LOOK BACK: Highlights from Melissa Merli on recent events ...
The fund-raising campaign for a life-sized Roger Ebert sculpture in Champaign is two-thirds of the way to the finish line.
Any questions about 2014 Ebertfest? Ask Tom Kacich here
CHAMPAIGN — The seductive and subversive art of tango will come alive from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive.
Midway through the event, there will also be live music by Tangotta.
"Krannert tango events are a labor of love, not only for me, but for the whole community," said one of the organizers, Melih Sener.
Top picks from Melissa Merli for the weeks to come:
In 2002 a group of Hollywood female filmmakers asked the Guerilla Girls to take action on the paucity of women and people of color working behind the scenes in the movie industry.
The filmmakers showed the Guerilla Girls "unbelievable statistics," and the Girls took it on as a challenge, a founding member of the social-action group said Thursday at Krannert Art Museum in Champaign.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with artist Peter Bodnar, 85, Urbana.
Q: Have you been showing your work at other places besides here at the Cinema Gallery in Urbana?
Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was:
Art appreciation, Part I
CHAMPAIGN — The exhibition "Invisible Fences," featuring new works by Maria Lux, will open Thursday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Murphy Gallery at the University Y, 1001 S. Wright St., C.
In it, Lux explores what dogs have to do with the borders humans create and maintain.
Art lovers have the chance to own a piece of local art at UNTITLED, the annual fundraiser for 40 North 88 West, the Champaign County Arts Council.
The one-of-a-kind event at 8 p.m. Friday at the Orpheum Theatre, 346 N. Neil St., C, includes an original art sale. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.