Look Back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Look Back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

The Nashville trio Woody Pines delivered a lively "rag & roll" sold-out show last week at Sleepy Creek Vineyard in Fairmount. Shawn Supra's syncopated slap bass had people dancing. And he, frontman Woody Pines on guitar, harmonica and floor tom and Brad Tucker on lead guitar and kazoo had the audience standing at the end.

I love drawing, so I'm quite excited by "Auto-Graphics: Recent Drawings by Victor Ekpuk," a Nigerian-born artist, at Krannert Art Museum. His large-scale drawings in graphite and pastel juxtapose bold forms with more intricate marks exploring pattern and design in African art. Even kids would like these.

After work Wednesday I checked out at the new Institute 4 Creativity, Champaign, the exhibition (on view through Feb. 15) of photographs by Jessica Lewis Watson, Roger J. Inman and W.T. Payne. Really liked Payne's large-format, photograph of an interior of the old Jumer's Lodge. It sort of resembles an old-master painting.

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