In their many visits with artists, two guest curators for Krannert Art Museum noticed a theme emerging in some of the artists' work.
Born before the emergence of modernism, they in their sculptures, videos, photographs and other objects were literally and conceptually commenting on modernism.
CHAMPAIGN — The Class Act Showstoppers will present two performances of the "Sing & Swing: An Irving Berlin Revue" at 3:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday at the SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C.
On Sunday, the doors will open 20 minutes before each performance. Admission is free for senior citizens older than 65 and is $5 for everyone else.
New exhibition at Murphy Gallery
The exhibition "IN CAHOOTS: The Capture of Choice, Change & Coincidence, Assemblage & Photography" by Durango Mendoza will open Thursday at the University YMCA's Murphy Gallery, 1001 S. Wright St., C.
The opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m., and the exhibition will remain on view through February.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Travis Hocutt, the artist-in-residence at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.
Is the gallery here at the IMC new?
CHARLESTON — Works by sculptor Michael Aurbach, who served on the art faculty of Eastern Illinois University 1984-'86, are on view in a new exhibition at the Tarble Arts Center on the EIU campus.
The exhibition opens at 5 p.m. Thursday with a lecture by the artist. Admission is free and the public is invited. An informal reception will follow.
Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come
Interest in 'Inherent Vice'
Mimi, did you make any New Year's resolutions?
Sort of. The main one: I want to try new entertainment venues in town. I've always said I want to go to the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College, but I just can't get up the energy to drive "all the way out there"!