Join us in welcoming our inaugural Artist-in-Residence, John E. Bannon, to the Allerton community during a special evening at the Park! John is currently living on-site to fully engage with and seek inspiration from the art, history, and nature of Allerton. Some of his past work will be onsite, and John will be available to discuss what he hopes to accomplish during his residency, including plans for his exhibition, Further Explorations in Perception. Enjoy the sounds from live band, Arrange … [Read more...] about Artist-in-Residence Exhibition Reception
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Inviting artists to live and create at Allerton Park and Retreat Center will recreate the intimate experience Robert Allerton provided his guests. We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Fall 2021 residency! Residencies of two to six weeks will allow uninterrupted time for artists to explore their ideas, immerse themselves in the serene surroundings of the Park, and engage with our central Illinois communities. Sculptors, photographers, painters, printmakers, … [Read more...] about Fall 2021 Artist-In-Residence Application Open Now!
Am I Eligible to Apply? The program is open to all artists* including: sculptors, photographers, painters, printmakers, installation artists, videographers, sound artist, writers and poets, preforming artist, and many more! *Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, artist selection will favor those located regionally. When is the application deadline? The Fall 2021 resident has been selected. Future opportunities will be announced on the program page. Where will I live? Bedroom/living … [Read more...] about Artist In-Residence FAQ
Inviting artists to live and create at Allerton Park and Retreat Center will recreate the intimate experience Robert Allerton provided his guests. Residencies of two to six weeks will allow uninterrupted time for artists to explore their ideas, immerse themselves in the serene surroundings of the Park, and engage with our central Illinois communities.Sculptors, photographers, painters, printmakers, installation artists, videographers, sound artists, writers and poets, preforming artists, and … [Read more...] about Artist-in-Residence Program
Aumaine Rose Smith, a poet based in Cleveland, is currently living onsite as Allerton's Fall 2021 Artist In-Residence. Prior to her residency, we interviewed Aumaine to learn more about her life, profession, and expectations for her time at Allerton. What is your background as an artist and what sparked your creative journey? "My interest in writing was likely sparked by growing up around many books. My mom was able to teach me to read when I was fairly young, and my grandma gave me a … [Read more...] about Allerton In-Residence Fall 2021: Interview with Aumaine Rose Smith
Update(11/8/21): Due to an unfavorable weather forecast the location of this event has moved to the Mansion Library. Join us for a special evening as we welcome our Fall 2021 Artist In-Residence Aumaine Rose Smith to the Allerton community! Aumaine and local poet Isaac Willis will share their poetry during a public reading on Thursday, November 11. Grab a seat in the Mansion Library and enjoy a cash bar (7pm) before the reading begins at 7:30pm. Park in the Main Parking Lot. Registration … [Read more...] about SOLD OUT – Allerton In-Residence: Poetry Reading with Aumaine Rose Smith and Isaac Willis
In partnership with the University of Illinois Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OVCDEI) and with support from Joan and Peter Hood, we are excited to announce our Spring 2022 In-Residence Program! Open to artists and naturalists, the Spring 2022 residence will highlight and celebrate the arts and study of nature within Black and Latinx communities. By focusing on artistic and environmental innovation within the Black and Latinx communities, Allerton intends … [Read more...] about In-Residence Program Spring 2022: “Rooting a Deeper Connection”