Join us this Thursday for the opening of a new group exhibit!
How Dare You? Combating Climate Change Through Photography is an exhibition of photographs that were received as part of a community-wide competition inspired by Greta Thunberg and her remarks to the United Nations. The pieces, selected by members of Artists’ Alley and the McKinley Green Team, inspired the artists, and hopefully the viewers, to combat climate change.
Best in Show was awarded to James McEnerney and his photograph Roof Melting. About his entry McEnerney wrote, “In Iceland about 11 billion tons of glacial ice melt due to global warming every year. This image is from inside an ice cave formed by the melting Myrdalsjokull glacier in Iceland.”
First, second, and third place awards were awarded in each of four categories: People, Places, Nature, and Abract/Altered Images. Several photos were designated with an Honorable Mention citation.
Participating Artists: Aaron Short • Bonnie Hudson • Carol Livingstone • David Suttinger • Eileen Kohen • James McEnerney • Jenni Crum • Joan Brehm • Lily Kennedy • Linda Coleman • Miranda Johnson • Nathan Holder • Tricia Scott • Will Rajewski
Exhibition Opening: February 13, 4:30 to 6:00 PM Exhibition Run: February 12 – March 13, 2020 On view at Artists’ Alley at 405 E. John Street 9 AM to 8 PM daily
The McKinley Foundation will screen The Hate U Give on Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 PM in the McKinley Foundation Living Room. Movie is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:15 PM. Free parking is available at the parking garage across the street on 5th.
Synopsis. Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds — the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what’s right.
How Dare You? is a community-wide competition inspired by Greta Thunberg and her remarks to the United Nations (“How dare you?”).
We want to see what inspires you to combat climate change. Is it kids recycling? Community members picking up trash? A beautiful sunset? Plastic bags stuck in chain link fence? You get the idea. Be creative and get your camera (or smartphone) and start looking for your winning image! We are taking submissions until February 5, 2020. You may submit up to 6 entries.
Categories: People, Places, Nature, and Abract/Altered Images
A maximum of 6 entries may be submitted per artist
There should be no watermarks, dates, signatures, or copyright images on photos
Provide a title for each entry and indicate category
There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for each category
One “Best of Show” will be chosen from all the submissions
The winners will be announced on February 10, 2018 via email, and exhibited in Artists’ Alley from February 12 – March 13
A reception and award ceremony will be held on Thursday, February 13 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. in Artists’ Alley
EXHIBITION: Artists’ Alley will produce prints of all award-winning images to be part of the gallery exhibition. Award winners will be gifted these prints at the end of the exhibition. Winners must pick up prints in person or pay for shipping expenses. All eligible entries will be displayed in the gallery throughout the exhibition.
USE OF THE PHOTOS: Contest entrant must be the the owner of the copyright of each photograph submitted. Contest entrant grants permission to show photos in the gallery and to use photos in other electronic and print promotional materials.
In partnership with the C-U chapter of Dining for Women, the McKinley Foundation will screen the documentary SONITA on Sunday, January 12 at 6 PM in the McKinley Foundation Living Room. Movie is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:45 PM. Free parking is available at the parking garage across the street on 5th.
Synopsis. Two-time Sundance Film Festival award winner SONITA tells the inspiring story of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, who thinks of Michael Jackson and Rihanna as her spiritual parents and dreams of becoming a big-name rapper. For the time being, her only fans are the other teenage girls in a Tehran shelter. And her family has a very different future planned for her: as a bride she’s worth $9,000. Iranian director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami (GOING UP THE STAIRS) poignantly shifts from observer to participant altering expectations, as Sonita’s story unfolds in this personal and joyful portrait. An intimate portrait of creativity and womanhood, SONITA highlights the rarely seen intricacies and shifting contrasts of Iranian society through the lens of an artist who is defining the next generation.
In partnership with the Sierra Club Wastewater Residuals Team, the McKinley Foundation will screen this compelling documentary and panel discussion on Tuesday, October 22, from 6 to 9 PM. Come for free pizza and locally grown organic popcorn! Movie is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 PM. Free parking is available at the parking garage across the street after 5 PM.
Synopsis: In this classic detective story, investigative filmmaker Cullen Hoback travels to West Virginia to uncover the truth behind a massive chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water for months. But when Hoback discovers an obscene collusion between chemical corporations and the highest levels of government, the investigation spirals in a terrifying direction, and we learn the frightening truth about what lies upstream of us all.
Hear stories from friends who were in WV during the disaster and our local emergency management team about what to do in case of water, chemical, or coal ash contaminations.
Additional community partners: Food & Water Watch, Illinois Coalition Against Fracking, Eco-Justice Collaborative, Progressive Democrats of America, Faith in Place, Prairie Rivers Network, Peoples Climate Movement, and Spotlight Air Environmental.