Artists invited to submit works for MTD program

CHAMPAIGN — 40 North 88 West, the Champaign County Arts Council, invites Champaign County artists to submit work to be considered for "MTD ART," a 40 North program in collaboration with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District and Dixon Graphics.

Art selected by a jury will be featured on the interior of all MTD buses for roughly three months.

Donations sought for garage sale

URBANA — Eclectic, a shared sales space for area artists and crafters, will have a fundraising garage sale on Friday and Saturday.

Susan Pryde, owner of Eclectic, will accept donations for the sale, which will emphasize holiday decorations such as gift wrap, trees, wreaths, ornaments, Christmas villages and the like.

Applications accepted for 2014 scholarship in art

CHAMPAIGN — The National Society of Arts and Letters has opened applications to young artists for the 2014 Naomi Winston Scholarship in Art.

The scholarship is for private study, special training or personal advancement in the applicant's chosen medium. The funds may be used for workshops, museum programs, summer programs, etc.

All fired up

8 artists from around the country showing works at ceramics exhibit

CHAMPAIGN — The Parkland Art Gallery's national biennial ceramics exhibit — always something to look forward to — opens Monday. It will showcase work by eight artists from throughout the United States.

New photo exhibit documents golden era in C-U music history

In the 1980s, when the Walkman and MTV were innovations and digital downloads were science fiction, there was real, live rock music to be heard and danced to almost any night of the week in Champaign-Urbana.

A now-defunct Campustown bar, Mabel's, had bands on stage five or six days a week, and places like Panama Red's, the Alley Cat, Chico's and others had multiple offerings.

Photography exhibit starts Friday at Indi Go

CHAMPAIGN — The Indi Go Artist Co-op at 9 E. University Ave., C, will present starting Friday the exhibition "Lensless: Photography of Katherine Clayton."

According to a news release from the gallery, Clayton, who lives in East Central Illinois, is a lover of grit and grain and everything imperfect and is a shoot-from-the-hip photographer.

Exhibit on view through Nov. 29

CHAMAPAIGN — "Living Reflections," an exhibition of photographs and art by Jessica Lewis Watson and Jamie Kotewa, is on view through Nov. 29 at the Springer Cultural Center, 301 N. Randolph St.

The artists' reception will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The event is free and open to the public.

'Hatch' festival deadline is Friday

CHAMPAIGN — The deadline for artists to submit entries to "Hatch," the I.D.E.A. Store's second annual creative-reuse art festival — is Friday.

The Hatch exhibition and art fair are among the featured events that will take place during the two-week "Hatch" festival from Feb. 28 to March 15.

Juried art fair this weekend

URBANA — The 31st annual Craft League of Champaign-Urbana Juried Art Fair is set for Saturday and Sunday at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St.

The event will feature the work of 33 artists exhibiting new, original works in ceramics, jewelry, fiber, batik, photography, glass, woodworking, drawing, painting, printmaking, basketry, bookbinding, leather and mixed media.