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Art Club is a monthly meeting of people who love art. Each month we hear from a different artist or about a new topic. We encourage artists to talk about their own work, a style they love, or another artist they admire. Enjoy a casual discussion (with PowerPoint slides) accompanied by coffee and light treats. Participants are encouraged, though not required, to submit discussion suggestions of art that is related to the topic. 

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Kendra Paitz | Terry Adkins + William Cordova

Tue, Jul 13 | 1 pm

Kendra Paitz is Director and Chief Curator at University Galleries of Illinois State University. She has organized solo exhibitions of work by Terry Adkins, Jen Bervin, Stephanie Brooks, Kendell Carter, Juan Angel Chávez, Bethany Collins, william cordova, Dianna Frid, Aram Han Sifuentes, Oliver Herring (co-curated with Barry Blinderman), Gina Hunt, Stanya Kahn, Laura Letinsky, Cecil McDonald Jr. (co-curated), Basim Magdy, Ebony G. Patterson, Melanie Schiff, Carrie Schneider, Shinique Smith, Deb Sokolow, Edra Soto, and Lori Waxman, among others. Her group exhibitions include An Infinite and Omnivorous Sky, Strange Oscillations and Vibrations of Sympathy, The House of the Seven Gables, Orison for the Forest, and but you gave me flowers. She has edited and supervised the publication of twelve exhibition catalogues at University Galleries. Paitz's essays and interviews have been published by University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois; Tisch School of the Arts, New York University; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Daylight Books; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa; and Golden Parachutes, Berlin. She has been the Principal Investigator for grants awarded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, and Target, among others.

Terry Adkins: Soldier Shepherd Prophet Martyr, Video from 1998-2013Curated by Kendra Paitz and on view at University Galleries of Illinois State University in 2016

William Cordova: kuntur: sacred geometries
Curated by Kendra Paitz and on view at University Galleries of Illinois State University in 2018

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Meeting ID: 872 6541 5141
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Allison Walsh

Tue, Aug 10 | 1 pm

Allison Walsh is an independent documentary filmmaker, freelance videographer, and fine artist, who is committed to local political advocacy and documenting social issues in the Midwest. Walsh’s films have screened around the world including Paris, France (Paris Art and Movie Awards), Sayulita, Mexico (Festival Sayulita), Barcelona, Spain (BSF2019), and Chicago, Illinois (Pride Film Fest, Femme Filmmakers Showcase). Walsh is the founder and program director of the Big Picture Film Festival, an international film festival in Peoria, IL (2018-2019). She is a recipient of the Kartemquin Emerging Storytellers Fund (2019), Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Program (2019), and the Acorn Equality Grant (2018), awarded to work that positively impacts the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons and allies. She has been invited to speak about her films at Western Illinois University and the El Paso Museum of History.

Walsh holds a degree from Bradley University where she studied Painting, Spanish, and Philosophy. She is a graduate of the internship program at Kartemquin Films in Chicago. During her time at Kartemquin, she worked on the documentary film Dilemma of Desire (SXSW, 2020), led by the Emmy and Peabody award-winning director Maria Finitzo, and City So Real (Sundance, 2020), led by the Oscar-nominated director Steve James. Her current film, Teaching About Religion (working title), is in post-production.

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Meeting ID: 861 0506 9619
Passcode: 621081


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