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Exhibits

Calligraphy by Bloomington artist Jinhua Zeng is now on exhibit in the Sales Gallery of the McLean County Arts Center.

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Art Circle Art Show; through April 30, Community Cancer Center, 407 E. Vernon Ave., Normal; various media by Art Circle artists; free.

Lyndsie Schlink: View Finder; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Thu., Fri. by appointment, through May 4; Heartland Community College Joe McCauley Gallery, 1500 W. Raab Road, Normal; digital prints. 

ISU University Galleries; noon-4 p.m. Mon., 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Tue., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Uptown Station, 11 Uptown Circle, Normal; rotating exhibits in three galleries; free; 309-438-8321.

Ebony G. Patterson: they were ...; through April 1, ISU University Galleries, see above; mixed-media works and three-channel video.

Terttu Oibopuu: E.S.E. (East South East); through April 1, ISU University Galleries, see above; photography. 

Rana Young: The Rug's Topography; through April 1, ISU University Galleries, see above; photography. Artist lecture, noon March 7.

IWU Merwin and Wakeley Galleries; school hours, noon-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 7-9 p.m. Tue.; 302 E. Graham St., Bloomington; rotating exhibits; free; 309-556-3391.

transitions/transformations; through March 22, IWU Merwin Gallery, see above; glassworks by Aron Wolf Boze and Helen Tegeler. 

Seen While Looking; through March 22, IWU Wakeley Gallery, see above; photography by Justin Kronewetter.

Ultra Violet; by appointment, through April 22, Jan Brandt Gallery, 1305 Morrissey Drive, Bloomington; paintings by Gina Hunt and Krista Profitt. 

Unplanned; by appointment, through April 22, Jan Brandt Gallery, 1305 Morrissey Drive, Bloomington; video work by Timothy Winkelman. 

Multiple Scatterings; by appointment, through April 22, Jan Brandt Gallery, 1305 Morrissey Drive, Bloomington; intaglio/hand-cut paper pieces by Megan Hinds. 

McLean County Arts Center; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tue., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat.; 601 N. East St., Bloomington; rotating exhibits, sales, rentals, art classes and lectures; free; 309-829-0011.

MCAC Annual Amateur Art Competition/Exhibition; through April 21, McLean County Arts Center, see above; works in various media. Awards ceremony/reception, 2 p.m. March 4.

Jeff Robinson; through April 21, McLean County Arts Center, see above; installation pieces by juror for amateur art competition (see above). Reception, 2 p.m. March 4

Jinhua Zeng; through April 21, McLean County Arts Center, see above; Chinese calligraphy. Reception, 2 p.m. March 4.

McLean County Museum of History; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (until 9 p.m. Tue.), 200 N. Main St., Bloomington; permanent and rotating exhibits; adults $5, seniors $4, students, children under 12 and members free; 309-827-0428.

Pedal Power!; March 10-spring 2020, McLean County Museum of History, see above; exhibit of personal pedal car collection of Bruce Callis. Opening, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 10, with ribbon-cutting, presentation, refreshments, related family activities.

Challenges, Choices and Change: Making a Home; McLean County Museum of History, see above; permanent exhibit exploring experiences of people from around the world who made McLean County their home.

Abraham Lincoln in McLean County; McLean County Museum of History, see above; permanent exhibit on Lincoln's life in Bloomington.

Challenges, Choices and Change: Farming in the Great Corn Belt; McLean County Museum of History, see above; new permanent exhibit on McLean County's agricultural history. 

Prairie Aviation Museum; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thu.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun., 2929 E. Empire St., Bloomington; permanent and rotating exhibits and displays with aerial history themes; adults $5, ages 6-11 $3, 5 and under free; 309-663-7632.

Central Illinois

U of I Krannert Art Museum; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (until 9 p.m. Thu. during fall and spring semesters), closed Sun., 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign; paintings, porcelain, historical artifacts, traveling art exhibits; $3 donation suggested; 217-333-1861.

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean; through March 24, Krannert Art Museum, see above; various media, including jewelry, architectural elements and photographic portraits.

Provenance: A Forensic History of Art; through June 2, Krannert Art Museum, see above; exhibit examining history of ownership of six 15th-19th-century paintings. 

Postwar Printmaking in the United States, 1945-1955; through March 17, Krannert Art Museum, see above; works in a range of printmaking techniques.

Allan Desouza: Through the Black Country ...; through July 14, Krannert Art Museum, see above; text, photographic and sculptural installation. 

Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme: And Yet My Mask Is Powerful; through July 14, Krannert Art Museum, see above; multimedia installations. 

Jan Brandt: Growth; through April 20, Amara Yoga and Arts, 300 S. Broadway, Suite 156B, Urbana; textile assemblages, paintings by B-N artist.

Amity Township Museum; 1-3 p.m. first Sunday of month or by appointment, 510 Main St., Cornell; displays and artifacts relating to history of Cornell and Amity Township; free; 815-358-2973.

Eureka College Burgess Hall Art Gallery; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays and by appointment on weekends, third floor of Burgess Hall, Eureka College, Eureka; rotating exhibits; free; 309-467-6866.

Simpkins Military History Museum; 1-5 p.m. Tue., Thu., Sat., or by appointment; 605 E. Cole St., Heyworth; permanent and rotating military history exhibits; free (donations accepted); 309-473-3989. 

100th Anniversary of World War I; through Nov. 30, Simpkins Military History Museum, see above.  

Dickson Mounds Museum; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown; displays, special exhibits; free; 309-547-3721.

Lincoln Heritage Museum; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1-4 p.m. Sat., Lincoln Center at Lincoln College, 300 Keokuk St., Lincoln; Lincoln-era items, audiovisual displays, tours, exhibits, more; adults $7, children/tours $4; 217-735-7399.

Contemporary Art Center of Peoria; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., Riverfront Arts Center, 305 S.W. Water St., Peoria; rotating exhibits in two galleries; free; 309-674-6822.

CIAO Celebrates at CAC; March 9-April 20, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, see above; works by Central Illinois Artists Organization artists. Reception, 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 10.

Juliet Holland: Constructing Memory; through April 13, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, see above; mixed-media works. Reception, 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 10.

Peoria Art Guild; Foster Arts Center, Harrison and Washington streets, Peoria; rotating exhibits, gift shop; free; 309-637-2787.

Seeking Light, Shedding Light; through March 29, Main Library GFallery at Peoria Public Library, 107 N.E. Monroe St., Peoria; mixed-media works by Deb Risberg, Peg Toliver, Barbie Perry and Judy Ritchie; free; 309-497-2000. Public reception, 2-4 p.m. March 10.

Peoria Riverfront Museum; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 16 and Feb. 20, Tue.-Wed. and Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thu.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sun., downtown riverfront Peoria; permanent and rotating exhibits, planetarium shows, Giant Screen Theater and events; $9-$11 (free parking in museum garage); 309-686-7000.

Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years in the Land of Lincoln; through June 3, Peoria Riverfront Museum, see above; Bicentennial-themed exhibit of state-wide artifacts.

Museum of the Gilding Arts; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sun., April-Oct., and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sun., Nov.-March, 217 N. Mill St., Pontiac; displays, history and hands-on exhibits dedicated to the art of gilding and gold leafing; free (donations welcome); 815-842-1848.

Pontiac Community Art Center; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun., 209 W. Madison St., Pontiac; rotating exhibits; 815-419-2472.

Life Is a Circus; through March 30, Pontiac Community Art Center, see above; ceramic works by Vickie Fitzgerald, paintings by John Fitzgerald.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sun., 212 N. Sixth St., Springfield; Lincoln-themed exhibits, historical displays, special events, more; adults $12, seniors and students $9, ages 5-15 $5, under 5 free; 217-558-8844.

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