Art

Art

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events throughout the area

MUSIC SCENE

Improvisatory performances

Improvisatory musicians Allen Shu-cheng Wu, Barry R. Morse and Jason Finkelman will perform live, experimental, electro-acoustic music in two area venues this month.

Ask 'Mimi,' Jan. 8, 2017

Do you know anything about Tongues Unknown, the band playing at the Canopy Club next Sunday?

Yes, it's a project of 2009 UI alum Connor Grant, who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., and played lead guitar with Sean Lennon's band, The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, now on hiatus.

Studio Visit: Lydia Puddicombe

Lydia Puddicombe, 34, of Urbana is a full-time artist.

You describe yourself as a storyteller. Do you mean through your art?

Yes, I view my art pieces as a storybook, and you're getting one page of the overall story.

Do you work on wood?

Galena B&B putting up Monticello painter

GALENA — A Monticello artist experienced in plein-air painting will be among four artists-in-residence this month at the Goldmoor Inn in Galena.

Caroline Goldsmith and the other award-winning painters will each spend a week at the inn that will end with them teaching a class outdoors, weather permitting, or from a glass gazebo overlooking the Mississippi River.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 5-12, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS

What: Free carousel rides and Balloons by Pookie. Entertainment/performances near the fountain.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 6 (first Friday of each month).

Where: Food court at Market Place Mall, Champaign.

More info: Call 356-2700.

ILLINI FARM TOY SHOW AND AUCTION

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events throughout the area

DOWNTOWN SCENE

Activities in Urbana and Bloomington

Two central Illinois cities will host series of downtown events on Friday.

Studio Visit: Michael Collins

Michael Collins, 37, of Homer is an artist and the lab coordinator for the 3-D Fabrication Lab at the University of Illinois School of Art + Design.

When did you start making large-scale sculptures?

Ask 'Mimi,' Jan. 1, 2017

How many former Ebertfest guests died in 2016?

At least three: Marni Nixon, Alan Rickman and Paul Cox.