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?
Lana Wegend has been coloring in design books for most of her adult life — 30 years running.
Rather than buy children's coloring books for herself, she bought books filled with black-and-white examples of mandalas, Buddhist symbols and other designs.
Did you watch Beyonce's Super Bowl performance?
Not until later, on video. Bey and her crew have nothing on the UI Department of Dance. At its February Dance concerts last weekend — before the Super Bowl — two of the pieces addressed race in America.
Upcoming UI performances
The University of Illinois Chamber Singers and Webern Kammerchor (right), a university choir from Vienna, Austria, will perform with the chamber orchestra Sinfonia da Camera at 7:30 p.m. next Sunday in Krannert Center's Great Hall.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with Baub Alred. The artist and manager of Ippatsu Salon in Champaign recently chatted with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.
Tell me about your first name, Baub.
The Portraits Project and the Illini 4000 will show a collection of documentary-style photographs of people who have had experiences with cancer at [co][lab], 206 W. Main St., U, with the opening reception at 5 p.m. Friday.
ROAR — Rock Out Against Rape — will take place at 7 p.m. Friday at the Palmer Arena in Danville with the Brat Pack, featuring Mike Ingram and New Souls.