Art

Art

Here's what's happening on the art scene

New exhibition at Murphy Gallery

The exhibition "IN CAHOOTS: The Capture of Choice, Change & Coincidence, Assemblage & Photography" by Durango Mendoza will open Thursday at the University YMCA's Murphy Gallery, 1001 S. Wright St., C.

The opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m., and the exhibition will remain on view through February.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 15-22, 2015

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

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

EIU exhibit

CHARLESTON — Works by sculptor Michael Aurbach, who served on the art faculty of Eastern Illinois University 1984-'86, are on view in a new exhibition at the Tarble Arts Center on the EIU campus.

The exhibition opens at 5 p.m. Thursday with a lecture by the artist. Admission is free and the public is invited. An informal reception will follow.

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

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

Interest in 'Inherent Vice'

Ask 'Mimi' Jan. 11, 2015

Mimi, did you make any New Year's resolutions?

Sort of. The main one: I want to try new entertainment venues in town. I've always said I want to go to the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College, but I just can't get up the energy to drive "all the way out there"!

Entertainment listings, Jan. 8-15, 2015

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

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

String quartet

DANVILLE — The Wasmuth String Quartet is returning to Danville for its second season of free performances and educational events.

Here's what's happening on the arts scene

Independent Media Center hosting new exhibition

The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center in downtown Urbana will kick off its new exhibition series, "Black Lives Matter: An Exhibition of Protest," with an opening reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the IMC Gallery, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U.

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

'Talent' auditions

Area residents who have talent are invited to audition in late January in Chicago for Season 10 of the NBC-TV series "America's Got Talent."

Open to people of all ages, the auditions will be Jan. 24 and 25 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Auditions also will take place Jan. 26 in St. Louis.

Studio Visit: Laura Anne Welle

Studio Visit is a Q&A with local artists. Here, a chat with Laura Anne Welle, 24, of Champaign. The graphic designer at Christopher's Fine Jewelry Design in Champaign who's also a visual artist, jewelry maker and actress recently chatted with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.

I didn't know you made visual art, too. What arts are you into?