If you only have the chance to see animated films in U.S. theaters, you might well assume that shorts are only made with 3-D computer techniques and that features have to star fairy tale figures, sentient planes and cars, prehistoric animals or exotic birds, all trying to find safe havens and/or reunite with lost family members.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a visit with Carol Farnum. The watercolor artist recently chatted with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.
Did you study art at the UI?
No, I studied ecology and evolutionary biology, but I have been doing art since I was 13. So it's been a duality. It's always been a constant.
Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was
Enjoyed 'Se Vende' at festival
C-U Symphony Orchestra Guild raising funds
The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra Guild will host its "A Symphony of Homes" fundraiser from noon to 5 p.m. next Sunday. The proceeds support youth music education.
The eighth annual Allerton Music Barn Festival opened up with a highly enjoyable concert by the Jupiter String Quartet with Ollie Watts Davis as vocal soloist on Sept. 18
Each week, The News-Gazette offers a selection of events provided by area libraries.
Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.
Danville is showing off its downtown from noon to 11 p.m. today as part of the Taste of Downtown Danville. "It's a great event for the community, the last big kickoff before winter hits," said Jordan Cundiff, interim director of Downtown Danville Inc.
Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"
The first person to email firstname.lastname@example.org with a person who resides in the featured home will get a shout-out in next week's section.
RANTOUL — Jeffrey Dahmer. John Wayne Gacy. The Zodiac.
All names associated with notorious acts of violence, and all names that will be discussed at the first Dark History Con at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Rantoul VFW, 675 N Ohio.
But if it were up to event creator Brian Ward, those violent criminals wouldn't be the only names bandied about.
One of the headline acts at the 10th annual Pygmalion Festival this weekend is American Football, playing their first performance since reuniting after 15 years.