URBANA — Wood sculptor Rick Larimore of Urbana will host an exhibition of his work through Tuesday at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 Water St.
The opening reception will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today and feature live music by Celia and the Johnny Bolts. Piato will cater the event.
Drive is already 20 percent along toward $122,500 goal
CHAMPAIGN — People who give more toward the creation and installation of a lifesize bronze sculpture of Roger Ebert in downtown Champaign will get a little more in return.
The organizers of the fundraising campaign have increased the incentives for donations of $1,000 or more:
CHAMPAIGN — Krannert Art Museum's WAM — Week at the Museum — for elementary school children is here to stay, says museum director Kathleen Harleman,
The museum this week received a boost to expand KAM-WAM, as it's called, in the form of a $20,000 grant from the Lumpkin Family Foundation, a private foundation created in 1953 from the estate of Besse A. Lumpkin of Mattoon.
CHAMPAIGN — Figure One, the University of Illinois School of Art + Design downtown Champaign project space, will open its winter exhibition, "Upside Down, Left to Right," with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
CHAMPAIGN — Ticket buyers will be able to select a handcrafted ceramic cup and enjoy live music and baked treats during "Coffee and Tea, Cups and Dessert," Parkland Art Gallery's biennial fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the gallery lounge.
It's the day before Thanksgiving as I write this. So the obligatory list of things for which I am grateful might be in order.
No. 1: Both of my parents, Don and Eleanor, are alive and living at my childhood home. I can go home again, and I often do.
CHAMPAIGN — The 14th PechaKucha Night C-U will take place Friday evening at the Highdive, 51 Main St., C. It will feature presentations from eight creative folks, among them filmmaker/artist Nina Paley ("Sita Sings the Blues") as well as music from DJ Mertz.
CHAMPAIGN — The arts community is mourning the death of Jack S. Baker, a University of Illinois emeritus professor of architecture and architect whose buildings stand as a testimony to a minimalist and poetic aesthetic.