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Saturday, May 20, 2023

4 – 6 pm

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A man observes a row of hand-made baskets

Closing Reception & Graduate Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 5, 2023

5:00–7:00 pm

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crystal bowl sound bath

Tarble Wellness: Crystal Bowl Sound Bath

Monthly; Scheduled to coincide with the cycles of the moon. 2022-2023

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Graduate student points to work hung on the wall while she addresses a crowd

Noontime Talks

Fridays, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, 2023 

12:00–1:00 pm

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Graduate assistant Eric Burton, viewed from the side, stands in a pink bathroom holding a lamp. To the right on a yellow background is text reading Nothing to Lose A forgettable performance to the side

Nothing to Lose: A Forgettable Performance w/ Eric Burton

Saturday, April 1

3:45 – 4:00 pm

Fridays, April 7, April 21, April 28

11:30 – 11:45 am 

Friday, May 5

6:45 – 7:00 pm

Free & open to the public.

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Art studio

Create With Care

Friday, April 21, 2023


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A woman stands holding a gallery guide looking at a large poster that says "Find Your Spark"

Opening Reception & Undergraduate Awards Ceremony

Saturday, April 1, 2023

2:00 – 4:00 pm

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2022 Camille Compo Lecture with Jeanne Dunning

Women's History & Awareness Month
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Teresa Milbrodt

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

6:30–8:00 pm

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Falling into Milk detail

Noontime Recital: Francis Morales in Conversation with Falling into Milk

Friday, February 24, 2023

12–1 pm

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family day

Family Day

Saturday, February 18, 2023

1:00–3:00 pm

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Winter Exhibition Cycle Opening Reception

Friday, February 10, 2023

5:00–7:00 pm

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Studio Land Arts

Art Speaks! w/ Studio Land Arts

Friday, February 10, 2023 

2:00–4:00 pm  

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A woman looks upward at photo-text artwork on the wall

Final Fridays & Closing Reception for To Bear the Mark of Time

Friday, January 27, 2023

4:30–6:30 pm

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Ben Gould

Art Speaks! w/ Ben Gould

Thursday, January 19, 2023
5:00–7:00 pm

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Noontime talk

Noontime Talk: James Haddon on the Work of Cole Lu

Friday, January 20, 2023

12:00–1:00 pm

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tarble after hours

Tarble After Hours
Featuring the Ex-Bombers live

Friday, November 18, 2022
5:00–8:00 pm

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Jeanne Dunning, The Blob (detail), 1999

2022 Camille Compo Lecture: Jeanne Dunning

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
6:00–8:00 pm

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Image: Jeanne Dunning, The Blob 3 (detail), 1999


Earthward by Ben Gould

Earthward: A Site-Specific Performance by Ben Gould

Saturday, October 22, 2022
at Charleston Stone Co.

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Burl Ives Studio

EIU Open Studios

Friday, October 14, 2022
1:00–4:00 pm

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Marie Bannerot McInerney

Art Speaks! w/ Marie Bannerot McInerney

Saturday, September 24, 2022
2:00 pm

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opening reception

Fall 2022 Exhibition Cycle Opening Reception & Live Performance

Friday, September 23, 2022
5:00–7:00 pm

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Watercolor on postcard paper of a beach landscape made by an elementary student

Opening Reception for Art from Here



Free and open to the public

The Tarble Art Center’s annual showcase of K-12 children’s art in the galleries returns with Art from Here.


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2022 EIU Master of Arts in Studio Art Exhibition title design over a pink and off-white gradient

Noontime Talks

4/15/22, 4/22/22, 4/29/22, 5/6/22


Free and open to the public

Master of Arts in Studio Art students will give short, conversational talks about their thesis projects on view in the galleries.


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Yellow ceramic sculpture covered with green ceramic leaves from the 2021 Undergraduate Art Exhibition

Closing Reception for the 2022 EIU Undergraduate Art Exhibition & 2022 EIU Master of Arts in Studio Art Exhibition



Free and open to the public

Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of EIU Department of Art + Design students.


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Tarble After Hours



Free and open to the public

Celebrate the debut of the 2022 EIU Undergraduate Art Exhibition and 2022 EIU Master of Arts in Studio Art Exhibition with food, fun, and fine arts!


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Three crystal bowls surrounding a round, multicolored cushion and two mallets.

Crystal Bowl Sound Bath

9/20/21, 10/20/21, 11/19/21, 1/17/22, 2/16/22, 3/18/22, 4/1/22


The crystal bowl sound baths, led by Tyna Loafman, are scheduled to coincide with the cycles of the moon and support stillness, gratitude, and reflection.

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Marimba player, bass clarinetist, and dance performer on stage at Truman State University.

Rafael E. Vera, Transient Visitant (With Marimba, Clarinets, Body and Chair), 2017
In collaboration with composer Victor Marquez-Barrios

The Visitor

Saturday, February 26, 2022

7:30 pm

This is a ticketed event at Doudna Fine Arts Center.

A collaborative performance by a composer and visual artist.

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Lithograph of nine people harvesting wheat by hand throughout a large field

Opening Reception for Touch Me, Working Artists, and Artist-in-Residence: Rafael E. Vera

February 25, 2022

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Headshot of Rafael E. Vera and Victor Marquez-Barrios

Art Speaks!

with Rafael E. Vera

February 17, 2022

Artist-in-Residence Rafael E. Vera presents on his visual art practice.

with Rafael E. Vera and Victor E. Marquez-Barrios

February 25, 2022

Artists-in-Residence Rafael E. Vera and Marquez E. Barrios discuss their interdisciplinary collaborations as visual artist and composer.

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Photo from the Artist-in-Residence exhibition

Artist-in-Residence Studio

February 14–18, 2022

Artist-in-Residence Rafael E. Vera turns a Tarble gallery into an active studio.

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mirror ball with pink overlay

Tarble After Hours

November 12, 2021

Experience the Tarble—after hours—with visiting artist Cole Lu.

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micha cardenas with blue overlay

Camille Compo Lecture Series: micha cárdenas

October 21, 2021

The Tarble is proud to partner with EIU’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program to host the Camille Compo Lecture Series with 2021 guest speaker micha cárdenas.

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Members Open House

October 9, 2021

Tarble Arts Center members only 

Spend a Saturday at the Tarble and learn more about the exhibitions, programs, and resources we offer to our members and community.

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Fall Exhibition Grand Opening & Live Performance

Tarble Arts Center exterior with green overlay

September 24, 2021

Celebrate the re-opening of the Tarble’s newly renovated galleries and a reception for the fall exhibition cycle.

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Tarble Vision

tarble vision

A new video premieres on the third Friday of every month.

Made for families by families, Tarble Vision is an exuberant screen-time activity directed at kids 2-6 years old and fun for all ages.

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Tarble After Hours

after hours

Friday, May 7, 2021
5:30—8:30 pm CDT
Online Zoom event

Click through to celebrate the end of the academic year by exploring new spaces, screening video works, hobnobbing, and more!
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Be an Animal: A Workshop with Megan Kaminski

"World Ducks" by Mary Sophia Eveland

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
10—11 am CDT
Online Zoom event

We are collaborating with Press Play exhibiting poet Megan Kaminski to host an online workshop for children aged 7-10.

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Image: Mary Sophia Eveland, World Ducks, n.d., Oil on canvas, Gift of Merle Glick. 2007.09.06

Camille Compo Lecture Series: Addoley Dzegede

Addoley Dzegede

Thursday, March 25, 2021
5–7 pm CDT
Online Zoom event

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Poetry and Movement

Still from Breath Duet by Jana Harper

Saturdays, February 13, 20, 27, 2021
3–4 pm CST
Online Zoom event

A workshop with Jana Harper and Rebecca Steinberg 

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Earth Consent with Maura Pellettieri

Earth Consent

Restore wellness, relational care, and creativity in this three-part workshop series.

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A series of projects that brings the Tarble Education Lab to you

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Look. Read. Talk.


Look. Read. Talk.

An online monthly book club hosted by the Tarble and community partners

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New To Me

new to me

A series of downloadable ideas and projects that can be done with supplies found at home

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Tarble Arts Center

2010 9th St.
Charleston, IL 61920

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