URBANA — Local amateur photographers come into focus every February in the Best in Show Photographic Print Competition, the largest of its kind in the area.
DARE TO DREAM, DREAM TO BUILD
What: Fundraising gala of Habitat for Humanity and the Home Builders Association of East Central Illinois includes appetizers, dinner and drinks, live and silent auctions. All proceeds go to supporting local homebuilding and neighborhood revitalization projects in Champaign County.
Lara Orr, 37, of Urbana describes herself as a maker who works primarily with textiles and printmaking through her business, Same Street textiles and scrap yard. She is also the community-involvement coordinator for Yankee Ridge and Wiley elementary schools in Urbana.
Did you study art?
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Latest PechaKucha Night scheduled
Ten members of the creative class will give timed presentations at PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana Volume 23 on Saturday at the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.
Each week, staff writer Melissa Merli answers three art-and-entertainment questions.
What is Chicago-based Kartemquin Films up to lately?
What's going on with the Vault Arts Collective in Tuscola?
Well, there was bad news followed by potentially good news. Owner John McDevitt had said on Facebook that "after much consideration and a seismic shift in personal circumstances," he would close the Vault on Feb. 28.