Exhibitions & Events Spring 2013
April 13 – July 7, 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.
June 1 - August 11, Main Galleries
Looking At Lincoln
Newly acquired drawings of Abraham Lincoln by Illinois artist Charles Turzak are featured in the Tarble’s latest version of Looking At Lincoln. The exhibition explores the life and times of Lincoln through art from the permanent collection.
Turzak’s drawings were made in preparation for his seminal 1933 work, Abraham Lincoln – A Biography in Woodcuts. The drawings are paired with the woodcuts. Also in the exhibition is a draft copy and a final copy of the Lincoln biography, other circa 1930s Lincoln woodcuts by Turzak, the lithograph John Brown by John Steuart Curry, a collograph from a 1945 drawing by N. C. Wyeth, and an oil painting by Paul T. Sargent. Illinois folk art exhibited includes paintings and a quilt by Mary Eveland, carved wood dioramas by Ferd Metten, dolls from the First Lady Doll Collection by Leta C. Whitacre, a scale-model of a 1830s log tavern by Lodge Grant, dolls from the Famous Black Americans Doll Collection by I. Roberta Bell, a circa 1840s quilt by Sarah Dollar, a circa 1880s cane by Cornelius Sullivan, and a whirlygig by Leonard Norman. Copies of the book An Abraham Lincoln Tribute: Featuring Woodcuts by Charles Turzak from Dover Publications Inc. and some of Turzak’s original woodcut prints are available for purchase in the Tarble Gift Shop.
Drawing for Deliberation by Charles Turzak, pencil, c. 1933.
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.
The remaining tour schedule is:
June 4 – June 23
Edgar County Bank and Trust
101 S Front St., Kansas
June 25 – July 14
101 W Alabama Ave., Casey
July 16 – Aug. 4
Carnegie Public Library
207 S Main St., Paris
Aug. 6 – Aug. 25
EIU campus, near 4th St., Charleston
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.