A Life Remembered: Artist-citizen architect had 'spirit of an angel'

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.

Exhibit goes on display Friday

CHAMPAIGN — The exhibition, "A Wave and A Particle," will be on display from Friday through Dec. 9 at the Indi Go Artist Co-op, 9 E. University Ave.

The artist's reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5.

The exhibition features the work of Randi Stella, a master's of fine arts degree candidate at the University of Illinois.

Artists invited to submit image for Boneyard Arts Festival

CHAMPAIGN — 40 North 88 West, the Champaign County Arts Council, invites area artists to submit work to be considered for the official 2014 Boneyard Arts Festival signature image.

UI hosts symposium on hip hop, punk

URBANA — On Dec. 5-6, the University of Illinois will host the symposium "Hip Hop and Punk Feminisms" at the Asian American Cultural Center lounge, 1210 W. Nevada St., U.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 21-28, 2013

A listing of events, provided by the venues. 

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A healthy portion of art history

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Art Institute of Chicago has opened a new exhibition on food in American art.

"Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture and Cuisine" spans 250 years, featuring 100 paintings, sculptures and decorative art pieces from the 18th through 20th century.

Downtown galleries planning Holiday Open House

URBANA — The downtown galleries are holding a Holiday Open House for an afternoon of new art shows and refreshments. Most will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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Applications accepted for 2014 scholarship in art

CHAMPAIGN — The National Society of Arts and Letters has opened applications to young artists for the 2014 Naomi Winston Scholarship in Art.

The scholarship is for private study, special training or personal advancement in the applicant's chosen medium. The funds may be used for workshops, museum programs, summer programs, etc.

All fired up

8 artists from around the country showing works at ceramics exhibit

CHAMPAIGN — The Parkland Art Gallery's national biennial ceramics exhibit — always something to look forward to — opens Monday. It will showcase work by eight artists from throughout the United States.

Donations sought for garage sale

URBANA — Eclectic, a shared sales space for area artists and crafters, will have a fundraising garage sale on Friday and Saturday.

Susan Pryde, owner of Eclectic, will accept donations for the sale, which will emphasize holiday decorations such as gift wrap, trees, wreaths, ornaments, Christmas villages and the like.