Before all of the holiday hooplah takes over your calendar and to-do list, take some time to recharge your inner artist. This month's offerings range from literary to fine art and most are free and open to the public. So go on and give yourself the gift of inspiration. 

VOICE Reading Series | Krannert Art Museum
December 6th

Get a chance to hear the latest work coming out of the Illinois Creative Writing MFA program. This last reading of the year will feature third-year poet Nick Molbert, second-year fiction writer Justin Smith and first-year fiction writer Emmilea O'Toole. Admission is free. Photo from Facebook.

Krannert Art Museum
500 E Peabody Dr
Champaign
December 6, 7:30 p.m.
 

ATTACH | Urbana Civic Center 
December 6th

Art students from Central, Centennial, and Urbana High Schools present original works inspired by pieces in the Krannert Art Museum collection. Go and see what their imaginations have yielded. Admission is free.

Urbana Civic Center
108 E Water St
Urbana
5 to 7 p.m.

2018 School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition | Krannert Art Museum
November 1st to December 8th

Explore work by Illinois art and design faculty in the following areas: studio arts, new media, metals, art education, art history, graphic design, and industrial design. Landscape painter Molly Briggs and new media artist Ryan Griffis explore the ways in which we view our surroundings. Admission is free. Photo of Ryan Griffis' “A Great Green Desert, Into the Pit,”  from the Krannert Art Museum website.

Krannert Art Museum
500 E Peabody Dr
Champaign
Open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., open till 9 p.m. on Thursdays, while classes are in session.

 

Provenance: A Forensic History of Art | Krannert Art Museum
May 13th to Decmeber 8th

A rare opportunity to learn about forensic art history research with an exhibition that explores the use of geneology, documentation, attribution, and the problem of identifying unfamiliar collectors’ marks in establishing the history of six of Krannert Art Museum's own works. Admission is free.

Krannert Art Museum
500 E Peabody Dr
Champaign
Open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., open till 9 p.m. on Thursdays, while classes are in session.

 

Artist of the Corridor:  Artist Talk with Angela Inez Baldus | Urbana Free Library 
December 13th

Jump on this opportunity to meet local painter and poet Angela Inez Baldus as she presents her latest exhibit, I Like to Jump Like a Horse. Baldus will be discussing her work, so come enjoy refresments, and get in on the conversation. Admission is free. Photo from the artist's website

Urbana Free Library
210 W Green St
Urbana
6 to 7 p.m.