CHAMPAIGN — Artist Laura Wennstrom's "Reticulation," a piece made from felt, thread, nylon string and light, will be the signature image of the 2014 Boneyard Arts Festival.
A panel of local arts professionals selected her image after evaluating more than 95 submissions.
Wennstrom is a master's of fine arts degree candidate in new media at the University of Illinois School of Art + Design.
Artists wishing to display their work during the festival may attend one of the Boneyard Connect events in February. The socials are free and help artists and venues connect with each other.
— 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Buvons Wine bar, Urbana. Presented by Urbana Business Association.
— 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Big Grove Tavern, Champaign. Presented by Champaign Center Partnership.
— 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Legends on the UI campus. Presented by Champaign Center Partnership.
A limited number of tables will be available for artists to showcase their work at each Boneyard Connect. To sign up, contact Amanda Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 363-3795.
Another tool to help artists and venues connect is The Boneyard Blog at boneyardartsfestival.wordpress.com. It has information on how to participate, space for artists and venues to list informationand find others to work with, frequently asked questions, registration materials, news updates and more.
The 2014 Boneyard Arts Festival will take place April 10-13 in multiple venues in Champaign, Urbana, Campustown and surrounding communities. It is presented by 40 North 88 West — the Champaign County Arts Council.