Art

Art

Super snaps: The best of Best in Show

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.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 9-16, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

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.

Studio Visit: Lara Orr

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?

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events throughout the area

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CREATIVE SCENE

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.

Ask 'Mimi,' Feb. 5, 2017

Each week, staff writer Melissa Merli answers three art-and-entertainment questions.

What is Chicago-based Kartemquin Films up to lately?

Entertainment listings, Feb. 2-9, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

Ask 'Mimi,' Jan. 29, 2017

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.

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

Uncorked and On Topic talk

Studio Visit: Tedra Ashley-Wannemuehler

Tedra Ashley-Wannemuehler, 45, of Champaign is a book binder and metalsmith.

When did you first start making jewelry?