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August 1, 2014, 4:53 am
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Postings for May 02, 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."
 
  All Day Lions Rain Barrel Sale   The Springfield Noon Lions Club is undertaking its second year of selling rain barrels. Plastic 55-gallon rain barrels are available in black, blue, grey, and terra cotta for $70. Oak 54-gallon rain barrels are available for $165 if they are unfinished and $190 if they are refinished. Accessories such as downspout diverters and pedestals are also available. The brochure and order form can be viewed at www.springfieldnoonlions.com, while color photographs of the rain barrels are available at www.upcycle-products.com. A sample barrel may be viewed and orders will be taken at the 22nd Annual Earth Day event in Springfield’s Lincoln Park on April 26 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Any rain barrels ordered at the Earth Day event will receive a $5 discount. All orders must be received by May 8. Rain barrels and accessories will be available for pick up on May 17 from 9-11:30 AM at 829 South 11th Street, Springfield. Customers of City Water, Light & Power may be eligible for a $25 rebate.
 
  All Day Power Up! Fitness Camp for Kids   Fitness Together is presenting Power Up! Fitness Camp Ages 6-14 The camp will emphasize learning and applying healthy living concepts in a fun active setting! For more information go to www.ftspringfield.com
 
  11:00AM 6:00PM Senior Art Exhibit   The University of Illinois Springfield presents Appropriately Titled, an exhibition of works from the graduating class of the Visual Arts Department. The works will be divided among the UIS Visual Arts Gallery and the Access Gallery. The Visual Arts Gallery is located in the Health and Sciences Building (HSB 201). The Access Gallery is located in the Visual and Performing Arts Building (VPA lobby). The show will open Monday, April 21 and run through Thursday, May 15. The exhibition is a representation of the skill refined during the students' time at UIS. Each artist draws on their own inspiration to create unique pieces. There is a variety of media represented including digital media, painting, ceramics, photography, mixed media, and sculpture. Eleven artists have come together to show off their talent in this well-rounded exhibition. Presenting artists include Megan Calcara, Matthew Dixon, Robert I. Elmers IV, Andrew‎ French, Lingxuan Huang, Kayla Ico, Jeremy Josserand, Alexandra‎ Leischner, Jemilla Sadick-Raji, Andrew ‎ Sill, and Mandy‎ Smith. Appropriately Titled will open on Monday, April 21 and run through Thursday, May 15. A reception at both venues will take place on Thursday, May 8, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. The UIS Visual Arts Gallery is centrally located on the UIS campus in the Health and Science Building, room 201 (HSB 201). Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The Access Gallery is located in the Visual and Performing Arts Gallery Building (VPA lobby). Gallery hours are 8:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information on exhibition programming, please visit the UIS Visual Arts Gallery website at http://www.uis.edu/visualarts/gallery, or contact the gallery by phone at (217) 206-6506 or email: alach@uis.edu.
 
  5:00PM 8:00PM First Friday Fiesta   Feel like there's nowhere to dance when you get off work? Join us for a Latin-themed First Friday at the Illinois State Museum! Relax and rejuvenate with salsa instruction, Mexican American cuisine, Latin jazz, bright and bold artisan pottery, cold margaritas, and an entire museum for you to explore and discover – after hours! Salsa Instructor Apollo Shaw with Latin DJ | 5:30-6:30 p.m. Get moving! Apollo Shaw is a Dance Instructor and Choreographer with The Shaw Dance Company and the Peoria Ballet Academy. His dancing background includes Cuban, L.A., Mambo, and PR Style Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha, Cumbia, and Kizomba. He is the 2013 Winner of Casablanca DWTLS, and was featured in the March/April 2013 edition of Arts & Society Magazine. His will introduce you to the passion and excitement of Latin dancing. So don't worry about how you look – just have fun! Craig Russo Latin Jazz Project | 6:30-8 p.m. The best of both worlds when Latin meets jazz! The Craig Russo Latin Jazz Project will be the star of our pop-up "Oak Tree Café" in the Changes exhibit. The band is a fresh mix of outstanding jazz soloists, rich, Afro-Cuban inspired rhythms, and unique arrangements of jazz standards. Clay Lick Creek Pottery | 5-8 p.m. The Museum Store will be open late to satisfy your shopping needs! Featured will be the work of Karen Fiorino, Illinois Artisan and owner of Clay Lick Creek Pottery. Karen creates fun and functional red earthenware pottery. She wheel throws and hand builds various forms into a vast array of colorful and whimsical work. The pieces boast a glossy, smooth non-toxic Maiolica glaze suitable for food or display. Chadito's Food Truck | 5-8 p.m. Satisfy your taste buds with a savory Mexican American dish. Enjoy sanchos, tacos, nachos, taco salads, fried pickles, and amazing fish tacos! POUR Bar | 5:05-8 p.m. Pour Bar Services provides expert bartending services for special events in Central Illinois. Relax and enjoy a specialty margarita or anything else from this fully catered bar. Some of the best bartenders in our area are at your service! Free Admission/Parking For more information call: Jennifer Snopko 217-782-5949. The Illinois State Museum inspires discovery and caring about Illinois' cultural and natural resources and heritage. The Museum integrates its original research and diverse collections to advance knowledge and create thought-provoking exhibitions and educational programs and resources. These offerings engage people of all ages in their own discovery and lifelong learning about the natural and cultural heritage of Illinois and its place within the world. The Museum promotes stewardship of this heritage to improve quality of life and ensure a sustainable future.

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