Children's Art Exhibits at What's Cookin' in Charleston, Madison & 7th St, Charleston, IL Art work from Coles county Schools and CCAC's scholarship recipients to EIU's Summer Art School are displayed at the restaurant. Year-round exhibits. Contact: Heather Bryan Bryan - BryanH@charleston.k12.il.us email@example.com
Schedule of Exhibits:
4th of July Chalk-In – held July 4, at Morton Park during Red, White and Blue Days, Charleston. Adults and children of all ages participate in chalk drawings on the sidewalk. Free. Awards given to age groupings along with other categories. Contact: Shannon Johnson - firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
CityArt I: CCAC member artists display their works at the Charleston City Building (foyer), 520 Jackson Avenue, Charleston, IL . Contact: Yvonne Larson - YvonneLarson@gmail.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan-Feb – Leilani Muhr
Mar-Apr – Penny Hess
May-Jun – Body Electric
Jul-Aug – Toni Satterfield
Sep-Oct – Body Electric
Nov-Dec – Various artworks
CITYART II: More art on the second floor of the Charleston City Building, 520 Jackson Avenue, Charleston, IL. Year-round exhibits. Yvonne Larson - YvonneLarson@gmail.com email@example.com
Jan-Feb – Sophia Amaya
Mar-Apr – Various student artwork selected by Jefferson Art Teacher Penny Hess
May-Jun – Audrey Ulm
Jul-Aug – Various student artwork selected by CHS Art Teacher Toni Satterfield
Sep-Oct – Emma Banyai
Nov-Dec – Various student artwork selected by Charleston Christian Academy Art Teacher Carrie Knofsky
Artist Day in the Garden - June, 29, 2013. A get-together for local and area artists who enjoy drawing, painting, photography and music, along with nature lovers. The event takes place at Wes Whiteside’s beautiful gardens east of Charleston. The event is open to the public and is a mini-fundraiser for the Coles County Arts Council. Come join the fun and spend the day with the artists. Contact: Jacqui Worden firstname.lastname@example.org
Embarras Valley Film Festival This festival is sponsored by EIU’s College of Arts & Humanities with CCAC as a co-sponsor for some film activities. Usually in November , this is a week-long festival of film screenings and discussions. The festival includes activities for area youth such as a stop-motion animation workshop for middle and high school age kids and a workshop and story hour for younger children. It honors a person or theme relevant to the Embarras Valley and concludes with a reception featuring food vendors, musical entertainment and student films. For more information, visit Schedule and Facebook
Fiber Friends meet one Saturday a month to explore and learn a variety of fiber arts approaches. Workshop participants like to work with fibers and to learn a variety of related creative approaches. Workshops are taught by volunteer teachers, professional artists or group members. The group meets at Otterbein Methodist Church, Charleston from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A reasonable fee is collected for each workshop with the Coles County Arts Council underwriting some of the workshops. The winter schedule will be adjusted and rescheduled due to severe weather or presenter cancelation. Check home page of the CCAC www.colescountyartscouncil.org.
September 8, 2012,Modern Figures Sculptures, Valerie Clark
October, no workshop scheduled.
November 3, 2012, Unique Bags, Valerie Clark (zipper bags, recycled fabric bags)
January 19, 2013, Loom Weaving, Joyce Jackson. Each participant will receive a free loom.
February 16, 2013,Felted Landscapes, Joyce Jackson.
March 9, 2013. Beading, WB Pub and Grub, Carolyn Roach planning with guest artist.
April 13, 2013, Suminagashi Handpainted Fabrics, Hannah Eads. Canceled
May 4, 2013, Wearable Art: simple unconstructed garments, Pat Mahler. Canceled
June 1, 2013, Beads on Fabrics, sequins, specialty threads will be used to embellish fabrics with bead embroidery, Pat Mahle. Canceled
Memoir Writers Groups - These groups are open to everyone in the area interested in writing memoirs, short stories, poems, etc. During the year, three Public Readings are held on announced Sunday Afternoons at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library. Members of the groups read their works. These groups are designed to help and encourage individuals develop writing skills, generate creative ideas, and associate with those of similar interests. You do not have to be an accomplished writer to belong to either group. You just need an interest in the written word. A book of members writing was publiched in 2011. To purchase a copy contact Janet Messenger, email@example.com Free!
Honors Recital -April 14, 2013. Public Invited. Free! Music students preschool through 12th grade are invited to audition. Auditions March 16, 2013 9a.m. to 12 p.m. Atrium, Tarble Arts Center, 9th St. and Cleveland Ave. Charleston, IL. Contact: Charles Hughes - firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Community Music Jam Session – TBA This is a new activity scheduled. Anyone in the community is invited to come Jam with others. And of course everyone is invited to come enjoy the music. Free! Contact: Madi Ignazito - or Charles Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance - Various dance concerts throughout the community are supported by CCAC. Dancers also perform at various Community Events. For more information, contact: CCAC PRESIDENT - email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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