High school students' art will be displayed
URBANA — The Eric Show, an annual exhibition of art by area high school students, will open Friday at the Illini Union Art Gallery, 1401 W. Green St., with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.
The fourth annual juried show was established in 2010 and is endowed by Dale and Peg Steffensen of Urbana in memory of Dale's son, Eric, (1951-70). While driving home from a hockey game, Eric was killed by a drunken driver at the corner of Race and Michigan streets in Urbana. He had graduated from Urbana High School the previous spring and was preparing his portfolio in order to continue his education in art at the University of Illinois.
The Steffensens hope The Eric Show will honor his legacy as well as encourage the amazing young artists of this community. The Eric Show will remain on view at the Illini Union Art Gallery through March 29.