Charles Yost's "Pipe Trapped Apparitions" is the 43rd sculpture brought to our community by the Public Art League since 2010.
I asked the sculptor what passers-by will think of the skyscraper on Park Street in downtown Champaign. The funny guy that he is, Yost gave me options.
"Oh no, another 'arty' thing that I don't understand."
CHAMPAIGN — Picture the atmosphere at any typical art museum — pensive, quiet, a safe place for experiencing different types of skilled expression.
Now, throw 50 fifth-graders into the mix. Chatter and excitement take over, but the end result is the same: Art is celebrated.
World War I
URBANA — "World War I in Champaign County: The Local Story of the Great War" at the Archives Research Center, Horticulture Field Laboratory, 1707 S. Orchard St., U, will feature on Thursday live period music, plus presentations and exhibits exploring the local scene in that era.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with local artists. Here, Larry and Alaina Kanfer chat with Melissa Merli.
The local arts community has taken some hard hits in recent weeks with the deaths of four respected artists: pianist Kent Conrad, singer Jean Redpath, photographer Barbara DeGenevieve and actress Molly Glynn.
Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was
Sounds on a stroll
CHAMPAIGN — The day after he discovered he is the winner of the 2014 ACE Award for lifetime achievement, Gerald "Candy" Foster joked "longevity pays off."
Free family event
CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Center Partnership and area businesses will host Midtown Sundaze, a free family event from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Boneyard Creek Second Street Basin.