Welcome to the Illinois Women Artists Project, a unique gathering place to recognize and appreciate the work
and experiences of Illinois women artists from the past.
We invite you to read the artists’ stories, search the Illinois Women Artists database, view our online exhibit,
design an exhibit of your own, review our programming ideas, take a class—and learn more about art, history,
Join us. The Illinois Women Artists Project offers an opportunity for you to become a historian and help
document our creative past.
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MIDWEST WOMEN ARTISTS 1940-1960
DISCOVERING THEIR WORK, TELLING THEIR STORIES, LEARNING FROM THE PAST
OCTOBER 22 & 23, 2015
THURSDAY OCTOBER 22
1:00-3:00 Visit the Send a Postcard to Barbara exhibition at the Prairie Center of the Arts; ME, an exhibition of self-portraits by central Illinois women artists at the Studios on Sheridan Gallery; In good company: recent work by peoria women artists and Works by Christina LaMaster, Joy Christiansen Erb, and Trina Perry Carlson at the Peoria Art Guild; Sculpture by Barbara Cooper and the Fiber Artists Coalition's Got Jazz at the Contemporary Art Center; and Autumn on the Prairie by Prairie Fiber Guild members at the Peoria Public Library gallery.
3:00 Guided tour of the Making Their Mark: Illinois Women Artists 1940-1960 exhibition at Peoria Riverfront Museum.
5:00 Robert Cozzolino, PhD, will give the Keynote Address at the Caterpillar Global Communications Center on the Bradley campus.
6:00-7:00 Reception and tour of the exhibition Marginalized by Gerda Meyer Bernstein at the Hartmann Gallery.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 23
Morning and afternoon sessions will be held in the Peplow Pavilion in the Alumni Center on the Bradley
8-8:30 Registration and coffee and tea
8:45-9:15 Presentation: Jane Stevens
9:15-9:45 Presentation: Mary Lenzini
10:00-11:30 Panel: Living Legacy
12:45-2:15 Panel: The Impact of the WPA's Fine Arts Project on Midwest Women Artists
2:30-3:00 Presentation: Mary Caroline Simpson
3:00-3:30 Presentation: Jennifer Jaskowiak
3:30-3:45 Closing Remarks
More information click here Symposium 2015.
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