CHAMPAIGN — Artist Ray Johnson was a bit of a conundrum, says the guest curator of an exhibition of his work opening tonight (Aug. 29) at Krannert Art Museum.
CHAMPAIGN — Three local artists will show their work at "Callings" from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave., C.
Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. The artists:
— William Gillespie, a writer and novelist, will perform excerpts from a new story about a rock band from outer space.
URBANA — Chip McNeill, head of the jazz studies program at the University of Illinois, will be seeing himself often in downtown Urbana.
Artist Chris Evans' portrait of the jazz musician is one of the images chosen for the city and Urbana Business Association's next "Murals on Glass" program. McNeill's portrait will go up on the south parking deck tower.
Other images selected:
Studio visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Melissa Merli chats with Quinn Koeneman, who is about to begin his second year studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
CHARLESTON — The Doudna Fine Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University will kick off its 2013-14 season with a Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Atlanta, Ga.-based band performs what some people call retro-soul or dynamic rhythm and blues; the roots of the music are found in the sound and history of Georgia soul.
CHAMPAIGN — The Parkland Art Gallery will open on Monday its annual Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, featuring contemporary works of sculpture, painting, photography, metals, ceramics, graphic design and digital media.
CHAMPAIGN — Nominations are being accepted at http://www.40north.org for the 2013 ACE Awards. The deadline for submitting a nomination is midnight Sept. 9.
The nominees and winners will be feted at an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at The Canopy Club in Urbana.