Art

Art

Krannert Art Museum names Mass. curator as new director

CHAMPAIGN — Krannert Art Museum has named a new director.

Jon Seydl, an art historian specializing in Italian Renaissance art, has been named the new director.

He is the senior director of collections and programs and curator of European art at Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 7-14, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

HOOPESTON'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW

What: Annual Christmas display of lights in the park.

When: Light displays, 5 to 11 p.m. every evening, Dec. 7 until Jan. 2, 2018.

Where: McFerren Park, Hoopeston.

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-495-2800 or 217-274-2956.

HOLIDAY WONDERLAND

Small-but-powerful print joins Krannert Art Museum's collection

CHAMPAIGN — Krannert Art Museum has a new, compact masterpiece.

The University of Illinois museum has acquired a centuries-old print made from the work of master engraver Albrecht Durer for future display.

Maureen Warren, the curator of European and American Art at the museum, said the acquisition is a coup.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 30-Dec. 7, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

HOOPESTON'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW

What: Annual Christmas display of lights in the park.

When: Light displays, 5 to 11 p.m. every evening, Nov. 30 until Jan. 2, 2018.

Where: McFerren Park, Hoopeston.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-495-2800 or 217-274-2956.

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

Entertainment calendar, Nov. 23-30, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

'46TH ANNUAL URBANA HIGH SCHOOL THANKSGIVING DINNER'

What: Urbana High School Student Senate hosts a dinner with all the trimmings for those who are in need of a warm, comfortable environment to spend their Thanksgiving. Reservations are not needed, but call ahead for a ride.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 23.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Nov. 19, 2017

It's only days away — our national holiday devoted to giving thanks and feasting well. But do you find yourself dreading what comes next? No need. There are plenty of less-stressful excuses for getting out of the house on Black Friday than shopping. Allow me to suggest a few.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 16-23, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

16TH ANNUAL MANSFIELD WINTER FEST

What: Free horse and carriage rides, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Have your picture taken with Santa! Over 30 vendors from seasonal decor to baked goods. Coffee, hot chocolate, donuts, breakfast and lunch provided by food vendors. Shop at the local village shops. Brochures and maps available day of event.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 9-16, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

ARCOLA'S DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

What: Get in the Christmas spirit while enjoying Christmas carols and samples of delicious Christmas goodies.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 12.

Where: Main Street, downtown Arcola.

More info:Call 217-268-3576.

Craft League of C-U's Art Fair draws from all over creation

The 35th annual Art Fair has a bonus — 36 artists so far.

The Craft League of Champaign-Urbana will show original works in ceramics, jewelry, photography, glass, woodworking, painting, printmaking and basketry Saturday and Sunday at the Urbana Civic Center.

Art fair Chairwoman Beverly Fagan said you'll see the best of the best.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Nov. 5, 2017

Hey, Mr. Faves, you're obviously big on local music, film and theater entertainment. But what about the arts side of A&E? Do you have something against fine or applied visual arts?

Of course not. In fact, as a former freelance artist and cartoonist, I think the graphic arts are probably closer to my personal skill set than much of what I write about here.