Half Hazard Press

Visual Voices LectureHalf Hazard Press
October 3rd, 5pm – Horowitz Auditorium, Caterpillar Global Communications Center

Join us for a Visual Voices Lecture presented by Half Hazard Press this Thursday from 5pm-6pm in Horowitz Auditorium. Half Hazard Press (H.H.P.) is a genuine underground, All American print & design studio dedicated to the craft of making unique & one-of-a-kind items. They believe in the simple merits of hard work, using your hands, & putting good out in the world. With a heavy arsenal of trade skills, they bring experience & moxie into their approach to making flatstock paper goods or paraphernalia & live by the gospel of concept & process.
Half Hazard Press was born in the true heart of the Midwest, & raised amidst the sprawling fields of corn & soy. Known natively as Gentlemen of the Press, word has spread over land & sea, branding them as Scoundrels of the Arts in their search for similar minds.

Learn more at: https://www.halfhazardpress.com

7th Biennial Central Time Ceramics – Call for Entries

John Utgarrd – The Place You Go, earthenware

Announcing the 7th Biennial Central Time Ceramics International juried exhibition!  The show will be juried by Doug Jeppesen.

Doug Jeppesen holds a BA in Art History and a BFA in Art with an emphasis in ceramics from the University of Tulsa, and a MFA from Northern Illinois University.  Doug holds the title of Associate Professor of Art/Ceramics at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois where he has taught full time since 1998. 

This international exhibition is open to all ceramic artists over the age of 18, who currently reside in the Central Time Zone.  For entry details and exhibition information visit the Call For Entries page.  Or download the CTC Prospectus.

Awards: 1st place – $1,000, 2nd place – $500, 3rd place – $250

Art and Design Faculty Exhibition

Art and Design Faculty Exhibition
August 28 – September 27 – Hartmann Center Gallery
Reception: September 6, 5-7pm

Join us for the Art and Design Faculty Exhibition being held in Hartmann Center Gallery August 28 – September 27, 2019. A reception will be held September 6 from 5-7pm in the gallery. This exhibition will feature the artwork of Jessica Benjamin, Erin Buczynski, Randall Carlson, Sara Stewart Diemer, Michael Gilbert, Oscar Gillespie, Paul Krainak, Margaret LeJeune, Eugene Maison, Alexander Martin, Kimberly Mitchell, Susanne Nestory, Robert Rowe, Fisher Stolz, Gary Will, and Jacqueline Willis 

Jo Hamilton

Jo Hamilton
Heuser Art Gallery
August 28 – September 27

An exhibition featuring the work of artist Jo Hamilton will be on display in Heuser Art Gallery August 28 – September 27. Hamilton’s crocheted portraiture is a fascinating combination of traditional technique with contemporary subject matter. A native of Scotland, Hamilton earned a degree in painting and drawing from the Glasgow School of Art, but after moving to Portland, she translated her artistic vision into the medium of crochet, which she had first learned as a child from her grandmother. She has made large-scale cityscapes as well as larger than life portraits, ranging from matriarchs to masked women, to giant male nudes, to commission subjects. Her work has been widely shown in the U.S. and Europe as well as in China and South Korea and belongs to museums and private collections in the US and worldwide.

Learn more about the artist at: www.johamiltonart.com/

MFA Exhibition

MFA Exhibition – Alexandra Dupont, Dylan Roberts
Exhibition: May 1-10 – Heuser Art Gallery
Reception: May 10th, 5-7pm – Heuser Art Gallery

The MFA Exhibition will feature the artwork of Master of Fine Arts candidates Alexandra Dupont and Dylan Roberts.  The exhibition will be on display in Heuser Art Gallery May 1st through 10th.  A closing reception will be held May 10th from 5-7pm in the gallery.  

Learn more at the event page online: https://www.facebook.com/events/423047624910862/

Heuser Art Gallery Hours
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 7pm
Friday: 9am – 4pm, and by appointment

Unlucky – 2019 Graphic Design Senior Show

Come see and help send off our 13 graduating graphic design students!

Prairie Center of the Arts 
May 1-8
Reception: May 3, 6-8 pm

Heuser Art Gallery
May 17-18
Reception: May 18, 5-6:30 pm

Prairie Center of the Arts
1506 SW Washington St
Peoria, IL 61602
Monday – Friday 10 am – 3 pm, and by appointment

Heuser Art Gallery
1400 W Bradley Ave
Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 7 pm, Friday, 9 am – 4 pm, and by appointment

37th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition

David Johnson – Bourgeois Blues, linocut, 2018

The Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition is the second-longest running juried print and drawing competition in the country. Every two years it features the best contemporary graphic artwork from around the globe. Traditional and non-traditional graphic media, including printmaking, drawing, book arts, and experimental techniques are represented in the show. This year’s BI features 134 works of art by 109 artists from across the globe and will be held at seven prominent Peoria Illinois Galleries, The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Prairie Center of the Arts, Studios on Sheridan, Illinois Central College, Peoria Art Guild, and on campus at Bradley University at Heuser Art Gallery and Hartmann Center Gallery.  The 37th Bradley International was juried by Janet Ballweg.

Ballweg received an MFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  She is currently a Professor of Creative Arts Excellence and the head of the Printmaking program at Bowling Green State University in northwest Ohio, where she has taught since 1990.  Her ongoing research focuses on the integration of digital and traditional printmaking technologies. Exhibited in over 400 exhibitions across the U.S. and abroad, Ballweg’s work has received numerous awards, including an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award as well as awarded residencies in Provincetown, Massachusetts, Florence, Italy, and Guanlan, China.

Ballweg will present a visual voices lecture March 7th at 5pm in Horowitz Auditorium, Caterpillar Global Communications Center. Three substantial awards will be selected by the juror.

List of the 37th Bradley International Artists

Schedule of Events:

The 37th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition
The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Illinois Central College, Peoria Art Guild, Prairie Center of the Arts, Studios on Sheridan, Heuser Art Gallery, Hartmann Center Gallery
Exhibition Dates: March 9th – April 12th, 2019
Juror Lecture: March 7th, 5pm – Horowitz Auditorium, Caterpillar Global Communications Center

Progressive Opening Receptions: March 9th 

4:00 – 5:30pm – ICC, Performing Arts Center

4:30 – 6:30pm – Heuser Art Gallery, Hartmann Center Gallery

5:00 – 8:00pm – Studios on Sheridan

5:30 – 7:30pm – Prairie Center of the Arts

6:00 – 8:00pm – Peoria Art Guild

6:30 – 8:30pm – Contemporary Art Center

Christopher Holbrook: His Own Private Circus

Hartmann Center Gallery
January 16 – February 15
Closing Reception
: February 15, 5-7pm

An exhibition will be held in Hartmann Center Gallery featuring the artwork and processes of our friend and colleague Christopher Holbrook who passed away last year after a battle with cancer.

This exhibition was curated by Holbrook’s partner Susanne Nestory. Nestory writes “It has been a joy and a pleasure to prepare this exhibition in honor of my late partner and companion, Christopher Holbrook. My vision for the show was to recreate the intimate experience of a working studio where his humorous and playful spirit thrived. He was fascinated by the tactile sense and he gathered and collected all manner of detritus; from found scraps, cutout photographs and pieces of fabric to rocks, sticks and remnants from the botanical world. He was also an avid reader and collector of words, phrases and accents. His artwork was inspired by the possibilities inherent in these different forms, patterns and textures.”

Join us for the closing reception on February 15th from 5-7pm.

An article on Chris and the exhibition was featured in the Peoria Journal Star: https://www.pjstar.com/entertainmentlife/20190117/chris-holbrooks-private-circus-of-characters-he-drew-will-be-on-display-at-bradley-university

Holly Roberts – The Bunn Lectureship in Photography

Exhibition: Heuser Art Gallery,  January 14 – February 15
Visual Voices Lecture: February 7, 5-6pm – Horowitz Auditorium, Caterpillar Global Communications Center
Reception: February 7, 6-7:30pm

Photographer Holly Roberts will present this year’s Bunn Lectureship in Photography Thursday, February 7th at 5pm in Horowitz Auditorium, Caterpillar Global Communications Center.

From the artist: “This exhibit is a compendium of earlier and more recent work, going back as far as the 80’s. I was first known for my heavily overpainted black and white silver prints, but shifted in 2005 by reversing the process, applying bits and pieces of my photographs over densely painted panels. Throughout the decades, however, my themes have stayed constant: images of people and animals telling complicated stories, most often with a heavy psychological overlay. I am pleased and honored to have my work presented at Bradley University in the Heuser Art Gallery through the generous support of Jacob and Laurie Bunn and the Bunn Lectureship in Photography.”

This program has been made possible by the generous support of The Bunn Lectureship in Photography series. Endowed by a generous donation from Bradley alums, Jacob and Lorrie Bunn, for over 20 years The Bunn Lectureship in Photography has brought nationally and internationally recognized photographers to Bradley’s campus. With the goal of broadening and enriching students’ educational experience, this program supports exhibitions, lectures, and workshops where students benefit from direct interaction with professional photographers.

Learn more about the artist at: www.hollyrobertsstudio.com