her soft touch reveals pastel landscapes in which viewers find themselves a part of her world.
Find out more ...


Artisans Gallery Exhibition: Expressions in Fiber & Clay
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Sunday, March 09, 2014 - Sunday, June 01, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contemporary art quilts by 16 Illinois Artisans. The exhibition celebrates the abstract use of fabric, exploring themes such as the seasons, power and joy. Find out more ...


Advanced China Painting Workshop by Charlene Whitler
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - Thursday, April 10, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Advanced China Painters return with this years subject: trumpet vines and hummingbirds on a serving tray.
Tuition $125, some supplies included, minimum of 6.

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


Artisan Demonstration: Kathy Sands - Fabric Dyeing
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sands' expertise is surface design and textile art on silk.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

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Parade of Quilts Open House
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Each year the Artisans Center presents four days of events to honor traditional and contemporary fiber arts during the Artisan Gallery Quilt Exhibition. Find out more ...


Artisan Demonstration: Kay Wiggins - Basket Weaving
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wiggins weaves using a variety of techniques natural materials.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

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Artisan Demonstration: Bill See - Bead Embroidery
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

See will demonstrate bead embroidery and weaving in his one of a kind jewelry.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

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Artisan Demonstration: Brenda Tripp - Tatting
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tripp is an expert in the lost art of tatting, a traditional lace making technique.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

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Adult Workshop: Beginner: Watercolor Experiments with David Clelland
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Learn the basics of watercolor and also experimental ways to use the media. Bring a basic set of watercolor paints. Find out more ...


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

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