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September 30, 2014, 6:48 am
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Postings for July 25, 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 Christian County Fair   The Christian County Fair is running from July 22nd through July 27th in Taylorville. Admission at the gate is free. Grandstand prices begin at $8 for general seating (per night basis). Learn more by clicking here for the Fair's website.
 
  All Day Girard Festival Days   Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 25, 26 and 27. Activities to take place all three days of the festival in Girard City Park. Many local organizations will be there with assorted goodies to raise revenue and awareness; including the Methodist Men, Boy Scouts, Sports Boosters, Chamber of Commerce, Girard Fire Dept., Pleasant Hill Village, Music Boosters and more. Evening hours feature live entertainment on the main stage in the city park and in the beer tent on Friday and Saturday nights. Sunday evening is our famous "Miss Girard Pageant and Show" where we choose a young lady to represent the City of Girard for the next year, and we feature several groups of school age children singing and dancing, as well as other local talent. There are plenty of activities for children including rides, Kiwanis games, a watermelon seed spitting contest and a pedal tractor pull. Girard Festival Days held the last weekend in July is sponsored by the Girard Chamber of Commerce. Activities include a carnival, craft booths and food booths. Chamber number, 217-685-0149.
 
  3:00PM n/a Made for Music Concert   Folk musician Chris Vallillo will play Made for Music concerts each Friday afternoon at 3 at the Dana-Thomas House from July 4th through August 22nd.
 
  9:00AM 12:00PM Teen Summer Writing Camp   The Vachel Lindsay Association is proud to make History Come Alive with a 3-week poetry and fiction writing camp for students who have completed grades 7 through 12. Camp runs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, starting on July 7 and running through July 25. The first two weeks of camp, held at the Vachel Lindsay Home, will focus on creating new writing in both poetry and fiction. The last week of camp, held at Benedictine University, will focus on turning that writing into a literary publication and community performance. Participants are expected to attend all camp sessions. Parents may drop off their students 15 minutes prior to the start of camp; participants must be picked up no later than 12:15 p.m. each day.
 
  12:00PM 7:00PM COLORX3   COLORX3 features artwork by Jed Leber (watercolor), Rich Ford (pastels) and Teri A Zucksworth (sculpture), plus new work by the organization's other juried member artists. Reception, June 28, 5:30-7 p.m. in the Prairie Art Alliance Gallery in the Hoogland. Art Talks with Delinda (interviews with the featured artists), 5:30-6 pm in the Hoogland Lobby.
 
  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.
 
  8:00PM 10:30PM Music Man at Theatre in the Park   Music Man is taking the stage at Theatre in the Park at New Salem in Petersburg. This classic musical is directed by Bill Bauser Jr. and runs July 18, 19, 20, 24, 25 and 26. Call 632-5440 for tickets.
 
  8:00PM n/a "The Civil War"   The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will present "The Civil War", a musical telling of the Civil War not as a conventional narrative, but rather an emotional landscape. The nightly performances will begin at 8PM in Union Square Park, next to the museum. Tickets are $10 for members of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, $12 for the general public, and lawn tickets are also available for just $5. Purchase tickets by clicking here or by calling (217) 558-8934.
 
  5:00PM 7:00PM Group Photography Exhibit   Five photographers present their first group exhibit, set from 5-7 p.m., Friday, July 25, 2014, at Gallery 1227, located at 1227 S. Pasfield Ave., directly behind The Pharmacy. The public is invited to attend. Lou Fremgen, Tom Handy, James Hawker, Greg Laun and John Record make up the group of photographers known as "Next Friday." For the past year, they have met on the last Friday of the month to discuss photography and their work. Now they present their latest, individual visions together at their new gallery, called simply "1227." The show exhibits a unique selection of photographs depicting the various visions and representations of the photographers. Gallery 1227 is open by appointment. Email Jim Hawker at difficultpictures@comcast.net for more information.
 
  6:00PM n/a Dumber Than Zane Trivia Night   Dumber Than Zane Trivia Night
Friday, July 25, 2014
Firefighters Postal Lake Club (940 West Lake Drive, Springfield)
Tickets: $20 (Available at wqlz.com) includes dinner
Doors: 6pm Dinner: 6:30pm Trivia: 7pm
Cash Prizes: 1st Place - $300 2nd Place - $200 3rd Place - $100
Portion of proceeds to benefit Habitat For Humanity


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