By the time Steve Eisenmann was a freshman at Centennial High School in 1998, he was using his computer to create 3-D images.
In an interview then with The News-Gazette for its Spin Off youth page, Eisenmann said he hoped to have a career creating special effects for movies.
Fifteen years later, the 29-year-old Centennial alumnus has sort of scaled the heights in that area.
Studio Visit appears in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, a visit with artist Laura Wennstrom.
Q: What will you talk about at the Hatch Festival lecture this afternoon?
The new exhibition "Picasso and Chicago" at the Art Institute of Chicago weaves together the famed artist's 80-year career with holdings from the museum and other collections.
It also tells the story of Chicago, which, like Picasso, exemplifies the bold and modern, curator Stephanie D'Alessandro said at the media preview.
CHAMPAIGN — A festival called Hatch, described as something big and green, will take place this weekend in Champaign after having incubated for months at The IDEA Store, Champaign-Urbana's creative-reuse marketplace.
Believed to be the area's first creative-reuse art festival, Hatch will open Friday evening and run through Sunday, featuring:
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) — The annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition is expanding its scope to seek entries from artists in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin as well as its home state.
The late John Lee Johnson was an uncompromising civil rights activist who could at times be a pain in the you know what.
But we needed someone like him to keep us honest and to move us forward in the area of racial equality.
I, as well as many other folks, miss him.
URBANA — The city will have a public reception from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday for the February-April Artist of the Corridor Exhibition, "Identities," featuring art by Wiley Elementary School fifth-graders.
Studio Visit appears in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, a visit with artist Betty Lusk Hughes.
URBANA — Walter Alspaugh of Urbana has never entered the Champaign County Camera Club's Best in Show Photographic Print Competition. But every year he makes sure to visit Lincoln Square Village to see all the entries — 520 this year.