Top of the Morning, June 30, 2018

Top of the Morning, June 30, 2018

I found myself in the Springer Cultural Center in Champaign to pick something up this week.

I've walked through the hallways before and enjoyed the artwork that's strewn throughout the main floor of the building.

Many times, it's artwork from children, which is always fun to look at.

But Wednesday's trip was different.

The exhibit featuring the artwork of Urbana artist MARILYNN DEAN CLEVELAND, titled "My Soul Doesn't Cast A Shadow," caught my eye.

I spent time examining piece after piece — every one tells a story and seemingly in a different medium. There are oil paintings, acrylic paintings, black-and-white sketches and more. There were paintings on everything from bottle caps to dominoes. There were writings, clay moldings and more.

Some have religious themes; many focus on race and culture.

I spent a long time looking at the painting "From The Bidder's Box," which was extremely thought-provoking.

The exhibit ends today — Springer is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you're out, stop by and give it a few minutes. It's well worth your time.

Topics (2):Art, People