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Artists work with Garden Hills students

CHAMPAIGN — Making posters and dancing in the cafeteria are fun activities for students.

But they're also ways for students to examine their own identities and express what they know.

That's what artists from Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education spent Thursday teaching students at Garden Hills Elementary in Champaign.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 6-13

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Rantoul Walldogs backer hopes for second meeting next month

An organizer of an exploratory effort to determine if the Walldogs group should be contracted to create art in Rantoul said she hopes to call a second meeting in January.

Paula Hopkins of the Rantoul Business Group said she hopes to get village officials to attend the meeting.

Local writers, artists will show, sell works

CHAMPAIGN — The staff from WGNN in Fisher is hosting a meet and greet for authors and artists from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Olive Garden, 30 E. Anthony Drive.

Dog art will be displayed

URBANA — Amara Yoga & Arts will open "Canis Familiaris," a group exhibition of artworks about animals, particularly dogs, on Friday evening during its annual holiday party.

The opening reception will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Amara on the east side of Lincoln Square Village, Urbana.

Art Coop event will raise money for Humane Society

URBANA — The Art Coop in Lincoln Square Village will have its third annual $50 Art Show from Friday through Dec. 21 to benefit the Champaign County Humane Society.

Organizers looking for signature image for Boneyard festival

CHAMPAIGN — 40 North 88 West, the Champaign County arts council, invites local artists to submit work to be considered for the official signature image of the Boneyard Arts Festival in April.

All submitted images will be juried by a panel of local arts professionals. There is no fee to enter, but artists must be residents of Champaign County to be eligible.

Melissa Merli's Art Beat: Quality over Quantity

OK, 'fess up, Facebook users. After posting a comment or photo, do you go back to see how many "likes" or "shares" it received? Do you keep track of the number of "friends" you have? Do you compare that to those of other Facebook users?

Ben Grosser admitted he has. In fact, already being obsessed with quantifiers, he soon became obsessive about the numbers on his Facebook feed.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 29-Dec. 6

A listing of events, provided by the venues.

Art Party Studio: A creative way to relax

It's a Friday night in downtown Champaign. While many people file into bars and restaurants, others head to 111 S. Walnut St.

There, at the top of a long flight of stairs, welcoming them is a large sign reading "The Art Party Studio."

This evening, 26 people have come to Art Party Studio, which co-owner Chance McDade bills as "half art lesson, half party, 100 percent fun!"