Walldogs coming back to Danville for more

DANVILLE -- The wildly popular Walldogs will gather their paint, brushes and buckets and return to Danville this summer.

Boneyard Arts Festival 2011

Photographs from   the Boneyard Arts Festival in Champaign- Urbana, IL. April 7-11, 2011.

Danville's First Citizen: Anne Sacheli

DANVILLE — Anne Sacheli’s efforts to bring the Walldogs Mural Project to Danville last summer earned her the affectionate nickname "Hometown Dog."

Now those efforts and others have earned her the distinction of the Danville Chapter of AMBUCS’ 2010 First Citizen.

Joint effort creating mural for new Champaign school

CHAMPAIGN – When students enter the new Booker T. Washington Elementary School next fall, they'll be greeted with a mural they helped create on the outside of the building.

Students, parents and community members will make ceramic tiles that will be part of a 3-foot-wide by 16-foot-tall mural on a support column at the building's entryway.

Welcome to Champaign!

I thank the gentleman from the other side of the Birkenstock Curtain for his report.

But I respectfully suggest that if his desire is truly to illuminate the high points of the temporary home of our neighbors to the east, he has left out a few items.

Danville artist takes on church mural project

FLATVILLE – Mike Harper is making the Bible come alive through his art.

The Danville man has painted four murals at Flatville's Immanuel Lutheran Church, depicting Bible scenes. And more murals might be in the offing.

"I'll keep going as long as they want me," Harper said.

Danville painting class makes a splash with children

DANVILLE – What goes up must come down.

No truer words were said than when children in the Petite Picassos class at the Danville Art League were learning about painter Jackson Pollock.

The class, which includes art and movement, began with listening to some jazz music and learning that Pollock often interpreted music he heard in his head through his paintings.

Mural gets painted over

CHAMPAIGN – Carrie Homann, owner of Carrie's Antiques and Jewelry, directed K. Wilson Fisher of Kansas, Ill., to paint over a mural on the side of her shop wall in downtown Champaign after controversy arose over its subject matter.

"I just wanted to put an end to it," she said Friday.

Project uses art to work with military veterans

CHAMPAIGN – The Combat Paper Project, a group of artists who work with military veterans, will present an evening of performances and readings from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Indi Go Artist Cooperative, 9 E. University Ave., C.

Artist alters building mural after it provokes an outcry

CHAMPAIGN – Ron Jackson woke up Wednesday thinking he would have a relaxed day. That changed after he logged onto his e-mail and Facebook accounts.