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Artspace 304's monthly newsletter invites you to exhibitions & events, promotes open calls & funding for artists, 
and shares upcoming arts & cultural activities in Southern Illinois.  



On View February 3 - March 3

Montages and Memories: PhotoArt by Fern Logan is on view February 3 to March 3 at Artspace 304. In the exhibition, the artist combines the disciplines of photo montage, drawing and digital photography into what she has named PhotoArt, depicting worlds that blend fantasy and reality. Logan’s work explores themes of portraits and landscapes with ethereal, internal, and spiritual imagery.

Join us for the reception Friday, February 3, from 5 -7 pm. There will also be an Artist Talk in the gallery on Saturday, February 11, from 2 – 4 pm.

Fern Logan is Professor Emerita of Cinema & Photography at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Logan’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Kenkeleba Gallery, New York and numerous private collections.  Logan was recognized for her masterful, digitally manipulated imagery by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts and two Illinois Arts Council Fellowships.

CommUNITY Painting Exhibition at The Corridor Gallery 

On view at The Corridor Gallery during the month of February, is an exhibition featuring artwork created during a community event led by T.C. Mueller. The event provided a space where children, teenagers, parents, community members, leaders and police officers could share their perspectives about diversity, community issues and mutual respect in a safe, nurturing and creative environment. 

The Corridor Gallery is located in the Carbondale Civic Center. Visit the exhibition during regular business hours: Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm.


Poetry Out Loud 

The 2023 Poetry Out Loud Regional Contest for Southern Illinois will take place Friday, February 10 at Artspace 304 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Winners and Runners up from school competitions will perform at the Regional Contest to determine which two students will represent our Region at the Illinois state competition on March 13 and, possibly, the National Poetry Out Loud Competition. 




Call For Entry

Artspace 304 presents Nature, a Juried Exhibition on view March 10 - April 14, to celebrate the beauty of Southern Illinois. The grand views of Inspiration Point, secluded sights of Little Grand Canyon, and seasonal beauty of rolling farmlands have been captured by regional artists for generations.

We invite artists to submit 1-3 artworks for this exhibition with the theme of nature in Southern Illinois by Tuesday, February 21 at 11:59 pm. Artists may submit artwork ranging from 2D to 3D in any medium. Our juror (TBA), will determine Best in Show, Second Place, and Third Place, which will be announced at the opening reception on March 10th from 5-7 pm.




Coming Next Week: Funding Opportunities

Artists, performers, arts organizations, educators and cultural events organizers will want to check out the funding opportunities described in the next newsletter, planned for early February. Visit the link below to view all available opportunities and read about SAF 2022 recipients.



Permission to Heal

Visit the Cauldron & Fire Cultural Development Center on February 11 in Christopher, IL for a day of live music, art activities, therapeutic exercises and wellness workshops. 


Artspace 304
304 W Walnut St  | Carbondale, Illinois  62901
(618) 457-5100 | info@artspace304.org

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