CHAMPAIGN — Presenters will talk about their passions during PechaKucha C-U Volume 11 on Friday at Parkland College.
They include Parkland President Tom Ramage, whose topic is "Extreme Paintball." The other presenters and their talks:
— Luke Boyce: "5 Movies That Literally Changed the World."
— Vanessa and Doug Burgett: "20 Collaborations x 20 Days."
Getting Personal is an email Q&A with a local personality. Here, a chat with Kelly White, the executive director of 40 North 88 West, the Champaign County Arts Council, and an art history instructor at Parkland College.
URBANA — The Japan House at the University of Illinois has its annual Spring Festival Setsubun (set-soo-boon) today.
CHAMPAIGN — "Fleeting," a group exhibition on the theme of impermanence, will open Friday, with an artists' reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Indi Go Artist Co-op, 9 E. University Ave.
There also will be a performance piece, "Trim," by Sarah Beth Woods at 7:45 p.m. Friday.
CHAMPAIGN — Art historian Irene Small, a specialist in Brazilian art and archaeology, has visited Brazil several times, having met and spoken with many artists there in the process. Her husband, Tumelo Mosaka, curator of contemporary art at Krannert Art Museum, has visited Brazil, too.
Studio Visit appears in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, a visit with Molly Briggs, instructor in School of Art + Design and grad student in landscape architecture
Anyone who knows even just a little about contemporary art realizes that more artists and craftsters are using recycled materials. Some call it green art; some, "trashformation."