Tarble Exhibition at Cross County Mall

Cultivating Creativity 2019-2020: Consolidated Communications Children’s Art Exhibition

The Tarble Arts Center is pleased to announce that Cultivating Creativity 2019-2020: Consolidated Communications Children’s Art Exhibition is arriving at the Cross County Mall, Mattoon IL.

The exhibition will be on display from December 07, 2019 to January 09, 2020 and will travel to 12 other locations until July 23, 2020 across counties that surround Coles County. It features 40 artworks from students from 11 different school districts throughout East-Central Illinois.

The Cultivating Creativity is a community engagement program created by the Tarble Arts Center to raise awareness of the importance of including arts as part of the regular school curriculum. The success of this annual exhibition is due to the partnership between the schools’ art programs, Eastern Illinois University and the underwriting of Consolidated Communications.

Listed here are the students representing Mattoon community:

Mackenzie Graham, twelfth grader drew “That is Indeed my Face,” Alyssa Deremiah, twelfth grader used ceramics for “Winnie the Pooh” and Tess Huene, tenth grader, also used ceramics for “Gnomeo.” All students represented Mattoon High School and were advised by Janahn Kolden.

Sarah Schrock, sixth grader at Mattoon Middle School created the work “Happily Flying” and was guided by Julia Colombo.

Isabel Angel, fifth grader, drew “Ironman” and Alaina Kennedy, third grader, used crayon and tempera for “Harvest Flint Corn.” Both were from Mattoon Riddle Elementary and were advised by Rob Niemerg.

Fifth graders at Williams Elementary School Madi Smith crafted “Flowers” with ceramics and Brooklynn Redfern used mixed media for “Summer Day” under the instruction of Joy Miller.

For more information about the Cultivating Creativity Exhibition or other exhibitions and educational programming, please contact the Tarble Arts Center at 217-581-2787 or tarble@eiu.edu.

About the Tarble Arts Center:

The Tarble Arts Center is a major resource for people of Central Illinois and Eastern Illinois University that focuses primarily on visual arts. Its mission is “taking the arts to people.” The Tarble Arts Center is open to the public Tuesday-Friday from 10am. to 5pm., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4pm. The Tarble Arts Center is closed on Mondays and holidays. For more information, please visit us at www.eiu.edu/tarble or www.facebook.com/TarbleArts.

Past dates

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  • Starting Saturday, December 7th, 2019, repeated every day until Thursday, January 09, 2020 — all day



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