Dec 13, 2012

 

Meetings/Events

PAINTINGS BY BETH SHADUR ON VIEW AT TARBLE
An exhibition of works by painter Beth Shadur is on view at the Tarble Arts Center through Dec. 16. Her watercolor and mixed media paintings evoke ancient landscapes and universal symbols of spirituality.

Shadur has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and has created more than 125 large murals as public, private and community art projects in both the U.S. and Great Britain. She also serves as gallery director for Prairie State College in Chicago Heights. Her MFA is from the University of Illinois-Chicago and her AB from Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island).

KATHRYN MORICE, Curator of Education, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Nov 08, 2012


'BUILDING A BROTHERHOOD: FREEMASONS IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS'
"Building a Brotherhood: Freemasons in Central Illinois" focuses on Freemasonry in Central Illinois after World War II. Students enrolled in HIS 4930: Public History-Meaning and Method have researched, designed and installed this exhibit with the help of several Illinois Masons, including Michael Shirley, Department of History, EIU; Noel Dicks, Arthur; Frank Lincoln, Tuscola; Todd Creason, Fithian; Marc Wilson, Springfield; and William Jones, Villa Grove. The public is invited to the opening reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 28 in the West Reading Room, Booth Library. For information, contact Debra Reid, Department of History.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Booth Library
Posted: Nov 16, 2012


TARBLE ARTS CENTER GIFT SHOP OFFERS UNIQUE GIFT ITEMS
Remember the Tarble Arts Center Gift Shop for holiday shopping. The Tarble Gift Shop will be open for the holiday season up to Christmas weekend (through Dec. 21). Just received is a selection of handmade hardwood cutting boards by Dwain Naragon. Also available are many types of ceramics, blown and fused glass, a variety of turned wood pieces, jewelry from many makers, T-shirts and needlework, plus watercolors and woodcuts, all created by area artists -- many of whom are EIU alumni. All proceeds support Tarble Arts Center programs.

Open hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. For information, contact the Tarble Arts Center at 581-2787 or tarble@eiu.edu.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Nov 27, 2012


EIU PLANS ANNUAL HOLIDAY GATHERINGS AT OLD MAIN
President Bill Perry invites students, faculty and staff to two festive gatherings -- this year titled ďCelebrating the ArtsĒ -- scheduled to take place in Old Main.

Guests are welcome to attend either of the two holiday events, the first of which is scheduled to take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, and the second from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. Both will take place in Old Mainís Cougill Foyer.

Following an annual tradition, this yearís gatherings will showcase six holiday trees, five of which feature decorations made by students of Ashmore, Carl Sandburg, Jefferson, Lake Crest (Oakland) and Mark Twain elementary schools. Refreshments and holiday music will be available at both gatherings.

Family members and others unable to attend either of the two events but who still wish to see their childís ornament on display are welcome to view the decorated trees between Monday, Dec. 3, and Thursday, Dec. 13. The building will be open between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Nov 28, 2012


EASTERN TO HOST LIONS IN WINTER -- AN ANNUAL LITERARY FESTIVAL
Registration is now open for Easternís annual literary festival, Lions in Winter, set to take place Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, 2013. For the first time since the festivalís inception, it will be a two-day event, featuring workshops, lectures, readings, a book fair and more.

The festival will begin with a reading by Jaimy Gordon, 2010 National Book Award winner for her novel ďLord of Misrule,Ē at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in Easternís Doudna Fine Arts Centerís Lecture Hall.

Individual events planned for Saturday, Jan. 26, include intensive genre workshops led by EIU creative writing faculty; craft lectures from featured writers Eduardo C. Corral, Tina May Hall and Randa Jarrar; an editorís panel with editors from The Missouri Review, Ninth Letter, 32 Poems, PANK and Bluestem; and an evening reading by the festivalís featured writers.

All events will take place in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Detailed schedules and information, including registration details and area hotel accommodations, can be found on the festivalís website.

Participant registration includes continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday, well as entry into workshops and/or lectures. Students may register to attend the craft lecture for free, or $10 for those who wish to join the group for lunch.

Admission to the readings on both Friday and Saturday are free and open to the public.

Lions in Winter, co-sponsored by EIUís Department of English and College of Arts and Humanities, is an annual reading series for new and emerging writers. Past featured writers include Cristin OíKeefe Aptowicz, Megan Stielstra, Maureen Stanton, Peter OíLeary and Anastasia Royal.

Those with questions should contact information@lionsinwinter.org.

ROXANE GAY, English
Posted: Dec 04, 2012


TARBLE HOSTING AIE RESIDENCY CLOSING RECEPTION AND STUDENT ART EXPO
The public is invited to a closing reception and student art expo to celebrate the Tarbleís 2012 Illinois Arts Council Arts-in-Education Residency from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Tarble Atrium. Meet resident artist Beth Shadur and view works of student art created during the residency. Refreshments will be served.

KATHRYN MORICE, Curator of Education, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Dec 10, 2012


THE LEADING EDGE: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
The Leading Edge is a one-year supervisory/leadership development program with 12 specifically designed modules that include workshops and programs including creating the respectful workplace, teambuilding, motivation, legal issues, and managing university resources. The Leading Edge is designed for the EIU supervisor, those who would like learn the skills to become a supervisor, or those who would like to just further their professional development as an employee.

The next Leading Edge program will begin on Feb. 12. More information can be found here or contact Julie Benedict, 581-8415, jabenedict@eiu.edu. Seats are limited and filling, so contact Julie Benedict to reserve your place on The Leading Edge.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training and Development
Posted: Dec 12, 2012


 


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