Champaign Art Salon sets date for third event
The Champaign Art Salon will present "Carnaval Obscura" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Firestone Building, 301 S. Neil St., C.
Ripper the Clown
CHAMPAIGN — Award-winning writer Jake Aurelian and his character, Ripper the Clown, will read from his latest book and area musicians will perform at a free event from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Boneyard Coffee and Tea, 75 E. Chester St., C.
Ripper will read from the new book "The Life & Mimes (& Zombie Apocalypse) of Ripper the Clown."
Art museum events
Krannert Art Museum will open on Friday a video exhibition featuring one of pioneering video artist Nam June Paik's seminal works, "Global Groove 1973/2012."
Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was
The performance, visual and design disciplines in public universities are fighting for their survival — and they will lose if they don't change their tactics.
So says Edward Feser, dean of the University of Illinois College of Fine and Applied Arts, who gave a talk earlier this month to the Krannert Art Museum Council at its 50th anniversary luncheon.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Megan Diddie, an MFA candidate in studio art at the University of Illinois and the 2014 Student ACE Award winner for her work at the UI's Fresh Press, an agricultural waste-fiber papermaking research studio, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.
CHAMPAIGN — Brian Knox once made heirloom jewelry, working small and using precious gems and metals.
Now he's making art of a different kind.
He's painting with light and sound, operating Knoxarray Event Production. And when not on the road, he's making large sculptures at his "creative campus" in north Champaign.