Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a visit with Carol Farnum. The watercolor artist recently chatted with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.
Did you study art at the UI?
No, I studied ecology and evolutionary biology, but I have been doing art since I was 13. So it's been a duality. It's always been a constant.
Music, science and art get together
CHAMPAIGN — Music will meet science will meet art at "The Sounds of Science" at 2 p.m. Saturday at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.
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Succumb to the movement
Sullivan Area Arts is putting out a call for artists to participate in its fourth annual Artoberfest contest to take place during Octoberfest on Oct. 17-18 in the Moultrie County seat.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Melonie Mulkey of Champaign chats with Melissa Merli. Mulkey is a sculptor and photographer whose work is part of the two-person exhibition "A Little Touched, But Otherwise Alright" on view through Oct. 4 at Figure One, 116 N. Walnut St., C.
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Mariachi at its best
Charles Yost's "Pipe Trapped Apparitions" is the 43rd sculpture brought to our community by the Public Art League since 2010.
I asked the sculptor what passers-by will think of the skyscraper on Park Street in downtown Champaign. The funny guy that he is, Yost gave me options.
"Oh no, another 'arty' thing that I don't understand."
CHAMPAIGN — Picture the atmosphere at any typical art museum — pensive, quiet, a safe place for experiencing different types of skilled expression.
Now, throw 50 fifth-graders into the mix. Chatter and excitement take over, but the end result is the same: Art is celebrated.