Art

Art

Entertainment listings, Oct. 12-19, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

NCSA OPEN HOUSE

Entertainment listings, Oct. 5-11, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli from the week that was

Sleepy Creek addition

For Melissa Merli, end of an 'interesting' ride

I hate to say goodbye, but the time has come for me to take time for myself.

I'm retiring from The News-Gazette today after 41 years of working at daily newspapers, first at The Commercial-News in Danville, then the Chillicothe Gazette in Ohio and then The News-Gazette, where I've been reporting for more than 27 years.

Ask 'Mimi,' Oct. 1, 2017

Will flutist Jonathan Keeble be performing a new piece this month?

Yes, during the Sinfonia da Camera concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in Krannert Center's Foellinger Great Hall. It will be part of the Illinois premiere of a concerto written for Keeble by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra composer Richard Prior.

Getting Personal: Melissa Merli

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, News-Gazette writer Melissa "Mimi' Merli of Urbana, who is entering retirement, chats with co-worker Paul Wood. She spent 41 years working at daily newspaper, including 26 at The News-Gazette, where she spent a lot of time covering the arts.

What is your greatest enjoyment among all the arts?

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Salt Fork River Art Festival

If you're not sick of festivals, there's a nice one that continues today at Sleepy Creek Vineyards north of Oakwood, about 20 miles east of Urbana. The Salt Fork River Art Festival, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., features more than 60 artists, makers and fine crafters, both local and from nearby states.

Studio Visit: Rachel Storm

Staff writer Melissa Merli chats with RACHEL LAUREN STORM, 31, of Urbana, an artist who serves as the city's public arts coordinator.

Are you still working on your Ph.D. in educational policy?

Entertainment listings, Sept. 21-28, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

PYGMALION FESTIVAL

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Impressive writers in town

The Pygmalion Fest is bringing some impressive writers to town this week, chief among them George Saunders, who's favored to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with "Lincoln in the Bardo," his novel about Lincoln mourning in a cemetery his 11-year-old son, Willie. Saunders will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Krannert Center.