Monday, November 18, 2013

UIS Lunch & Learn Series presents “Quilts, Canvas and Women Artists”

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Alumni SAGE Society and Illinois State Historical Society presents “Quilts, Canvas and Women Artists” as part of its annual Lunch and Learn Series.

WHEN: Thursday, December 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Public Affairs Center (PAC) Conference Room C/D, located on the lower level of the PAC on the UIS campus.

DETAILS: The expressive response by women to various environmental and societal conditions can be seen and felt through artistic expression. Angela Goebel Bain, assistant curator of decorative arts and history for the Illinois State Museum, will speak on “Civil War quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois.” Channy Lyons, writer and project director of the Illinois Women’s Artists Project, with a special interest in regional women artists and arts organizers in history, will speak on “Skirting Convention: Women Artists in Illinois, 1840-1940.”

The cost for the hot buffet lunch and program is $20/per person. Reservations are requested, as seating is limited. Seating is available in the back for those who do not purchase the luncheon buffet.

Visit to register online. For more information, contact the UI Alumni Association at UIS at 217/206-7395 or email

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