Library Joins Arts Festival

The Boneyard Arts Festival is an annual four-day event showcasing the broad range of creative activity flourishing in the local community.  It is a unique countywide celebration taking place in a wide variety of over 100 venues.  Visit the following University Library locations participating in this year’s festival:

1408 W. Gregory Avenue, Room 418 of the Main Library

Friday, April 16, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Map and Geography Library (418 Library) exhibit, “Meet the Atlas,” celebrates the Library’s acquisition of “Earth Atlas,” the world’s largest limited-edition atlas ever produced and explores various contemporary award-winning atlases, 19th- and early 20th-century atlases, and beautifully crafted facsimiles of renowned 16th-century atlases.

1408 W. Gregory Avenue, Room 346 of the Main Library

Friday, April 16, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with a gala reception at 3:00 p.m.
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library (346 Library) exhibit, “The Mysterious Stranger: The Marketing of Mark Twain,” marks the 175th anniversary of Mark Twain’s birth and the 100th anniversary of his death.

1103 S. Sixth Street

Thursday, April 15 – Friday, April 16, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 17, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
An exhibit of original oil paintings of flowers by Audra Ziegel, part of the Center’s series “Beyond the Home: Women Redefining American Musical Life.” Ms. Ziegel received her Master’s in flute performance from the U of I and currently performs with Yang Ying, a Chinese/Jazz/Rock fusion group. All purchases of the artist’s work will be handled exclusively through her Web site .

The Center is open Saturday for special tours of the historical instrument and sound recording collection, with musical demonstrations on some of the Center’s instruments. Visitors can play the SalMar Construction, the first musical instrument to generate dynamic improvisatory electronic music using circuits from the U of I’s early Illiac supercomputer.

The University’s British Brass Band will provide a special concert of traditional 20th-century brass band music at 1:00 p.m. in the Harding Band Building rehearsal hall.

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