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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.  




A highlight piece from our In Line Exhibition by Heather M. O’Brien-Takahashi is currently on view in the Neil and Mary Ellen Dillard Media and Performance Gallery. The single channel film piece titled Opia, With a face of golden pleasure, elegantly destroy was created as a collaboration between Heather M. O’Brien + Jonathan Takahashi.

In Line On View at Artspace 304

Visit Artspace 304 to view In Line, an exhibition showcasing artists with the common thread of "line" running through their works. The 2D compositional element of line can be rigid, fluid, textural, create movement, and convey emotion. Exhibiting artists are Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, Harris Deller, Stephanie Dukat, Rachel Malcolm Ensor, Marcuss Hall, Heather M. O’Brien-Takahashi, and Madeline Stiemle.

The compositional element of line is shared among all art media, from pen and ink to oil paint to screen printing to carved and incised ceramics. The medium and way of mark-making varies with each artist, but their use of line also connects them to each other. In Line is on view until September 29.


Artist: Heather M. O'Brien Takahashi      


Hush by Jacob Yandle at The Corridor Gallery

On view at The Corridor Gallery is Hush by Jacob Yandle from August 21 – September 29. Jacob Yandle’s narrative paintings explore themes of social conformity, authority, and willingness to submit to established orders. Yandle, a recent MFA grad from SIUC, currently resides in Carbondale, IL. 

The Corridor Gallery is located in the Carbondale Civic Center. View the exhibition Monday-Friday from 8:30am – 5pm. To purchase artwork, contact Artspace 304 at 618.457.5100, email exhibits@artspace304.org or visit The Corridor Gallery section in our online shop.


Welcome, Carbondale! Mural Applications Open


Artist: Maddie Dieters

The community is investing up to $30,000 in Welcome, Carbondale! to create two additional public murals in 2023! If you have experience with large-scale mural projects and have a creative vision to share, this is an opportunity for you. 

Illinois Artists and Artist Teams are encouraged to create and submit a design proposal. Awards are $5,000 - $15,000 depending on the size and scope of your mural design. To learn more about this project, the blank walls that await your images, and how to submit your design for consideration, visit the application link below. Submit your proposals, with a budget and examples of previous experience by September 15.


  • Application deadline - September 15
  • Selected muralists notified - Week of September 25
  • Artists complete murals - September 25 - October 20 

Questions? Contact us at info@artspace304.org or call 618-534-6682.

This special initiative of the Southern Illinois Mural Project is a program of the Arts & Entertainment District Committee in collaboration with the City of Carbondale, SIU-Carbondale, Artspace 304, local businesses, and private donors.


Upcoming Art & Music Events


Southern Arts Fund Event Highlight

Stone Soup Shakespeare 2023 Tour Pericles tells the story of PericlesPrince of Tyre is the adventurous tale of Pericles as he travels from island to island in search of love, happiness, and home. Filled with music, puppets, pirates, and more, Pericles tells a story about storms, both actual and metaphorical storms we all face now and again in our own journeys through life.

Tour dates in our area as follows:

Harrisburg Public Library - Monday, Sep 25, 6pm
Hickory Lodge Lawn, Carbondale - Saturday, Sep 30, 6pm
Anne West Lindsey District Library, Carterville - Monday, Oct 2, 6pm

Trajectory: Arch Connelly III & Jimmy Wright is on view at SIU University Museum from August 22 - December 15.

Chére Caresse: Art in the Crosby Papers is on view at SIU University Museum from August 22 - December 15. The reception is Saturday, September 9 from 4:30 - 8pm.

Out West: Photography by Fern Logan on view at the Longbranch Cafe & Bakery September 6 - November 5. The reception is Saturday, September 9 from 1-3pm.


Call for Entry 

Submit artwork now for Wiggle Waggle Woof! at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts. This entry call is open to all media of art including painting, drawing, photography, digital art, mixed media/collage, and sculpture. Artwork submissions due by September 21.

Cedarhurst Center for the Arts' 30th Biennial Competition Exhibit is on view August 5 – October 8, 2023 in the New Semantics Gallery. The exhibit is open: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm & Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm with free gallery admission.

Apply now to be a vendor at Touch of Nature's 2nd Annual Little Grassy Get Down this October.


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

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