Shamanic Breathwork: Unlock Your Imagination

April 28th, 1pm to 5pm

Hosted by Aahara Spiritual Community and The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space

In this half day workshop we use Shamanic Breathwork to connect with our “inner shaman” by using breath, drumming, and evocative music to understand the gifts that are held in our wounds.

Our inner shaman (our inner knowing) can go into the darkness and find the gold within to shape-shift the wound into medicine and wisdom as we unlock our imagination!

Your facilitators will be Carley Mattimore, Master Facilitator and Laura Greene, Master Apprentice.

Cost: $45.00

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Illinois Artists

April 29 to May 3

Opening Reception: April 29, 4:30pm to 7pm

Hosted by NPR Illinois 91.9 UIS and The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space

NPR Illinois Public Radio Week hosts Preston Jackson, the Peoria based sculptor, who is number six on the list of top ten Illinois artists of all time, and two renowned local artists and Pharmacy members, Delinda Chapman and Marco Mulder. The show will open with a reception on April 29th at 4:30pm and can be visited through the week until May 3rd at 7:00pm.

Cost: free
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Stink Bug Night

May 1, 7pm to 8:30pm

Hosted by NPR Illinois 91.9 UIS and The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space

A local version of the Moth Radio Hour, an open-mic storytelling competition. Come and share your story, or just enjoy the show!

The night’s theme for a five-minute story is: “Life and/or Death”. We want to hear your best stories around the theme of life and/or death, be they tales of hope, fear, loss, love or learning. So long as the stories center around the idea of coming to terms with or grappling with questions about what it means to be human, we’re all ears. Please keep your tales to 5 minutes or less.

Cost: $10
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To register, please visit this NPR page

Official Ribbon Cutting for The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space

May 4, 2pm to 3pm

Hosted by Downtown Springfield, Inc. and The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space

Join us as we officially “cut the ribbon” on our new location at 623 E Adams! Pop over to be a part of this special ceremony during DSI’s Downtown Open Streets which takes place the same day from 11am to 3pm — meaning ride your bike, your skateboard, your wagon, or use your two feet to join us at 2pm. We’re so happy to join the downtown community!

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Open Studio Springfield &
Portrait Painters Club

Ongoing, Weekly

Portrait Painters Club and Open Studio Springfield meet weekly. Pharmacy member artist M.L. Finch hosts this pair of regular events.

On Mondays, Portrait Painters Club meets 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm to practice portrait painting in a relaxed community setting or even simply to work on other projects. The only stipulation in attending is you have to be willing to sit as a model occasionally! Models are clothed, and all skills levels are welcome! There is a suggested donation of $5 per session for participating.

On Tuesdays, Open Studio Springfield takes place 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Open Studio is an excellent opportunity for improving drawing skills, hand-eye coordination, and analytical skills in a studio setting among peers. Models are un-draped. The Pharmacy provides easels, drawing boards, and clips. We also have drawing materials if you’re not sure what to bring or don’t have time to bring your own. There is a suggested donation per session of $15, or $10 for high school students.

To find out more information about either one of these regular events at The Pharmacy, you can visit the Facebook page here:

…or send an email inquiry to:

Please be aware that Portrait Painters Club and Open Studio Springfield sessions do not take place on major holidays nor during times when our gallery is closed for setting up an exhibition.