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Art at Indi Go
CHAMPAIGN — New works by artists Lisa Kesler, Beth Darling and Robert Chapman will be shown from Friday through Aug. 11 at the Indi Go Artist Co-op, 9 E. University Ave., C. The opening reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday; viewing hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
All three artists have studios in the Lincoln Building in downtown Champaign and have previously exhibited their work together there.
Kesler, of rural Champaign, earned her bachelor's of fine arts degree in painting from the University of Illinois and will receive a master's of fine arts degree in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design at the end of the year. She has worked as a painter and printmaker. She combines both media in her recent mixed media pieces which feature rural imagery.
Darling's garden paintings are rendered in brilliant colors, making for a sense of joyful celebration of life. The Urbana resident studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and received her bachelor's of fine arts degree from Tufts University.
Chapman, of Champaign, received a bachelor's of fine arts degree in printmaking from Arizona State University, where he specialized in relief and intaglio. His new still lifes, garden scenes and florals are a departure from his landscapes and showcase his recent experiments in a style he describes as "less fussy."
CHAMPAIGN — Artists are being sought to exhibit their work in the third annual Hatch juried exhibition or juried art fair taking place early next year at the Indi Go Artist Co-op in downtown Champaign and the Savoy Recreational Center.
Applications are available at the-idea-store.org/?p=1567 for artists seeking entry into the juried art exhibition from Feb. 28 to March 14, 2015, and/or the juried art fair March 14 at the Savoy Recreational Center. The deadline for applying is Nov. 1.
The I.D.E.A. Store, a sort of thrift shop for artists, organizes the "Hatch" Creative-Reuse Festival, which features exhibitions of artworks created mainly with recycled or re-used materials, plus workshops.