CHAMPAIGN — The exhibition "Forest to Table" opening Friday at the Indi Go Artist Co-op, 9 E. University Ave., C, will feature furniture and silver-print photographs.
The furniture, from lumber produced on the photographer's land in northwestern Illinois, is made by Daniel Schneider, a professor in the University of Illinois College of Fine and Applied Arts.
CHAMPAIGN — The touring exhibition "We Have Faith" will open Thursday in the Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St. The opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 that evening.
This from Richard Mohr, Urbana: Is the C-U public sculpture program a case of too much of a good thing not being wonderful? The cities are starting to look like sculpture graveyards, not sculpture gardens. And what's up with all the silver ones? Does the committee think we are magpies and will leap at anything spangly?
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday I'll be at The Iron Post, Urbana, to catch the top-notch trio SSG, featuring Chip Stephens on piano, Joel Spencer on drums and Larry Gray, bass. The UI jazz faculty members have played with the some of the biggest names in jazz. The cover is usually $5, a real bargain.
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Bill Longfellow thinks everyone's creative.
Not just the "exceptional" person who devotes hundreds of hours to master his or her art. He believes everyone who raises a family and just gets through life makes creative decisions every day.