Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist, here with Patricia "Pat" Forden, 62, of Champaign. The artist, who works part-time for the University of Illinois and Parkland art departments, recently chatted with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.
When did you get your BFA in painting from the UI and then did you stay here?
Have you heard that Dick Van Dyke is "feeling the Bern"?
Yes. The Danville native and all-round entertainer has been making the rounds of talk shows and other events, promoting his book "Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths About Aging," and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. I didn't know Van Dyke was a political animal!
Selected events coming to local libraries:
Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.
At 2 p.m. today at the main library, The Other Guys, a University of Illinois men's a capella group, will perform a free show featuring music and comedy.
'Second to None' concert at Krannert
The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra is partnering with the Champaign County Farm Bureau for its "Second to None" concert Saturday at Krannert Center, with pianist Anton Nel and agricultural broadcaster Max Armstrong joining Maestro Stephen Alltop and the orchestra.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Cara Cummings, 46, of Champaign, an artist and executive director of The Land Connection, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.
Is your art related to your work with The Land Connection?
'Randy and Mr. Lahey Live'
"Randy and Mr. Lahey Live," based on the hit TV show "The Trailer Park Boys," will be presented next Sunday night at Vintage Villains, 126 N. Vermilion St., Danville.