Billboards will display students' art

Some Champaign public school students will see their artwork on digital billboards around town, thanks to a collaboration between Adams Outdoor Advertising and Unit 4 schools.

New exhibition at EIU

The exhibit "From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois" is on view at through June 22 at the Tarble Arts Center on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston.

The exhibit features work by 10 artists in a variety of traditions such as duck decoy carving, Irish fiddle, Mexican murals and African-American quilts.

Another PechaKucha Night on Saturday

PechaKucha Night C-U Volume 15 will take place from 7:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

The event will be emceed by Lindsey Gates-Markel and Andrew Schiver. Nine speakers will talk about their creative passions in a limited time format.

Ask 'Mimi' May 25, 2014

Of all the performances coming up at Krannert Center in its next season, which one do you not want to miss?

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Sorry, Roger

Urbana artist showing works

Self-taught Urbana artist Marilynn Dean Cleveland has a lot to say and a lot to share with the world.

She will do that from Thursday through Aug. 24 as the University YMCA presents "I Have Something To Say," featuring artwork by Cleveland, curated by Art @ the Y, an initiative of the University YMCA.

Work underway on memorial mural for C-U's Chef Ra

CHAMPAIGN — Langston Allston didn't know James "Ra" Wilson Jr. personally. But his parents did. And so did many other people in Champaign-Urbana.

Danville program helps addicts rehab via creativity

DANVILLE — It's still early on Wednesday morning when Lisa Basham arrives to a brightly lit studio for her weekly art session. The Danville woman and several other participants help themselves to coffee and bagels, then chat quietly until instructor Ron Johnson arrives.

Entertainment listings, May 22-29, 2014

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

Special events

This weekend

Melissa Merli: Figure One leader building strong bonds with community

The last few times I've gone to a reception or other event at Figure One in Champaign, the place has been packed.

So much so I have to return another time to study the art and other things on display in the downtown venue.