Father, daughter showing ceramic works
A nationally known ceramics artist and his daughter will show their ceramic teapots through Aug. 16 at the Cinema Gallery, 120 W. Main St., U.
"The Teapot Mystique" will feature works by Don Frith, a retired University of Illinois art professor who now lives in Santa Maria, Calif., and Eugenia Frith Meltzer of Alfred, N.Y.
Today and Sunday, the Arts In the Park festival in Danville offers 50 to 60 artist booths, food, ersatz Beatles, gospel and a big band. It's at Lincoln Park on Logan Avenue. Best thing about this: most of it's free. In its 26th year, the festival offers "every kind of entertainment," says Danville Parks & Public Facilities director Steve Lane.
CHAMPAIGN — Seven area artists who make eco-friendly art and other items will show their work for a week, starting this Friday, at the Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave., C.
Three live music shows also will take place during the run of the exhibition. Each is from 5 to 9 p.m.:
— Friday, John McMahon and Gina Cassidy
— June 25, David Howie
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Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with Jessica Lewis Watson. The writer/photographer's digital photographs are being shown through Tuesday in the exhibition "Refreshingly Fifty" at the Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave., C.
Q: Aren't you having your 50th birthday party at Indi Go on Monday?
CHAMPAIGN — Parkland College has renamed the Parkland Art Gallery after Donna Giertz, who with her husband, Fred, recently gave a gift to help support its work.
An art lover, Donna Giertz is a trustee of the Parkland College Board and was a faculty member there for more than 20 years.
CHAMPAIGN — Parkland College is known for its excellent art foundation courses. It's also known for its annual student exhibition and for its longtime practice of purchasing the best student work each year.
CHARLESTON — Grammy Award-winner Janis Ian, whose "Society's Child" and "At Seventeen" were touchstones for many of the '60s generation, will read from her autobiography and sign copies of her books at 6 p.m. today at the Mattoon Public Library, 1600 Charleston Ave.