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EIU Tarble Arts Center

Fall 2018




Ugly Art Paint N' Sip

Thursday, November 8, 6-8pm

Sometimes art isn’t beautiful. Sometimes art tackles some pretty ugly topics. This night is all about challenging beauty and accepting comfort in all narratives. We will have a pointed and engaging talk about some of the work In The Eye of The Beholder and end the night with a paint n’ sip style project.

This will be a 21+event and no prior painting experience needed.
$30.00 for Tarble Members | $37.50 for Non-members
Registration deadline: November 2


 ZoëErin J. Gilbert

Curator's Conversation: Zoë Buckman and Erin J. Gilbert

To be rescheduled during Spring 2019

Join us as artist, Zoe Buckman, featured in the exhibition In the Eye of the Beholder, in conversation with co-Curator Erin J. Gilbert discusses her work and practice in an insightful public forum.

FREE and Open to the Public 


 Camille CompoMaureen Connor

Camille Compo Memorial Women’s Studies Endowed Speaker Series: Maureen Connor and Laia Abril

Wednesday, November 14, 5:30pm
Tarble Atrium

Laia Abril is a multidisciplinary artist working with photography, text, video, and sound. Her work focuses on telling intimate stories which raise uneasy and hidden realities related to sexuality, eating disorders, and gender equality. She was a resident at FABRICA, the Benetton Research Centre in Treviso, Italy, where she worked as a creative editor and staff photographer at COLORS magazine. 

Abril's projects are produced across platforms as installations, books, web docs, and films. Her work has been shown internationally in the United States, Canada, the UK, China, Poland, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Turkey, Greece, France, Italy, and Spain. Abril's works are held in private collections and museums, such as Musée de l'Elysée and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland and MNAC in Barcelona. She has received grants and award nominations from the Magnum Foundation, ICP-Infinity awards, Foam Paul Huf, CatchLight, Visionary Award and selected as a juror's choice award at Santa Fe Center and Plat(f)orm Fotomuseum Winterthur. More recently she has been awarded the Revelación Photo España Award, Fotopress Grant and Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro for A History of Misogyny, chapter one: On Abortion exhibited at Les Rencontres d'Arles (2016). Abril has published several books--Thinspiration (self-published, 2012), Tediousphilia (Musée de l'Elysée, 2014), and the highly acclaimed The Epilogue (Dewi Lewis, 2014), which was shortlisted for the Paris Photo-Aperture First Book Award, and referred to as "a masterpiece of a photobook" by critic Jörg Colberg.

After completing her five-year project On Eating Disorders, Abril has embarked on the new long-term project, A History of Misogyny. Its first chapter On Abortion was published by Dewi Lewis in 2017; she is currently developing a second chapter, On Rape Culture, for which just received the Visionary Award Grant

Maureen Connor is an artist and educator working since the 1970s. Her work combines elements of installation, video, interior design, activism, human resources, feminism, pedagogy and social justice. Recognized for her feminist work from the 1980s and '90s, Connor has been included in numerous publications and exhibited widely in national and international venues. She began teaching at Queens College, CUNY in 1990, and is now Emerita Professor of Art. Since 2000, Connor has been developing Personnel, a series of investigations and interventions concerned with bringing more democracy to the workplace. In 2010, she co-founded Social Practice Queens, an MFA in Socially Engaged Art at Queens College in collaboration with the Queens Museum. She co-founded The Institute for Wishful Thinking (IWT) a collective that produces interventions exploring the attitudes and needs of individuals and institutions and offers support by soliciting wishes in 2008. Since 2012, she has been co-facilitating the Pedagogy Group, a group of art educators who meet to share syllabi and readings and to consider how to embody progressive politics in art education. Connor's work has been exhibited as a solo artist and within the collective IWT at Austrian Cultural Forum, NY; Columbia, South Carolina's annual film festival; Indie Grits; the Harlem Biennial; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Momenta Art, Brooklyn; Museum of Modern Art, New York; MAK, Vienna; Periferic 8 Biennial, lasi, Romania; Porticus, Frankfurt; ICA, Philadelphia; Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and the Whitney Biennial, among others. Maureen Conner lives and works in New York City. 

FREE and Open to the Public.


 the bread winner

Tarble Atrium Cinema: The Breadwinner (pg-13, 2017)

Tuesday, November 27, 6pm

The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year old girl living in Afghanistan during 2001, under the rule of the Taliban. To support her family, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy, after her father’s wrongful arrest. Working alongside an old friend, she soon discovers a free, yet dangerous world open to boys and men. Parvana, draws on the bravery of the characters she creates in her stories, and embarks upon a heroic journey to find her father and reunite her family. The Breadwinner was a 2018 Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film Runtime is 94 minutes.

FREE for Members and Students | $3.00 suggested donation for all others


 Miranda Lash

Visiting Scholar: Miranda Lash

Thursday, November 29, 5:30pm

Join us as visiting scholar Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum, discusses her work in the art world. Miranda Lash is the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum. She has curated over twenty exhibitions, including the large-scale traveling retrospective exhibition Mel Chin: Rematch and the site-specific installations and exhibitions Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms; Katie Holten: Drawn to the Edge; and Swoon: Thalassa. Lash received her BA in the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University, and her MA in Art History from Williams College.

FREE and Open to the Public.


waren vs. meloncholy

Tarble Reads: Warsan Versus Melancholy (The Seven Stages of Being Lonely)
by Warsan Shire

Tuesday, December 4, 5pm

As a companion program to In the Eye of the Beholder, we’re reading, or rather listening to a selection from Warsan Shire’s digital album of poetry called, warsan versus melancholy (the seven stages of being lonely).  Shire’s work was most notably adapted for Beyonce’s film Lemonade (2016), which explores the journey of love in a woman’s life.  Join us for a reading of Shire’s digital album juxtaposed against selections from Beyonce’s film for a powerful and dynamic discussion.

FREE and Open to the Public


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