Art

Art

Alma Mater to be dismantled in one day

URBANA — Alma Mater will have to remain at her spot at Green and Wright streets for one extra day.

The conservator leading the restoration of the 83-year-old bronze sculpture has decided to wait until Tuesday to dismantle and transport it to his Chicago-area studio.

Getting Personal: Jason Patterson

Getting Personal is an email Q&A with a local personality. Here, Melissa Merli chats with artist Jason PattersonGetting Personal appears first in print, in the Sunday newspaper. In the July 29 paper, we'll have a chat with auto dealer Jennifer Shelby. 

Studio Visit: Christopher Carl

Studio Visit appears first in print, in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, Melissa Merli visits Christopher Carl, an artist and graduate student in architectureIn the July 29 newspaper, we'll have a visit with photographer Mike Holtz.

Studio Visit: Bill Longfellow

Studio Visit appears first in print, in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, Melissa Merli visits with Bill Longfellow, a sculptor and artist who also helped design Big Grove Tavern in downtown ChampaignIn the July 22 newspaper, we'll have a visit with Christopher Carl, an artist and graduate student in architecture.

Studio Visit: Scott Moore

Studio Visit appears first in print, in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, Melissa Merli visits with musician Scott Moore  In the July 15 newspaper, we'll have a visit with Bill Longfellow, a sculptor and artist who also helped design Big Grove Tavern.

Champaign woman appointed to humanities board

CHICAGO — Jane A. Hays, the managing director of the Downey Group Inc., an independent insurance advisory firm with offices in Chicago and Champaign, was recently appointed to the Illinois Humanities Council board of directors. The appointment to the three-year term becomes effective today.

Walldog mural recalls service of Arcola man

ARCOLA — The community of Arcola used the painting of murals by the Walldogs as a backdrop this weekend to honor one of their own World War II heroes, who served in the invasion of Normandy.

Of the 15 Walldog murals — which depict historic themes of Arcola — one is dedicated to Joe Ernst for his service in the Navy and for his service of a different kind.

Walldogs converge on Arcola

ARCOLA — Walldog FranCisco Vargas, a professional sign painter from Fresno, Calif., has learned to expect the unexpected at Walldog meets.

That's why he arrived a day early for the Walldogs Pop The Top meet in Arcola.

Public art theft is 'lesson learned'

CHAMPAIGN — Of the 10 sculptures the Public Art League hopes to install soon in Champaign and Urbana, one likely will go in a secure public indoor space.

That's because the Art League, a group of private citizens who formed just two years ago, learned a lesson when someone ripped apart and sold as scrap one of the sculptures it had placed in downtown Champaign last year.

Studio Visit: Mary Tangora and Larry Steinbauer

Studio Visit appears first in print, in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, Melissa Merli visits with Mary Tangoraand Larry Steinbauier , artists who also operate the Urbana gallery Wind, Water & Light.

Q: What are you working on now, Mary?