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Art and design faculty exhibit opens this week

CHAMPAIGN — The Parkland Art Gallery will open on Monday its annual Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, featuring contemporary works of sculpture, painting, photography, metals, ceramics, graphic design and digital media.

ACE nomination deadline is Sept. 9

CHAMPAIGN — Nominations are being accepted at http://www.40north.org for the 2013 ACE Awards. The deadline for submitting a nomination is midnight Sept. 9.

The nominees and winners will be feted at an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at The Canopy Club in Urbana.

Melissa Merli: Difficult to sum up some folks in just a few words

How do you sum up a person like Erma Bridgewater or a young artist like Quinn Koeneman in a short newspaper story?

It seems nearly impossible to record for posterity all the facts, all the nuances, all the feelings. Though I try.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 15-22, 2013

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

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Studio Visit: Jameel Bridgewater

Studio visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Melissa Merli chats with Jameel Bridgewater.

Q: Are you going into your sophomore year at Columbia College in Chicago? What are you studying?

A: Yes. I'm majoring in graphic design, and hopefully I'll have a minor in public relations.

Q: How are you doing up there?

Bikes are theme for show at Indi Go

CHAMPAIGN — "Tandem: Bicycles and Artwork" will open Friday evening at the Indi Go Artist's Co-op, 9 E. University Ave.

The second annual event will begin with the opening from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, and the works will remain on display through Aug. 21.

Heartland Gallery sets artist receptions

URBANA — The Heartland Gallery will host two artist receptions this week for Fayetteville, Ark.-based jewelry artist Anita Hejtmanek of Heartwood Creations.

The show will open from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday with music by singer/songwriter/dulcimer player Margaret O'Brien. Refreshments will be served.

Area family's farm to be featured in state fair photo display

MATTOON — A photograph of Roma Linder Chenoweth's family sesquicentennial farm was selected for display at the Illinois State Fair in a photo contest for centennial and sesquicentennial farm owners.

Chenoweth said she tried to think of something different to increase her chances of having her photograph selected for the contest, sponsored by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Melissa Merli: Downtown Urbana businesses suffer through street work

Hey, people, despite all the orange cones, barricades and yellow tape in downtown Urbana, the businesses there are still open.

And some are hurting because of the prolonged street construction.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 8-15, 2013

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

Special events

This weekend