Art

Art

Ask 'Mimi,' Feb. 1, 2015

What awards has "Life Itself" won?

So far, it's received a slew of nominations, except for the well-publicized Oscar "snub," and 18 wins, mainly in the best documentary category.

Getting Personal: Kelly Eddington

Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, 46-year-old St. Joseph resident Kelly Eddington chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli. Eddington is an artist who will soon start painting a commissioned double portrait of a father and daughter where they're both facing away from the viewer.

Here's what's happening on the art scene

New photo exhibit at Alley Gallery

The Alley Gallery exhibit "Black in Light," features photography by Lyosha Svinarski of Urbana.

The show opened Saturday and will remain on display through March 13, with the artist's reception at 2 p.m. next Sunday.

Studio Visit: Christina Nordholm

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Christina Nordholm, an artist and former art teacher, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.

What did you teach?

I've taught painting, drama, sculpture, photography, art history and ESL (English as a Second Language) in Venezuela.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 29-Feb. 5, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Live music

BEMENT — Decatur native Shonna Bonds will perform Saturday evening at the Bement Country Opry, for one performance only.

Melissa Merli: Check out Wegman works, takes on modernism

In their many visits with artists, two guest curators for Krannert Art Museum noticed a theme emerging in some of the artists' work.

Born before the emergence of modernism, they in their sculptures, videos, photographs and other objects were literally and conceptually commenting on modernism.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 22-29, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Music scene

CHAMPAIGN — The Class Act Showstoppers will present two performances of the "Sing & Swing: An Irving Berlin Revue" at 3:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday at the SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C.

On Sunday, the doors will open 20 minutes before each performance. Admission is free for senior citizens older than 65 and is $5 for everyone else.

Studio Visit: Travis Hocutt

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Travis Hocutt, the artist-in-residence at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.

Is the gallery here at the IMC new?