Danville Art League offering two free classes

DANVILLE — The Danville Art League will offer two free classes Saturday to help students "find their creative selves."

The classes will meet from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 1 to 3 p.m. All supplies will be furnished.

Art Beat: An all-encompassing look at Ebert

Before going into a screening last week of "Life Itself" in Chicago, I thought I pretty much knew all there was to know about its subject, Roger Ebert.

Weekend Update: Giving old materials new life

Examples of creative items, both decorative and functional, made from recycled materials will be displayed and sold at the Hatch Art Fair (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Savoy Recreation Center). Roughly 30 Midwestern re-use artists, including Chicago's Staci Sterenberg, who makes mosaic jewelry and wall art from glass and ceramic dishware and metal, will sell their creations.

Entertainment listings, March 14-20

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

Monticello Teen Art Show starts Thursday

MONTICELLO — If there is one thing Ryan Stripens has learned in his seven years as an art instructor at Monticello High School, it's that "Monticello is supportive of the arts."

Entertainment update, March 12, 2014

Opry to present its annual '50s-'60s show

BELLFLOWER — The Bellflower Country Opry will host its annual 1950s and '60s show at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Bellflower Country Center, 202 Center St.

On the Town: Nearly 140 turn out for Hatch opening night

On Feb. 28, nearly 140 people attended the opening night of Hatch, a creative-reuse art festival, at the Indi Go Art Co-op. Special guest Nancy Judd of Santa Fe, New Mexico, served as the festival artist-in-residence. Judd is the owner of and advocates for a greener world through trash fashion.

Jason Patterson's works on view at City Building

URBANA — Work by Jason Patterson is being featured in the latest Artist of the Corridor Exhibition Series in the City Building.

LOOK AHEAD: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come ...

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Young artists' works on display this month

URBANA — The opening reception for the fifth annual Eric Show is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Illini Union Art Gallery, 1401 W. Green St.

The juried art show featuring work by area high school students was established in 2010 and is endowed by Dale and Peg Steffensen of Urbana in memory of Dale's late son, Eric (1951-70).