URBANA — Parks officials have seemingly found the ideal location for an aluminum sculpture called "Water."
The 11-foot-tall, 600-pound piece by Chicago artist Michael Young was installed late last month between the new Crystal Lake Park Aquatic Center and the Anita Purves Nature Center, about 100 yards from the Saline Branch, which flows through the park.
CHAMPAIGN — The CUDO Pro Show will open with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and remain on view through Oct. 29 at the Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave.
The awards ceremony will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25. The best "creative type" will be voted on by people who visit the gallery during the run of the exhibition — one ballot per person.
URBANA — The 40 North 88 West Champaign County arts council's ninth annual ACE Awards on Thursday evening will celebrate seven people for their outstanding contributions to the arts in Champaign County.
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Champaign resident Benjamin Halpern has created a photo exhibit of the Steubenville and Jefferson County steel industry, on display through Oct. 26 in the Founders Hall at Eastern Gateway Community College of Steubenville.
Studio Visit is a weekly Q&A with a local artist. Today, The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli chats with sculptor Geoff Chilton, 64, of Philo.
Q: When did you and Athan move to Philo from Urbana?
A: We lived in the People's Republic of Urbana for decades and moved here four years ago.
CHAMPAIGN — The fund-raising exhibition "HOME: Empower, Educate, Engage" will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave.
URBANA — A brother and his sister will show their work in the show, "Brother Sister Art," opening Friday evening at the Art Coop Gallery inside Lincoln Square Village, Urbana.
The show will feature more than 100 pieces of art created separately by Pat Baron Monigold of Champaign and Bill Baron of Taos, N.M. They will be at the opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
URBANA — Photographer Larry Kanfer is showing his collection "Expanding Horizons: The Quad and Beyond" through Oct. 28 at the Illini Union Art Gallery.