'Blind Field,' featuring works from artists in Brazil, opens at Krannert Art Museum

CHAMPAIGN — Art historian Irene Small, a specialist in Brazilian art and archaeology, has visited Brazil several times, having met and spoken with many artists there in the process. Her husband, Tumelo Mosaka, curator of contemporary art at Krannert Art Museum, has visited Brazil, too.

Studio Visit: Molly Briggs


Studio Visit appears in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, a visit with Molly Briggs, instructor in School of Art + Design and grad student in landscape architecture

Entertainment listings, Jan. 17-24

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

Melissa Merli's Art Beat: Visiting artist will share love of trashformation

Anyone who knows even just a little about contemporary art realizes that more artists and craftsters are using recycled materials. Some call it green art; some, "trashformation."

Melissa Merli's Art Beat: New tower extends radio station's reach

A scrappy low-power radio station in Urbana has extended its reach, thanks to a new 100-foot transmission tower.

With a tower 40 feet higher than the original one, WRFU-LP FM can now be heard through all of Savoy, parts of Thomasboro, almost but not quite to St. Joseph and Philo, and to Staley Road on the west side of Champaign.

E3 Calendar Jan. 3, 2013

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Art Beat: Notable losses, moments in 2012

Many of us will remember 2012 as the year we lost two great ones: Dan Perrino and Thomas Schleis.

Another great local talent also died in the year that almost was: Rachael Lee, a jazz vocalist from Macon who at one time lived in Champaign-Urbana and who enjoyed a regional reputation.

Melissa Merli's Art Beat: Public Art League already has made its mark on C-U

We should all raise our glasses this holiday season to the Public Art League.

In just a short time, this group of private individuals has brought 31 sculptures to Champaign-Urbana. Most are here on two-year leases; a few have been purchased for permanent placement.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 20-27

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

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Melissa Merli's Art Beat: Unwind with art during the holidays

A nice way to escape the hustle and bustle of the holidays is to escape into an art museum or gallery.

Several art and photography exhibitions in town right now are worth checking out.

At the top of the list is "Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography" at Krannert Art Museum.