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Postings for August 18, 2014 Full Month View
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  All Day Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage   Annie Leibovitz achieved her status as one of America's great photographers with unforgettable images of celebrities from John Lennon to Johnny Depp. But more recently, Leibovitz has trained her camera on famous places and objects, revealing more of herself in the process. "Pilgrimage," an exhibition of more than 70 of these stunning photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection, opens at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Feb. 8, 2014, and runs through Aug. 31. Visitors will see the landscapes that captured Leibovitz's imagination: Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, a New Mexico mesa. They can scrutinize her close-ups of objects like Emily Dickinson's only surviving dress, Elvis Presley's motorcycle and a bullet hole put in a target by Annie Oakley. Abraham Lincoln plays a major role in "Pilgrimage." Leibovitz photographed the stovepipe hat and the gloves Lincoln had with him on the night of his assassination, as well as a handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address, photographic negatives of Lincoln and the Lincoln Memorial. Her photos of the bloodstained gloves were taken at the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Access to the exhibition will be free with paid admission to the presidential museum. The Leibovitz photographs will be complemented by elements from the Lincoln Presidential Library's own collections, selected by Mary Michals. The museum will also present a reading of Virginia Woolf's essay "A Room of One's Own" and selections from the play "The Belle of Amherst," both directed by Phil Funkenbusch. Also on the schedule: a screening of the Marilyn Monroe thriller "Niagara."
 
  n/a n/a UIS Band Musician Search   Interested in keeping music a part of your life? Get involved with UIS Music ensembles and continue your music making through your college career and into the rest of your life! Fall Semester rehearsals begin the first week of classes: Monday, August 25, 2014 and continue through December 2014. Held in UIS VPA33 on Mondays 4:00-5:50. UIS Band is open to all students, faculty, alumni, and community members. For more information, call 206-6073.
 
  n/a n/a UIS Chorus Musician Search   Interested in keeping music a part of your life? Get involved with UIS Music ensembles and continue your music making through your college career and into the rest of your life! Fall semester rehearsals begin the first week of classes: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 and continue through December 2014. Held in UIS VPA33 on Tuesdays from 7:30-9:15 and Thursdays 3:30-5:30. UIS Chorus is open to all students, faculty, alumni and community members. For more information, call 206-6073.
 
  5:30PM n/a Monday Night Group Bike Ride   Get the family together and go for a Monday night bicycle ride! The ride starts at Ace Bike Shop at 2500 S. MacArthur at 5:30. Riders bike to Chatham, regroup there, and then head back to Springfield. The rides are geared toward all levels of riders and are weather permitting. Helmets are strongly recommended. Learn more by going to AceBicycleShop.com.
 
  8:30AM 12:30PM East Side Farmer's Market   St. John's Hospital, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) and Downtown Springfield, Inc. (DSI) will be opening the East Side Farmers Market at 8:30 am on Monday, July 7. The East Side Farmers' Market will be located in the parking lot of the SCDPH parking lot (2833 South Grand Ave. East). Fresh produce will be sold on Mondays from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm from July 7 through Sept. 29. WIC Coupons, Link, Debit and Credit cards will be accepted.
 
  9:00AM 5:00PM Shapes of Influence   The M. G. Nelson Family Gallery at the Springfield Art Association will be brimming with contemporary ceramics from July 18 through Sept. 6. The exhibition is a comprehensive overview of contemporary ceramics by seventy one artists from 27 states and Taiwan, judged and curated by Harris Deller. Mr. Deller is an award winning ceramicist and professor Emertis in ceramics from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Local artists represented in the exhibition are Kathy Adams, Paula Diaz- Sylvester, Bob Dixon, C. Fleck, Roland Folse, Chris Klaus, Debra Nickelson Smith, and Joyce Surbeck-Harris. The work ranges from traditional vessels like bowls and teapots to wall mounted and free standing sculptures. The exhibition will open Friday, July 18 with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The awards will be presented by Mr. Deller at 6:30 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. The awards include merchandise, three cash awards, and a Best of Show that awards a solo exhibition at the SAA in 2015. Sponsors for the prizes include: Spice of Life, Mecca Pottery Tools, Giffin Grip, and Wizi Wig Tools. The newly renovated M. G. Nelson Family Gallery at the Springfield Art Association is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm. It is located at 700 N. 4th Street and is open free to the public. For more information, please contact the Springfield Art Association at 217-523-2631 or www.springfieldart.org.
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