The Table Arts Center celebrates its 40th anniversary

CHARLESTON — The Tarble Arts Center will celebrate its 40th anniversary with the opening reception of the Fall 2022 cycle of exhibitions and a live performance from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, September 23.

On view in the main galleries from September 23 to January 28, “To Bear the Mark of Time” features works by Matthew Boonstra, Armando Guadalupe Cortés, Jeanne Dunning, Ben Gould and Cole Lu. The artists in this exhibition make meaning from materials charged with meaning, precise formal sensitivities and invented mythologies.

In the Studio Gallery, “Future /saɪt/” is on display from September 23 to December 10. The exhibition looks back on one of the Tarble’s two inaugural exhibitions – an installation of black and white photographs capturing different stages of the museum’s construction taken by EIU team photographer Gene Wingler. These photographs documented the process by which physical space was transformed over time.

On September 23, an evolving site-specific installation by Marie Bannerot McInerney titled “Falling into Milk” will also be installed in Tarble’s storefronts and modified by the artist over the course of nine months. Using an opaque material of his own invention, the artist creates a constellation of openings that radiate marks of light into the interior of the building, rendering these marks by hand in a shimmering sheet of metal and returning seasonally to observe and trace the movement of light from the changing position of the sun.

Registrations Accepted for Annual Fall Juried Exhibition at Link Art Gallery

Other programs will include:

  • Fall Exhibition Cycle Opening Reception and Live Performance, 5-7 p.m., Friday, September 23.

Celebrate the Tarble’s 40th anniversary with a reception for the fall exhibition cycle, featuring a live performance by exhibiting artist Armando Guadalupe Cortés.

  • Art speaks! with Marie Bannerot McInerney, 2-4 p.m., Saturday September 24.

Exhibiting artist Marie Bannerot McInerney will give an afternoon presentation on her visual arts practice.

  • Earthward: A Site-Specific Performance by Ben Gould, 4-5 p.m., Saturday, October 22, at Charleston Stone Co.

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  • Art speaks! with Ben Gould, 5-7 p.m. Monday, October 24.

Exhibiting artist Ben Gould will present his visual arts practice in the evening.

  • Camille Compo 2022 conference: Jeanne Dunning, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday 15 Nov..

Le Tarble is proud to partner with EIU’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program to host the Camille Compo Lecture Series with 2022 guest speaker Jeanne Dunning. Dunning’s photographic, sculptural and video work explores our relationship to physicality, looking at the strange and unknown in the body, gender, notions of normativity and death.

For more information, contact the Tarble Arts Center at 217-581-2787 or

William E. Bennett