Exhibitions & Events Spring 2013
March 16-May 19, Brainard Gallery
Folk Arts of the Caribbean
Tous les Saints by Michel Sinvil (Jacmel, Haiti), c. 1980s, polychromed papier mâché
This exhibition surveys several folk art traditions from Haiti, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Puerto Rican Santos figures, masks for Carnival and other celebrations, and Haitian flags, assemblage, metal, and papier-mâché sculptures are featured.
This exhibition serves as the basis for the Tarble's Spring 2013 Fifth Grade Enrichment Program for area schools, March 20-May 17; presented in cooperation with the EIU Art Education program and underwritten by First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust.
April 13 – July 7, eGallery
Exhibition Opening & Historical Administration Symposium Reception: Friday, April 12, 7pm, Atrium
Exhibition Gallery Talk: Wednesday, AprIL 17, 1pm, Atrium & eGallery
Experiences of the Illinois Civil War Soldier: Reflections through Art and Artifacts
Based on illustrated letters and diaries of Illinois soldiers, this exhibition will explore the universal themes of art for recording and sharing the experiences of war, and how such art is both personal and iconographic.
Currier & Ives, Death of Col. Ellsworth After hauling down the rebel flag, at the taking of Alexandria, Va., May 24th 1861; a friend of Lincoln, Ellsworth organized the U.S. Zouave Cadets of Chicago; image from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.
May 4-26, Main Galleries
Awards Reception: Sunday, May 19, 1:30-3:30pm, Atrium
31st Children's Art Exhibition
Kicking Zebra by Lydia Druin (Mattoon Middle School), paper mâché;
in the 30th Children's Art Exhibition
A showcase of art from approximately 40 area schools where Art is taught by certified Art teachers, representing kindergarten through senior high students, as selected by each school's Art teacher.
Sponsored in part by Consolidated Communications.
Awards Presentation by Community/District (Includes Private Schools
1:30 pm Awards Presentation
Altamont High School, Toni Niebrugge
Altamont Grade & Jr High School, Rob Niemerg
Bond, Gregory, & Central A&M Middle Schools, Pamela Moore
Central A&M High School, Justin Smith
Central Grade & Edgewood Schools, Karen Littleford
Cumberland CUSD #77, Jason Beintum
Effingham Central High School, Charlie Huber
Effingham Junior High School, Terry Harbaugh
Main Street, Moulton & Shelbyville High Schools, Wayde Zerkle
Neoga Middle & Jr/Sr High Schools, Heather Siegel
Okaw Valley Elem. & Inter. Schools, Denise Piatt
Okaw Valley High School, Jennifer Yantis
Okaw Valley Middle School, Pamela Dickey
Southside Elementary, Joyce Green
St. Anthony Grade School, Jan Cunningham
Sullivan Middle & High Schools, Sally Van Natt
2:15 pm Awards Presentation
Arcola Elementary, Alex Lugo
Arcola Jr.-Sr. High School, Diann Graham
Arthur Elementary, Paula Bidle-Stear
Casey-Westfield Jr/Sr High, Wendy Johnson
Mattoon High School, Janahn Kolden
Mattoon Middle School, Jamie Willis
Riddle Elementary School, Sarah Lawrence
St. John's Lutheran School, Larry Maxedon
Williams Elementary School, Joyce Jackson
Windsor Elem. & Jr-Sr High Schools, Kris Marsland
3 pm Awards Presentation
Carl Sandburg Elementary, Heather Bryan
Charleston Middle & High Schools, Toni Satterfield
Crestwood Elem/Jr High School, Mary St. Clair
Edgar County CUSD #6 (Chrisman), Chelsea Vineyard
Jefferson Elementary, Penny Hess
Kansas School, Barbara Markewitz
Lake Crest School & Oakland High Schools, Jill Sweeney
Mark Twain and Ashmore Elem., Mandy White
St. Mary's School (Paris), Christi McClain
Oct. 22 – Aug. 26, east-central Illinois tour to 14 sites
Cultivating Creativity: 2012-13 Consolidated Communications Traveling Children's Art Exhibit
Flower by Taylor Higgins, Grade 9, Windsor Jr.-Sr. High School, altered book, mixed media
This traveling exhibit showcases art by students, grades K-12, representing 43 east-central Illinois school art programs; made possible through the generous support of Consolidated Communications.
Email the Tarble at email@example.com for the complete tour schedule with dates and locations.
Tarble Arts Center Outdoor Sculpture Court, south Tarble grounds
A permanent exhibition of art by past and present EIU Art faculty sculptors – Cary Knoop, James K. Johnson, and Jeffrey Boshart – plus noted Illinois artist Michael Dunbar and EIU Art alumnus Brett Evangelista. Also on Eastern’s grounds is outdoor sculpture by internationally recognized Illinois artist Ruth Duckworth (north of the Doudna Fine Arts Center), Ed McCollough (7th Street in front of Buzzard Hall), and Dan Nardi (between Lumpkin and Coleman Halls), all created through the State of Illinois’ Art in Architecture program.
Summer Sculpture Residency Exhibition
7th Street, between the Tarble and Doudna Fine Arts Centers
This revolving outdoor sculpture program features work by current or recently graduated Midwestern Studio Art masters students and guest artist/emeritus EIU Art faculty member James K. Johnson.
This program is funded in part by the New and Emerging Artist Series program of the College of Arts & Humanities.
This schedule is subject to change. Please contact the Tarble Arts Center for the most current exhibitions and events schedule information.
All gallery talk s are co-sponsored with the EIU Academy of Lifetime Learning; click here for more information.