Annual Love at the Glove art show goes virtual | SIU

Love at the Glove

Love at the Glove organizer Bill Sieber, left, speaks to a guest at the 2019 art show. The annual Love at the Glove, which is always held around Valentine’s Day, is going virtual this year due to the pandemic.

CARBONDALE — Love at the Glove has for more than 20 years been a spirited and somewhat risqué celebration of art featuring pieces focused on matters of the heart.

Whether it be romance, heartbreak, anatomy or subjects of a more risqué nature, the Surplus Gallery at Southern Illinois University’s Glove Factory on Washington Street in Carbondale presents both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art installations, as well as performance art pieces, around Valentine’s Day every year.

While the event took a three-year hiatus from 2015 to 2017, Bill Sieber, a recent MFA graduate of SIU’s School of Art and Design, brought Love at the Glove

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Rutgers’ Zimmerli Art Museum introduces new virtual programs, exhibitions

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers recently introduced its lineup of virtual programs for the new year, despite the physical building remaining closed and the suspension of in-person events, according to a press release.

Although art programs must be held virtually and exhibitions can only be viewed through its website, called “Zimmerli at Home,” Amanda Potter, the Zimmerli’s curator of education and interpretation, said the museum had a lot of success with its offerings in the Fall 2020 semester.

The Zimmerli has a variety of options available, including programs such as “Saturday Sparks,” a series of adult art workshops focused on watercolors and oil pastels, and “Art Adventures,” an eight-week program designed for students aged 7 to 14, according to its website.

“Our instructors are really fun, and even though … we’re not able to work together in person, I think the classes are

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In Berlin, the Reference Festival Brings Fashion, Art, and Culture Together in Virtual Reality

But more than just offering virtual shorthands of physical realities, the Reference Festival also transformed IRL programming into a singular digital experience. Within the virtual “room” was a stage live-streaming performances by Anne Imhof, Eliza Douglas, and MJ Harper, styled by Stefano Pilati and Random Identities. In person, Imhof, Douglas, Harper and other performers were in the Zeiss Major Planetarium, a resounding structure, but online they were intimately accessible across a screen within a screen: The Reference Realities site offered a side “stage” to access their live performances. The festival also included talks with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Honey Dijon; HF Talk founder Iolo Lewis Edwards; and Tiffany Godoy.

Chapel Petrassi x Mowalola’s installation at the Reference Studios space

All together, the festival was a testament to the ways creativity thrives even in the worst of times—and not just creativity, but ingenuity. Set against the mundane, repetitive nature of digital

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