Art and About
The Ebertfest audience tends to be civil and pleasant. But opionated, much like Roger Ebert was himself.
On Thursday, while waiting under the Virginia Theatre marquee for the second day of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival to resume, Monica Schmidt of Iowa City complained about the new Ebertfest app being available for only the Apple iPad.
On Thursday morning Virginia Theatre volunteer Don Waulthier of Champaign appeared outside the theater, in front of the marquee, as he does before every Ebertfest screening.
“Welcome to Ebertfest Day 2,” he tells the crowd of festival pass holders who have gathered to wait for the theater to open,.
CHAMPAIGN — It’s two hours before Day 2 of Ebertfest resumes.
Chaz Ebert will be here to emcee her husband’s 15th annual festival at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign.
“As of now, she will be here, and the festival will go on pretty much as planned,” festival director Nate Kohn said Friday morning, a day after Roger Ebert’s death in Chicago.
If the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour concert on Wednesday night at Krannert Center was a good indication of the festival itself, put it on my bucket list.
A new program starting this month at the Indi Go Artist’s Co-op aims to break down the divisions among different arts forms.
Total Art will feature artists working in a variety of disciplines who will come together to talk about their work. The first Total Art will be at 8 p.m. Saturday (March 9) at Indi Go, 9 E. University Ave., C.
I have to admit. I was a little skeptical that this town could create and then support an art house cooperative.
But it’s happening. And it’s been a success so far.
Please, I.D.E.A. Store!
Yesterday evening a friend toasted "upcycling." She was referring to the artists and craftsters, among them her cousin, who "reuse" materials, some of it trash or recyclables, to create art.
I like the term upcyling better than reusing and repurposing.