Black Sheep Presents “Collision” Art Show Opening Tonight at The Pharmacy

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There are no shows at Black Sheep tonight – instead we are teaming up with The Pharmacy Gallery downtown to present “Collision” – an art show happening in their space on 711 S. 5th Street. The opening reception for the art show is happening tonight from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Then the gallery will also be open tomorrow (Saturday, January 6th) from noon to 7:00 pmBelow is a list of participating artists:

Almendra Rodriguez
Nick Wood
David Cain
Mark Reynolds
Abby Hilsabeck
Jeff Miller
Eric Otwell
Audra McClure
Elizabeth Buchta
Will Redwood
Madeline Klyczek
Hannah Songer
Martin Meyer
Jen Santarelli
Bea Otwell
Kate Turasky Ridge
Brian Galecki
Martin Meyer

In addition to all of the artists having their work on display, there will also be some live music during the opening reception tonight. You can expect to hear music from Kate Laine, Devin Larson, and Eric Marvel.

The event is free and all ages of course! Find a facebook event for this one right here.

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Black Sheep and The Pharmacy Team Up for “Collision” Art Show This Weekend

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Wow! With it being a new year we are collaborating with more local businesses and organizations also doing great things in this great city. This upcoming weekend The Black Sheep will be teaming up with The Pharmacy Gallery to present “Collision” – an art show happening in their space on 711 S. 5th Street. The opening reception for this will be on Friday (January 5th) from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Then the gallery will also be open on Saturday, January 6th from noon to 7:00 pmBelow is a list of participating artists:

Almendra Rodriguez
Nick Wood
David Cain
Mark Reynolds
Abby Hilsabeck
Jeff Miller
Eric Otwell
Audra McClure
Elizabeth Buchta
Will Redwood
Madeline Klyczek
Hannah Songer
Martin Meyer
Jen Santarelli
Bea Otwell
Kate Turasky Ridge
Brian Galecki
Martin Meyer

In addition to all of the artists having their work on display, there will also be some live music during the opening reception from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on Saturday. You can expect to hear music from Kate Laine, Devin Larson, and Eric Marvel.

The event is free and all ages of course! Find a facebook event for this one right here.

Tonight at WUIS: “A Glimpse Into The Underground” Art Exhibition

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Tonight! We do not have a show or anything going on at Black Sheep tonight, however there is an opening for an art exhibition at the WUIS building on the University of Illinois campus (One University Plaza, WUIS-130) that very much relates to our space and a lot of the shows we have hosted. That is the opening for the “Glimpse Into The Underground” art exhibition, featuring the works of Brian Galecki (Dumb Records, Black Sheep, Dumb Fest), Kamila Glowacki (Nectar, Girls Rock C-U), and Veronica Mullen (Dumb Fest, Blips & Chitz, Ghoul Jr.). The opening will be taking place this evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. This will include poster and album artwork on display, as well as plenty of photos from Veronica. Brian Galecki will have limited edition screen printed posters available for sale just for the showing.

Check out short interviews NPR Illinois and Rachel Otwell organized to preview the show right here. Find a facebook event right here. After today’s opening the gallery will remain open to the public for viewing during the day up until November 3rd. Also check out a video preview of what to expect below:

NPR Illinois: “A Glimpse Into The Underground” Art Exhibition Preview

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WUIS / NPR Illinois has posted a nice preview segment for the upcoming art exhibition “A Glimpse Into The Underground” featuring the works of Brian Galecki, Kamila Glowacki, and Veronica Mullen. The exhibition will have its opening this coming Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the WUIS building on the UIS campus. After that the pieces will remain on display for public viewing for over a month until November 3rd.

You can check out the full preview segment on the NPR Illinois site right here. Interview segments have also been airing on WUIS 91.9 throughout this weekend. On the segment you can check out interview pieces with all of the artists, and also a video interview with Brian Galecki about the exhibition, also on the youtube player below.

Find a facebook event for the upcoming art exhibition right here.

NPR Illinois: “A Glimpse Into The Underground” Art Exhibition, Opening September 26th

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Rachel Otwell and NPR Illinois / WUIS continue their streak of being awesome and incredibly supportive of everything on in Southtown and Springfield’s punk scene by this time organizing a new art exhibition to run the entire month of October called “A Glimpse Into The Undeground.” The exhibition features works of 3 artists – Brian Galecki (Black Sheep, Dumb Records), Kamila Glowacki (Kowabunga! Kid, Nectar, etc.) and Veronica Mullen (Ghoul Jr., Dumb Fest official photographer).

The opening for this exhibition will be taking place on Tuesday, September 26th at the WUIS building at One University Plaza, WUIS-130, Springfield, Illinois 62703 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. After that the gallery will still be up and open to the public throughout the entire month of October and up through November 3rd. Check out a facebook event for this right here.

Black Sheep Annual Art Show Tonight + Grand Opening for Southtown Sound

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This evening from 5:00 to 8:00 pm there will be a lot of things to check out around Southtown. This includes the annual art show taking place inside Black Sheep and this time also Dumb Records. Inside Black Sheep tonight there will be over 20 artists with work featured. For that complete list head over to the art show’s facebook event page. There will also be featured poets performing inside Black Sheep during the art show. Those include Ian Winterbauer, Mason Summers, Emma Wilson, Xavier Bishop, and Ted Keylon. Then we have a few musical acts performing during the art show as well. Those include Clem from Rockford Illinois, Kate Ridge, Opposite Good, and Just The Tip.

Going on inside Dumb Records during all of this we are allowing the Lincoln Library Art Program to take over our record store with some art installations! That’s about all we know, so prepare to be surprised! The store will remain open selling records today from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Then behind Black Sheep and Dumb Records the newest addition to Southtown – Southtown Sound will be officially opening their doors for one big grand opening with finger food and cake. Check out their new space upstairs and see all of the work the team has been putting into their new recording studio for these past four months.

We’ve also been working hard to clean up the outside “courtyard” between all of our spaces! Hopefully the rain holds off during our big event and we are able to enjoy some fresh air as well. Check out a facebook event for all of that right here. Also check out our shows page for a look at everything else coming up this spring.

January 19th at Black Sheep: Pre-Inauguration Night of Art, Poetry, Noise

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Thursday, January 19th is the last day before this year’s presidential inauguration and some of us at Black Sheep want to hold another night of expression in response. Going along with our Resilience event last month, this is going to be another event along those lines focused a little bit more on the art and noise side of things. A big highlight of the night is that a big collaborative painting is being organized by Black Sheep co-owner Clare Frachey. From Clare:

I want to organize a community collaborative painting. I’m going to buy a large drop cloth canvas and ask that anyone and everyone bring old house paint and paint brushes to cover this canvas with symbols and imagery in regards to how we are feeling and thinking. No words, just symbols, patterns and ideas put into imagery. It doesn’t have to be super serious, but it can be. This project could end up anywhere! Everyone’s contributions will probably end up overlapping and it will look amazing if we get enough. What you have to express really matters, so here is a place to do it. What we will do with the canvas after it’s finished is still in the works but it’s brewing. This activity is open to any and everyone from all ages and walks of life.

Anyone who is able is encouraged to also bring paint supplies for the piece. In addition to this collaborative art piece, there will also be a noise performance by Emasculate Regression. We also have poetry performances lined up by Ian Winterbauer, Emma Wilson, Keegan Otwell, Johari Id, and more. Anyone who has poetry to share is also welcome to join.

This event will start at 7:00 pm and we will be taking donations to keep the Black Sheep running. Check out a facebook event for all of this right here. Also be sure to check our shows page for other events coming up this year.