Art

Art

Work underway on memorial mural for C-U's Chef Ra

CHAMPAIGN — Langston Allston didn't know James "Ra" Wilson Jr. personally. But his parents did. And so did many other people in Champaign-Urbana.

Entertainment listings, May 22-29, 2014

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Danville program helps addicts rehab via creativity

DANVILLE — It's still early on Wednesday morning when Lisa Basham arrives to a brightly lit studio for her weekly art session. The Danville woman and several other participants help themselves to coffee and bagels, then chat quietly until instructor Ron Johnson arrives.

Ask 'Mimi' May 18, 2014

From Illinois Theatre to television to a local connection with the new movie 'Godzilla,' Melissa 'Mimi' Merli has you covered.

Q: Is there a TV series you are sorry to see come to a season end?

Indi Go show features Troutman's work

CHAMPAIGN — "Dividing Time," the next show at the Indi Go Artist's Co-op, will be on view from Tuesday through Friday, featuring work by visual artist Christopher Troutman.

The opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and the work may be seen from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Melissa Merli: Figure One leader building strong bonds with community

The last few times I've gone to a reception or other event at Figure One in Champaign, the place has been packed.

So much so I have to return another time to study the art and other things on display in the downtown venue.

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Studio Visit: Judie Spencer

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with Judie Spencer of Urbana, a jewelry maker with a bachelor of fine arts degree in metals from the University of Illinois.

Q: When did you study at the U of I? Did you study with Billie Theide?

A: I studied with Billie Theide and Alan Mette, and I graduated in 1989.

Entertainment listings, May 15-22, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

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