Stories behind the winning photos from camera club contest

The News-Gazette asked all eight winners in the 13th Champaign County Camera Club Photographic Print Competition to describe their first-place entries. The photo prints are on display through Feb. 23 at Lincoln Square Village in Urbana; you can see the second- and third-place entries in a gallery at

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

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

2014 Best In Show

Winners of the Champaign County Camera Club and Urbana Park District's annual photo contest. Judges will discuss the winners from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, February 23.

Student group to exhibit at Indi Go

CHAMPAIGN — The Student Chapter of the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization will present "Raw Exhibition" from Friday through next Tuesday at the Indi Go Artist's Co-op, 9 E. University Ave.

The opening reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, and the gallery will be open for viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Point, shoot, win: Photo competition exhibit opens today

Judges for the 13th Champaign County Camera Club Photographic Print Competition, which opens today, were impressed with the quality of entries. The vast majority are digital — that’s one reason for their excellence, said club member Chris Main, who chairs the contest. “The instantaneous feedback from a digital camera is a good teacher.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 13-20, 2014

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

Special events

This weekend

Art show, performances to benefit WEFT

CHAMPAIGN — An art show and performances to benefit WEFT 90.1 FM radio will take place from Thursday through next Monday at the Indi Go Artist Co-op, 9 E. University Ave., C.

Forensics event set for Feb. 15

CHAMPAIGN — "Art Heist: Family Edition," a forensics event for kids and adults, is set for 1 p.m Feb. 15 at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 N. Neil St.

Participants will test their private investigator skills to crack a notorious art heist case and recover stolen paintings.

Sunday highlights

Stories from Sunday's News-Gazette, in case you missed them.

Danville Art League to host competition

DANVILLE — The Danville Art League will host the Sharon Schmitz Regional Open Art Competition, which runs with the Town and Country Amateur Art Show.

The shows will be March 4-28 at the Art League building, 320 Franklin St.

Deadline for entering the nonjuried show is Friday. Entry forms are available at