Art and About
Ta-da. Drum roll, please. 40 North 88 West has released the names of individuals and organizations that will receive the 2012 ACE Awards.
All seven ACE (Arts, Culture and Education) Award winners “embody the spirit of the local arts community with their passion, energy, and dedication to the creative culture of Champaign County,” the arts council said in a news release.
If you are at all interested in graphic design, history or World War I, hurry over to the Art Coop inside Lincoln Square Village in Urbana.
Mike Perrino and I had exactly the same reaction to the turnout for his father’s memorial tribute on Sunday (Sept. 9) at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center at the University of Illinois:
Hundreds of relatives, friends, colleagues, musicians and former students going back to Dan Perrino’s high school teaching career filled the large room to overflowing into the atrium.
As a photographer for The Daily Illini in 1975, I had the pleasure of photographing Dan Perrino for one of those day-in-the-life-of-a-university photo essays.
With my Honeywell 35mm camera around my neck, I spent most of Nov. 28, 1975, with Perrino, then dean of campus programs and services.
The first movie to sell out in the 14th annual Ebertfest, which ended today, was writer-director Jeff Nichols’s "Take Shelter," a Hitchcock-style psychological family drama starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain.
Introducing the Alloy Orchestra’s "Wild and Weird" collection of short films on Friday at Ebertfest, film Professor David Bordwell said it offers "a quick trip in a time machine of 20 years of cinema."
Ebertfest emcee Chaz Ebert said she and her husband, Roger, wanted to start out the first day of his 14th annual film festival with a lot of laughs.
"We decided not to make you cry the first day," she said.
They succeeded with the first three movies: