CHAMPAIGN — Parkland College is known for its excellent art foundation courses. It's also known for its annual student exhibition and for its longtime practice of purchasing the best student work each year.
CHARLESTON — Grammy Award-winner Janis Ian, whose "Society's Child" and "At Seventeen" were touchstones for many of the '60s generation, will read from her autobiography and sign copies of her books at 6 p.m. today at the Mattoon Public Library, 1600 Charleston Ave.
At first, I planned to do just a little blurb on Steven Hudson's exhibition of paintings last week at the Indi Go Artist Co-Op.
But after thinking about them, I decided they needed a bit more attention and commentary, maybe from the entire human race.
URBANA — A groundbreaking exhibition exploring late 19th-century neo-impressionist portraiture will open next Sunday at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
"Face to Face: The Neo-Impressionist Portrait, 1886-1904," was co-curated by University of Illinois Professor Emerita Jane Block, who recently retired as head of the UI's Ricker Library of Architecture and Art.
Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was
CHICAGO — Chris Main's landscape photography is showcased in the June Feature Window at Illinois Artisans on the second floor of the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., Chicago.
"Jewels of the Prairie State" features photographs of state parks and preserves by Main, a Champaign-based photographer and conservationist.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with Erica Young, 22, of Charleston, who grew up in Danville, graduated from Oakwood High School and from Eastern Illinois University this spring with a bachelor's degree in fine arts.
Q: I heard you're going to the New York Academy of Art this fall. Why did you choose that program?
Champaign artist Steven Hudson's exhibit, At Arm's Length, represents a collection of figurative paintings, human figures offset by plastic bottles, drawings and sculpture from throughout his career.
The opening reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. May 30 at Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave., C.
It runs through June 3 at the co-op.