February 03, 2010

‘Love at the Glove’ is set for Feb. 12

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Love at the Glove, the Valentine’s Day art show tradition, returns to the Surplus Gallery in the Glove Factory at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a one-night event on Feb. 12 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Admission to this event is $5 or $3 with two canned goods. The canned goods will benefit a local charity.

This event combines studio art and design in any of its various kinds, and performance art. Costumes are welcome, even encouraged. The Southern Illinois-based band, Small Time London Thug, provides music for this event. Event organizers note, however, that Love at the Glove typically includes adult themes and is not, therefore, an event suitable for children or minors.

Artists who wish to participate in this event should bring their exhibit submissions to the Surplus Gallery on Feb. 10 between noon and 7 p.m. The entry fee is $5 for three pieces of art, and $5 for each piece beyond the first three. Participating artists receive free admission to the exhibit.

The Surplus Gallery is inside the Glove Factory at 432 S. Washington St. in Carbondale, and is home to studio and exhibit space for School of Art and Design students.