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Senior Exhibition Spring 2018

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Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory
432 S. Washington Ave.

Exhibition Dates:
May 8th through May 12th, 2018

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday, May 8th through Friday May 11th, 12pm-4pm

Closing Reception:
Saturday, May 12th, 11am-1:30pm

View Exhibition Flyer (PDF)

MFA Thesis Exhibitions:

Kurimoto and Lathan art exhibitsSurplus Gallery at the Glove Factory
432 S. Washington Ave.

Exhibition Dates: April 30th through May 4th, 2018

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday, 12pm-4pm

Closing Reception:
Friday, May 4th, 4pm-8pm


MFA Thesis Exhibitions:

Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory
432 S. Washington Ave.

Exhibition Dates: April 23rd – April 27th, 2018

Gallery Hours:
April 23rd, 10am – 2pm
April 24th, 2pm – 8pm
April 25th, 12am – 2pm, 3pm – 6pm
April 26th, 2pm – 8pm

Closing Reception:
Friday, April 27th, 2pm – 8pm

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MFA Thesis Exhibitions:
Addison deLisle "Isthmus," Eunsil Leem "Truth is Invisible," and Kit Paulson "The Magpie Museum of Disorderly Inquiry"

Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory
432 S. Washington Ave.

Gallery Hours:
April 16th, 10am - 2pm
April 18th, 11:30am – 2:30pm
April 20th, 11:00am - 2pm

Reception hours:
April 20th, 5pm - 7pm

Ireys and Woolsey Exhibitions

MFA Thesis Exhibitions:
Nicholas Ireys "Developed Uncertainty" and Kari Woolsey "Leavings and Staying"

Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory
432 S. Washington Ave.

Exhibition Dates:
April 2nd through April 6th, 2018
Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday, 2pm-4pm

Reception: Friday, April 6th, 6pm-8pm

2nd Year MFA Graduate Review/Exhibition

February 27-March 2, 2018
Surplus Gallery
432 S Washington St, Carbondale, IL 62901

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday (Feb 27) and Wednesday (Feb 28): 12pm-3pm
Thursday (Mar 1) 12pm-4pm

Closing Reception: Mar 2, 6pm-8pm

1st Year MFA Review/Exhibition

February 20-23, 2018
Glove Factory, Surplus Gallery
432-498 S Washington St, Carbonale, IL 62901

Closing Reception: Feb 23, 6pm-9pm

Love At The Glove has returned!

Submission is open to students, faculty and community artists.

Entry is $5/piece and includes admission for 1 to the Event

Drop-off 2/13/18, 1pm-7pm

Event Friday 2/16/18
Surplus Gallery- 432 S. Washington St.

2017 Fall Iron Pour

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Event begins at 12pm until done.

Sculpture Art Foundry
1520-1560 West Pleasant Hill Road
Carbondale, IL.

image of iron pourPlease join us at the Fall Cast Iron Event. The Sculpture Program is proud to host guest artists from the Paducah School of Art & Design and Washington University. This event is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcomed to participate by purchasing scratch blocks to create a personalized artwork that will be poured during the event.

Rain dates: November 12th or November 18th.

Contact Carey Netherton for details:

Surplus Gallery Opening

Surplus Gallery Exhibition:

Presented by the Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers

Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory

432 S. Washington Ave.
November 5th - 18th, 2017
Hours: Monday - Friday 11AM - 3PM

Reception: Friday, November 17th, 6 - 8PM

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2017 SIMS Conference

Friday - Saturday, October 27-28, 2017

The Southern Illinois Metalsmiths Society (SIMS) will host its annual conference and fine art auction Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th. This year's visiting artists are James Austin and Lee Sauder.

The conference is open to the public. Registration at the door costs $35 and includes dinner and entry to the auction. The public demonstration is free for SIU students.

SIMS is a student organization in Blacksmithing and Metalsmithing program at SIU.

Learn more at:

SIMS Schedule of Events:

Public Demonstration
Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 9am - 4pm

Pulliam Industrial Wing

Fine Art Auction
Saturday, October 28th, 2017

The Warehouse at 17th Street BBQ
32 N. 17th St. Murpysboro

Visiting Artists Lecture: James Austin and Lee Sauder
Friday, October 27, 2017, 7pm

The University Museum

Form, Forge, Fabricate: National Juried Student Exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct 27, 2017, 4pm

The University Museum

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Empty Bowls 2017

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2017, 11am - 1pm

Empty Bowls is an event where art meets hunger, compassion & advocacy; where talented art students create beautiful ceramic bowls & offer them for the small price of from $10-$15.

All proceeds go to Good Samaritan House in Carbondale, IL to support their efforts in feeding those in the local community who might otherwise go without food.

Join us at the Neighborhood Co-op (1815 W Main St - Murdale Shopping Center) to purchase your own Hand-crafted bowl & enjoy a warm cup of delicious soup donated by the Co-op while considering the less fortunate.

Learn more at:

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Annual Open Studio

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13TH, 2017, 3-8 PM

MFA students in the School of Art and Design will host visitors, faculty, friends and community members in their studios and through out the Art and Design buildings. Snacks and refreshments will be served in each area. Everyone is invited to walk through and meet graduate students and see their artwork, observe work in progress, and watch studio demonstrations. The event will be followed by a reception and cookout in the Glove Factory Surplus Gallery as well as a display of faculty work. See maps below.

Schedule of events:

3 PM - FOUNDRY (sculpture)
1506 W. Pleasant Hill Rd.

3:30 PM - PULLIAM (glass, metals, ceramics, SAM lab)
580 W. Grand Ave - Pulliam Industrial
555 Clocktower Dr. - Pulliam Design

5 PM GLOVE FACTORY (painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture)
432 S. Washington Ave.

6 PM GLOVE FACTORY (faculty show and cookout)
432 S. Washington Ave.

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