Art

Art

Ask 'Mimi' May 18, 2014

From Illinois Theatre to television to a local connection with the new movie 'Godzilla,' Melissa 'Mimi' Merli has you covered.

Q: Is there a TV series you are sorry to see come to a season end?

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

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

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

Indi Go show features Troutman's work

CHAMPAIGN — "Dividing Time," the next show at the Indi Go Artist's Co-op, will be on view from Tuesday through Friday, featuring work by visual artist Christopher Troutman.

The opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and the work may be seen from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

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.

Entertainment listings, May 15-22, 2014

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

Special events

This weekend

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area, May 14, 2014

Violin recital

URBANA — Violinist Sara Sasaki will perform in Urbana Pops Orchestra's last of five free recitals, at 2 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium of Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.

She will play Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96, and Henryk Wieniawski's Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op. 16. Pianist Sarah Schwartz will accompany her.

UI professor's photos on display at Illini Union

URBANA — “De Espaldas/Seen from the Back,” an exhibit of photographs by University of Illinois Professor Alejandro Lugo, will be on display in the Illini Union Art Gallery through June 27.

Melissa Merli: UI's Wise shows off her art chops

Phyllis Wise was raised by two scientists, immigrants from China, who taught her both verbally and non-verbally that she would become a biologist.

"I didn't come to realize until later the importance of the arts," she said.

One thing that led to that realization:

Studio Visit: Charlie Charlyn Hester

Studio Visit is a Q&A with an area artist. Here, a chat with Charlie Charlyn Hester, 36, of Danville, a comedienne, singer, visual artist and mother of three children.

Q: I didn't know you made visual art too.