Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come
Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come:
This sounds like something I need right now: Self-Care Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Figure One, 116 N. Walnut St., C. Summer resident artist and art education Ph.D. candidate Jeff Horwat leads the event for practicing artists and novices alike. It's billed as an afternoon of reconnecting with oneself, exploring individual or collaborative creative practices and building new community connections. Figure One is the downtown Champaign project space of the UI School of Art + Design.
Krannert Art Museum exhibits
I like art exhibition openings, though some people might consider them snooty affairs. They're not around here. A big one will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Krannert Art Museum. It will include an exhibition of new works by UI School of Art + Design faculty, otherwise known as the faculty show, which used to be a big event in the old days. Also opening: four war-themed exhibitions, one of which is related to the centenary of World War I. The museum will remain open until 9 that night.
Super sounds at Iron Post
If I don't have pressing family issues, I'll probably take in great live music at The Iron Post all week. I've heard good things about Kenna Reiss, who performs there at 7 p.m. Tuesday with the great pedal steel player Bob Watson. The UI Jazz Faculty is there at 7 p.m. Wednesday; more UI jazz, 7 p.m. Thursday; the Boneyard Jazz Quintet, 5 p.m. Friday; and JQ with the great trumpeter Ray Sasaki, 6 p.m. Friday. And I like to squeeze in pianist Donnie Heitler between 6 and 9 p.m. Wednesday at Great Impasta.