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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.