URBANA — Dennis Stroughmatt's Creole Stomp will mix it up from 9 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Urbana, moving from creole and Cajun to creole swing, Western swing and honky-tonk music.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here's a visit with Benny Lo. The artist, who works at Volition, a video game maker in Champaign, recently chatted with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli. Lo is working on a fantasy comic book that might have spinoffs, including 3-D toys.
What do you do at Volition?
Did you get to the Hatch Art Fair? How did this begin? Kudos to the organizers. It is a fun and inspiring show. — Celeste Quinn
Yes. I never miss it. The Hatch festival was Gail Glende Rost's idea. A co-founder of The I.D.E.A. Store, she had wanted to have an art fair here featuring items made with mostly recycled materials.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Champaign resident Dalal Browne, 61, an artist and jewelry designer, recently chatted with The News-Gazette’s Melissa Merli.
Nature photos on display at Kennekuk
Nature photographs by David Hale are on view through March and April at Kennekuk County Park's Environmental Education Center, with the artist's reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
"Life on the Middle Fork" shows Hale's love for the wildlife along the nationally scenic river, including bald eagles that nest along the river.
URBANA — Move over, Mars. Venus is on the way.
A life-size statue representing a female engineer will be installed on the University of Illinois engineering campus, courtesy of Texas Instruments.