FREE Art Exhibits Open Now

Need an indoor outing with the kids? Look no further! 

Morphology

November 3 – November 22

Sculptures by Benjamin Lowder. FREE. At Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth Street, Springfield. 523-2631 for more information.  springfieldart.org

Barn Colony Artists Exhibit

November 1 – December 31

Discover works in watercolor, pastels, oil, and ink depicting subjects from nature to portraits by talented artists in our community. In the North Gallery of Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur. FREE.  maconcountyconservation.org

David Castor Photography Exhibit

November 1 – December 31

Explore white tailed deer, great blue herons, and various plants through the lens of photographer David Castor. In the South Gallery of Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur. FREE.  maconcountyconservation.org

On My Own Time

September 21 – December 7

A unique program of the Springfield Area Arts Council offering individual artists the opportunity to display original work they have created outside the office, truly on their own time. Many of LLCC’s faculty and staff have shared their artistic talents throughout the years at the college’s displays.The Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum is proud to present this one-on-a-kind display featuring the art that inspires our faculty and staff, plus the creativity of Phil Trutter who had a lifelong love affair with art, thanks in part to the encouragement of his mother, Frances Mischler Trutter.  A local architect, Phil Trutter was truly an “On My Own Time” pioneer, experimenting with printmaking, etchings, jewelry making, sculpture, painting and more.  A sample of the artistry of Mrs. Trutter will also be in display. The museum is located in the Trutter Center on the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. Open Mondays-Thursdays, 10 am – 4 pm. FREE.

Terrain Biennial

September 30 – November 15

The Terrain Biennial is an international exhibition of site-specific art made for front yards, balconies, and porches. This year, the Enos Park neighborhood in Springfield, Illinois will serve as an outpost site for the 3rd Terrain Biennial and will feature seventeen sites throughout the neighborhood. A map of all Terrain Biennial locations and the dates of the openings for each neighborhood will be posted to  www.terrainexhibitions.com. 

Pedestrian

October 20 – December 7

A new exhibition featuring Adam G. Perschbacher and Bernie Hatcher. Artists are pedestrians, wanderers and observers of life. They find harmony in the chaotic, simplicity in the mystery, and serenity in the blind fury of the abstract. A pedestrian by definition requires a landscape, a world to inhabit and traverse. The exhibited works of Bernie White Hatcher and Adam Perschbacher harness these interpretations in unique fashion, free of literal definition and adherent to change and innovation. At Springfield Art Association Collective, 420 S 6th St, Springfield. Open Tuesday – Wednesday 10 AM – 5 PM and Thursday – Saturday NOON – 7 PM. springfieldart.org/collective

A Place Kinder Than Home

November 4-26

A group art show of mixed media. At David Strawn Art Gallery, 331 W. College Ave. Jacksonville. Tuesday-Saturday 4-6 pm; Sunday 1-3 pm. Closed Mondays. strawnartgallery.org

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