Schedule

Inspired by this vibrant community’s historical importance as a railway hub and crossroads of northwest Illinois, One State 2018 Galesburg XCHANGE themes include:

  • Collaborations beyond the creative sector in agriculture, human services, immigration, journalism, and the justice system
  • Building platforms and resources for people of color and the organizations they lead, as well as for historically underrepresented forms of expression
  • The importance of arts education in workforce development and 21st century skill-building

We’re excited to have with us more than 50 presenters for more than 20 sessions including exhibitions, roundtable discussions, case studies, interactives, workshops, and much more.


Schedule Key

  • General Information
  • CONTENT Event: Conference Session
  • EXPRESSION Event: Open to the Public
  • Meal / Networking / Unstructured

One State Together in the Arts 2018

Sun Oct 21

FREE One State Preconference for Local Arts Agencies


Downtown Galesburg Campus
Separate Registration Required → Register Now

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PreconferenceIllinois Local Arts Agencies
Preconference Arrivals and Wayfinding to the Discovery Depot Children's Museum

Welcome to the Galesburg XCHANGE Preconference

for Local Arts Agencies with the Illinois Local Arts Network (LAN)
Discovery Depot Children's Museum, 128 S Chambers St

Preconference Session 1: An Arts-Led Movement to Undo Racism

with Nina D. Sánchez, Enrich Chicago
Discovery Depot Children's Museum, 128 S Chambers St
Preconference Lunch and Networking Opportunities
Discovery Depot Children's Museum, 128 S Chambers St

Preconference Session 2: Cross-Sector Collaborations for Local Arts Agencies

with Michael Rohd, Center for Performance and Civic Practice
Discovery Depot Children's Museum, 128 S Chambers St
Open Doors at City Hall: Galesburg Portrait Project55 W Tompkins St
Optional Shuttles to Hotels / Iron Spike Brewing Company, 150 E Simmons St
Open Doors and Artist Talk with Carla Markwart and Chris RenoGalesburg Civic Art Center, 114 E Main St
Open Doors at Central Congregational Church: Historic Preservation and the Art of Stained Glass60 Public Sq
Preconference Reception and Galesburg XCHANGE KickoffIron Spike Brewing Company, 150 E Simmons St
Shuttles to Hotels

Mon Oct 22

Downtown Galesburg Campus


Conference Registration and Luggage Drop from 9:15am–6pm at Prairie Players Civic Theatre, 160 S Seminary St

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Day 1One State 2018 • Galesburg XCHANGE
Conference Registration and Luggage DropPrairie Players Civic Theatre, 160 S Seminary St
Community Welcome at Galesburg Train Station (GBB) • Bus and Train Arrivals

Illinois Local Arts Network (LAN)


Info Session and Orientation with LAN Council members
The Kensington, 311 E Simmons St, Grand Ballroom (Simmons St Entrance)

Supportive Advocacy, Storytelling, and Casemaking Across the Creative Industries

with Jonathan VanderBrug, Arts Alliance Illinois
Galesburg Community Foundation, 246 E Main St

Comedy Keynote: The Role of Humor in Arts Advocacy and the Creative Sector

with Brian Baylon (NPR's Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!), Reporter and Comedian Susie An (WBEZ), Alison Cuddy (Chicago Humanities Festival), LowDown Brass Band, and Special Guests
The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S Kellogg St
Tickets for General Admission Available! Visit galesburgorpheum.org
Box Lunch Pickup and Networking Opportunities • Discovery Depot Children's Museum, 128 S Chambers St
Open Doors at City Hall: Galesburg Portrait Project55 W Tompkins St
Off-Campus Tours of Blick Art Materials' Distribution Center and Retail Location

Institutional Commitment and Responsibility to Creatives of Color

with Nina D. Sánchez, Enrich Chicago; Hilesh Patel, Hyde Park Art Center; Samuel M. Smith, MSW, and Emily Laugesen, PhD, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S Kellogg St

Investing in the Arts as a Vehicle for Cultural Exchange and Understanding

with Christy Dickinson, Arts Midwest; Tommy Hensel, Moraine Valley Community College Fine and Performing Arts Center; Malik Gillani, Silk Road Rising; Claire Rice, Arts Alliance Illinois
The Kensington, 311 E Simmons St, Grand Ballroom (Simmons St Entrance)

Civic Practice: Building Local Capacity for Artists and Designers to Collaborate Beyond the Arts Field for Public Good Purposes

with Michael Rohd, Center for Performance and Civic Practice
Galesburg Community Foundation, 246 E Main St

Advancing Civic Engagement through Creative Practices

with Shannon Downey, Badass Cross Stitch; Kacie Smith, State Matters; Kate Lorenz, Hyde Park Art Center
Prairie Players Civic Theatre, 160 S Seminary St

Creative Placemaking Opportunities for Small Towns and Rural Areas

with Ben Fink, Performing Our Future, Appalshop / Roadside Theater; Jessica J. Modica, Freeport Art Museum / Freeport Civic Arts Plaza; Donna Neuwirth, Wormfarm Institute; Pam Owens, The Gaylord Building Historic Site / National Trust for Historic Preservation; Encarnación Teruel, Illinois Arts Council Agency
The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S Kellogg St

Equity and Representation in Mainstream Media and Entertainment

with Aymar Jean Christian, OTV | Open Television and Professor, Northwestern University; Britt Julious, Freelance Writer and Editorial Director, Cancer Wellness; Reginald Ponder, Senior Film Correspondent, 91.1 FM Chicago / Vocalo.org; Alison Cuddy, Chicago Humanities Festival
The Kensington, 311 E Simmons St, Garden Rooms (S Kellogg St Entrance)

Envisioning Joy, Envisioning Justice

with Alexandra Antoine, Free Write Arts & Literacy; Philosopher and Hill Correctional Center Resident Brandon Wyatt, Presenting by Proxy through Jane Beachy, Illinois Humanities
Galesburg Community Foundation, 246 E Main St

Expanding Cultural Access through Nontraditional and Temporary Programming

with Karen DiLossi, Partners for Sacred Places; Allison Lacher and Jeff Robinson, DEMO Project; Christy LeMaster, Nightingale Cinema and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Jennifer Sova, The Overlook; Krissy Vanderwarker, Peace Works Chicago
Prairie Players Civic Theatre, 160 S Seminary St
Galesburg XCHANGE Conference Reception and Art Exhibition with Live Music from the Knox College Cherry Street Combo • Discovery Depot Children's Museum, 128 S Chambers St
Knox College Faculty Art Exhibition with Knox-Galesburg Symphony MusiciansThe Box, 306 E Simmons St
Inside-Out Studio Sparta: Musicians' Showcase with The Gordons, Ivas John, and Micah Walk • Prairie Players Civic Theatre, 160 S Seminary St
Sugar High Theatricals: Improv for Everybody WorkshopCentral Congregational Church, 60 Public Sq
Shuttles to hotels

Tue Oct 23

Knox College Campus


Open Doors and Luggage Drop from 8am–4pm at Alumni Hall, Knight Student Lounge

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Day 2One State 2018 • Galesburg XCHANGE

Open Doors and Luggage Drop

Alumni Hall, Knight Student Lounge

Keith Achepohl, A Memorial Exhibition: Prints in the Knox College Art Collection

Knox College, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Borzello Gallery
Coffee and Light Breakfast • Knox College, Alumni Hall

Water Dance Project 2018: Site-Specific Performance Excerpts

Knox College, Alumni Hall

Fake News, Real People: Community, Performance, and Interactive Journalism

Workshop with Coya Paz and Katrina Dion, Free Street Theater; Sheldon Gooch, Sight Specific; Logan Jaffe, ProPublica Illinois; Molly Parker, The Southern Illinoisan
Knox College, Alumni Hall, Trustees Room
Off-Campus Tours of Blick Art Materials' Distribution Center and Retail Location

Addressing Race, Identity, and Immigration through Artmaking

with Kayem, Libyan-American Hip-Hop Artist; Yvette Mayorga, Interdisciplinary Artist; Xiaorong Jajah Wu, Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights; J. Gibran Villalobos, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Knox College, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Kresge Recital Hall
Buffet Lunch and Networking Opportunities
Information Tables and Interactives • Knox College, T. Fleming Fieldhouse

Creative Arts Therapies for Veterans and Service Members

with Joseph Lefthand, CreatiVets / School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Monica Moki Tantoco, National Veterans Art Museum; Additional Presenters TBA
Knox College, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Kresge Recital Hall

Innovative Practices in Arts Education

with Jonathan VanderBrug, Arts Alliance Illinois; William Estrada, Teaching Artist; Karla E. Rivera, Ingenuity; Josh Shearer, Anna District 37; Melinda Wilson, Curie Metro High School; Madeline Wood, Illinois Music Education Association
Knox College, Seymour Union, Lincoln Room

Locally Sourced Creative Commerce and Entrepreneurship

with Hilary Anderson, Dovetail Rivet & Stitch; Peggy Baity, The Art Farm Decatur; Tuesday Çetin, Galesburg Civic Art Center; Kristal Frisque, Art Defined
Knox College, Seymour Union, Ferris Lounge
Open Doors at the Whitcomb Art CenterKnox College, Whitcomb Art Center
Gallery Talk with Professor Gregory Gilbert, Art History Program, Knox College (1:30–2pm) • Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Borzello Gallery

Workforce Development through Creative Practices and Arts Education

with Michael Acerra, Lux Blox; Tammy Diefendorf, Bridgeway; Stephanie Hein, MakerGirl; Amor Montes de Oca, 2112; Kathleen Ridlon, Knox College, Community Outreach Programming in the Arts
Knox College, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Kresge Recital Hall

Partnerships in Arts-Led Community Development

with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Paul Coffey, Jaclyn Jacunski, Eric Hotchkiss, Haman Cross III; Dr. Tanesha D. House, New Covenant Community Development Corporation / NLCCC; Sheila McNary, Arts Committee, NLCCC
Knox College, Seymour Union, Lincoln Room

Universal Access for Audiences, Patrons, and Visitors with Disabilities

with Peter Berg, Great Lakes ADA Center; Nick Puddicombe, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts; Christena Gunther, Evanston Art Center
Knox College, Seymour Union, Ferris Lounge
Open Doors at the Whitcomb Art CenterKnox College, Whitcomb Art Center
Farewell Station and Takeaways: Swag and Snacks for the Road Home • Knox College, Alumni Hall, Knight Student Lounge
Community Sendoff at Galesburg Train Station (GBB)
Bus and Train Departures

Thank you to the artists and presenters of One State 2018 Galesburg XCHANGE

Artists and presenters of One State 2018 Galesburg XCHANGE.

Artists and presenters of One State 2018 Galesburg XCHANGE.

2112Susie AnAppalshopArt DefinedThe ArtFarm DecaturArts Alliance Illinois • Arts MidwestBrian BabylonBadass Cross StitchJohn Bakker • Blick Art MaterialsBridgewayCenter for Performance and Civic PracticeChicago Humanities Festival • CreatiVetsCurie Metropolitan High School • DEMO ProjectDovetail Rivet & StitchEnrich ChicagoWilliam EstradaEvanston Art CenterForefront • Freeport Art MuseumFree Street TheaterFree Write Arts & Literacy • Galesburg Civic Art CenterThe Gaylord Building | unLOCK: Merging Art & IndustryThe GordonsGreat Lakes ADA CenterHyde Park Art CenterIllinois Arts Council Agency • Illinois Humanities | Envisioning JusticeIllinois Music Education AssociationIngenuity • Ivas JohnBritt JuliousKayemKnox CollegeKnox College Cherry Street ComboKnox-Galesburg SymphonyKrannert Center for the Performing ArtsLowDown Brass BandLux BloxMakerGirlYvette MayorgaMoraine Valley Community CollegeNational Veterans Art MuseumNew Covenant Community Development Corporation • Museum of Contemporary Art ChicagoNightingale CinemaNorth Lawndale Community Coordinating Council • OTV | Open TelevisionThe OverlookPartners for Sacred PlacesCoya PazPeace Works ChicagoReggie PonderProPublica Illinois • School of the Art Institute of ChicagoSight SpecificSilk Road RisingThe Southern Illinoisan • State MattersSugar High TheatricalsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign • 91.1 FM Chicago | Vocalo.org • Micah WalkWBEZWormfarm InstituteYoung Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

As a reminder, current members of Arts Alliance Illinois receive 25% discounts on one or two-day conference registrations and any organization registering three individuals for One State receives a fourth conference registration of equal or lesser value for free! Visit artsalliance.org/join to become a member today.