URBANA — Saturday is the deadline for artists to apply to be chosen to create 12 "stormwater murals" for Champaign-Urbana.
The University of Illinois Stormwater Management Program is sponsoring the contest, with help from the Public Art League, Champaign County Design & Conservation Foundation and city of Champaign.
URBANA — Amara Yoga & Arts will open the exhibition, "Portraiture," featuring work by Erica Kimmel and Brett Eaton, on Saturday.
The work will include paintings, collage, prints and drawings. The artists' reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Amara on the east side of Lincoln Square Village, Urbana, and feature live music by Dracma, a local group.
University Galleries at Illinois State University on Tuesday will open the Rural Documentary Collection Exhibition, with a satellite show at the Milner Library in Normal.
On view through Oct. 13, the exhibition at University Galleries presents documentary photography and video produced through the Rural Documentary Collection, a project of the ISU School of Art.
URBANA — Maybe you can't change city hall. But you can enhance it, visually.
The city's public arts program from August through October will show in city hall corridors "From the Surface," featuring dimensional handmade paper works work by Steve Kostell.
Kostell uses paper to cast the surfaces of public spaces.
"Portrait of a Soldier," the haunting exhibit of drawings by a Mattoon artist of fallen Illinois soldiers, will go on display at a half-dozen sites operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency over the next year.
CHAMPAIGN — A new after-school program for Edison Middle School students will have them learning about art in a structured way.
The program will allow for 50 students to participate in weekly after-school art classes at Edison and The I.D.E.A. Store in Champaign. It also allows for a larger monthly activity for more Edison students at the Champaign Public Library.
CHICAGO — Due to the enthusiastic response from the public, the Art Institute of Chicago has extended by one week its exhibition, "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity."
A critic from The Chicago Tribune called the show "a sophisticated and exquisite display of Impressionist masterpieces... as insightful as it is pleasurable."
URBANA — A reception for "Reduce, Reuse, Renaissance Art" will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U.
The art, on display there since July 20, was created by students and instructors in the community art program, (Re)Making Matter(s), which was funded by an Urbana Public Arts Grant.