Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come
Arts school reunion
CHAMPAIGN — The National Academy of Arts, a residential arts school in Champaign that closed in 1987, will have a reunion for teachers, students, staff and friends from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C.
Mimi, is there a summer TV program you're watching besides "Under the Dome"?
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with Dave Stone, president of the Champaign County Camera Club, author of the blog Things Biological and head of the biology department at University Laboratory High School.
Q: How long have you been president of the Champaign County Camera Club?
One of the coolest artists in C-U is Christopher Carl, who after getting his master's degree in landscape architecture at the University of Illinois decided to stick around.
He and his equally talented wife, artist Meredith Foster, live in Urbana and have mounted some of the more interesting and adventuresome exhibits I've seen.
Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was
Young crowd at Iron Post
Student showing works at Illini Union
"Your Campus, Your Town," an exhibition of photographs by University of Illinois student Rajat Saksena, opened Friday at the Illini Union Art Gallery and will remain on view there through Aug. 20.
CHAMPAIGN — The Taste of Champaign-Urbana comes to West Side Park Aug. 15-16 and will feature food from some of the area’s top eateries as well as local craft beers.
It also features one of the biggest musical acts ever to play at the event, in fact a darn big band.