Chicago gallery owner Carl Hammer will be the guest speaker at the Krannert Art Museum Council's annual fall dinner Wednesday at the Champaign Country Club. Hammer, the proprietor of Carl Hammer Gallery and a collector and connoisseur of naive and outsider art, will share his insights on the special relationship between the artist and the work he or she creates. His appearance coincides with the museum's current exhibition, "Driven to Create: The Anthony Petullo Collection of Self-Taught and Outsider Art," which is on view through Nov. 6. The event includes a cash bar that opens at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., with the lecture to follow at 7 p.m. Paid dinner reservations will be accepted at the museum office through Friday. The cost for museum members is $17 for the dinner and lecture, $19 for non-members. Members who wish only to attend the lecture may do so for free; the cost for non-members is $6. While at the UI, Hammer also will participate in a symposium at the museum at 7 p.m. Friday. He will join UI history professor David Prochaska, art history professor Jonathan Fineberg and Champaign artist Glen Davis in a discussion of the topic, "How Far Out is Outsider Art?"