Art

Art

Ebert statue back for good

As the statue of Roger Ebert comes back for good:

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Here's what's happening on the arts scene

Exhibit proceeds going to a good cause

The exhibition "Giving Forward" will be on view from Wednesday through July 13 at the Indi Go Artist Co-op, with the artists' reception at 7 p.m. July 11.

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Melissa Merli: Local artist sending works to Springfield

If you've ever visited the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library, you know it doesn't have much space to exhibit original and other art, other than the small Illinois Gallery.

But that doesn't prevent artists from donating their works to the museum and library, as Champaign artist Siti Mariah Jackson recently did.

Studio Visit: Barbara Curtis McDonnell.

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with Barbara Curtis McDonnell. The artist, who is showing her paintings at the Danville Art League through July 31, recently chatted with News-Gazette reporter Melissa Merli. The Danville Art League, 320 N. Franklin St., is open from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Saturdays and 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

TGIFNL: Entertainment gets downtown Champaign hopping

Natasha Nuss and her boyfriend, David Scott, tend to go out around 10 on Friday nights in downtown Champaign.

Entertainment listings, June 26-July 3, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area, June 25, 2014

Benefit concert

CHAMPAIGN — "Hear Our Song: A Benefit Concert for Pediatric Stroke Awareness" will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C.

Here's what's happening on the arts scene

Father, daughter showing ceramic works

A nationally known ceramics artist and his daughter will show their ceramic teapots through Aug. 16 at the Cinema Gallery, 120 W. Main St., U.

"The Teapot Mystique" will feature works by Don Frith, a retired University of Illinois art professor who now lives in Santa Maria, Calif., and Eugenia Frith Meltzer of Alfred, N.Y.