Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Melissa Merli chats with Scott Barber, 48, of Urbana. Barber is the founder and lead designer of Scobar, a business (scobar.biz) in which he screen-prints his designs on apparel. For a short explanation of what he does, go to his video at bit.ly/1sBgRHb.
URBANA — Nina Paley took the DIY ethos to the max when she made her ground-breaking, award-winning feature movie "Sita Sings the Blues," doing all the time- and labor-intensive animation herself.
CHAMPAIGN — "The BARE Project," a collection of photographs of local people posing in the nude, with strategic coverings in some places, will open Friday at the Indi Go Artist's Co-op, 9 E. University Ave., C.
"The BARE Project" series was created by Emily Otnes, Anna Longworth and Alisa Greene.
Kennekuk County Park will be busy in early September for the first Phases of the Moon Festival. But the beautiful park just north of Kickapoo State Park west of Danville also has plenty of activities going on today: 'Cheeseburgers and Fun,' the Howl at the Moon 8 Hour Run/Walk and the seventh annual Bunker Hill Run car show and Cruise to the VA. Here's a rundown on all the fun:
Youth Orchestra concert
URBANA — The St. Patrick's Youth Orchestra, an ensemble founded and directed by youths, will perform a concert of movie music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Parish Center, 708 W. Main St., U. Admission is free.
Advertised as the first new piece of art at Allerton Park since 1942, Ruth Gee's sculpture — "Reflective Moments" — is a big deal.
And we're not just talking weight.
"It takes five men to unload," Gee said. "I'd say about 350 pounds."